happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 1 - 4 December
Things To Do For The Weekend 1 - 4 December
Updated on 30 November 2023

Welcome, December! At what a way to start the last month of 2023, with a long weekend, giving is more time to explore and enjoy everything Dubai has to offer. The emirate is packed with events, concerts, shows, and winter markets to make your weekend awesome. And for that, Discover Dubai has your guide for the best things to do. Don't wait! Bookmark now and get ready for some weekend fun!

Attend Middle East Fighting Championship

When 1 December 

Where Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall

Get ready for the FIRST-EVER Middle East Fighting Championship MMA Fight! Top fighters from the Middle East and the Arab world are gearing up for an epic showdown on 1 December. And if you enjoy watching this fighting championships, don't miss this exceptional MMA event! Tickets kick off at just Dhs 150. Be there!

www.platinumlist.net

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Attend The AfroVybz Concert 

When 1 December 

Where The Agenda, Dubai Media City 

Get ready for a concert that'll electrify your senses! Immerse yourself in the irresistible AfroPop beats and captivating dance vibes. This unforgettable show stars Ghana's sensation, 'Terminator,' alongside an East African legend. It's a musical extravaganza crafted to thrill every soul and leave you utterly satisfied. Adding to the magic is the mesmerising dance performance by DanceGod Lloyd, Dubai's Offical Choreographer for the winter campaign. Don't miss out on the fun, tickets start from Dhs 99! 

www.theagenda.com

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Watch Ghinwa And The Chocolate Factory Play 

When 1 and 2 December 

Where Theatre By QE2, Port Rashid

If you enjoy watching plays and musicals, Ghinwa and The Chocolate Factory Play is for you. Follow Ghinwa and her friends as they plan a big birthday bash, only to encounter challenges from the mischievous manager, Lilaloum. When their recipes and ingredients disappear, five riddles become their only hope. Can they solve the riddles in time to save the party? Join this fun journey to see if Ghinwa and friends can find the missing ingredients and keep the celebration going! Enjoy a theatrical adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and delicious characters. Tickets start from Dhs 99.

www.theatrebyqe2.com

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Enjoy Broadway With Behind The Red Curtain

When 1 and 2 December

Where Theatre Of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Get ready for a mesmerising journey into the world of musical creation at Behind the Red Curtain, a 360° performance by TODA's NeoTheater cultural initiative. Join for an exclusive peek into the magic of Broadway and the West End. Experience the hits from iconic musicals like Hamilton and The Little Mermaid, showcasing the passion of performers that captures the soul. Tickets start from Dhs 150. Don't miss out on the show! 

www.toda.ae

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Watch Dubai Rugby 7s 

When 1 to 3 December 

Where The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road

Dubai Rugby 7s, the Middle East's largest sports and entertainment event since 1999, attracts over 80,000 attendees from 128 countries. The 2023 festival will feature 5 sports with over 5,000 amateur athletes. The event will offer a diverse lineup of world-class athletes, global artists, and exceptional hospitality experiences, appealing to families, sports enthusiasts, festival-goers, and music lovers for a weekend of fun. Tickets for the event are on sale with price starting from Dhs 425. 

www.dubairugby7s.com

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Enjoy UAE Union Day Celebrations At City Walk 

When 1 to 3 December 

Where City Walk, Al Safa St, Dubai 

Celebrate UAE Union Day at City Walk with a two-day extravaganza of Middle Eastern performances on 2 and 3 December, complemented by a spectacular Union Day Parade on 1 December. In collaboration with Watani Al Emarat and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, the parade will feature Dubai Police on horse patrol, 60 school students, and 100 performers, showcasing the spirit of unity. Arabic folk musician Adel Ebrahim and his band will perform on 2 December, followed by performances from Hamdan Al Abri and Lebanese songwriter Yamane el-Hage on 3 December. 

www.citywalk.ae

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Enjoy Techno Night With Adriatique Live 

When 2 December 

Where Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City

Get ready for an unforgettable musical adventure as Soho Garden Festival presents Adriatique Live in Dubai! On 2 December, 'The Oasis' at Soho Garden Festival will transform into a mesmerising realm of melodic techno and deep house vibes. X by Adriatique, the Swiss duo famous for hypnotic beats, will lead the way for a night under the Dubai stars. Immerse yourself in pulsating rhythms, enchanting melodies, and secure your spot for this sonic journey, tickets begin at Dhs 350!

