The weekend's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more
Congratulations, you made it through the week and now it's time to relax and enjoy the many wonders Dubai has to offer, from morning until night. So whether it is parties or peaceful places you're after, we have it covered.
French dancer and choreographer Maurice Béjart directs this ballet about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The costumes have been designed by Gianni Versace, and the music draws from Queen songs as well as the works of Mozart.
Irish indie music duo Picture This topped the charts in their home country in August with their debut EP. This is your chance to catch them live before they get even bigger. Free. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 9.30pm. Thu Oct 20.
One of India’s biggest heavy metal bands, Girish and the Chronicles have performed all over the world and supported bands like Hoobastank. Supporting them at The Music Room will be local groups including Nikotin, Dominion and Point of View. Dhs80. 6pm-3am. Thu Oct 20.
The first event of the new season at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will be Oktoberfest DXB, a ten-day celebration from Thursday October 20 to Saturday 29.
A giant “festzelt” will be at the heart of the area, and will both be surrounded by and packed with traditional German entertainment.
Throughout the week, Oktoberfest DXB will host a series of special deals, including a ladies’ night on Tuesday, a Halloween-themed “Deadtoberfest” for the final three nights and a Bavarian brunch on both Friday 21 and Friday 28 of the month, priced from Dhs295.
Providing the soundtrack will be Munich-based Gaudiblosn, with their unique mash-up of German pop and party hits.