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Top 7 things to do in Dubai this week

Mon, October 3, 2022

From rock concerts to family-friendly musicals and charitable sporting meets, the city is buzzing with plenty of fun things to do.

From rock concerts to family-friendly musicals and charitable sporting meets, the city is buzzing with plenty of fun things to do.


Rock and roll with The Script

The Script at the Tent at Bla Bla
The stage at BLA BLA Dubai’s The Tent is set to welcome Irish Superheroes Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – collectively known as The Script. Don’t miss this chance to hear the BMI Pop Awards and World Music Awards winners’ top tunes like No Good in Goodbye, which have been in the musical Hall of Fame for years. Book now.
The Script live
Live shows
  • 5 Oct 2022
  • The Tent at Bla Bla Dubai

Jive to Footloose: The Musical

Dubai Opera | Footloose Assets
Those who loved Herbert Ross’s 1984 classic movie Footloose should grab this chance to see UK-based international performers Jake Quickenden and Darren Day re-enact popular tracks from the film. Favourites like Holding Out for a Hero and Let’s Hear It for The Boy will fill you with nostalgia during this captivating musical at Dubai Opera.
Footloose: The Musical
Live shows
  • 5 Oct 2022 - 8 Oct 2022
  • Dubai Opera

Flip out over the Fontana Circus

Aerial thrills, unbelievable acrobatics and incredible live entertainment – this internationally-renowned act produced by Cirque Du Liban has got it all. Get together with the entire family to witness the Middle East’s first travelling water circus at Dubai Festival City Mall, where breathtaking choreography will leave you in awe.
Fontana Circus
Live shows
  • 29 Sep 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
  • Dubai Festival City Mall

Attend The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Family show
Treat your little ones to a joyous 55-minute stage production of Judith Kerr’s best-selling book The Tiger Who Came To Tea at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. This chaotic tale, where Sophie and her mother are surprised by a visit from a friendly feline, is perfect for kids over two years old. Secure your seats for this wholesome show directed by David Wood today.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Live shows
  • 7 Oct 2022
  • The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates

Move to the tunes of Falguni Pathak

Get ready for Garba night with India’s undisputed dandiya queen Falguni Pathak at the Zabeel Park Amphitheatre this weekend. Apart from performing and producing many pop hits like Maine Payal Hai Chhankai and Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye, the iconic singer has also managed to be a top choice for live shows during the subcontinent's annual Navratri festival for over 30 years.
Falguni Pathak live
Live shows
  • 7 Oct 2022 - 8 Oct 2022
  • Zabeel Park Amphitheatre

Explore artistic and scientific creativity

Marketing: Festival X
Mark your diaries for the first edition of Festival X, where visitors will get a chance to be a part of workshops, talks, shows and exhibitions about all things art, science and technology. Learn about how you can take advantage of growth opportunities and network with local artists, scientists, tech experts and innovators at this trans-disciplinary convention at Alserkal Avenue.
Festival X
Arts & Culture
  • 7 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
  • Alserkal Avenue

Take to the sands for a good cause

Families can make their way to Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort for this year’s edition of the IGNITE Pink is Punk campaign. This charitable athletic meet, where participants can run and swim to show their support and raise awareness about breast cancer, is open to people of all ages and abilities. All proceeds from the competition will go to the Al Jalila Foundation.
IGNITE Pink is Punk Swim Run
Health & Fitness
  • 8 Oct 2022
  • Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

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