happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 17 - 19 November
Things To Do For The Weekend 17 - 19 November
Updated on 16 November 2023

Dubai is the ultimate hub for all things vibrant, trendy, and full of life! If you're gearing up for the weekend and on the hunt for thrilling activities, happening events, or concerts to spice up your time in the Emirates, you're in for a treat. Discover Dubai has prepared the ultimate guide just for you. Dive in and discover the excitement!

Go On An Adventure With The Wizard of Oz

When 17 November 

Where Theatre Of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Step into the enchanting world of L. Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz' like never before with a unique 360-degree presentation. This one-hour immersive show brings the classic tale to life, blending art and technology for an experience that captivates all ages. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witches in a mesmerising journey filled with valuable life lessons. Don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure, tickets start from Dhs 70. 

www.toda.ae

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Watch Thriller Movie OldBoy 

When 17 November 

Where Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

Cinema Akil, a platform dedicated to independent cinema, is bringing a compelling Korean thriller, 'OldBoy', directed by Park Chan-wook, to UAE audiences this weekend. The narrative follows Oh Dae-su's relentless determination for revenge against the villain who has distressed his life. Packed with numerous twists and turns, this gripping movie promises to keep you thoroughly engaged. Don't miss out on the suspenseful experience; tickets are available starting from Dhs 56. 

www.cinemaakil.com

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Enjoy Jazz Night With Ladies Of Jazz

When 17 November 

Where Theatre Of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Don't miss Christine and her incredible all-female band as they redefine jazz at the Theatre Of Digital Art in an immersive show. With passion, creativity, and a steadfast dedication to their craft, this remarkable ensemble is breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes. From the soulful ballads of Shirley Bassey to the lively rhythms of Cheryl Lynn, they're set to explore the entire spectrum of jazz, trip-hop, and funk with unmatched skill. Get your tickets starting from just Dhs 140 and experience the magic of this groundbreaking performance. 

www.toda.ae

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Check Out Queen By Majesty

When 17 and 18 November 

Where Theatre By QE2, Port Rashid

Get ready for a show that's truly fit for champions, Queen By Majesty is back with an electrifying performance, hailed as the ultimate Queen concert show. Relive the magic of their iconic stadium gigs, complete with Freddie's legendary stage presence, thanks to a band of exceptional musicians. Brace yourself for a non-stop playlist of hits, including 'We Will Rock You', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'I Want to Break Free', and many more, all packed into a ninety-minute extravaganza of royal entertainment. Don't miss out, with ticket prices starting from just Dhs 99. Get ready to rock!

www.theatrebyqe2.com

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Laugh Out Loud With The Selfdrive Laughter Factory 

When 17 and 18 November

Where Movenpick Hotel, JBR, Dubai

Prepare for a night of laughter with award-winning Canadian comedian Kate Barron at the 'The Good, The Bad and The Filthy' tour. Known for her brutally honest and unfiltered humour, she embraces being too big and loud, turning these labels into badges of honour. Joining her is the charming Irish comedian Paddy Lennox, praised as 'simply a scream' by The Telegraph. With a twinkle in his eye, Lennox delivers jokes with surprising twists. Also joining is Liz Bains, a rising star, who reached the semi-finals in the 2023 UK Funny Women Awards. Don't miss these comedy acts up close and personal. Tickets start from Dhs 160.

www.thelaughterfactory.com

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Enjoy Your Time At The Dubai Opera Ball

When 18 November 

Where Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard 

Embark on an enchanting evening at the Dubai Opera Ball, featuring an outstanding lineup of international talents. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising vocals of renowned soprano Aida Garifullina, witness the grace of Bolshoi Theatre's premier dancer Denis Rodkin, and be serenaded by La Scala's tenor Riccardo Massi. Jazz sensation Igor Butman and Austria's Janoska Ensemble will also add their magic. This exceptional event promises a harmonious blend of cultures, as artists don elegant attire for impeccably choreographed performances. Secure your tickets for this grand affair, starting at Dhs 399.

www.dubaiopera.com

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Musical Night With Gayane Aslanyan

When 18 November 

Where Theatre Of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Embark on a mesmerising journey through the enchanting worlds crafted by Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi, presented by Gayane Aslanyan, an accomplished Armenian piano virtuoso and winner of over 5 international piano competitions. In just 60 minutes, she will transport you to realms of wonder and fantasy where imagination knows no bounds. Delight in heartwarming melodies from beloved films like 'My Neighbor Totoro', 'Princess Mononoke', and 'Castle in the Sky'. Immerse yourself in 360° anime-inspired art. Tickets are available starting from Dhs 190 for an unforgettable experience of music and visual magic.

www.toda.ae

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Enjoy Amr Diab Live 

When 18 November 

Where Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai 

Don't miss the first-ever performance of the globally celebrated artist Amr Diab at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena. The World Music Awards winner and Guinness World Record holder will bring his all-time bestselling Middle Eastern hits to life, including the iconic 'Al Hadaba'. Get ready for the biggest event of 2023 at Dubai's premier live entertainment venue. Secure your spot for this unforgettable night, with tickets starting from just Dhs 195. 

www.coca-cola-arena.com

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Enjoy Football At Legend’s Football League

When 18 November 

Where Al Maktoum Stadium, 10th Street, Oud Metha

The groundbreaking Legend’s Football League, a global first, is set for a grand launch featuring a dazzling opening ceremony and an exciting match between the Steel Doctor Red Devils and a World XI at Al Nasr’s iconic Al Maktoum Stadium on 18 November. Lasting 90 minutes, the games will introduce a unique element, 'Impact Players', whether a current football star or a non-football celebrity. Adding excitement, every player, including those on the bench, will engage in a penalty shoot-out at the end, ensuring a thrilling conclusion to the evening's entertainment. Don't miss this historic event! Tickets start from Dhs 175. 

www.platinumlist.net

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Checkout DP World Tour Championship

When Until 19 November 

Where Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course, Opposite Dubai Production City

Dubai is gearing up for the DP World Tour Championship, the season finale of the Rolex Series event running until 19 November. The Jumeirah Golf Estates will host the top 50 players from the DP World Tour Rankings in a fiercely competitive match. The champions will claim not only the coveted crown but also a substantial prize fund. This sporting spectacle has been a highlight in Dubai's golf calendar for over a decade, promising an exciting day for fans worldwide. And the best part is the event is free to attend. 

www.europeantour.com

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Aida Garifullina At Dubai Opera

When 19 November 

Where Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard 

Get ready for an enchanting evening as world-renowned soprano Aida Garifullina, accompanied by The Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, graces the stage at Dubai Opera on 19 November. This marks the stunning prima's inaugural concert in the UAE. Amidst her internationally acclaimed career, Garifullina will not only showcase iconic arias from Italian and Russian operas but also present romances and crossover hits. Recognised as one of the best singers of her generation, she's a regular guest artist at prestigious venues like the Royal Opera House in London, La Scala in Milan, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 350 for an unforgettable performance.

www.dubaiopera.com

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Head To Winter Garden 

When Until 31 January

Where Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road 

The annual Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai is back, running until 31 January. It's a delightful outdoor Christmas celebration with delectable food trucks, captivating live performances, a grand Christmas tree, and a wide range of entertainment for everyone. Kids will be enchanted by the festive decorations and can look forward to daily visits from Santa Claus. Entry ticket is priced at Dhs 25. 

www.alhabtoorcity.com

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