Team shortlist10 Sep 2019 AT 08:07 AM

Things to do this week in Dubai

From Oktoberfest to Gladiator live in concert, you'll surely be entertained...
Team shortlist10 Sep 2019 AT 08:07 AM
Things to do this week in Dubai

Josh Widdicombe
You having a laugh? You will be (hopefully). British comedian Josh Widdicombe is coming to Dubai his very month, so get a wriggle on and get those tickets booked.

Widdicombe is taking to the stage for one night only at Dubai Opera on Friday September 13, with the 36-year-old joining a stellar line-up of theatre, opera, music and more taking place at the arts hub before the end of 2019.

As well as being an established stand-up, Widdicombe has appeared on a host of panel shows and hosts UK comedy show, The Last Leg. He also created – and starred in – Josh, a sitcom about three young adults who share a flat in North London, which also featured Jack Dee and Jennifer Saunders. The show ran for three series up until 2017.

Widdicombe will be supported at the Friday night event by Lloyd Langford and Maisie Adam, while the night will be hosted by Ed Gamble.

Tickets are now on sale, priced from AED150.

Huge comedy acts such as Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, Russel Peters and Jason Byrne have all performed in Dubai so far this year, as well as Jason Manford back in July, meaning Widdicombe joins an illustrious list.

It promises to be a great night.
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
When: Friday September 13
Contact:, +971 4 440 8888

HopFest and Oktoberfest at The Irish Village

It’s all popping off this September, with the return of HopFest and Oktoberfest, taking place back-to-back. The former will see the legendary pub’s tent host more than 80 different varieties of hops (plus a juniper bar), from Thursday September 12 to Friday 13, followed by a Bavarian celebration complete with band and DJ in the same space from Wednesday September 18 to Saturday 21. Don’t miss it.
+971 4 282 4750

Weekday deals at folly by Nick & Scott
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Mon 5pm & Wed 7pm

Every Monday from 5pm you’ll get a selection of British cheeses and two hours of unlimited grape for AED295 a couple. On Wednesdays, get two rib-eye steaks, three sauces and a side of potato wedges, plus a bottle of grape, all for AED350. Both deals run every week on an ongoing basis. Get in.
+971 4 4 430 8535

New party brunch at la carnita
InterContinental Dubai Marina, Fri 1pm-5pm

Priced from AED399 for house beverages, La Carnita’s new Friday fiesta promises to be a biggie. The Canada-born, Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar has has teamed up with Secret Parties for what it hopes will become a new legend on the weekend scene, with dishes including nachos, tacos, chicken wings and guac. And plenty of Mexican mixed drinks, of course.

Gladiator live in concert

Gladiator Live In Concert gives you the opportunity to relive the five-time Academy Award-winning film on the big screen, and the big bonus with this particular production is that you get to enjoy it while a live symphony orchestra performs Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s iconic score with vocal soloist and chorus. It’s certainly a different way of experiencing the movie, but enjoyable nonetheless, and it’s sure to be a hit.
Maximus, formerly one of the Roman army’s most trusted generals, is sold by slave traders to battle in the Colosseum. He is determined to take revenge on Commodus, win back his dignity, avenge his family, and gain freedom for his people, and now you can enjoy the epic story in a unique way. The event runs for two nights only, so don’t miss out.
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
When: September 18-19

An Inspector Calls
The Junction, Al Quoz, Sep 10-12Fancy a spot of local theatre? J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, widely considered on eof the greatest plays of the 20th century, makes its Dubai debut this month at indie theatre The Junction. The play begins when Inspector Goole calls on the wealthy Birling family to investigate the death of a young woman. His revelations not only rock the Birling family’s lives, but also challenge the audience to question their own conscience.

Intrigued? You certainly will be during this three-act performance.

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