What’s on this September

Our top pick of events and things to do
As summer draws to an end, September in Dubai sees a thrilling month packed full of entertainment for the family. Celebrity stand-up acts, Hollywood blockbusters and unmissable offers – we’ve got it all, and then some. Here are the top things to do in Dubai this month.
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The next act

Dubai Opera

The next act

Dubai Opera

Front-row seats to world-class entertainment

It’s always a packed house at Dubai Opera, a state-of-the-art performance venue in Downtown Dubai that sets the stage for exceptional live entertainment, including award-winning plays, ballets and stand-up comedy acts. This month, see Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing enter the modern era with Britain’s top theatrical talent. Or, travel to ancient Beijing to celebrate Italian composer Puccini’s most famous tenor aria, Turandot, and Rou Shi’s Early Spring. If Hollywood is more your flavour, catch Gladiator and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in an epic cinema-orchestra mash-up by the Armenian State Orchestra.

When: Puccini’s Turandot: 5-7 September, Early Spring: 11-12 September, Gladiator: 18-19 September, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 20-21 September, Much Ado About Nothing: 25-28 September

Contact Details
  Dubai Opera
  +971 4 440 8888

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Laugh out loud

Josh Widdicombe

Laugh out loud

Josh Widdicombe

Crack up with the UK’s most sought-after comic

British primetime television darling Josh Widdicombe has an impressive roster of accolades, from co-hosting The Last Leg to writing and starring in hit sitcom Josh, and challenging top comics on the game show Hypothetical. He's bringing his brand of quick wit and self-deprecating humour to the Dubai Opera stage alongside the award-winning Maisie Adam, Lloyd Landford and Ed Gamble on 13 September. Laughs guaranteed.

When: 13 September

Contact Details
  Dubai Opera
   +971 4 440 8888

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Shore win

Beach time

Shore win

Beach time

Sink into a day of seaside rest and relaxation

Enjoy the first wave of cool weather at any one of Dubai’s pristine beaches this September. Dip into seaside fun as you please, from laidback lounging at JBR to watersports at Kite Beach. At Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, athletes can kick off the season with an action-packed day at the inaugural Beach Rugby Dubai tournament. Make a day of it by venturing into the buzzing heart of The Beach, JBR, where a range of waterfront restaurants and activities await.

When: Beach Rugby Dubai: 20 September

Contact Details
  Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR
   +971 4 435 7310

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Fresh tech

Gitex Shopper

Fresh tech

Gitex Shopper

Enjoy massive savings on consumer electronics

Gitex Shopper is the region’s largest consumer electronics event and every technophile’s favourite time of year. For five whole days, enjoy incredible offers from top technology brands, flash sales and super deals on a range of products including laptops, televisions and accessories. This year’s event includes brand new zones on smart products, virtual and augmented reality, audio systems and more. Shop for the latest technologies and win exciting prizes at this hotly anticipated event.

When: 24 - 28 September

Contact Details
  Dubai World Trade Centre

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Time to celebrate

Saudi National Day

Time to celebrate

Saudi National Day

Family fun across the city

Join the festivities as Dubai joins in the celebrations for the 89th Saudi National Day on 23 September, commemorating the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. Live performances, cultural displays and family-focused activities are set to pop up around the city, raising spirits for the occasion. It’s a lively time, as malls across Dubai host interactive events and special performances to mark the close bond between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

When: 23 September

Contact Details
  Citywide

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