Rihanna, The Killers, Cirque du Soleil, WWE and more hot tickets
Time Out Bahrain staff
Cinderella on Ice Breathtaking skating, dazzling costumes, lavish sets and stunning special effects by world famous Imperial Ice stars. These ground-breaking shows have played at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, from The Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London to Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre, Montreal’s Place des Arts to Johannesburg’s Teatro Montecasin. October 2-5, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. Tickets from BD16.500 at boxofficeme.com. Children under 12, half price.
Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back in Dubai for one night only and you’re guaranteed barrels of laughs! Expect world order restored and pints of great humour served as Al Murray tackles the Euro, wonders why kids don’t know the meaning of hard work, says the unsayable, dishes on Scots Independence and the delicate balance of supply and demand too. Friday, October 4, Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets from BD33 at www.doneevents.com or www.itp.net/tickets.
Alessandro Safina live The Italian romantic pop-opera singer who has captivated millions with his distinctive, soulful and beautiful voice and comes to the region for a series of concerts which are sure to gain him a host of new fans. Tue, October 8 Qatar National Conference Centre; Thu, October 10 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Doha tickets from BD25.500, Dubai tickets from BD25.500 from www.mpremiere.com.
Dralion Cirque du Soleil In the next leg of their tour across the region, the acrobats and performers of Cirque du Soleil bring the story of the quest for harmony between humans and nature to Beirut. Bearing the unmistakable signature of the Canadian company and featuring 50 international acrobats, gymnasts, musicians and singers, Dralion soars to new heights as it defies the laws of nature. October 10-13, Forum de Beyrouth, Lebanon. Tickets from BD19 from www.ticketinboxoffice.com.
WWE Live This unique blend of sport and entertainment combines in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment and it’s coming to Abu Dhabi with appearances from WWE champion Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ Mark Henry. October 10-12, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Tickets from BD31 available from www.ticketmaster.ae.
Relics: Damien Hirst Exhibition Since 1988, when he conceived and curated his first exhibition, Damien Hirst has developed to be the most prominent British artist of his generation. Hirst is known for his famous artworks ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Minds of Someone Living’ and ‘For the Love of God’, his spin paintings and other major installations, such as ‘In and Out of Love’. Qatar Museums Authority is hosting the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. October 10, 2013 - January 22, 2014 Al Riwaq, Doha. Entry free, times TBC.
The Killers at Sandance The multi award-winning Sandance celebrates its third anniversary on the beach at Atlantis with a massive festival line up including The Killers, Of Monsters And Men and The Wailers in concert plus international DJs to be announced. Friday, October 11, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Tickets BD25.600 from www.itp.net/tickets
Omid Djalili Live Stand Up Comedy Show Star of his own self-titled BBC series ‘The Omid Djalili Show’, one of the most famous stand-up comedians of all time and Comedian Of The Year is back doing what he does best; whipping an intimate Sheikh Rashid Hall in the heart of Dubai into hysterics with silly dances, witty anecdotes and sharp gags. Friday, October 11, Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets from BD25.600 from www.itp.net/tickets.
Rihana Diamonds World Tour Worldwide superstar Rihanna - the “#1 Person On Facebook” with more than 63 million fans – is bringing her Diamonds world tour to the Emirati capital. Expect naughty costumes, dirty dancing and a night of generally good entertainment from an artist who attracts equal amounts of adulation and approbation from a legion of fans. Sat, October 19, Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tickets from BD40.600 from www.ticketmaster.ae.
La Traviata For 160 years, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata has moved audiences with its classic tale of self-sacrifice and redemptive love. The immensely popular opera is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire and is one of the most-performed operas worldwide. October 22, 24 and 26, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Tickets from BD10 from www.rohmuscat.org.om.
Gulf Bike Week The Middle East’s biggest bike parade and only dedicated bike festival, alongside an all-day festival of music and freaky features. Tickets give access to all-day live bands and DJs, quality food and beverage and the region’s only custom bike competition. Oct 24-26, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Day passes adults BD6, under 12s BD2 available at the gate.
Jose Carreras and Katherine Jenkins Spanish tenor José Carreras and Welsh soloist Katherine Jenkins will perform together for an all-seated audience. Carreras is one of the famed ‘Three Tenors’, alongside Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, and Jenkins, who has worked with music icons such as Gary Barlow and Andrea Bocelli, will bring a modern twist to the classical evening. Fri, October 25, Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tickets from BD40.600 from www.ticketmaster.ae.
Marinsky Ballet The former Kirov Ballet returns to Muscat with a distinctive, three-part programme featuring choreographed pieces from some of the world’s best-loved ballets including the dying swan. October 31-November 2, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Tickets from BD8 from www.rohmuscat.org.om.