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What’s on this August

There’s a feast of treats for the whole family to enjoy in Dubai
The city’s events scene is heating up this August with an unmissable array of cool things to do. Families should make their way to Modhesh World for an incredible day of fun, or tune in to the citywide Eid Al Adha celebrations for a memorable time. Here’s our pick of top events and things to do in August in Dubai.
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Kids first

Modhesh World

Kids first

Modhesh World

Zone in on super summer fun

If there’s one destination the kids will be clamouring to visit this summer, it’s bound to be Modhesh World. Back at Dubai World Trade Centre, My Modhesh, My World takes over eight air-conditioned halls packed with interactive experiences across different zones: Show Land, Amusement Park, Jam Base and Modhesh Bazaar.

With a variety of traditional rides, arcade games, trampolines, a wire world, water games, go-karting and inflatables, there’s something for kids of all ages. Hi-tech edutainment is sure to please both parents and children alike, while big stage entertainment, numerous dining opportunities and retail therapy at the Modhesh Bazaar all under one roof means your summer fun is sorted.

When: 7 June – 25 August

Contact Details:
   Dubai World Trade Centre
   +971 600 555 559

Whats on Auugust
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Be a good sport

Dubai Sports World

Be a good sport

Dubai Sports World

All the action, indoors

When you tire of sunbathing or sun-gazing, maybe you should head to Dubai World Trade Centre to discover a new game or maybe dust off your best sports moves. Organised by Dubai World Trade Centre in association with Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports World offers a long menu of activities for athletes of all ages and fitness levels. Footie fans can receive pro advice from former Real Madrid legend Fernando Sanz at the La Liga Academy, while those more into solo sports might like to try out the all-new dedicated gymnastics area.

Add touch rugby, table tennis, basketball, badminton, a cycling studio, gym and the fast-paced action of the challenging ninja warrior course, to name a few - and you realise there’s no excuse not to get fit and have fun all summer long.

When: 17 May - 8 September

Contact Details:
    Dubai World Trade Centre
    +971 4 306 4000
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The scent of summertime

Perfume making workshop

The scent of summertime

Perfume making workshop

Memories and traditions in perfume making

A scent can flood our minds with memories, and this free-to-attend workshop at Alserkal Avenue is sure to create new ones. Join perfume artist Mona Bassam Haddad in creating fragrances and matching smells with both memories and personalities. You’ll learn the techniques of mixing essential oils, making sachets with Arabic perfume powders, and mixing scented oud. And you’ll even get the chance to create your very own take-home perfumes.

The workshop is one of a number of events staged as part of art hub Alserkal Avenue’s summer programme. Limited to 30 participants, advance registration is a must - just drop an email to rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae, with the subject line 'Perfume making workshop'.

When: 11 August
Cost: Free

Contact Details:
    Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue
    +971 50 556 9797
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Phoenix rising

Morissette is Made

Phoenix rising

Morissette is Made

Sing along with a filipina superstar

Filipina superstar singer Morissette is visiting Dubai to perform her hit concert ‘Morissette is MADE’ at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Also known as "Asia's phoenix", the 22-year-old has won a number of awards and has toured internationally, performing in the US, Canada, and the UK, among others. Her album Morissette saw her win New Female Recording Artist of the Year by the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music in 2015. Fans will also enjoy a performance by fellow Filipino singer, dancer, actor and host Sam Concepcion.

When: 17 August
Cost: AED75-300

Contact Details:
   Dubai World Trade Centre
   +971 4 397 9244
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Sparkling skies

Eid Al Adha celebrations 2018

Sparkling skies

Eid Al Adha celebrations 2018

Join city-wide festival celebrations

Eid Al Adha is one of the biggest dates in the Islamic calendar, and one of the holiest celebrations. The name translates as ‘festival of the sacrifice,’ and it marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Many people celebrate Eid Al Adha by getting together with friends and family, as well as giving money and food to those less fortunate. Every year, Dubai comes to life during the four-day festival, with fireworks, concerts, and more happening all over the city.

This year’s highlights include fireworks at The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef and Dubai Festival City, and a host of activities at the city’s malls. The events begin around the first day of Eid, which is expected to fall on 22 August.

When: 20-25 August

Contact Details:
Citywide
   The Beach, La Mer, Al Seef
   +971 4 317 3999

   Dubai Festival City
   +971 4 800 332
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Mesmerising music

Balqees Fathi in Concert

Mesmerising music

Balqees Fathi in Concert

Khaleeji percussion and innovative instrumentation

Don’t miss 29-year-old singer Balqees Fathi’s free concert at Dragon Mart 2 as part of the city-wide Eid Al Adha celebrations. Much-loved across the region, Balqees has also performed alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in Abu Dhabi. Known for her hits 'Ya Hawa' and 'Majnoun', she is is set to mesmerise audiences of all ages during her free concert at the Al Awir Road leisure destination.

When: 24 August

Contact Details:
   Dragon Mart 2, Al Awir Road
   +971 4 433 6200