Dubai

What’s on this August

The top six summer activities to do in Dubai in August
The action is heating up this summer in Dubai with an exciting array of events that the whole family can enjoy. From gourmet food trucks, live music and brilliant shopping deals, to the unmissable debut of La Perle’s epic aquatic show and creative kids’ summer camps, there’s plenty to look forward to in August. Here are some of our favourite things to do for both the young and the young-at-heart.
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On with the show

La Perle

On with the show

La Perle

Dragone’s masterpiece in Dubai

The countdown is on as Dubai’s first permanent stage show, La Perle, will make its glittering debut at Al Habtoor City on August 31. Masterminded by the legendary Franco Dragone, La Perle is no ordinary production. The visual masterpiece will see a cast of 65 talented artists perform spectacular stunts and aerial acts while diving into a custom-built ‘aqua-stage’ filled with over two million litres of water. Described by Dragone as “the most awe-inspiring” production he’s ever directed, La Perle is not to be missed.

When: 31 August onwards
Tickets: AED400 (Bronze), AED600 (Silver), AED800 (Gold), AED1,600 (VIP)
Contact Details:
Al Habtoor City
   +971 4 394 1444
2

Grand Finale Sale

Dubai Summer Surprises

Grand Finale Sale

Dubai Summer Surprises

Bargain buys at DSS closing weekend

Dubai Summer Surprises is set to wrap up another successful edition with one final surprise. From 10 to 12 August, the city will be hosting the Grand Finale Sale at leading retail destinations and shopping malls. It’s your last chance to grab the best bargains on the latest fashion, must-have electronics as well as furniture, jewellery and gifts.

When: 10-12 August
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Young adventurers

Camp at Atlantis

Young adventurers

Camp at Atlantis

Big fun for little ones in Dubai

Summertime and the living’s easy...Atlantis, The Palm is making every child’s dream come true with a series of week-long summer camp programmes. Intrepid explorers between the ages of three to 12 can enrol in the Young Adventurers camp and challenge themselves with obstacle courses and scavenger hunts, or simply transform into a pirate or mad scientist for the day. There are other camps to choose from too, including Teen Xtreme, Junior Masterchef, Summer Explorers and Aquamania – the kids will never want summer in Dubai to end, so if you’re visiting soon, Atlantis has your summer sorted.

When: Sunday - Thursday, 10:30am-5pm
Cost: AED950 for the Young Adventurers Summer Camp
Contact Details:
Atlantis, The Palm
   +971 4 426 1387
4

Local flair

Truckers Summer Warehouse

Local flair

Truckers Summer Warehouse

Dubai’s top craft market and food trucks head indoors

Munch on delicious bites and browse the latest wares from some of the city’s most talented artisans every Saturday at Truckers Summer Warehouse in Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With an exceptional level of craftsmanship on display, discover everything from artisanal jams and chutneys to fragrant candles, one-of-a-kind fashion and Arabic-inspired homeware. Every product sold at ARTE is proudly handmade. Make a day of it as the arts and crafts market is just one of the many highlights at the indoor summer food fest, which also hosts culinary masterclasses every Saturday with cooking studio Top Chef.

When: Saturdays, 4pm-11pm
Cost: AED10 entry. Free for kids below 12 years
Contact Details:
Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre
   +971 4 439 2395

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Artistic inspiration

Dance in the Dark

Artistic inspiration

Dance in the Dark

Marvel at Mohammad Bozorgi’s latest works

A powerful form of visual expression, the ancient art of calligraphy has undergone a revival thanks to the creativity of contemporary artists such as Mohammad Bozorgi. The artist’s latest solo exhibition, Dance in the Dark, is running at Ayyam Gallery in DIFC and impresses visitors with a striking selection of new paintings and, for the first time, silkscreen prints. Using a rainbow of vibrant colours and masterful strokes, the accomplished calligrapher seems to effortlessly transform Arabic text into fluid forms across the canvas.

When: Sunday - Thursday, 12pm-10pm; Friday - Saturday, 2pm-10pm
Cost: Free
Contact Details:
Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village 3, DIFC
   +971 4 439 2395

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The ultimate foodie fest

Hangry Hangar

The ultimate foodie fest

Hangry Hangar

A foodie haven in the heart of Al Quoz

Take a bite out of Dubai’s burgeoning hipster food scene at the Hangry Hangar in Al Quoz. Housed in a massive industrial warehouse, it features some of the city’s finest culinary concepts including The Shebi that serves up delicious Arabic-Indian fusion fare, GObai that puts a Goan spin on street food and My Mosa for samosa-inspired creations. There’s more than just food on the menu too with the Hangry Hangar hosting regular deep house yoga sessions, painting classes, live music, salsa dancing and more.

When: Sunday - Thursday, 10am-11pm; Friday - Saturday, 8am-12am
Cost: Free entry
Contact Details:
Warehouse Four, Al Quoz
   +971 56 758 7729