happenings this month Celebrate December: UAE's Hottest Events To Wrap Up The Year In Style
Celebrate December: UAE's Hottest Events To Wrap Up The Year In Style
Updated on 07 December 2023

Get ready for a December full of fun and festivities in the UAE! As 2023 winds down, the UAE is buzzing with amazing concerts, shows, and events that promise a good time. Don't miss out, check out Discover Dubai's list of must-attend concerts and events for a December to remember!

Dubai Rugby 7s - 1 to 3 December 

Dubai Rugby 7s, the Middle East's largest sports and entertainment event since 1999, attracts over 80,000 attendees from 128 countries. Held at The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, from 1 to 3 December 2023 the festival will feature 5 sports. 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 now on sale with prices starting from Dhs 425. 


Michael Jackson Tribute Show - 3 December 

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. This homage to the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer is a must-see from classic hits to new arrangements. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 140. 


Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings Live - 3 December 

Get ready for a rhythmic fiesta as the Grammy-Award Winning Gipsy Kings take the stage live at Dubai Opera on 3 December. Fronted by the captivating Nicolas Reyes, this legendary Catalan rumba group promise an unforgettable musical experience. Immerse yourself in their signature fusion of traditional flamenco, western pop, and Latin rhythms. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 295 and join the musical celebration!


Yas Winter Fest - 6 to 10 December

Get ready for Abu Dhabi's biggest Winter celebration, Yas Winter Fest, from 6 to 10 December 2023, at Gateway Park South on Yas Island. This extraordinary five-day event guarantees an unforgettable Winter wonderland experience for families and friends of all ages. Yas Winter Fest, presented by Aldar and Miral, brings enchanting festive surprises, including nightly fireworks, daily tree lighting ceremonies, Santa sightings, mini-musicals, brass band classics, live carol singing competitions, magic shows, and more. Don't miss the must-attend event of the festive season! Tickets are now available, with prices for children at Dhs 15 and standard tickets at Dhs 25.


The Kid Laroi And Jonas Blue Live - 8 December 

Get ready for a night of musical magic as The Kid Laroi takes the stage live at Coca-Cola Arena on 8 December alongside English DJ Jonas Blue! Don't miss the chance to experience viral hits like 'Stay' and 'Without You' as The Kid Laroi showcases his chart-topping talent. With Jonas Blue spinning fan favourites, it's a night of unforgettable tunes. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 175 only. 


Sole DXB - 8 to 10 December 

Gear up for the ultimate lifestyle and street-culture experience as Sole DXB 2023 returns with a dynamic lineup of live performances, DJ sets, sports tournaments, talks, and workshops. Join the excitement at Dubai Design District, featuring headliner Busta Rhymes. Secure your spot for this region's coolest festival, where tickets start from Dhs 175. 


EMG Gaming Festival 2023 - 8 to 10 December 

Dive into the ultimate gaming celebration at the EMG Gaming Festival! Explore competitive tournaments, casual gaming zones, anime cosplay, and various activities. Held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, this festival is a paradise for gaming enthusiasts, delivering a unique and immersive experience. Don't miss out, grab your tickets starting from Dhs 95 and be part of the gaming extravaganza. 


The Illusionists' Magic Of The Holidays - 8 to 10 December

Prepare for an enchanting holiday experience as The Illusionists, the world's best-selling touring magic show, return to Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. This season, a brand new show featuring exceptionally talented magicians from around the globe promises mind-bending illusions, stunning magic tricks, and breathtaking feats. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 95 and get ready for an unforgettable display of magic and wonder! 


Enjoy Slava's SnowShow - 8 to 10 December 

Don't miss the magic of Slava's SnowShow in Dubai from 8 to 10 December at Dubai Opera. Created by Russian artist Slava Polunin, this all-ages spectacle, first performed in 1993, has enchanted audiences worldwide. Award-winning and truly unique, it's a theatrical experience like no other. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 225 for an unforgettable live show. 


MICHELIN Food Festival - 8 to 10 December 

Abu Dhabi will host the region's inaugural MICHELIN Food Festival from 8 to 10 December at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Park. It will bring together chefs from 16 MICHELIN Guide-recognised restaurants under the theme 'Discover the Art of Flavour'. The 16 selected restaurants will present a delightful array of flavours, offering a unique gastronomic journey that celebrates high-quality cuisine and culinary artistry. 


Sadhguru Live In Dubai - 9 December 

Don't miss the unique opportunity to meditate with the renowned Sadhguru in Dubai! Join the 'Meet, Mingle, and Meditate' program at Coca-Cola Arena on 9 December. Known globally for his intellect and yogic prowess, Sadhguru will share refreshing perspectives on life, creating a serene atmosphere for attendees. Tickets for this experience start from Dhs 150. 


