Entertainment

Concert Venue in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Opera

Shaped like a traditional dhow – the sailing vessels that once plied the Arabian Gulf, laden with pearls and fish – Dubai Opera hosts world-class performances, ranging from opera and ballet to comedy and musicals. T…
Horse Racing in Downtown Dubai

Meydan Racecourse

Dubai racing’s home is the spectacular Meydan Racecourse, about 5km southwest of Downtown Dubai. Spanning 1.5km, its grandstand is bigger than most airport terminals and lidded by a crescent-shaped solar-panelled ro…
Live Music in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Giornotte

Live piano music provides the entertainment for one of the city's best brunches. If that isn't entertainment enough, there are 27 live stations (chefs preparing food at counters in the restaurant), Wagyu beef carvin…
Live Music in Al Markaziyah

Cristal

A resident pianist provides genteel entertainment in the dapper Cristal. Dressed in polished oak and illuminated by candlelight and a fireplace, this is a haven of old-world charm in the heart of a frenetic city. Wh…
Cabaret in Downtown Dubai

Act

No strippers and raunchy performances in the Dubai edition of this burlesque dinner theatre in a lush Victorian-styled venue with crimson walls, velvet curtains and baroque mirrors. Still, a mighty good time awaits,…
Spectator Sport in Abu Dhabi

Al Wathba Race Track

Sporting colourful nose bags and matching blankets, the camels are the stars of the show at the Al Wathba Race Track, 45km southeast of Abu Dhabi. Races are great fun, even just to watch the enthusiasm of the owners…
Live Music in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

MusicHall

It's not a theatre, not a club, not a bar and not a restaurant – the lavishly designed MusicHall is all those things. The concept hails from Beirut, where it's had audiences clapping since 2003 with an eclectic line…
Live Performance in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

People by Crystal Abu Dhabi

Offering what the promoters describe as a 'mash-up of house and urban music', this super-chic nightclub has international artists, theatrical and musical extravaganzas and high-tech projections on the sophisticated …
Live Music in Breakwater

Jazz Bar & Dining

Cool cats flock to this sophisticated supper club at the Hilton Abu Dhabi that serves international cuisine in a modern art deco–inspired setting. But the venue is less about the food and more about the music – a se…
Concert Venue in Yas Island

Du Arena

This exceptional outdoor entertainment venue (formerly known as Yas Arena) regularly hosts the big names of the regional and Western music world. With excellent acoustics and a unique cooling system, this venue has …