17 Jun 2019 AT 11:10 AM

11 things to do in Dubai this week

From comedy to live music, these are the events that deserve a spot in your diary
17 Jun 2019 AT 11:10 AM
11 things to do in Dubai this week

Footloose The Musical

Footloose tells the story of Ren McCormack, who has moved to a small Midwestern town that has banned dancing and rock music, much to his frustration. In a bid to integrate, he starts to loosen up but his journey is far from smooth. The 1980s smash-hit comedy-drama will be performed live at Dubai Opera for two consecutive nights by a talented group of young actors from the DPA Youth Theatre Company. A guaranteed night of feel-good fun where you can hear all the big hits which made the film such a success.

When: June 28-29
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 440 8888

The big fish comedy tour
A night of cracking comedy is in store as Keith Farnan, Sonja-Jayne Salmon and Conor Drum put on a show you won’t want to miss. Tickets start from AED145.

When: Friday June 21
Where: Jumeirah Golf Estates
Contact: +971 55 489 9425

Nouvelle Vague
The Parisian new wave band have added Dubai as a stop on their 15th anniversary world tour. See them perform some iconic songs at Dubai Opera for one night only.

When: Tuesday June 25
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 440 8888


On a Tuesday, enjoy one-person portions of dishes such as nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, guacamole and taquitos when you order a beverage.

When: Daily
Where: The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
Contact: +971 4 437 0044
Armani Hotel Dubai
Take advantage of an offer at Armani Hotel Dubai, where you can enjoy a set menu at Amal or Deli for AED250, or at Ristorante for AED280. This brilliant deal is available right through until the end of September, and included on the menus is lime infused sea bream and lamb leg morsels.

When: Daily
Where: Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Contact: +971 4 244 3214

Distillery is a new gastropub and late-night bar, offering a fantastic venue in which you can enjoy great food or, alternatively, a couple of well-earned beverages after a hard day in the office. With craft hops and a fine selection of mixed drinks, all of  your needs will be catered for in stylish surroundings. If you go for the grub, expect hearty bursts of international flavours with a focus on comfort food, which sounds right up our street.

When: Daily
Where: Souk Al Manzil, Manzil Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 329 8899

The new burger joint located in JLT is well worth checking out if you like your patties, and if you possess a sweet tooth, you’d be well advised to try one of its ice cream burgers. Seriously.

When: Daily
Where: JLT, Tower One
Contact: +971 4 584 6859

Le Vallon

When John Christow is found murdered by the swimming pool in Le Vallon, and his wife, Gerda, is discovered next to him with a pistol in her hand, an investigation is launched. It’s not a simple case to solve, far from it in fact, and Detective Hercule Poirot, who takes charge, is on a mission to unravel a harrowing crime. Strange behaviour only serves to make getting to the bottom of what happened all the more difficult, giving the detective and his investigating officers great cause for concern. This production is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime fiction novel, The Hollow, and you can see it performed live entirely in French at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue. Get down there and check it out.

When: Monday June 17
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 4 338 8525

A Decade of Diverse at Dubai Opera
‘A Decade of Diverse’ is the 10th anniversary show from Dubai-based Diverse Performing Arts School, who will take audience members through the last ten years of showbiz history at the school, divided into “then” and “now” sections. “Then” features fiery, girl-powered takes on the Spice Girls, plus much more, while “now” focuses on contemporary dance numbers by the likes of Adele and Beyonce. A great night awaits.

When: Friday June 21,
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 440 8888

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
The affair between a couple who are both married takes a dangerous political turn when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When: 18-27 June
Where: Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 58 524 6362