7 great things to do in Dubai
The Laughter Factory July Tour
The rib tickling continues throughout the summer thanks to The Laughter Factory’s latest tour. As always, the comedy bookers are flying in the international stand-ups acts to that will have you guffawing in the aisles. Philadelphia-born Jimmy Shubert jets in to deliver his no-holds barred brand of comedy that’s definitely not for the faint hearted. Like The Simpsons Troy McClure, you’ll probably recognise Shubert shows such as Entourage, Maron and The King of Queens. British radio and TV star Sally-Anne Hayward will bring her act tinged with relatable and hilarious takes. And Canada’s own Nick Beaton completes the trio with his laser-targeted jabs at his own personal life and the world around us. Tickets start at AED150. See thelaughterfactory.com for more information and gig locations.
When: July 12-20
Where: Various Dubai locations
World Cup Final
It doesn’t matter if your team made it to the final or not, the climax to one of the most exciting World Cups to date is time to get out there and celebrate. The best part, well, apart from the football, is that pretty much every venue showing the game will have some sort of food and beverage deal on to entice you in. Just check shortlisdubai.com for a full list of places to see off the tournament in style.
When: July 15, 7pm
Nassif Zeytoun Live
The popular Syrian singer returns to Dubai this week for a special free concert at Dragon Mart 2. Zeytoun is best known for his 2014 smash hit ‘Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae’ and winning the 2010 reality show, Star Academy. If it’s anything like his previous gig, it’s going to be packed out with fans, so get there early so you can hear hits from his 2016 album ‘Toul Al Yom’.
When: July 13
Where: Dragon Mart 2
Contact: +9714 390 9999
One of the most dramatic and engaging coming of age films you’re likely to ever see is the story of Naomi ‘Supergirl’ Kutin – a 13 year old who competes in power-lifting events. This free to see movie, charts her rise through the male dominated sport, but also paints the picture of the struggles Kutin in balancing her career with, well, being a kid. Compelling stuff.
When: July 14
Where: Cinema Akil
Contact: +9715 8524 6362, website
SWS Summer Enduro Cup
There’s a brand-new karting event at Dubai Kartdrome this week that will test your racing mettle. The SWS Summer Enduro Cup is a two hour and 15 minute endurance race between 34 drivers. You can race alone or in a two-person team, which will earn you official SWS Endurance points. You can even bag a stay at the ParkInn by Radisson if you win.
When: July 9, 7.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Dubai Autodrome
Contact: +971 800 KARTING, website
The Art of Scent Exhibition
Follow your nose down to The Dubai Mall this week to treat your nostrils to a unique bit of art. The exhibition is a collaboration between Perfumery & Co, famed perfume critic, Chandler Burr and Art Emaar. It offers a unique tour of eleven carefully curated scents from international, regional and local brands.
When: Until July 12
Where: Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall
Tibetan Sound Healing
Amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life you really should find time to zone out and remove the busyness. So what better way to do this than meditation with the calming sounds and vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. A sequence is played to help you melt into relaxation and lower your heart rate. Ideal for completely unwinding then.
When: July 20
Where: Zoga, South Ridge Tower 6, Dubai
Contact: +9714 276 7657