Dubai, UAE: Dubai is providing UAE residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular lineup of live entertainment, lifestyle and sporting action following the restart of the city’s events sector, further reinforcing the emirate’s position as an international events hub and one of the world’s safest destinations.
As one of the first few cities in the world to safely and effectively restart the events sector, Dubai has become a global case study in hosting live events, with the full reopening of its leisure events sector on 15 September paving the way for event organisers to host a packed programme of live entertainment under social distancing rules and other safety guidelines due to the pandemic.
In organising the feast of entertainment, event organisers have made the health and safety of attendees and artists their top priority and are committed to ensuring there is full compliance with the wide range of precautionary measures implemented at event venues. Among the safety requirements are thorough sterilisation of venues before, during and after events, provision for contactless payments and digital tickets and mandatory thermal scanners or contactless temperature checks, in addition to wearing of face masks by venue staff, performers and attendees at all times and adherence to 30 per cent audience capacity to allow for sufficient social distancing space during the event.
Here’s a snapshot of the upcoming events that the city has in store from Dubai Calendar, the city’s official events listings guide. Full details of each event can be found on Dubai Calendar’s website and app.
PaRUS Music Festival 2020, 3 – 5 November 2020, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
One of Dubai’s biggest music festivals featuring artists such as Soso Pavliashvili, Grigory Leps and Leonid Agutin, is making a grand return with exciting performances due from artists of various genres.
Breakout DXB, 6 November 2020, Rove Downtown
Breakout DxB is the emirate’s newest music, arts and cultural extravaganza. Packed with film screenings, visual arts installations, gaming competitions and impressive performances by the likes of Layla Kardan, Hamdan Al Abri, Lobito Brigante and many more – this event cannot be missed.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 6 November 2020, Dubai Opera
Fans are in for a unique evening celebrating the history and music of Ronnie Scott’s as well as the jazz genre. Expect an exhilarating journey through the last century of jazz art at this event.
Flamenco Passion, 11 November 2020, Dubai Opera
Flamenco Passion is promising to be an exceptional night that will excite the senses, with the Flamenco dance, full of art, grace and passion performed by a troupe of professional flamenco dancers.
Guy Manoukian & Ara Malikian, 12 November 2020, Dubai Opera
Musician, composer and pianist Guy Manoukian is returning to Dubai Opera for the third year in a row, and this time he is joined by award-winning violinist Ara Malikian.
Swan Lake, 26 – 28 November 2020, Dubai Opera
The Moscow City Ballet brings an iconic tale to life, set to Tchaikovsky’s original score by a live orchestra.
Omid Djalili, 7 November 2020, Dubai Opera
A multi-award winning comedian, Omid Djalili is a familiar face both on the screen and on stage for his work in films such as Mamma Mia 2, and the West End in London.
Laughter Factory, 12 - 20 November 2020
Dubai’s longest running comedy night returns with a brand new lineup with Yorkshire funnyman Tom Wrigglesworth, Markus Birdman, one of British comedy’s most experienced performers, and the highly talented Jimmy McGhie, who completed a 2019 sellout tour of Australia and New Zealand.
12-13 November: Movenpick JBR
14 November: Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens
19 November: Grand Millennium Barsha Heights
20 November: Grand Millennium Business Bay & Hilton
Laughter Nights with Kunal Kamra, 20 November 2020, The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates
Get ready for a barrel of laughs when the renowned Indian comic Kunal Kamra brings down the house at The Theatre next month.
ART & CULTURE
Dubai Design Week, 9 - 14 November 2020 , Dubai Design District
The six-day event brings the regional and international design community together to promote creativity and showcases a variety of innovations such as architecture, products, furniture and interior design.
Downtown Design, 9 - 14 November 2020 , Dubai Design District
The Middle East’s only trade fair dedicated to innovative, high-quality design where design lovers and professionals are celebrated and encouraged to discuss inspirations and critical design topics.
Global Grad Show, 9 - 14 November 2020
Part of the Dubai Design Week, the Global Grad Show is the world’s most diverse education event, bringing together university graduates and professors to present design and technology solutions.
La Perle by Dragone, Ongoing, Al Habtoor City
A breathtaking 90-minute theatrical fusion of immersive artistic performances, imagery and technology by Belgian theatre director Franco Dragone. La Perle is influenced by Dubai’s rich culture and history, encapsulating the essence of Dubai, and is brought to life by awe-inspiring stunts and special effects.
Dubai Fitness Challenge , 30 October - 28 November 2020, Citywide
Dubai Fitness Challenge, the city’s flagship fitness initiative is returning for its fourth edition with a packed programme full of free classes, sporting events, group workout sessions and healthy eating tutorials across the city. Whether it's yoga, cycling, or dance, there are options for everyone to find activities to get started on a healthy lifestyle through a mix of virtual and physical events and activities.
Dubai Festival City Dragon Boat Challenge, 30 – 31 October, Marsa Plaza Beach, Dubai Festival City
Gear up for two days of high spirits and action when the Dragon Boat Challenge, a fun-filled community sporting event, returns to Dubai Festival City’s waterfront. The thrilling team-based watersport event will bring together corporate, university, school and community groups across the UAE in a show of sportsmanship and solidarity.
Omega Moonlight Classic, 4 - 6 November 2020, Emirates Golf Club
The Omega Moonlight Classic is the world’s first professional day-night tournament and is returning to Dubai this November, with golfing superstars such as Minjee Lee, Georgia Hall and Lydia Ko.
Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), until 9 November 2020
Watch your favourite cricketers in action at the Indian Premier League 2020, the much-awaited annual professional Twenty20 cricket league in India that is brought to the UAE this year and is being contested in cricket stadiums in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
DP World Tour Championship, 10 - 13 December 2020, Jumeirah Golf Estates
The prestigious DP World Tour Championship tournament is the grand finale in the European Tour Race, and will see the world’s greatest golfers at the Jumeirah Golf Estates.