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All the massive concerts, shows and performances coming to Dubai

From mega music festivals to comedy gigs and more…

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.

March

Pluma

When: Until May 5
Where: Outside Dubai Festival City Mall (at The Big Top)

Back in 2022, the spectacular show aquatic show Fontana left us on the edge of our seats with its jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts. And this year, Cirque Du Liban is gearing up to enthral us with a brand new circus show in Dubai – a new show concept titled Pluma. It follows a little girl called Pluma with big dreams of flying. Tickets are priced at Dhs95 and can be purchased here. You can read more here.

Pluma, Dubai Festival City Mall – The Big Top, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, until May 5 (tbc) from Dhs95. @pluma.show

Masha and the Bear

Masha and the bear

When: March 16 and 17, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Masha and the Bear are heading to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena this March to take you on a musical adventure you have never seen before. Hop aboard the train and prepare to be amazed by dazzling displays, music, snow, confetti, and many more surprises along the way. The immersive and interactive performance is sure to be an unforgettable experience for both children and parents alike. And don’t be afraid to dance and sing along. You will be able to purchase your tickets here.

Masha and the Bear, Coca-Cola Arena, Citywalk, Dubai, March 16 and 17, 12pm, 3.30pm, and 9pm. Tel: (800) 223 388, coca-cola-arena.com

April

Dubai Comedy Festival

When: April 12 to 21, 2024
Where: Dubai Opera and more

The bone-tickling comedy festival is returning to Dubai for a new edition for 10 side-splitting days from Friday, April 12 to 21, and it is going to be bigger and better than before. The comedians will be performing at the Dubai Opera and the Coca-Cola Arena – two of the biggest stages in town. Some of the funnymen announced thus far include Gad Elmaleh (April 12 and 13), Kenny Sebastian (April 14),  Frank Skinner (April 15), Al Murray (April 16), Chris Distefano (April 16), Amer Zahr (April 17), Zarna Garg (April 18) husband and wife duo Spencer & Vogue (April 19) and Mo Gilligan (April 19). More comedians will be announced soon, so stay tuned here.

elrow XXL

When: April 13, 2024
Where: Media City Amphitheatre

If you saw us at elrow XXL this last year, it’s no surprise to us as just about everybody and anybody was at the massive Dubai festival held in d3 back in January of 2023. The 2024 rendition of elrow XXL will see DJ Fisher taking to the decks at Media City Amphitheatre, promising an electrifying night filled with pulsating beats and high-energy performances. Added to the lineup British DJ and producer Eats Everything. He has many hits under his name including Entrance Song, Get Up, Space Raiders, and U (I Got A Feeling) and more. We can also expect to hear from Arielle Free, De La Swing and Toni Varga.

elrow XXL Dubai, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, April 13, from Dhs350. elrowdubai.com

The Kid Laroi

When: April 19, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Australian singer-songwriter and rapper, and Justin Bieber protege, The Kid Laroi is set to perform in Dubai for the first time at the Coca-Cola Arena in April. Despite being just 20 years old, The Kid Laroi (real name Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard) has enjoyed massive success in the music scene over the last three years. When he performs at the Coca-Cola Arena this April, fans can expect to hear all these tracks from the Aussie music star, plus hopefully some new material from his debut album, The First Time.

The Kid Laroi, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, April 19, from Dhs195. coca-cola-arena.com

B*Witched and Eternal

B-Witched

When: April 20, 2024
Where: Dubai Tennis Stadium

Two iconic 90s girl groups, B*Witched and Eternal are heading to Dubai in April bringing their hits to the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Top songs include C’est La VieBlame It On The Weatherman and Rollercoaster by B*Witched and I Wanna Be The Only OneStay and Power of a Woman from Eternal. Get ready to be teleported to the 90s! Tickets will go on sale on theirishvillage.com

 Dubai Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, April 20, prices from Dhs199, Tel: (0)4 282 4122. theirishvillage.com

Boyz II Men

When: April 28, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Get ready to be serenaded by the iconic R’n’B group Boyz II Men when they hit the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena in April. Known for their incredible discography of hits, it will be an evening full of soulful songs that we all know and love. You’ll know them for hits including End Of The Road, I’ll Make Love to You, and One Sweet Day.  Tickets are available from Dhs199 per person and can be booked here.

Boyz II Men, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Sun April 28, tickets from Dhs199 Coca-cola-arena.com

May

Film with live orchestra at Dubai Opera

When: May 11 to 13, 2024
Where: Dubai Opera

Sometimes, long after a movie is over, it’s the film’s score which sticks in your head. And we all have our favourites. These iconic tracks are created by some of the world’s well-known composers and no matter how great your sound system is, hearing it live takes your experience to a whole different level. Enter Dubai Opera, bringing you three days with three iconic films backed by the Armenian State Symphony and the Dubai Festival Chorus who will play for you live as you watch the film. The three films showcased are Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Wars: A New Hope and Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. Tickets can be purchased here. Prices per film start from Dhs275. Book your tickets here.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, May 11 to 13, from Dhs275. Tel: (0)4 440 8888,dubaiopera.com

Imperial Orchestra – Cinema Medley

When: May 10, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

The love of great movies and bone-chilling music collide at Coca-Cola Arena in May where all the iconic film composers are celebrated. Cinema Medley, delivered by Imperial Orchestra, fuses the magic of music and film to create a unique and unforgettable musical experience. Some of the iconic films that will be featured include Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Batman, Gladiator, The Phantom of the Opera, Jurassic Park, Inception, Schindler’s List and many more. Purchase your tickets here.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, May 10, from Dhs249, Tel: (0)4 440 8888, dubaiopera.com

Shaggy and Blackstreet

When: May 11, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Shaggy and Blackstreet will be performing at the Coca-Cola Arena this May. You will know Shaggy for iconic hits including Angel, It Wasn’t Me, and Boombastic. The iconic Reggae legend has been in the game since the 90s when he won his first  Grammy for Best Reggae Album,  on the album Boombastic. He will be joined by the iconic R&B group Blackstreet known for hits including No Diggity, Don’t Leave Me, and, (Money Can’t) Buy Me Love. Read more here.

