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Dubai's Best Attractions
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Eid Al Adha is one of the biggest dates in the Islamic calendar, and one of the most highly-anticipated celebrations. Many people mark the occasion by getting together with friends and family to enjoy delicious food and entertainment.
Every year, Dubai comes to life during the four-day festival with fireworks, concerts, and more happening all over the city. The events begin around the first day of Eid, which is expected to fall on 12 August (Eid Al Adha dates are subject to moon sightings).
After an eight-year hiatus, one of the world's most popular boy bands, Westlife, is back in action. Fans can expect to hear their latest singles 'Better Man' and 'Dynamite' along with all-time favourites 'My Love' and 'Uptown Girl' at their show on 29 August. Members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan first rose to fame in the late 1990s by creating musical magic with their soulful ballads.
They are the latest act on Coca-Cola Arena's packed summer calendar, which saw starlit performances by Maroon 5 and Russell Peters earlier this year.
Dubai Marina is a buzzing neighbourhood that concentrates all kinds of fun in its radius. This summer, XLine lets thrill-seekers ride the world’s longest urban zipline from just AED399.
Afterwards, head to Jumeirah Beach Residences, where you can walk across the bridge to the recently-opened Bluewaters Island and take in a breathtaking panorama of the sea and skyline. Reminisce about your adrenaline-fuelled day at one of the many Marina-facing restaurants, including Alici, home to seafood inspired by Southern Italy, and hip fusion eatery The London Project.
When: Xline offer valid until 15 September
August in Dubai sees one of the most popular bands perform at the new Coca-Cola Arena:The 1975. Starring frontman Matty Healy, the Brit award-winning band are a youth favourite with smash hits including the ethereal track 'Somebody Else' and retro-dance number 'Give Yourself A Try'.
The 1975 swing between synth techno-pop, folk rock and soulful R&B, juggling diverse genres with a natural finesse few artists can match. They're bringing their critically acclaimed tour to Coca-Cola Arena, a state-of-the-art indoor performance venue that's changing the face of live entertainment in Dubai.
The Laughathon comedy series continues with an appearance by Abhishek Upmanyu, a quirky conversationalist with a massive following across India. He is performing on 23 August aboard Dubai’s first and permanent floating hotel, the Queen Elizabeth 2. This former cruise liner is an icon of maritime innovation in the 60s. It’s now permanently docked in Port Rashid as a glittering addition to Dubai’s skyline.
Visitors are welcome to explore its grand history through guided tours, fine dining experiences and live shows, such as Laughathon.
Dubai's canvas is defined as much by Emirati customs as it is by the diverse cultures that call this city home. From local and regional talent to international icons, artists of all backgrounds have found a proud platform here and it's one that's worth exploring.
Visit Jameel Arts Centre, a contemporary arts institution that hosts captivating exhibitions, guided tours and free events. Alternatively, spend the day at Dubai’s industrial district, Alserkal Avenue. This dynamic venue is home to various galleries including Carbon 12, quirky cafes and performance spaces that celebrate the full spectrum of artistic expression.
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