10 Awesome Events in Dubai Happening this October

Looking for things to do in Dubai this October? From incredible shows at Dubai Opera to epic concerts and nightlife events in Dubai, here’s a round-up of what’s going down in the city this month.

1. GITEX Shopper Dubai

Calling all shopaholics: October is the month to bag some bargains at GITEX Shopper Dubai! Expect to find exclusive deals and offers on the latest gadgets from the biggest tech brands – all under one roof!

When: 2nd to 6th October

Where: Za’abeel Halls 4-6, Dubai World Trade Centre (daily, from 11am to 11pm)

2. Ghost the Musical

Ready for a blast from the past? Based on the Oscar-winning movie from the 90s with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, Ghost the Musical is coming to Dubai Opera for five days only. Don’t miss it!

When: 9th to 13th October

Where: Dubai Opera

Price: Starting from AED 250 per ticket

3. The Real Inspector Hound

Love watching plays? Tom Stoppard’s award winning comedy, The Real Inspector Hound, is coming to The Junction this month for three days only. This one-act play is directed by Gautam Goenka and is based on the hilarious adventures of theatre critics – Birdboot and Moon.

When: 11th, 12th & 13th October

Where: The Junction at Alserkal Avenue

Price: AED 100 for a standard ticket

4. Spanish National Day Brunch

In celebration of the upcoming Spanish National Day, Casa de Tapas is hosting the ultimate fiesta on Friday, 12th October. Come dressed in the Spanish national colours for a complimentary drink at the neighbouring Cielo after-party!

When: 12th October, from 12.30pm to 4pm

Where: Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Yacht Club

Price: Starting from AED 210 per person

5. Taj Express

Bollywood lovers, don’t miss the incredible musical Taj Express on the Dubai Opera stage this month! Get ready to groove along to your favourite tunes of Bollywood icon A.R. Rahman, while enjoying the vibrant and buzzing vibes Bollywood is known and loved for.

When: 16th to 20th October

Where: Dubai Opera

Price: Starting from AED 250 per ticket

6. Helter Skelter with Vengaboys

Ready to jump on board the Vengabus?! Yep, that’s right – The Vengaboys are coming to Zero Gravity Dubai and are bringing those old-school vibes with them! Performing pop-dance hits like ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom!!‘ and ‘We’re going to Ibiza‘, this is one Dubai 90s night to check out.

When: 18th October

Where: Zero Gravity Dubai

Price: Starting from AED 75

7. Cielo Season Opening Party with Hollaphonic

Cielo Sky Lounge is back and it’s kicking the season off with an opening party on 18th October headlined by DJ duo Hollaphonic. Free-flowing Sangria will be offered for ladies from 9pm to 11pm – score!

When: 18th October

Where: Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Yacht Club

8. Swan Lake

Another all-time favourite taking to the Dubai Opera stage this October is Swan Lake. Internationally recognised as one of the world’s most loved ballets, this heart-warming tale will be brought to life here in Dubai by Houston Ballet.

When: 24th to 27th October

Where: Dubai Opera

Price: Starting from AED 250 per ticket

9. Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off from the 26th October with a month-long line-up of exciting events, festivals and activities! 30 minutes of exercise a day for 30 days – are you game?

When: 26th October until 24th November

Where: There will be multiple events taking place across the city.

10. Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD)

Everyone’s favourite Dubai fashion event is back and it’s bigger than ever! Featuring known and emerging Middle Eastern designers, expect to see everything from runway shows and fashion talks to panel discussions and presentations at this year’s Fashion Forward Dubai.

When: October – TBC

Where: Dubai Design District

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