Things to do in Dubai this week: From Kite Fest to The Laughter Factory
AFC Asian Cup
It’s the moment football die-hards have been waiting for; three weeks of tense and unpredictable matches have landed right on our doorstep. In its 17th tournament, the UAE will be hosting the biggest Asian Football Championship yet, and there will be loads of games you’ll want to get down to across Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
When: Until February 1
Where: Abu Dhabi and Dubai
The CBD Palm Run
It’s reached that point; we’re halfway into the month and your resolution to get fit is starting to fall by the wayside. So it’s time to sign up for a lung-opening run and save yourself from sliding back into your old habits. What’s great about this Commercial Bank of Dubai-sponsored run is that there are four options to choose from, so everyone can get their blood pumping. Ticket prices for over 21s start from AED50.
When: January 18
Where: The Palm Jumeirah
Shop the Night away
As part of Dubai Shopping Festival, a series of weekly events showcasing even more offers is underway. Shop The Night Away will cut prices on everything from food to fashion, with Superdry offering two for one across the range while Project Pie are slashing 25 percent off food bills.
When: Every Wednesday until January 30
Where: Various locations
The Laughter Factory
At just AED160 per ticket, a night of side-splitting entertainment with these comedy giants is always a great way to shake off the January blues. This month, Canadian comic Tom Stade is returning to Dubai after four years, Scottish funny guy Larry Dean will be delivery the laughs, and British comedy genius JoJo Smith is coming to town.
When: January 17
Where: TRYP by Wyndham
If you’re a kite enthusiast, then we don’t really need to convince you to mark this date down in the diary. If you’re yet to convert, hear us out; watch the skies come to life with bizarre shapes and colours, dance away to the DJ’s tunes, and keep the little ones entertained for hours with kite making workshops, face painting sessions and henna tattoo stations. It’s on 10am-7pm and costs only AED25.
When: January 18
Where: Al Mamzar Park
Contact: +971 50 658 1940