Dubai set for events and entertainment extravaganza in October


Dubai Calendar, the official listing platform for events in the city, has announced a spectacular line-up of live music, entertainment and sporting events during the month of October.

From citywide activities like Dubai Fitness Challenge to cultural events such as Festival X there is something for everyone to enjoy in Dubai.

Musical events and live concerts

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical is making its way to Dubai Opera from October 3-12.

The story of the extraordinary little girl from Roald Dahl’s beloved book will be brought to life on stage for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Catch a beat with the Pakistani music band and pioneers of Sufi rock in the South East Asian subcontinent, Junoon, who will be taking to the stage at Coca-Cola Arena on October 6 for their Azadi Tour.

American rap sensation Denzel Curry takes to the stage at Bla Bla Dubai on October 12. The hitmaker will perform a string of hits that are sure to keep you on your feet into the early hours.

KISS fans can prepare to sing along with the iconic American rock band on October 13, as they are all set to rock the night away.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will be jetting into the city for one last performance at the Coca-Cola Arena as a part of their End of The Road World Tour.

Folk-pop band, Ben&Ben is coming in all the way from the Philippines for a memorable live show at the Coca-Cola Arena on October 14. The nine-piece ensemble will be lighting up the stage with their heartfelt anthems.

Immerse yourself in a spectacular three-day house music festival that will take place across Dubai from October 13-15.

Defected Dubai by Defected Records, a pioneering record label for dance music, will bring Defected Dubai to three locations in the city.

The line-up includes Roger Sanchez, Alex Mills, Dennis Ferrer, and many more, at JA The Resort and Soul Beach.

Get ready for a fun-packed night as five-time platinum artist Amr Diab takes to the stage for his debut performance at the Coca-Cola Arena on October 20. The musical icon will belt out all his chart-topping numbers and biggest hits, including the popular Tamally Maak.

Mark your calendars for an unmissable extravaganza with Egyptian diva Angham at Dubai Opera on October 20.

Don’t miss an unique opportunity to see the singing sensation, who has ruled the Arabic music charts for more than two decades now, live in Dubai as she performs her top tunes.

The Grammy Award winning and international singing sensation, Sean Paul is making his way to the Coca-Cola Arena on October 21, as he serenades the crowd with his greatest hits and timeless pop classics. Get ready to sing along and dance to the infectious tunes on Saturday night.

Award-winning Indian playback singer, Neha Kakkar is set for her special performance at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on October 22.

Get ready for an incredible musical evening with British MC and rapper Dizzee Rascal who will be taking the stage at Emirates Golf Club.

The singing sensation will perform fan favourites live on October 28.

Unmissable entertainment for all

Prepare to laugh your heart out with hilarious performances at various locations in Dubai. Catch the shows as the host of the world-famous The Daily Show, Trevor Noah is making his way to the Coca-Cola Arena for a night of unlimited chuckles on October 3.

Head to Alserkal Avenue from October 6-8 for the second edition of Festival X, where art, science and technology will come together. The exciting festival will host a range of workshops, talks, shows and exhibitions.

Prepare to be awestruck by an entertaining show unlike anything you have seen before. Set to take over the stage at The Agenda on October 28 and 29, BEYOND – Illusion Show features four talented illusionists whose performance and tricks will wow the audience, and leave everyone wanting for more.

The captivating theatrics will keep you on the edge of your seat or even get you up on stage!

Gear up and save some energy as the Trib Fest, a huge music festival is set to take place at The Sevens Stadium on October 21.

Featuring some of the world’s best tribute artists playing music from legends such as Queen, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Oasis, Pink, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name a few, the family-friendly event will also have a dedicated kids' zone with bouncy castle park, children’s entertainers and face painting.

You can also expect plenty of food and drink stations to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

Sensational sporting events

Get ready as October has an exhilarating line-up of sporting events.

The Dubai Women’s Triathlon, the first female-only competition of its kind in the region, is back for its sixth edition. Explore some of the city's iconic destinations as you swim through the Arabian Gulf, run along Dubai Canal and cycle past Jumeirah Beach Residences on October 22.

Don your neon sportswear for a sprint under the stars as the first ace of Dubai Harbour Night Run series, an all-ages and abilities contest, will take place on October 25.

Glittering views of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, JBR and Ain Dubai will keep you company as you cross mega yachts and wooden dhows at the waterfront location.

The region’s most awaited Dubai Fitness Challenge is back in its seventh edition. Starting from October 28 and running until November 26, the flagship fitness initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, aims to transform Dubai into one of the world's most active cities.

Put on your sneakers and tighten your shoelaces for an action-packed calendar of free classes, sporting events and group workout sessions as the Challenge encourages the entire community of Dubai to embrace a healthier lifestyle by committing to 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days.

Here’s one for all the marathon enthusiasts! Join the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon on October 29 and be a part of a scenic and exhilarating sporting event in Downtown Dubai. Lace up your running shoes and embrace the picturesque views for an unforgettable experience.

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