These big events are all affected by the dry night announcement…

On the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), a dry day has been announced across Dubai for next week.

This means that no alcohol will be served for a day-long period from Thursday November 30 at 5pm to Friday December 1 at 6pm.

While, as is typical on the occasion of a dry announcement, all licensed brunches are on hold, but there are also major events happening across the city on Thursday night and Friday day.

Here’s an update from all of the organisers that have made plans so far. We’ll bring you more info on other events as soon as we have it…


For ticket holders for the Kygo gig at Burj Park, it’s been confirmed that the licensed performance will now go ahead a day earlier than planned on Wednesday November 29, with gates for the gig opening at 6pm.

This will be the first performance in Dubai for Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo, who has collaborated with megastars Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Julia Michaels.

There are still some tickets left and, ahead of the gig, event organisers and music streaming service Anghami are offering What’s On readers 20 per cent off tickets, just enter the promo code ‘WELOVEKYGO’ at checkout. The same code will get you 20 per cent off your trip to the venue with Careem too. You’re welcome.

Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 1am, Wednesday November 29, tickets from Dhs395. Tel: (055) 675 7969.

Take That

The Take That concert at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre which was planned for Thursday night will be moved to the Wednesday evening. The concert organisers, Love Music Your Way, said that ‘as previously promised, the promoters Love Music Your Way will respect this Holy Occasion and have confirmed that the band have agreed to fly in earlier to perform on Wednesday at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre’. All concert tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled date.

The UK’s most successful boy band in chart history, Take That, were here in 2015, and now they’re coming back (but not for good) next week. Take That enjoyed enormous success, reaching No 1 with eight studio albums and selling more than 30 million copies. In total, the band has had 15 tracks top the charts and played to over seven million people around the world.

Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Wednesday November 29, 7pm to 12am, tickets from Dhs350.

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