Events you must attend in the UAE before you enter 2017

We are sure you have already started planning for the New Year's Eve, but here is something thrilling that you should do over just preparing for the 31st party, and the United Arab Emirates is the perfect place to be in. So before the year ends, we give you a list of events that you shouldn't miss, from concerts to sporting events, UAE has a lot to offer.

Here is the list of exciting events that you must attend before the year ends –

Racing at Meydan –

Racing at the Meydan racecourse

Meydan Race

The racing season begins at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai starting from 3rd November, 2016. Witness an array of equestrian events at one of the best racecourses in the world.

Yasalam Beats on the beach 2016 – 

Yasalam presents Beats on the Beach

Beats on the beach 2016

The Beats on the Beach returns to Abu Dhabi and this time it gets bigger and better. Head to the Abu Dhabi Corniche on 24th November, 2016, for the hottest beach party in the UAE, featuring international artists like Sean Paul, Arabian songstress Nancy Ajram, Filipino mega-star Yeng Constantino, former X-Factor Arabia finalist Adham Nabulsi, Emirati fan-favourite Shamma Hamdan from Arabs Got Talent fame, ETC 2015 alumna rising star Esther Eden and crowd favourites Bull Funk Zoo.

Boyzlife – 

Boyzlife live in concert

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, a part of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands, Westlife and Boyzone, come together to enthrall the audience in the UAE on 10th and 11th November, 2016 at the Hilton.

Les Miserables –

Les Miserables musical performance

Les Miserables cast

The hit musical featuring current Broadway stars John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean and Hayden Tee as Javert, arrives in Dubai for an extravagant performance at the Dubai Opera on 10th November, 2016.

Italian Opera – 

Italian Opera to perform in Dubai

Italian Opera

Witness the finest opera performance at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre on 10th November, 2016. Performed by internationally acclaimed artists, Italian soprano Monica De Rosa McKay and the tenor Gian Luca Pasolini accompanied by Larisa Capatina & Vitali Mihailiuc Piano Duo that will also perform some solo pieces.

Sensation Dubai 2016 – The Desert Dome –

Sensation Dubai 2016 - The Desert Dome

The Desert Dome

Attend the world's leading dance event at Bab Al Shams, Dubai, on 11th November, 2016. With an impressive lineup of artists like Afrojack, Aly & Fila, Ummet Ozcan, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, YAX.X & Sem Thomasson and Mr White, so prepare yourself for once in a lifetime experience.

Mohammed Abdu – 

Mohammed Abdu Live in Concert

Mohammed Abdu Live in Concert

The evergreen and sensational Arab singer is ready to rock the stage at the Al Majaz amphitheatre, Sharjah, on 11th November, 2016. The super-singer is all set to enthrall the audience with his soulful voice.

Mr Stink – 

Popular children drama

Mr Stink play

Catch an exciting and entertaining play based on the highly acclaimed children`s book written by David Walliams, at the Al Jaheli Theatre, Abu Dhabi, on 12th and 13th November, 2016.

Abu Dhabi Art 2016 – 

Abu Dhabi Art Festival 2016

Abu Dhabi Art Festival

Witness some of the finest artworks at this art exhibition, which is curated by experts, who scour the world`s biggest art galleries. So all the art lovers out there, head to Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, on 16th November, 2016 for a visual treat.

Rotana Live Presents Majid Almohandis & Elissa Concert – 

Elissa and Majid Almohandis Live in Concert

Elissa and Majid Almohandis

Prepare for a musical extravaganza as the Saudi-Iraqi singer, Majid Almohandis, and popular Lebanese singer, Elissa, collaborate for an electrifying performance at the JW Mariott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, on 17th November, 2016.

Sonu Nigam Live in Concert – 

Sonu Nigam Live in Concert

Bollywood's favourite singer returns to Dubai for the 15th consecutive year with the most acclaimed Bollywood Symphony concert on 18th November, 2016. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magical melodies crooned by the legend, Sonu Nigam.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix –

[caption id="attachment_3467" align="aligncenter" width="660"]Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Regarded as Middle Easts biggest event, it is the standout sporting event of the year and offers all visitors an unparalleled social and sporting experience. The event will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th November at the Yas Marina Circuit.

The Nutcracker on Ice at Dubai Opera – 

Nutcracker on ice Dubai Opera

Nutcracker on ice

A treat for the whole family, the Nutcracker on Ice features world-class ice skaters who dance to the famous beats and tunes of Tchaikovsky. They take stage in Dubai Opera from 6th December to 10th December, 2016.

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2016 – 

Dubai Superseries Finals 2016

Dubai Superseries

Witness the most exciting badminton action as world's best players compete to win the Dubai Superseries at the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai, from 14th to 18th December, 2016.

Elton John Live in Dubai –

Sir Elton John live in Dubai

Sir Elton John

The ultimate showman and the 'Rocketman' singer to perform at the Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai, on 15 December, 2016. Yes, you heard it right, experience Sir Elton John's magical performance when he takes stage in Dubai. You don't want to miss this!

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2016 –

Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Seven 2016

Rugby Sevens

Held at The Sevens Stadium, this sporting tournament is one of the most entertaining and thrilling tournaments in the world, where 16 men`s teams and 12 women`s teams compete to enter the finals.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged –

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Experience Shakespeare like never before, this entertaining show features a fast-paced version of Shakespeares 37 plays like you've never seen them before. Including Othello as a Rap song, Titus Andronicus presented as a TV cooking show, The Histories turned into an American Football game and The Hamlet performed backwards in half a minute.

ABT Music Festival –

ABT Music Festival Line-up

ABT Music Festival

Gear up for the most exciting music festival as world-class DJ's, international artists and rappers line-up at the ABT Music Festival at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, on 22nd December 2016. Kevin Gates, Bow Wow, Tommy Gunz, Sean Kingston, Trinidad James, Menon, and many others will rock the arena with their electrifying performances.

Yasalam After-Race Concerts 2016 –

Yasalam After-Race Concerts 2016

Yasalam After-Race Concerts

The music enthusiasts are in for a treat as this year, the Yasalam After-Race Concerts features the world's best line-up. Yes, if you think you could skip this event, think again, as your favorite Barbadian singer Rihanna, the legendary music duo The Chemical Brothers and the All Night Long singer Lionel Richie, are ready to the set the stage on fire with their powerful performances.

Mubadala World Tennis Championship – 

Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2016

Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Witness the best tennis action from 29th to 31st December 2016, as the 9th season of the world-class annual Mubadala World Tennis Championship returns to Abu Dhabi.


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