And now Dubai’s own comics are returning to the stage, with acclaimed UAE comedian Ali Al Sayed and Emirates-based New Yorker Mina Liccione set to perform at Dubai Opera on Friday August 21.
Presented by local comedy club Dubomedy and Dubai Opera, as part of Dubai Summer Surprises, the show will see the UAE’s “King and Queen of Comedy” joined by special guest comedians throughout the night, and DJ Tala Samman.
The gig represents the very first time UAE-based comedians will headline a performance at the city’s prestigious arts hub, and as such is a pivotal moment for the local scene.
Award-winning Emirati comedian Ali Al Sayed has been performing since 2008, including gigs at the likes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and regular stints on Comedy Central Arabia.
Mina Liccione has also performed the Fringe Fest, in addition to appearing on MTV’s The Grind, and is currently on Comedy Central Arabia as part of its Balcony Series.
Aimed at an audience aged 15 and above, the gig promises a celebration of home-grown comedy, reconnection, and wearing dress clothes again, while Dubai Opera will have strict social distancing and safety measures in place, in line with government guidelines.
Tickets for the gig are on sale now, priced from Dhs95.
From Dhs95. Fri Aug 21, 8pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com.