Shaggy and Blackstreet at The Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, May 11, tickets start fom Dhs199. coca-cola-arena.com

Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour

When: May 11, 2024
Where: Theatre by QE2

Award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour and he is making a pit stop to Dubai hopping on board The QE2 in May. Join him as he hits the stage to speak about this wild world and his journey to make sense of it all. Prices start from Dhs125.

Theatre by QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2,  Port Rashid, Dubai, May 11 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm), ticket prices from Dhs125, Tel: (0)58 838 3107, theatrebyqe2.com

The Gruffalo’s Child

the gruffalos child Theatre by QE2

When: May 17 to 19, 2024
Where: Theatre by QE2

This one is perfect for the whole family, including the little one. Go on an adventure into the deep dark woods with this enchanting adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s picture book, The Gruffalo’s Child. Expect songs, laughs and spooky fun when this performance from London’s West End hits the Theatre by QE2 in May. Purchase tickets here.

Theatre by QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai, May 17 to 19 at 8pm, prices from Dhs135, Tel: (0)58 838 3107, theatrebyqe2.com

Chris Botti

When: May 19, 2024
Where: Dubai Opera

Grammy-award-winning Chris Botti is heading to the Dubai Opera. Over the past three decades, the jazz master has performed with the likes of Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. The trumpeter has performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, May 19, from Dhs300. Tel: (0)4 440 8888,dubaiopera.com

James Blunt

When: May 24, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Ready to sing “You’re Beautiful…” at the top of your lungs with the legend himself? British singer-songwriter James Blunt is performing at the Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, May 24. The acoustic-tinged pop singer, who is best known for hits like Goodbye My Lover, Bonfire Heart, and 1973, will land in Dubai as part of his new album tour Who We Used To Be. Tickets are priced from Dhs150 and can be purchased here.

Hans Zimmer Live

Hans Zimmer Dubai

When: May 31, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

When it comes to scoring blockbusters, few Hollywood composers come close to the likes of Hans Zimmer. He is the man behind the stirring music of Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Top Gun: Maverick, The Lion King, Pirates of the CaribbeanInterstellar, Dune and more. He will be joined on stage by his 45-piece world-class band including Tina Guao on the cello, Pedro Eustache on the winds, and many of the vocal artists from the original soundtracks. The last time Zimmer was in Dubai was in January 2023, and it was so popular that a last-minute extra date was added to the schedule. Tickets are now available on  coca-cola-arena.com and hanszimmerlive.com. Prices start from Dhs299.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, May 31, 9pm, Tel: (800) 223388, coca-cola-arena.com 

June

Russell Kane

russell kane

When: June 2, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

British comedian, Russell Kane was in Dubai last year in January 2023, and he is set to return on June 2, once again performing at the Theatre by QE2. He will be hitting the stage and tickling your funny bone with his sharp wit and storming physical comedy. Tickets for the show are priced from Dhs175 and can be purchased here. Do note, that audience members ages 16 to 20 need to be accompanied by an individual aged 21 years or older.

Russell Kane, Theatre by QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2,  Port Rashid, Dubai, June 2 at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm), ticket prices from Dhs175, Tel: (0)58 838 3107, theatrebyqe2.com

October

Macklemore

When: October 4, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Originally slated to perform in Dubai in October 2023, iconic American rapper Macklemore will now be performing in Dubai on Friday, October 4 at the Coca-Cola Arena. Macklemore (pronounced Mack-LE-more) first rose to fame with his track Thrift Shop back in 2012 which has since amassed over one billion streams on Spotify alone.  Tickets are on sale now via the here website, priced from Dhs199.

Macklemore, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Oct 4, from Dhs199. Tel: (800) 223 388, coca-cola-arena.com

Romesh Ranganathan

When: October 25, 2024
Where: Coca-Cola Arena

Looking for some laughs? Then you’ll want to snap up tickets to British comedian Romesh Ranganathan who is coming to Dubai for the very first time this October. The master of major lols will perform at City Walk’s Coca-Cola Arena in October. Tickets for the gig are on sale and priced from Dhs195 for lower-tier silver, ranging up to Dhs350 for gold floor tickets. Do note, that the show is for adults aged 16 and over, with those under 21 required to be accompanied by an adult aged over 21.

Romesh Ranganathan, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Oct 4, from Dhs199. Tel: (800) 223 388, coca-cola-arena.com

November

Jake Lambert

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When: November 9, 2024
Where: Theatre by QE2

Jake Lambert is making a stop in Dubai as he goes on his first national tour. The comedian hits the stage telling stories about navigating through everyday life, why he has a fear of being normal, and questioning our need to ask strangers what breed their dogs are. Name sound familiar? He’s been supporting Michael McIntyre on his worldwide tour. Under-16s will not be allowed entry, and 16 to 20-year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

Theatre by QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai, Nov 9 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm), Tel: (0)58 838 3107, theatrebyqe2.com

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