The day's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars and spas, cinema releases and more.
There's simply no excuses for laziness in Dubai. With every need catered for, if you're a glutinous foodie or a glory-chasing fitness fanatic, there is, almost 24/7, something for everybody. Want films? We have the biggest releases and some of the best cinemas - indoor and outdoor - in the world. Or how about architectural marvels? Well, just look up. You're welcome. And while we might have said no laziness, if you're headed to the beach we're willing to make an exception.
To jolt you into life, here's the pick of what's happening around town today.
Grab lunch at the newly renovated Toko Downtown. Choose a one-, two- or three-course meal, with favourites including Peking duck roll and California rolls. Dhs55 (one course), Dhs75 (two courses), Dhs90 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing.
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history is coming to Dubai Opera in 2017.
CATS the Musical will be live at the stunning new venue for 13 days, from Monday January 16 to Saturday 28.
The production is an adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and it will make its Dubai debut in the new year, before embarking on an international tour.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the people of the UAE to see one of the most successful shows of all time, without having to travel to London or New York,” said Liz Koops, CEO of Broadway Entertainment Group. “We love the fact that this spectacular musical will play at Dubai Opera and is suitable for the entire family to enjoy.”
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the classic musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer”. The fantasy drama has one of the most popular musical scores in history, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide.
CATS has bagged many accolades, including seven Tony Awards and two Grammys since its premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for almost 9,000 shows. It then returned to the West End in 2014, reuniting the original creative team; director Trevor Nunn, choreographer Gillian Lynne and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Dubai Opera will also play host to another popular musical in February 2017, when it welcomes the finger-snapping of the gangs from West Side Story. We’ll see you there.
Tickets on sale from 9am on September 29, priced from Dhs275