Best in Dubai: September 2019 Events

Puccini’s ​Turandot
Where: Dubai Opera

From 5th to 7th September, Dubai Opera is teaming up with Shanghai Opera House to put on Puccini’s final creation, Turandot. This opera by the celebrated Italian composer is considered one of the most famous tenor aria in the opera repertoire. See the critically-acclaimed masterpiece performed live under the direction of Roberto Ando and starring over 200 talented artists.

For more information: dubaiopera.com/showlist/puccinis-turandot-opera/

‘An Inspector Calls’
Where: The Junction

J. B. Priestley’s 1945 play ‘An Inspector Calls’  opens with Inspector Goole approaching the well-to-do Birling family about the death of a working-class woman. Bringing an abrupt halt to their celebrations at home, Goole shares startling revelations that challenge not only the family’s foundations but the audience’s principals. The adaptation is directed by multi-award winner Patrick Sandford and stars the cast of London’s West End, RSC and National Theatre professionals. Showing from 10-13 September.

For more information: visitdubai.com/en/events/an-inspector-calls-the-junction

Early Spring
Where: Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera and Shanghai Opera House are partnering up this 10th to 11th September to host a contemporary dance drama. Early Spring is adapted from Rou Shi’s novel February, a story that grapples with the contradictions of idealism and reality. Protagonist Xiao Jianqiu is serving as the main line, where his indifference to the vulnerable in rural China reflects a general attitude during the 1920s.

For more information: visitdubai.com/en/events/early-spring-dubai-opera

Moving On Friday: Morissette Amon and Jason Dy Live
Where: Al Nasr Leisureland

Asia’s Phoenix Morissette Amon arrives in Dubai alongside Jason Dy, Philippine’s Prince of Soul, for a show jam-packed with top hits at Al Nasr Leisureland on 20th September. Morissette Amon is a Filipina singer who rose to prominence as the 14-year-old runner up of TV5’s Star Factor, a reality talent show. Like Amon, the spotlight found co-star Jason Dy when he won season two of The Voice of the Philippines.

For more information: www.visitdubai.com/en/events/morissette-amon-jason-moving-on


Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019
Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC)

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids and the most popular awards ceremony show produced by Nickelodeon, dedicated to kids around the world. The show traditionally features celebrities, musical acts and for the first time ever, it lands in Abu Dhabi on 20th September to celebrate Arab and International artists, across multiple categories, celebrating all kids’ favorites.

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Harry Potter in Concert
Where: Dubai Opera

Enjoy ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ as you have never seen it before at the Dubai Opera on 20th to 21th September. You can watch the film on a large, high-definition screen while the Armenian State Orchestra elevates your movie-going experience by bringing producer John Williams’ Oscar-nominated score to life. The renowned group will accompany the film with live renditions of each track, including ‘Window to the Past’, to truly immerse you in the extraordinary adventures of Harry Potter and friends.

For more information: visitdubai.com/en/events/harry-potter-prisoner-of-azkaban-dubai-opera

Gladiator Live
Where: Dubai Opera

Relive the legendary and five-time Academy Award® winning film on the big screen on 18th to 19th September while a live symphony orchestra performs Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s iconic score with vocal soloist and chorus. Maximus, formerly one of the Roman army’s most trusted generals, is sold by slave traders to battle in the Colosseum. He is determined to take revenge on Commodus, win back his dignity, avenge his family, and gain freedom for his people. Experience the heroic tale in a way never seen before!

For more information: dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/75859/gladiator-live-in-concert?id_event_show=291495

The Supremes at Theatre
Where: Queen Elizabeth 2

Dance and sing along to hits by one of Motown’s premier all-girl singing groups, The Supremes from 11th to 13th September. Former members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene are performing live aboard the QE2 with American singer Joyce Vincent. Debuting in the 1960s, The Supremes were, and still are, one of Motown Records’ most commercially successful acts.

For more information: www.visitdubai.com/en/events/the-supremes-qe2