What's on in Dubai 5th - 12th April

What day is it today?  Wednesday?  As far as we are concerned it is almost the weekend!  The sun is shining, Spring is here and half term is almost over.   What have you got planned to do over the next 7 days? Do you need some inspiration?  Well at CitiSpi we have got the scoop on the biggest and best things to do in Dubai in the next week.  Are you looking for theatre?  We've got it!  Music!  Big night out with friends?  That too?  Do you want to be part of the biggest Easter Egg in Dubai?  Yes follow us?  Let us suggest to you some of the ways you can make the most out of your time!  See if you agree 


Pinocchio at DUCTAC

A childhood favourite and based on the original fantasy fiction, this 19th Century tale still stands the test of time today as the story of Pinocchio is a classic moral tale of good triumphing over evil. The woodcarver Geppetto creates a marionette to be his substitute son, named Pinocchio he is not yet a human boy. He must earn that right by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish, instead he goes astray, lying instead of telling the truth, and each time he lies his nose grows and grows!  See the story of Geppetto, Pinocchio and Jimney Cricket at DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates from 5th April.  H2 productions in association with DPA present a fun filled musical adaptation of Pinocchio portrayed in a colourful setting, with amazing scenery and costumes over the next 3 days from 5th – 8th April.  Tickets are from AED140 and are available at https://ductac.etixdubai.com/


Grease is the word!

It was in the news this week that John Travolta and Olivia Newton John are reuniting for the next era of Danny Zuko and Sandra Dee.  Exciting! Grease has crossed generations and has won viewers over the world in film and now on the stage.   This week it comes to the World Trade Centre with its incredible line-up of singers, dancers and actors.  This famous musical follows the budding romance of Danny and Sandy, and their rebellious high school friends. From the colourful fifties-inspired costumes and hairstyles to the rock ‘n roll songs like Grease Lightnin, Summer Lovin and You're the one that I want. Grease will electrify Dubai audiences with all the pizzazz of the hit movie.  Hurry up it is a short run from 7th - 13th April and tickets have been moving fast. Tickets for the show brought to you by 6ix Degrees Entertainment start at AED150 and are available at www.greasethemusical.ae 


New Order at The Irish Village

The original godfathers of electronica will be in Dubai for one night only on 7th April 2017.  The band will perform their hit Blue Monday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis stadium in the Irish Village. This iconic band will also be playing tracks from their latest album Music Complete complemented by a selection of True Faith, Bizarre Love Triangle, Thieves Like Us, 1963, “Regret” as well as the haunting Joy Division anthem “Love Will Tear Us Apart.  It's their first time performing in Dubai in what promises to be a fantastic night of music.  For ticket information go to platinumlist.net and theirishvillage.com.  They will be supported by DJ Tim Cheddar!


Middle East Film & Comic Con

Geek excitement galore at CitiSpi about this one.  Seems like we have been talking about it forever!  MEFCC has grown so much since its inception.  This year it is on 6th-8th April at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  Gamers, Comic book fans, creative work, workshops, pilot screenings, Q&A sessions and celeb sightings.  It is definitely the place to be.  This year’s event is touted to be even bigger with cast members of Captain America like The Falcon, Anthony Mackie, WWE Kane and Walking Dead leads.  It wouldn’t be MEFCC without the Cosplay Competition brought to you this year by Splash! Entries have closed but look out for your chance to shine at the Splash Cosplay Comp.  So many people dress up, grab your Superhero costume and get to the World Trade Centre to meet with like minded fans.  Tickets are for sale at www.mefcc.com now.


Freshly Goes Rove

Rove Hotels and Freshly Ground Sounds bring you the best of the local music scene this Spring!  During the month of April, every Friday after The Bench Brunch in Rove Downtown Dubai you get to enjoy great tunes by your favourite local bands, munch on some bites, and have fun with weekly activities on The Daily terrace.

Music line-up includes talented musicians like singer and songwriter Monteath, the alternative local folk-band Physical Graffiti and the Indie The Deer Hum, among many others. Entry to the event is free!  The first one is this Friday 7th from 2.30 to 7pm!  Call 04 561 9999 for more information and up coming bands.


Keep Fit Fridays 

Keep Fit Fridays at the Reform Social & Grill with Ripe Organic! Join the team on the lawn this Friday to enjoy a free session of yoga for a healthier body and mind. It's from 8am-12am. All you need is a yoga mat in hand! Afterwards why not enjoy the Ripe Organic Breakfast menu with healthy options like chai yoghurt or salmon, avocado and poached free range eggs! Yummy! Interested? Register here: http://ow.ly/GKnU30az8ox 


Are you happy with the choices we made?  So many big things happening in Dubai!  We are excited about it and there's so much more.  We hope you have a fantastic time whatever you do! Remember socialising around Dubai and Abu Dhabi doesn't have to break the bank!   Have a great week!


The CitiSpi team