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  POPCON : 27 Oct - 29 Oct 2016
The three-day extravaganza will include all your favourite elements of pop culture, fusing the comic and pop world genres together with lifestyle trends.

Movies and television to comics and games, beauty and fashion to health and fitness as well as digital and social media platforms, music, sport, children’s play zone, F&B and not forgetting anime and the all important cosplay competition, they will all be in attendance.

POPCON will also play host to top celebrities from diverse industries, including international studios such as Marvel, Disney and San Rio. Anchoring POPCON is the “Fiesta De Los Muertos”, where everybody is encouraged to show up as their favourite hero or villain. Both festivals will bring together some of the biggest Hollywood stars and music acts in the world and boast a program comprising of live concerts, performances, special appearances, workshops and talks with some of most well respected and renowned names and brands in each field.
Venue : Dubai Outlet Mall
Tel : +971 4 423 466
  Fiesta De Los Muertos : 28 Oct 2016
Fiesta De Los Muertos, taking place late October, boasts an onslaught of a mix of established and under-the-radar acts.

The brainchild of celebrity producer Diplo, dancehall-inspired electronic music group Major Lazer will headline and recently reunited English-Canadian group All Saints are part of the line-up. Also taking the stage are The Mariachis, UAE’s very own dance-pop duo Hollaphonics who will be closing the night.Prepare yourself for monstrous beats and a multi-genre musical experience taking you to the cutting edge of sound.
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Venue : Autism Rocks Arena
Tel : 800 36227
  Dubai Pre Owned Boat Show 2016 : 3 Nov - 5 Nov 2016
Established in 2010, the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show is the only event of its kind in the region, offering absolutely everything an aspiring or current boat owner could possibly need in one convenient location. The goal of the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show is to make sailing more accessible to everyone, and provide visitors with the opportunity to view striking pre-owned boats for sale as well as take part in exciting activities on the waterfront, for an enjoyable nautical experience for the entire family.
Venue : Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
  Boyzlife : 10 Nov 2016
Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, part of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands, Westlife and Boyzone, joined forces earlier this year to create Boyzlife. The UK wide tour sold out within hours and now - due to phenomenal demand from their international fans - they are heading to venues across the globe, with dates confirmed in the UAE, South Africa and Europe. The international tour, in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, will give fans the opportunity to hear what really went on behind the headlines during their meteoric rise to fame, with an intimate evening of stories, laughter and music.
Boyzlife is the thrilling untold story of life in two of the world’s biggest boybands, with the lifelong friends walking the audience through their lives - captivating tales of the highs, the lows and of course a series of intimate performances, including a selection of the biggest hits that forged their careers!

Venue : Dubai International Marine Club
Tel : +971 4 399 5777
  Party in the Park : 11 Nov 2016
This legendary party will see the city’s coolest cats soak up the action at the all-day, ground-breaking music and food festival at Dubai Media City.
On the main stage you will find the Stereophonics, Razorlight, The Parlotones, and the beloved Hype clubhouse that will be resurrected once again, promising a selection of the city’s favourite DJs hitting the decks all night long.

And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be plenty of delicious food and drink spots, as well as lots of cool local companies selling their wares, in the beautiful city of Dubai.
Venue : Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Tel : 04 368 99 77
  Magic Phil and The Gigantic Beanstalk : 17 Nov - 19 Nov 2016
He’s back and he’s sillier than ever.

Join the UAE’s favourite Children’s Magician: Magic Phil as he takes you on another magical journey this year with his giant new pantomime.
Magic Phil lives at The Dumpling Dairy with his mother Donna Dumpling, played by children’s actress (Emma Quintin). He dreams of becoming a famous magician but has to work on the dairy to make money so they can pay the Baron, played by British comic (Joshua Blenkinsopp) his rent.

But, all that changes when Magic Phil sells their precious pet cow for five beans and a gigantic beanstalk takes over the whole village.

Will Magic Phil take the climb?

Will they get loads of gold to pay the Baron?

Will Magic Phil’s dreams of becoming a magician finally come true?

This traditional British-style panto with singing, dancing, slapstick, audience participation and of course, magic, is a show that you simply won’t want to miss.
Venue : Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC
Tel : +971 4 341 477
  Sleeping Beauty : 18 Nov - 15 Dec 2016
Meet Princess Aurora, her overprotective parents, magical fairies, and Maleficent (the evil fairy), and experience the magic in this contemporary twist on the classic tale. Sleeping beauty is an enchanted and memorable production featuring dance, music, and acrobatics - the show will cast a spell on your imagination.
Venue : Meyana Auditorium
  Elton John Live : 15 Dec 2016
There aren’t many artists who have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, but Elton John is one of these superstar legends.

With more than 4,000 concerts under his belt, spread across five decades, the Rocket Man singer is one of the biggest artists of all time. A whopping 38 gold, 27 platinum albums and multi-platinum albums proves it. And he still holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind.

Part of the magic of his performances is seeing him sit alone at his piano, accompanying himself and improvising to his own score.
Aiming to please the audience, Elton always provides a selection of his great hits as well as some of the lesser known tracks from his older albums for some variation, something that usually pleases the hungry crowd.

50 years of performances, and Elton John’s stamina remains incredibly impressive.
Get your hands on these tickets and you will not know when the hours fly by!
Venue : Autism Rocks Arena
Tel : 800 36227
  Slava’s Snow Show at Dubai Opera : 21 Dec - 24 Dec 2016
Multi award winning international sensation, Slava’s Snowshow, is a universal and timeless theatrical poetic spectacle which has unanimously enchanted and empowered the imagination of audiences in tens of countries, hundreds of cities with multiple thousands of performances resulting in millions of spectators from all nationalities and ages like no other show. It is a genre of its own and remains as spontaneous and magical as the first day, thoroughly catapulting all adults back in childhood.

Experience a joyous dream-like world which will touch both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breathtaking blizzard leaving you literally knee deep in snow!
Venue : Dubai Opera
  West Side Story at Dubai Opera : 14 Feb - 18 Feb 2017
The curtains will rise for you to immerse yourself in the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, set in Upper West Side, New York City and centered around the animosity between the two rival gangs; the Jets and the Sharks. They would rather fight to the death than get along.

Venue : Dubai Opera

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