happenings this month Ring In The New Year With Excitement With These Events To Attend In January 2024
Ring In The New Year With Excitement With These Events To Attend In January 2024
Updated on 10 January 2024

As 2024 approaches, the UAE is getting ready for a lineup of entertainment, fun events, concerts, and attractions for residents and visitors, especially in January. And if you're looking to kick off the new year by attending exciting events, Discover Dubai has you covered with its ultimate guide.

Al Qattara Murals Exhibition: Under The Sea - Until 6 January 

The Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, has announced the third edition of Al Qattara Murals at Al Ain’s Al Qattara Arts Centre, featuring the theme 'Under the Sea'. Twenty UAE-based artists have showcased their talent, contributing to the vibrant exhibition. Notable artists include Saggaf Al Hashemi, Zainab Al Hashemi, and Ahmed Al Mahri. Al Qattara Arts Centre, established in 2011, serves as a hub for artistic exploration, providing a platform for artists and art lovers to engage in various creative disciplines. 


Le Corsaire At Dubai Opera - 6 and 7 January 

Le Corsaire is a traditional ballet dedicated to the 97th anniversary of Yuri Grigorovich, former chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Ballet. With a plot of true love and pirate adventures, the rendition by over 60 artists promises spectacular jumps, pirouettes, and beautiful scenes. The ballet, set to the music of Adolphe Adam and others, preserves classic dance scenes and is edited by Yuri Grigorovich. Ticket prices start from Dhs 375 for this production.


Neha Kakkar Live In Coca-Cola Arena - 7 January 

Neha Kakkar, renowned Indian singer and Instagram's most followed Indian singer is set to conquer Dubai in January. The singing sensation, known for hits like 'Kala Chashma', 'Coca Cola Tu', 'Aankh Maare', 'Balenciaga', 'Dilbar', and 'Saki Saki', promises an unforgettable musical experience. Grab your tickets now, starting from Dhs 99. 


Winterfest At Ferrari Wold Yas Island - Until 9 January 

Get ready for festive family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with the return of the multiple award-winning Winterfest. Immerse yourself in a magical winter adventure surrounded by dazzling festive decorations! Enjoy captivating live entertainment and attractions, including an enchanting ice-skating spectacle, breathtaking acrobatic performances, an interactive snow playground, and more. Make your holiday season memorable with a single-day ticket priced at Dhs 345. 


Majid Al Mohandis Live - 12 January 

The legendary Arab artist Majid Al Mohandis, known as 'the Prince' and 'Voice of a Diamond' and 'the Engineer of the Arabic song', is all set to take over Dubai with his melodious voice. He will be performing his iconic hits, including 'Tenadeek,' 'Bedoon Asmaa,' and 'Ana Blayak.' So hurry, tickets start from Dhs 295; book yours now! 


PAW Patrol Fest - 12 to 18 January 

The PAW Patrol squad is all set to take over Dubai in January. Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, and Ryder are gearing up to bring joy to the city at Dubai Festival City Mall. Calling all kids to join in on the excitement from 12 to 28 January. Meet the pups, indulge in kids' and family activities, seize numerous photo opportunities, witness incredible sing-along performances, and much more!


Rising Stars Arabia - 13 January 

Prepare for an electrifying night of boxing with 'Rising Stars Arabia: The Revolution ' at Abu Dhabi's Yas Links. Following a successful inaugural event, this unique fighting series in the UAE and MENA region, promoted by AAM Seddiqi Sports and sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, promises to be a game-changer in Arab boxing. Witness top talents like Moussa Gholam, Fahad Al Bloushi, and Bader Samreen in thrilling matchups. Tickets start from Dhs 100 for an unforgettable boxing experience.


Michael McIntyre Show - 13 January 

Don't miss the laughter with Michael McIntyre and his new show, 'Magnificent'. After five eventful years, Michael is back on stage, finding humour in life's madness. As the host of BBC's award-winning shows, his stand-up tours have sold over four million tickets worldwide. With tickets starting from Dhs 250, you cannot miss this one. 


