All the massive concerts, shows and performances coming to Dubai

Get your diary out and slot these great shows in…

A number of great shows are taking place in Dubai over the next few months and if you can’t keep track, don’t worry as we have rounded up all the must-see performances.


Madama Butterfly

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When: September 12 and 13, 2023
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

Bare witness to the tragic and heart-wrenching story of love, sacrifice the cultural clash in this beloved opera. Also presented by the Hungarian State Opera the performance promises to be a captivating experience. The opera will take place on September 12 and 13. Book here.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Sept 12 and 13, ticket prices start from Dhs425. Tel: (0)4 440 8888, dubaiopera.com


When: September 15, 2023
Where: Dubai Opera

British indie duo, Seafret is making their way to Dubai in September. The duo is known for their indie-pop sounds and soulful voices. Hypnotic and transient, Seafret’s music is beautifully melodic in sound. Tickets prices start from Dhs230 and can be booked here.

Seafret, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Sept 15, ticket prices start from Dhs230. Tel: (0)4 440 8888, dubaiopera.com

Peppa Pig

When: September 16 and 17, 2023
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

If you didn’t get the chance to say hello to Peppa Pig and her family and friends the last time they landed in the UAE last year, then this is your chance. Peppa Pig will be coming to the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Saturday, September 16 and 17. This 60-minute live musical stage show features life-size puppet performances, telling the story of a Peppa Pig camping adventure. Ticket prices start from Dhs125 and can be bought here.

Peppa Pig’s Next Adventure, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Sept 16 and 17, ticket prices start from Dhs125. Tel: (800) 223388, coca-cola-arena.com

A1 and 911

911 boyband

Above: 911

When: September 22, 2023
Where: The Agenda, Dubai Media City

Iconic boybands of pop yesteryear, A1 and 911 are heading to Dubai in September. These mega music acts took the industry by storm in the 90s and have since given the world many, many tunes of the ear-worm category. Prices start from Dhs100 and can be purchased here.

A1 and 911, The Agenda, Dubai Media City, Sept 22, ticket prices start from Dhs100. Tel: (0)4 580 9159, theagenda.com 

The Parlotones

The Parlotones in Dubai

When: September 22, 2023
Where: McGettigans JLT

One of South Africa’s most loved bands whose career has spanned over two decades since their formation in 1998 – The Parlotones are officially making their way to Dubai this September. Taking place at McGettigans JLT on Friday, September 22 get ready for an indie rock evening like no other. Ticket prices start from Dhs150 and can be bought here. For more information, head here.

The Parlotones, McGettigans JLT, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Sept 22 from 7pm, general admission Dhs150. mcgettigans.com

Space Spectacular


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When: September 22, 2023
Where: Dubai Opera

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra is set to take the audience on a journey through the depths of the universe with music from space-themed movies and classical masterpieces. The night comes beautifully together when paired against the backdrop of stunning visual effects. Book here.


When: November 4, 2023
Where: Irish Village, Al Garhoud

The Irish Village is gearing up to host a music mania of sorts with their upcoming concert night, LOADED, featuring some of the best rock and hip-hop bands from the 90s. The sensational live performance is slated for November 4, 2023. Delivering iconic hits is definitely the memo for this one because on the itinerary we have Stereo MC’s, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Toploader and Dodgy.

Loaded, Irish Village Dubai, Al Garhoud, Nov 4, 9.30pm onwards, ticket prices start from Dhs175. Tel:(0)4 282 4750. theirishvillage.com

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams 

When: November 4, 2023
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Ready to sing “I got my first real six-string…” at the top of your lungs with the legend himself? Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is performing at the Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday, November 4. The superstar rocker, who is best known for his hits like Summer of ’69 and Everything I Do, will land in the capital as part of his world tour with his 15th studio album, So Happy It Hurts. Ticket prices start from Dhs199 and can be purchased here.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Nov 4, ticket prices start from Dhs199. Tel: (800) 223 388. coca-cola-arena.com

Nile Rodgers and CHIC

Nile Rodgers

When: November 4, 2023
Where: Bla Bla Dubai

Bla Bla Dubai’s brand new outdoor stage is seeing quite a stylish inauguration, as the one and only Nile Rodgers is set to take the stage with his band, CHIC, on November 4, 2023. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has an impressive list of hats on his stand, including singer, songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. He’ll be bringing his spunky Grammy-award-winning tunes to the venue with the stunning Ain Dubai as the backdrop. Doors open at 5pm kicking off with music from a lineup of talented DJs and the support band. Nile Rodgers and CHIC will take over during the later part of the night, with the event expected to end around 10.30pm. Tickets will be available here.