Dubai Sail Grand Prix - 9 And 10 December 

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure at Mina Rashid on December 9 and 10 for the 2023 edition of SailGP's Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix. Witness the intense competition as cutting-edge F50 catamarans soar across the water. Don't miss the excitement, secure your tickets starting from Dhs 145. 


India's Biggest Singers In Dubai With Rewind Reloaded - 10 December 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless hits of Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, and Abhijeet Bhattacharya live at Coca-Cola Arena. This award-winning group will grace the stage for an unforgettable night of melodies. From the lively beats of 'Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane' to 'Chunnari Chunnari' and romantic classics like 'Bahut Pyaar Karte Hai', tickets for this concert start from Dhs 99. 


Russell Howard Live - 11 December 

Get ready for another night of laughter as Russell Howard, the acclaimed comedian, returns to Dubai Opera on 11 December. Known for his self-aware humour, the English performer, famous for The Russell Howard Hour and Netflix special Recalibrate, is a familiar face on-screen. Secure your seats starting from Dhs 250 for a night of comedy brilliance!


Ahlam And Assala Live - 15 December 

Experience a magical night of Arabic melodies as Ahlam Alshamsy and Assala Nasri take the stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 15 December. With over 20 albums and numerous chart-toppers, Nasri is at the peak of her career. Alongside Ahlam, renowned for judging reality shows, the duo promise back-to-back hits that will have you dancing all night. Tickets start from Dhs 295. 


The Great Circus Of Europe - Until 16 December

Prepare for a mesmerising journey into a world of wonder and excitement under the iconic big top at Al Ain Square, Al Ain. 'The Great Circus of Europe' seamlessly blends the timeless traditions of the circus with cutting-edge performances, promising an unforgettable experience. Don't miss this thrilling spectacle that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Secure your tickets starting from Dhs 75 and be part of the magic!


BLAST Premier World Final - 16 And 17 December 

Get ready for the ultimate gaming extravaganza in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena! Tickets start from just Dhs 120, so secure a seat in the arena to witness the BLAST Premier World Final, where the world's best Counter-Strike teams compete for a $1 million prize pool. Additionally, enjoy access to an array of fan experiences, including meet and greets with global esports stars, opportunities to play the latest games and simulators, and explore cutting-edge gaming technology.


World Tennis League - 21 To 24 December

Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the World Tennis League to Abu Dhabi for its second season, happening from 21 to 24 December at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. This season promises unforgettable moments for both tennis and music enthusiasts. The opening night on 21 December will be headlined by acclaimed rapper 50 Cent. Award-winning superstars Akon and Ne-Yo will grace the stage on 22 December. 23 December brings a 'Reggae Night' featuring UB40 with Ali Campbell, The Original Wailers with Al Anderson, and Trojan Sound System. Tennis match tickets start from Dhs 60, while concert tickets vary, starting at Dhs 199.


Speed Music Fest With Jonita Gandhi And Ali Zafar - 23 December 

Immerse yourself in the celebration of musical diversity at the Speed Music Fest, a captivating concert uniting Indian and Pakistani music fans. Join singing sensations Jonita Gandhi and Ali Zafar at Coca-Cola Arena for an unforgettable night. Dubai-based RJ and vocalist Mariyam Kisat will kick off the night. Tickets start from Dhs 102. 


Monster Jam At Liwa Village - 27 And 28 December 

Prepare for a thrilling motorsport extravaganza in Liwa on 27 and 28 December, as the world's most action-packed motorsport experience comes to life! Witness 5-ton trucks defy the laws of physics in head-to-head competitions featuring racing, freestyle, and skills contests. Don't miss the Monster Jam Pit Party, offering an unmissable chance to get up close to the colossal vehicles, meet the drivers, and discover how these powerful trucks are prepared for competition. 


Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live - 29 December 

Prepare for a mesmerising night with Sufi sensation Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Coca-Cola Arena on 29 December. The musical maestro, hailing from a lineage of musicians, is renowned for his profound collection of heartfelt hits, spanning classic qawwalis, soulful ghazals, and Bollywood tracks. Tickets start from Dhs 99. 


Sean Paul And T.I. Live - 30 December 

Get ready for a night of non-stop vibes with Sean Paul and T.I. on 30 December at Coca-Cola Arena. Grammy-winning artist Sean Paul is set to bring his chart-topping hits like 'Cheap Thrills' and 'Baby Boy' to the stage. Join the party with tickets starting from Dhs 150. Don't miss this electrifying performance, gather your squad and let the music move you!


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