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Create unforgettable memories in Dubai


Dubai’s latest indoor venue will host Ireland’s favourite pop band, Westlife, on 29 August.

 Dubai is set to transform into the ultimate summer escape for all the family this August, bringing together a diverse range of global entertainment, fun-filled family attractions and citywide celebrations. The year’s summer season will also deliver an unrivalled experience with competitive deals and exciting discounts across the emirate, helping visitors experience all that is possible at unbeatable value with Dubai Calendar’s go-to website and app, the ultimate guide to events happening across the city.

Kicking off the summer fun will be a range of comedy nights, promising brand-new routines and hilarious observational comedy. The Laughter Factory, the city’s well-established comedy hub, will welcome a line-up of international comics till 16 August, including Australian comedian Ro Campbell; rising comedy star, Scott Bennett; and American-born Dave Fulton. Laughathon brings some of India’s funniest comedians for a first-of-its-kind series aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), featuring Mumbai-based comedian Abhishek Upmanyu on 23 August and rising star Akash Gupta on 13 September.

The summer calendar will continue to offer a stand-out line-up of live acts by artists from across the world, including Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated Indie-pop band The 1975, as they bring their world tour to the Coca-Cola Arena on 14 August. Dubai’s latest indoor venue will also host Ireland’s favourite pop band, Westlife, on 29 August for their first reunion in eight years as they celebrate 20 years of record-breaking success with the ‘Twenty Tour’.

Dubai Opera is set to host an array of unmissable events, including an ultimate fantasy movie marathon with the Disney Festival. The state-of-the-art performance venue in Downtown Dubai will show 48 classic Disney films from 15 – 30 August, including original animations, live-action titles and classics like The Little Mermaid, Moana, Hocus Pocus, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The venue was also scheduled to host a special screening of Fast and the Furious: Hobbs & Shaw over Eid from 11 – 13 August.

Those looking for spectacular deals and offers can also find exclusive discounts across Dubai with an exclusive discount available for Dubai’s first resident show, La Perle by Dragone through the Dubai Calendar app. Guests can save up to 70% on tickets with promo code GOVBW26 and enjoy 65 world-class performers from 23 countries performing extraordinary acts including acrobatics, contortion, flying, diving and even motorcycles defying gravity amidst state-of-the-art technology. Meanwhile, the XLine Dubai Marina invites thrill seekers to zip across from the Amwaj Towers in JBR to Dubai Marina Mall with special summer prices until September.

The city will extend these spectacular offers into the Eid weekend, marking Eid in Dubai with an exciting calendar of entertainment events and activities. A key highlight will be an electrifying concert by Arab superstars, Nancy Ajram and Saif Nabeel at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 15 August. Celebratory fireworks and dazzling pyrotechnic displays will also be held at Dubai Festival City Mall.

Families can also keep kids entertained during the holidays with a myriad of summer camps. The Jameel Arts Centre has curated a special programme for kids that involves discovering regional art history, embarking on treasure hunts across the institution and participating in creative workshops. Over at Alserkal Avenue, Wisdom Warehouse is hosting nine especially themed weeks, from myth-busting and mystery-solving to Hollywood inspired moviemaking. Community art space the jamjar is welcoming children between the ages of three to 14 years old to work on fresh art projects every day. OliOli is inviting kids for stimulating creative projects, a series of fun-filled guided play sessions with different themes for each day while they enjoy playing in eight interactive galleries.

Meanwhile, those looking for compelling reasons to visit Dubai during the summer can enjoy all-inclusive family stay packages with as they take advantage of the fantastic offers around the city. Several of the emirate’s luxurious hotels offer weekend and staycation packages with the best rates, access to world-class facilities, spa treatments, dining discounts and more – from exceptional summer deals and free nights at the Address Hotels to all-inclusive experiences at Jumeirah Hotels.

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