SRK, Susan Boyle, Chicago the musical, Pakistani cricket and more
Time Out Bahrain staff
4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship Brought to you by the Emirates Aerosport Federation, this is the fourth edition of the Parachute championships. It should be quite a spectacle with categories including formation skydiving, canopy formation, canopy piloting and artistic events.. Until December 10, Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, UAE. Admission free.
Access All Areas There’s a star-studded line-up of some of India’s favourite performers taking to the stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Those taking part include Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Bahrain’s own Jacqueline Fernandez, Neeti Mohan and Meing Chang. Sunday, December 1, Dubai Cricket Stadium, UAE. Tickets from BD10 at www.ticketmaster.ae.
Omega Dubai Ladies Masters The first full Ladies European Tour (LET) event ever to be played in the Middle East debuted in 2006 and the season-ending LET event now showcases the world’s leading players every year making it one of the most popular stops on the Ladies European Tour. December 1-7, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, UAE. Admission free. Visit the website for information www.dubailadiesmasters.com.
We Are 9 All day music festival starring Cypress Hill, Karizma, Josh Wink, Moodyman, The Cuban Brothers, Afrika Bambaata and Stereo MCs, with more acts to be confirmed. Friday, December 6, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, UAE. Tickets BD25, over 21s only, from www.itp.net/tickets
Magida el Roumi The magnificent Lebanese singer Magida El Roumi is one of the most respected vocal talents in the Arabic world. Coming from an artistic family that raised her amid music and poetry, her profound sense of optimism and grace has infused her singing through many phases: from her first hit, ‘Am Behlamak Ya Helm Ya Lebnan’ (‘I Am Dreaming of You, oh Dream, Lebanon’) through to the wide success of her 2012 album, ‘Ghazal’. She also performed in Bahrain earlier this year. December 6 & 7, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Tickets from BD10 www.rohmuscat.org.om.
Sir Lanka vs Pakistan 2013 – Cricket Series T20 The Sri Lankan cricket team faces off against Pakistan in a series of matches which is part of the Future Cricket Tour Programmes (FTP) prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC). December 11-13 (and other dates throughout the month), Dubai Sports City, UAE. Tickets from BD4, www.itp.net/tickets
Susan Boyle Live in Abu Dhabi Grammy-nominated British singing sensation Susan Boyle will perform under the stars in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of world-class entertainment for an all. Susan Boyle won hearts around the globe with her jaw-dropping performance at the 2009 auditions for ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. She has carved out a phenomenally successful international career, with four record-breaking studio albums and numerous accolades. This show in Abu Dhabi marks the first time she has ever performed a full concert live outside of her home country. Fans will be treated to Susan’s exquisite renditions of dozens of classics from across the decades including her greatly anticipated duet with Elvis Presley. Friday, December 13, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tickets from BD25 www.ticketmaster.ae.
Welsh National Opera Orchestra & Choir The acclaimed Welsh National Opera with its excellent orchestra and choir offers an illuminating concert. Under music director Lothar Koenigs, the WNO has fostered a reputation for voyaging beyond obvious popular classics, opening audiences’ eyes to hidden gems in the musical repertoire. This evening will feature an insightful and diverse programme of classics to be enjoyed by the whole family. Friday, December 13, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Tickets from BD2, www.rohmuscat.org.om.
Creamfields As one of if not the most influential dance act on the planet, The Prodigy will be headlining the 2013 installment of Creamfields Abu Dhabi, bringing their unique high-energy sound for dance music fans of every age. With a career spanning 20 years, The Prodigy have taken the rave genre and reshaped it into techno and electronic rock with huge chart success. Joining the group at the top of the bill will be one of the most famous and successful producers of the last six years, Calvin Harris. Through his own tracks and collaborations, Harris has stormed to chart success combining with the likes of Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal along the way. Additional artists at the forefront of the global electronic dance music renaissance will be announced in the coming weeks. Friday, December 13, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tickets from BD28 www.ticketmaster.ae
The Colour Run The Colour Run – where runners get covered in coloured powder as they run – is coming to the Middle East for the first time and promises to be a day of fun, laughter, colour and running for the whole family. The 5km run will begin and end on the Dubai Autodrome tracks and participants will start in waves, colour throws will occur every 15 to 20 minutes. Entry for runners is closed but spectators are more than welcome to go along and enjoy the spectacle. Saturday, December 14, Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, UAE. Entry BD14 call (+ 971 4 408 8388) www.thecolorrun.ae/Dubai.
Chicago Chicago is one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time chronicling the story of two women in the 1920s who are imprisoned for their ‘crimes of passion’ and try to make the most of their situations by publicising the story through the sensation-loving press of the times. There’ll be more than 40 performers singing and dancing on stage for a show that has been seen and loved the world over. December 19-January 3, 2014, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAETickets from BD25 platinumlist.net/chicago.
Qatar Exxon Mobil Open Some of the world’s top tennis players start the year in Qatar for six days of exciting men’s singles and doubles action which will set the tone for the game in 2014. December 30-January 4, 2014, Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar. Ticket details to be confirmed.