Photograph credit: ATP Dubai and Soho Garden

Our Guide To All Of This Week’s Top Events In Dubai

Looking to keep yourself busy this week? Plan it out with our guide to the top parties and events in Dubai.

Sunday, 24th February: Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King screening

Experience cinematic epicness by Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King’ at the Urban Outdoor Cinema in Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. The final instalment of the three-part series witnesses the final confrontation between Aragorn’s forces and Sauron’s evil army fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth, while Hobbits Frodo Baggins and SamSomewise Gamgee make their way to the land of Mordor to destroy the ‘one ring.’ Tickets cost Dhs 75.

Monday, 25th February: Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships’ Men’s Week day one

After a busy week of high octane Tennis action among the world’s most prolific WTA tennis stars, the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships are all set to host a plethora of ATP Tennis stars this week. This year’s edition hosts aces like Roger Federer, Marin Čilić, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Borno Coric. The tournament goes on until this Saturday. Tickets are priced between Dhs 55-475.

Tuesday, 26th February: Dubai Restaurant Week

Think “fine dining” and the first thing that comes into mind is how expensive it could be. However, thanks to Dubai Restuarant Week, some of the city’s highly-rated upmarket restaurants are serving a curated delectable multi-course set menu for Dhs 199, including signature dishes and world-class flavours. Check out their website for this edition’s participating eateries.

Wednesday, 27th February: We are Toyroom

No club does it like Toy Room Dubai in the city’s mid-week party scene. The nightlife hotspot is hosting a hip-hop sesh with tight urban beats by local star DJ Bliss and his 411 Nights crew this Wednesday. Not to mention, their wild party animal, Frank will be on the dancefloor with his friends. For reservations, contact 052 463 3338 or email

Thursday, 28th February: Abode at Soho Garden

There’s no denying Abode has done big things since it burst on London’s techno scene and now, they’re about to make their Dubai debut at Soho Garden this Thursday. The party will feature live sets by Dubstep pioneer Skream, Hot Creations’ talented DJ wAFF and Abode regular GW Harrison. For reservations, contact 052 3888 849.

Friday, 1st March: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets live concert

Immerse yourself in the magical experiences from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. The second instalment, ‘Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets’ witnesses epic moments like cars flying trees and spiders talking, accompanied by a live music score by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are priced from Dhs 175.  

Saturday, 2nd March: Short+Sweet Theatre Festival 2019

UAE’s major theatre festival, Short+Sweet is in the midst of its seventh edition. The festival features over 100+ plays, from 400 homegrown actors, directors, writers and production teams. Standard tickets are available for Dhs 100, followed by red carpet gala final tickets costing Dhs 150. Click here for tickets.