www.platinumlist.net

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Tesher Live at Terra Solis

When 2 December 

Where Terra Solis, Jebel Ali 

Catch Tesher live over the weekend and sway to his all time hit and global anthem, 'Jalebi Baby'. Tesher brings his first-ever Dubai show to this one-night-only pop-up party. Experience the Canadian phenom's hits like 'Jacquemus' at the exclusive hotspot, Terra Solis. With stunning desert views and sound and lights show! It's a night like no other. Tickets start from Dhs 99. Don't miss out! 

www.terrasolisdubai.com

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Enjoy Indian Cultural Music With Dui Bondhu Ak Sondhye Live 

When 2 December 

Where Emirates Theatre, Emirates International School, Jumeirah

On 2 December, experience 'Dui Bondhu Ak Sondhye', a scripted musical program featuring renowned singer Srikanta Acharya and poet Srijato. Their iconic voices, accompanied by talented musicians, will take you on a musical time travel. Immerse yourself in the essence of Indian culture and melodies as Srikanta Acharya brings Srijato Bandhyopadhyay's poems to life. Don't miss this chance! Tickets begin at Dhs 75.

www.platinumlist.net

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Check Out Ceylon Food Festival 

When 2 and 3 December

Where Zabeel Park Amphitheatre, Zabeel Park 

Explore the rich Sri Lankan flavours, live music, and culinary culture at the Ceylon Food Festival! This event is your gateway to connect with a diverse network of food and beverage experts. Indulge in your favourite dishes amid enchanting live music and captivating traditional Sri Lankan dance performances. Supported by Sri Lankan Tourism, this event aims to showcase the diversity of Sri Lankan cuisine and attract Dubai's food enthusiasts. Taking place for the first time in Dubai, tickets start from Dhs 40. 

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Enjoy Fusion Of Classical Music And Art 

When 3 December 

Where Theatre Of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Experience art like never before, from Monet to Kandinsky, with live music by Soren Lyng Hansen, a top Dubai-based musician. Enjoy a blend of revolutionary art and vibrant compositions by Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Nils Frahm, Secret Garden and more. Enjoy the genius of 20th-century artists and the magic of classical music in a 360° setting. Tickets start from Dhs 150. 

www.toda.ae

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Listen Bahaa Sultan Live 

When 3 December 

Where The Agenda, Dubai Media City 

Don't miss the musical enchantment of Bahaa Sultan, famous for hits like 'Ana Ghaltan', 'Ta3ala Adalla3ak', and 'Ya Tara', as he graces The Agenda in Dubai. Experience the blend of contemporary pop and Arabic melodies in this unforgettable live performance! Immerse yourself in the melody as this Egyptian pop star takes the stage for the first time in Dubai! Tickets start from Dhs 149. 

www.theagenda.com

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Michael Jackson Tribute Show 

When 3 December 

Where Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai 

Step into the magic at Coca-Cola Arena for a spectacular tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson with one of the UK's most beloved Michael Jackson acts, starring Ben Bowman. From classic hits to new arrangements, this homage to the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer is a must-see. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 140. 

www.coca-cola-arena.com

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Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings Live 

When 3 December 

Where Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard 

Gear up for a musical fiesta as the Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings set the stage on fire at Dubai Opera this weekend. Led by the captivating Nicolas Reyes, this legendary Catalan rumba group guarantees an unforgettable musical journey. Dive into their unique blend of traditional flamenco, western pop, and Latin rhythms. Grab your tickets starting from Dhs 295 and be part of this rhythmic celebration!

www.dubaiopera.com

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Enter a Luxurious Mystery Dining Event

When 4 December 

Where Belcanto Restaurant, Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard 

Embark on a luxurious mystery dining experience with 'WHAT ELSE' at Belcanto Dubai Opera. 'Who Is the Murderer'? is not just a fine dining event but a thrilling detective story where each dish is a chapter in the narrative. Immerse yourself in elegant tales told through cuisine, with talented performers from TV shows like 'The Voice' and 'Dancing on TNT'. This unique evening at Belcanto promises an emotional adventure for all five senses, blending dreams and reality into an unforgettable theatre performance paired with delicious dishes. Price for this starts from Dhs 1,940. 

www.dubaiopera.com

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Attend Events And Workshops At COP28 Summit 

When Until 3 to 12 December

Where Expo City, Dubai 

Explore the actions taken against climate change at COP28 UAE with free Green Zone Day Passes available for booking. Valid from 3 to 12 December, the pass grants access to Green Zone hubs between 10am and 6pm for a chosen day. Dive into climate-inspired exhibits, art installations, film screenings, and over 300 talks on climate change and sustainability. Immerse yourself in this summit's wealth of activities and discussions, contributing to the global dialogue on environmental responsibility and climate action. Secure your free pass to be part of COP28's impactful initiatives.

www.cop28.com

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