Dubai Opera beckons


Take a tour of the Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai. Explore the inspiration for the architectural design and the experience its state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, which makes every performance a memorable one. Take the behind-the-scenes tour to explore how a magnificent spectacle unfolds at the Opera. Conducted in both English and Arabic and other languages on request, the Dubai Opera has much to offer.

Tickets from Dh33. Book tickets at For more details contact 04 440 8888.

Pump up the adrenaline

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It’s the last week of events at the Dubai Sports World. The indoor sports arena has had its 10th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre through the past summer. Here’s a last chance for this season to indulge in sports such as football, basketball, cricket, badminton, tennis and more. At DWTC’s Za’abeel Halls 4-6.

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Dig it Dubai


Indulge your little ones with Dig it Dubai, a multi-purpose construction-themed play zone for children aged 3-12 years at the Springs Souk. Your kids can don hard hats and give vent to their creativity – from slime making, paper bag crafting and sand or jewelry art, to cupcake decorating and more, there are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy a hands-on learning experience.

Tickets from Dh80. For more information on tickets visit Contact 04 438 4479 for details.

Movies in the park


Cinema in the Park returns to Umm Al Emarat, of course, with social distancing protocols. Films such as Aladdin, Enchanted and Mowgli will be shown on the large screen. To ensure the audience has a good and safe time the Park will allow guests to watch the big screen with a maximum of four people per section under the safety measurements that the park has set since the reopening. Wearing masks at all times, and maintaining social distancing throughout the movie marathon is mandatory.

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Dubai Home Festival: Win yourself a home makeover!


Make your house a home by winning vouchers worth up to thousands of dirhams during the Dubai Home Festival (DHF). On until October 10, the second edition of DHF boasts some of Dubai’s biggest and best homeware and furnishing brands such as IKEA, Homes r Us, THE One, Homebox, Home Centre, Danube Home and Pan Emirates, who will be offering plenty of deals and lots of opportunities to take home cool prizes too.

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Rumble up the arena


UFC Fight Island has returned to Abu Dhabi with a kapow. The spectacular five-event mega series, in partnership with UFC, is on at Yas Island until October 25th. The UFC Fight Island is a 6-sq-km safe zone ‘bubble’ on Yas Island, which itself has become a well-renowned spot for international event bubbles. The UFC venue has witnessed extensive sanitisation work to ensure the well-being of more 2,500 people.

Action kicks off early Sunday morning (UAE time), with the stacked 11-fight card featuring athletes from all six of the world’s inhabited continents. Fighters will be representing a diverse range of countries including the US, Brazil, Mexico, Cape Verde, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, UK, Canada, Tunisia, Thailand, China, Serbia, Italian and Tunisia.

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