Weekend on the way in Dubai: 25-26-27 January 2018
EVITA – The Musical @ Dubai Opera
Touted as ‘the theatrical event of the year’, the smash hit musical ‘Evita’ will feature at Dubai Opera. The story of Evita Peron, Argentina’s first lady, who dedicated her life to charity work and helping the nation, comes alive on stage under the direction of Bill Kenwright. Originally produced by the kings of theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the show was so successful that it ran for over forty years on New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. The most recognised element of this show would be the Oscar-winning movie, of the same name, in which Madonna played Evita, and brought even more attention to the music. Her rendition of the famous song ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ topped the charts in eight countries and is considered a classic. Catch this song and all the other hits at Dubai Opera, at another thrilling theatrical performance.
When: 22 January – 03 February 2018
Venue: Dubai Opera
Ja Rule @ White Dubai
US hip-hop and rap star Ja Rule is heading to Dubai this weekend for a special, one-off performance at WHITE Dubai. Time Out Dubai’s Club of the Year, 2017, is getting ready to host the Grammy-nominated, award-winning chart-topper on Friday January 26. The artist found fame both sides of the Atlantic in the early 2000s for massive tracks including I’m Real, Always On Time and Livin’ It Up. Ja Rule is playing at WHITE’s Disturbing Dubai night, an all-out party created by top UK rap and grime star Tine Tempah. On the night, you’ll get music from Kenrick Chance, DJ Charlesy and Moky Ezra. What’s more, entrance is totally free, with WHITE opening at 11pm and closing at 3am. There’s an open bar for ladies until 1am, too, so if you’re looking to get in on a bit of weekend ladies’ night action, this is one for you.
When: 26 January 2018
Venue: White Dubai
Quoz Art Fest 2018 @ Alserkal Avenue
A celebration of art and culture, Quoz Arts Fest 2018 will be our most diverse edition yet, with a focus on supporting home-grown artists and cultural producers.
A dance programme, curated by Sima Dance Company, will feature local performers and invite the audience to get involved in dance performances across the entire Avenue.
The event is free and open to the whole family, including pets, with parent and kid-friendly activities including performances, workshops, tours, film screenings, food concepts, and live music.
When: 26 gennaio – 27 gennaio
Venue: Alserkal Avenue
Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2018
Since its first edition back in 1989, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic has seen some of the world’s greatest golfers competing here in Dubai, with winners including well-known names such as Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, and Tiger Woods. It’s known as the Middle East Major, and has now become one of the leading international golfing events. Spectators will be able to visit Emirates Golf Club and watch the legendary golfers competing over four rounds as they battle it out to lift the trophy. Golf die-hards and sporting enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy the suspenseful competition on the greens.
When: 25 January – 28 January 2018
Venue: Emirates Golf Club
Dubai World Cup Carnival @ Meydan Racecourse
The best horses on the planet compete for a staggering US$10 million in prize money on Meydan’s world stage during the World Cup Carnival race series. Running simultaneously with the domestic Meydan Racing Season, the Carnival series consists of 10 global race meetings, which allows international equine stars to compete against each other and gauge how they will fare on the final big day of the Dubai World Cup (31 March).
Attend the races to feel the ground shake as the horses thunder past. The festive race days are action-packed with entertainment for all ages. Choose a hospitality package to make the most of the experience: Silks Restaurant offers a fine dining international buffet, the Winner’s Circle offers sumptuous four-course meals, and the Grandstand Suites work well for families, special occasions and corporate gatherings.
When: 25 January 2018
Venue: Meydan Racecourse