K-Pop Overdose With EXO Members - 14 January 

Calling all K-Pop enthusiasts! Brace yourselves as the much-loved band EXO is hitting Dubai in January. Prepare to be enthralled by the iconic vocals and captivating performances of EXO members Chanyeol, Xiumin, and Chen at Coca-Cola Arena. The event kicks off with opening acts by the renowned DJ Bliss and DJ Raiden. Secure your spot with tickets starting from Dhs 195. 


Letters Of Light At Louvre Abu Dhabi - Until 14 January 

Explore the ancient texts of three monotheistic religions at the 'Letters of Light' exhibition, now open to the public. In partnership with Bibliothèque nationale de France and France Muséums, it delves into the historical context, transmission, and significance of holy books. Curated by Laurent Héricher and Dr. Souraya Noujaim, the display features over 240 artworks. This free exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi offers a contemporary perspective on universal intellectual and artistic history.


Pluma Circus Show- 17 to 28 January 

Embark on a mesmerising circus adventure with 'Pluma' at the Pluma Circus Tent, Dubai Festival City Mall, an experience designed to thrill the whole family! Join Pluma, a dream-filled little girl, in a tale of self-discovery and empowerment unfolding under the big top. Enjoy acrobats, hilarious clowns, daring daredevils, and enchanting music. Tickets start from Dhs 95. 


Hamilton Musical - 17 January to 4 February 

The world-renowned Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton is coming to Abu Dhabi. Set to run for three weeks, the show will be held from 17 January 2024 to 4 February 2024 at Etihad Arena, Yas Island. The story follows America's founding father, Alexander Hamilton, and shares his journey of how he impacted politics and education in the country and has been described as 'America then, as told as America now.' Tickets for the musical start from Dhs 180. 


Ed Sheeran: + − = ÷ x Tour - 19 to 20 January 

Dubai-ites, get ready for a 'Perfect' evening as the 'Shape Of You' singer, Ed Sheeran, is all set to take over Dubai on 19 and 20 January. Ed Sheeran, who dropped two albums in 2023, 'Autumn Variations' and the deluxe version of '-' featuring the single 'Eyes Closed,' will take the stage in his signature 'the round' format. Calum Scott, celebrated for his chart-toppers such as 'You Are The Reason', 'At Your Worst', and more, will also perform at the event. Tickets start from Dhs 595.  


Khalid Abdelrahman Live Concert - 19 January 

Don't miss the chance to witness the extraordinary talents of Saudi artist Khalid Abdelrahman at Coca-Cola Arena this January. A singer, actor, musician, poet, and songwriter, Khalid brings diverse skills to the stage. With hits like 'Ahat', 'Sarihini', 'Sudiqini', and more, immerse yourself in his versatile performance, and tickets are available starting from Dhs 195. 


Lucky Ali Live In Concert- 20 January 

On 20 January 2024, Lucky Ali, known for his roles as a singer, songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, and actor, will grace the stage at Zero Gravity in Dubai Marina. Known as the king of Indie Pop, get ready to enjoy mesmerising songs like 'O Sanam', 'Safarnama', 'Hairat' and more. Tickets start from Dhs 100.


Marvel Universe Live - 25 January to 4 Feb 

Marvel enthusiasts, brace yourselves for the ultimate experience! You are in for a treat with an extraordinary opportunity to dive into the Marvel Universe like never before. A whopping 17 live shows are ready to mesmerise audiences, bringing to life the iconic characters, thrilling action, and epic narratives of the Marvel Universe only in Dubai at Coca-Cola Arena. Tickets to the live show start at Dhs 165 and are available now on Coca-Cola Arena's website.


Chinese New Year, The National Ballet of China - 26 and 27 January 

Experience a creative twist on Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, by the National Ballet of China. Established in 1959, the company showcases artists trained in the Russian tradition. The ballet unfolds with vibrant scenes at a Beijing temple fair, celebrating New Year with masks and lanterns. Don't miss this inventive performance at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Tickets start from Dhs 100. 


Shane Todd Live - 27 January 

Get ready for an evening of laughter with comedic sensation Shane Todd live in Dubai! Shane's journey to comedy fame started with hilarious YouTube videos as part of the Harlem Gun Club. Don't miss this chance to burst into laughter. Tickets start from Dhs 125 for an unforgettable comedic experience at Theatre by QE2, Port Rashid. 


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