Dubai, mark your calendars – there is sooo much going on in our city this December. From super trendy music festivals to world-famous ballet shows, here are 7 awesome events in Dubai that you cannot miss this December 2018….
1. du Tough Mudder
Think you’re tough enough to take on this obstacle course? The du Tough Mudder challenge is finally back, with an insane line-up of obstacles! Get ready for a whole lot of climbing, rolling, crawling, swinging and jumping through mud to complete the 10k course.
Price: Starting from AED 450 (du Tough Mudder), AED 55 (du mini Mudder) – get your tickets here
When: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th December
Where: Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road
2. Groove on the Grass
Love deep house & EDM music? If so, you won’t want to miss this homegrown electronic music and art festival! Groove on the Grass is back this December, and as always, it’s going to be insane. There will be two stages with performances by both local and international talents, live acrobatics, hula hooping, interactive art, food trucks, fashion, and so much more!
Price: From AED 215 – get your tickets here
When: Friday 7th December, from 5pm to 3am
Where: Emirates Golf Club
3. Emirati dance shows
On 2nd December, the entire country will be celebrating the UAE’s 47th National Day! Want to be a part of the celebrations? Don’t miss the live cultural performances by Emirati musicians all across Dubai during the long weekend.
When: Friday 1st to Saturday 3rd December, from 3.30pm to 9pm
Where: Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, Box Park, City Walk 2, the Outlet Village
4. Sole DXB
Calling all sneakerheads! Sole DXB is back this December, celebrating all things footwear, art, music, fashion and sport. Guests can expect creative workshops, art installations, film screenings and live music – with hip-hop superstar NAS headlining the event.
Price: From AED 195 – get your tickets here
When: Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December
Where: Dubai Design District
5. The Nutcracker & I
Inspired by the world-famous ballet The Nutcracker, pianist Alexandra Dariescu fuses technology, music and dance to bring you a modern-day take on the much-loved story. Don’t miss this stunning live ballet and piano performance at the Dubai Opera this month for a festive family show.
Price: From AED 250 (50% off for kids under 12) – get your tickets here
When: Friday 12th December, at 6pm and 8.30pm
Where: Dubai Opera
6. The Laughter Factory
Ready to roll on the floor laughing? The Laughter Factory has a new line-up this December, with comedians Rory O’Hanlon, Tanyalee Davis and Josh Howie performing live. Trust us, you’ll be left in fits of laughter by the end of each show.
7. Burj Khalifa NYE fireworks show
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and as always, Dubai is all set to celebrate with a bang! Love fireworks? You’l be glad to know that the spectacular Burj Khalifa fireworks show is returning this New Year’s Eve, which you can watch for free from anywhere in Dubai with a Burj view.
When: Monday 31st December, at 12am
Where: All across Dubai
Read more: Check out our Things To Do category for more fun activities and events happening in Dubai…