7 Best Ways to Spend The Holiday Weekend in Dubai

Published December 17th, 2020 - 08:15 GMT
Gear up for Dubai's flagship winter festival
Gear up for Dubai's flagship winter festival
Time for Dubai Shopping Surprises, celebrity sightings and Christmas specials

Gear up for Dubai's flagship winter festival

See Dubai at its finest with amazing shopping deals and family-friendly entertainment at the 26th Dubai Shopping Festival. All the fun kicks off with star-powered performances by Clean Bandit, Anne Marie, Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny at Burj Park on Friday and Saturday. Your seasonal favourites are back, including the eclectic al fresco bazaar Market Outside the Box (MOTB), where you'll find a diverse collection of homegrown brands, live shows and delicious bites.

Have some giant pantomime fun

Join Jack the day-dreamer on his adventures up the beanstalk in this well-loved production featuring fearsome Dame Trott, evil henchman Crookback, Daisy the cow and a goose that lays golden eggs. You'll find yourself transported up into the clouds in this magical story that comes to life with spectacular sets, lots of laughter, and the "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum" of a very hungry giant.

Dance and prance at Jingle Bell Rock

Get in the holiday spirit at Jingle Bell Rock, taking place for one night only at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Expect a stellar line-up of international stars and musicians who'll perform famous carols and Yuletide classics in a safe and socially distanced environment. Add the date to your advent calendar – from tots to grandparents, it will be a treat for the whole clan.

Attend an end-of-the-year rap party

Tunisian superstars A.L.A and Jenjoon are bringing the heat to Dubai World Trade Centre with an electrifying show of spitfire rap and melodies. Feed off their energy as they perform top hits including Peace, LVL 10 and Shweraa Tafia, which have garnered millions of views on YouTube.

Get the inside scoop on Simon and Garfunkel

Arguably the most famous folk-rock singers of all time, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel fans will be taken on a nostalgic two-hour journey through their illustrious career. Projected photos, original film footage and a four-piece band performing their biggest hits will transport you back to their early, pre-stardom days before re-enacting their break up and eventual triumph at Central Park. This show has sold-out around the world and was a huge hit on Broadway, so book now to celebrate 50 years of the duo.

Witness a winter wonderland at Zabeel Park

Get a feel for the North Pole at Zabeel Park, where an al fresco wonderland set among lush greenery is playing host to all kinds of family fun. From child-friendly activities to entertainment that spreads seasonal cheer, make a treasure trove of new memories with loved ones. You can even wrap up holiday shopping at pop-up stalls selling unique finds and sample delicious food at food trucks, with fabulous photo opportunities at every turn.

Immerse yourself in a tale as old as time

 Let the magic of an 18th century French fairytale surround you at a rendition of Beauty and the Beast. The Theatre at QE2 is hosting a live show of the classic story, in which a handsome young prince must find true love to break a horrid curse. Sing along to your favourite tunes with Belle, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts and enjoy a captivating rendition of this performance aboard the iconic floating hotel.

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