Performances, plays, comedy shows and more to come in Dubai

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Considered “Britain’s greatest living playwright”, Tony and Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. The play is set in the Jewish community of Vienna in the first half of the 20th century and follows the life of a prosperous Jewish family who had fled violence in the East.

Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai. 8 p.m., single entry 100 Dhs, annual subscription 700 Dhs. Tel: (0)50 986 1760. courdeplayhouse.com

10 years after first playing in the city, British rockers The Kooks are bringing their naive ways to Dubai. They will perform at the Coca-Cola Arena on February 27 where fans can expect to hear some of the four-piece band’s biggest hits, including Naive, she moves in her own way and Bad habit. Tickets are on sale now in standing and seated categories, priced at Dhs 250 and available through Platinum List, Book My Show, Virgin Megastores and coca-cola-arena.com.

March

DJ Tiesto

When: March 4
Or: Coca-Cola Arena

Grammy Award-winning DJ Tiësto returns to the United Arab Emirates taking over the Coca-Cola Arena for a one-night-only performance. Previously dubbed “The Godfather of EDM”, Tiesto has been releasing music since 1994, the platinum-certified producer is the man behind hits such as Deals, Jackie Chan and Do not be shy. He was last in Dubai in 2018, where he performed at the former Gotha nightclub. The concert is a “free flow event” and open to all ages provided ticket holders can provide proof of vaccination. Tickets are available on the Coca Cola Arena website, or through PlatinumList.net.

Paul Zerdin Hands Free

When: March 4 and 5
Or: Theater by QE2

Americas Got Talent Season 10 winner Paul Zerdin jumps aboard QE2 and will perform his world-class family show in March. You’ll meet Sam, Baby, Grandad and more in this 90-minute performance. He has appeared on countless other TV shows including The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Show BBC!, Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford and more. Prices start from 125 Dhs. Delivered here.

Theater by QE2, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai. Tel: (0)58 838 3107. theatrebyqe2.com

The greatest show

When: March 5, 1:30 p.m.
Or: Coca-Cola Arena

See little ones’ faces light up at the biggest show, as they dance and sing their hearts out to their favorite tunes from popular films such as Frozen, Trolls, Moana and even the last To sing movie. There will also be tracks of The greatest showman, the musical drama that has taken the world by storm since its 2017 release. The biggest show, taking place on March 5 at 1:30 p.m., will be a dazzling performance that features a live cast of singers from famed West London. Fin, alongside jaw-dropping circus performers who are sure to make the crowd ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as ​​they defy 0gravity. Prices start from 75 Dhs. Delivered here.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Wasl, Dubai. Tel: (800) 223388. coca-cola-arena.com

Queen by candlelight

When: March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Or: Coca-Cola Arena

Queen fans will be treated to a breathtaking performance starting at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 with the show “Queen by Candlelight”. He arrives at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai after a sold-out tour of Britain. It will feature a cast from London’s West End who will keep that candle lit with an energetic performance. The stage will be bathed in candles as these talented singers sing some of the rock band’s greatest hits of the 1970s, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, we are the champions, don’t stop me now, I want to break free and so many others. Prices start from 75 Dhs. Delivered here.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Wasl, Dubai. Tel: (800) 223388. coca-cola-arena.com

National Theater Live: Frankenstein

Frankenstein

When: March 18 and 19
Or: Courtyard playhouse

Based on Mary Shelley’s novel, this thrilling, sold-out production has become an international sensation, experienced by more than 800,000 people in cinemas around the world. This production of Frankenstein sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Childlike in its innocence but grotesque in its form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is thrown into a hostile universe by its horrified creator. Encountering cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful creature decides to find his maker and make a terrifying deal.

Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai. 8 p.m., single entry 100 Dhs, annual subscription 700 Dhs. Tel: (0)50 986 1760. courdeplayhouse.com

Gipsy Kings by Andre Reyes

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When: March, 31st
Or: Dubai Opera

The king of Catalan rumba returns to the Dubai Opera on March 31. The last three performances in 2019, 2020 and 2021 have been sold out and for good reason. The Gipsy Kings have presented millions with a unique blend of traditional flamenco styles seamlessly blended with Western tunes and Latin rhythms. Some of their most popular singles include Bamboleo, Volare, Djobi Djoba‘ and more. This performance is sure to have you tapping your feet and swaying to catchy beats. Ticket prices start from 295 Dhs with a house drink. Delivered here.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, March 31, 8 p.m. Tel: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

Whitney – The ultimate tribute to a legend

When: March 31, April 1
Or: Theater by QE2

This show celebrates the life and work of American singer Whitney Houston. She is known for her stunning soprano voice and stage presence, selling over 200 million albums worldwide before her death in 2012. She was hailed as the most awarded artist of all time by Guinness World Records, garnering over 600 awards throughout his career. Maria Lynette will reflect Houston’s incredible life and talent on stage singing hits such as I wanna dance with someone, I’m every woman, I’ll always love you, saving all my love and much more. Ear tickets; y bird start from 135 Dhs. Delivered here.

Theater by QE2, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai. Tel: (0)58 838 3107. theatrebyqe2.com

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Pink Floyd Experience in the UK

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When: May 13
Or: Dubai Opera

The UK Pink Floyd Experience authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including an impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show. The rock concert will showcase over 50 years of legendary band success in a show lasting over two and a half hours. Hits will include The Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, wish you were Here and The wall. The spellbinding show will celebrate all things Floyd and appeal to fans of all ages. Prices start from 175 Dhs. Delivered here.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, March 31, 8 p.m. Tel: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

Jo Koy: Funny is Funny World Tour

When: May 14
Or: Coca-Cola Arena

Due to overwhelming demand, comedian Jo Koy brings his Funny Is Funny World Tour To Dubai. The hilarious Jo Koy, will perform in Dubai for one night only on May 14 at the Coca-Cola Arena. From impersonations to stand-up, it’s bound to be an evening of entertainment and laughter. To buy tickets here.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk Dubai, May 14. Phone. : (800) 223 388. coca-cola-arena.com

Dates to be confirmed…

The Crystal Palace Ballet

The Crystal Palace Ballet

Or: Dubai Opera

Crystal Palace Ballet will make its Middle Eastern debut at Dubai Opera. The spectacular production is inspired by a true story with elements of opera, featuring dancers and musicians from the legendary Bolshoi Theater – home to one of the most renowned and by far the largest ballet companies in the world. world. The show takes us back to 1740 at the court of Empress Anna Ioanovna in the Russian capital, where preparations for a big event are underway. The celebrations are at the behest of the Empress, who, after learning of the love one of her court daughters has for the court jester, decides to celebrate their marriage. Little did the young couple know they were going to spend their wedding night in an ice palace built for them as a wedding “gift” from the Empress. Be ready to be enchanted. Tickets will be available at dubaiopera.com soon.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

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