09 Dec 2018 AT 09:51 AM

Things to do in Dubai this week: From watching Jason Derulo live to the Jingle Bell carol service

Apple Music will also host a live music session at The Dubai Mall
09 Dec 2018 AT 09:51 AM
Things to do in Dubai this week: From watching Jason Derulo live to the Jingle Bell carol service

Balcony Music Sessions 
Apple Music is hosting their very first Middle East Balcony Music Sessions at their Dubai Mall store this Friday. 

From 1pm, you can pop along and see the toast of Beirut Mashrou’ Leila, Jordanian songstress Hana Malhas, Saudi Arabian born Hamza Hawsawi, Syrian born Ghaliaa and Emirati singer/songwriter Hamdan Abri, all while overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. All sessions will be unplugged live performances and look to showcase the best of the Arabic music scene. To register, all you have to go is visit their site.
When: December 14
Where: Apple Store, Dubai Mall
Contact: apple.com

Jason Derulo
It’s the man most famous for singing his own name within every song he’s in the city for one night only. In the midst of his world tour Jason Derulo will be stopping by the emirate to perform a gig at the multicultural park, and the talented singer, songwriter and dancer – even after breaking his neck doing a backflip back in 2012 – will be performing hits from his near-decade of fame such as Whatcha Say, Ridin’ Solo, Trumpets and If I’m Lucky.

While it will be Jason’s first time taking to the stage at Global Village, it’s not his first trip here and will obviously know how to work the crowd having previously performed at the likes of Base and White over the years. Tickets to wiggle-wiggle along to Derulo’s pop and R&B tracks will cost as little as AED15, which is just your general admission to the park, so you can really make a day of it.
When: December 14
Where: Global Village
Contact: globalvillage.ae

FitnessinDXB Christmas Brunch
Dubai's premier fitness community is hosting a special Christmas brunch this Friday. Don't worry, you don't need to don your gym kit to gain entry, but a festive jumper is mandotary at the Rove Hotel Marina event. There's also a chance to pull a prize out from Santa's sack. Prices start at AED180.
When: December 14, 7pm-11
Where: Rove Hotel Marina
Tickets: Click here

Jingle Bells
Ramp up the festive cheer by partaking in a supersized singalong that is now in its second year.  This time, Christmas bangers such as Baby It’s Cold Outside, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night and, of course, Jingle Bell Rock will be reimagined by 48-strong choir of Capital Voices and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band.

The best way to round off all the merriment? Some seasonal treats in the opera cafe after the show. Tickets range between AED175-475.
When: December 13-15
Where: Dubai Opera
Contact: dubaiopera.com

Jingle Bells at Dubai Opera

The Laughter factory
It’s the December edition of the stand up showcase, and it’s promising to be a good one... as always. Irish funny-guy Rory O’Hanlon will be taking to the stage on a bill that sees him star alongside the hilarious Canadian-American comic Tanyalee Davis and writer and star of his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Josh Howie. Tickets for the night of hilarity are priced at AED150 per person.
When: December
Where: Various locations
Contact: thelaughterfactory.com

Beach Polo cup
Leading teams from the region are set to battle it out for the annual prize once again, but now in its ninth year, there’s no horsing around as the event will be dedicated to delivering on sporting and social fun. While VIP Majlis Zone tickets are a hefty AED625, there will be a food and beverage area to create a festival feel. Oh, it’s all free of charge. Can’t say neigh to that. 
When: December 13-14
Where: Skydive Dubai
Contact: beachpolocup.com

Spinneys Dubai 92 cycle
Just because it’s officially festive season, doesn’t mean the health and fitness fanatic within you should go into hibernation until January. Pick between two distances – 53km and 92km – and enjoy the routes through Dubai’s multi-lanes, with many roads even closed off for the bicycle bonanza. The only downside is that 6am start, but on the plus side it is free of charge.
When: December 14
Where: Dubai Autodrome
Contact: cyclechallenge.ae

PLG Grand Slam
Professional eSports players and gaming enthusiasts alike are invited to a weekend of videogame action and cat-like reflexes. The stakes have been raised within the home-grown tournament as contestants are now in with chance to win a staggering AED735,000. Tickets for a day pass start at AED100, while two day passes will set you back AED150.
When: December 13-15
Where: Al Jazira Club, Abu Dhabi
Contact: gs.powerleaguegaming.com