Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, boat show, horse racing and more
Time Out Bahrain staff
Dubai International Boat Show March 5-8 Dubai International Marine Club, UAE The largest, most established event of its kind in the region and one of the fastest growing leisure marine exhibitions in the world showcasing yachts, supercars, equipment and supplies and the latest innovations. Ticket details TBC.
Dobet Gnahoré Thu, March 6 Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman Dobet Gnahoré is not only a singer but also a songwriter, percussionist and a dancer. A performer who thrives on the connection she forges with her audiences. Born in Ivory Coast, she has been called ‘a Pan-African singer who dares to push her voice across the continent’. She sings in many languages of joy, longing and hope. From BD5 www.rohmuscat.org.om.
Tap Dogs March 5-15 Madinat Theatre, Souq Madinat, Dubai, UAE Tap Dogs visits the UAE for the first time. Part theatre, part rock concert and part construction site, this adrenalin-pumped cast injects raw power into an ultimate visual dance spectacular. Upside-down, with fireworks or even water, the Tap Dogs routines is guaranteed to have you jumping from your seats and howling out for more! Tickets from BD25 from Time Out Tickets www.itp.net/tickets.
Eric Clapton Live in Dubai Thu, March 6 Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, UAE Eric Claption, affectionately known as ‘Slow Hand’ is the only person to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three times during a career spanning more than five decades and spawning massive hits such as ‘Layla’, ‘Wonderful Tonight’ and ‘Tears in Heaven’. A 13-time Grammy Award winner who came second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, this show promises to be awesome. Tickets from BD35 from Time Out Tickets www.itp.net/tickets.
The legendary Herbie Hancock Fri, March 21 Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE An Arab world premiere, the Abu Dhabi Festival hosts multi-award winner Herbie Hancock with his band for a night of jazz, funk and fusion. Tickets from BD12.500 at www.virginmegastore.ae.
Trevor Noah Live in Dubai March 27-29 Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE Fresh from a ground-breaking total sell-out world tour, South African comedian Trevor Noah makes his Dubai debut with a three-night run of his critically acclaimed show. Noah has been performing for around five years but the last two years have seen him explode onto the international scene with appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman and at the Edinburgh Festival. Ticket details TBC.
Chi of Shaolin March 28 & 29 Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman The world-famous Imperial Acrobats of China present a dazzling new show of athletic power and strong theatrical effects, created by celebrated Chinese acrobat Yan Yan Zhao and Guy Caron (also known for his work with Cirque du Soliel). The spectacular Chi of Shaolin: Tale of the Dragon fuses kung fu and wushu martial arts skills with acrobatics, ingenious illusions, brilliant lighting, vibrant costumes and original music in a show that’s certain to hold audiences of all ages spellbound. From BD5 www.rohmuscat.org.om.
American Ballet Theatre: Coppelia Sat, March 29 Abu Dhabi Auditorium, UAE Abu Dhabi Festival presents the Arab world premiere of the USA’s national ballet company in one of the world’s most well-known and charming ballets. A perfect introduction to ballet, the entire family will delight as the magical world of Dr Coppelius’ workshop reveals his mechanical toys and imaginative inventions. The performance is alongside the Dresden Philharmonic. Tickets from BD12.500 at www.virginmegastore.ae.
Dubai World Cup March 29-31 Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE With a combined prize purse of US$27.25m, Dubai World Cup day is the richest day of racing in the world. The event features nine races, highlighted by the $10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline. In addition to the racing, the Dubai World Cup, also has a glittering open ceremony, a firework display and the post-race Dubai World Cup concert. Tickets from BD2.500 for advance sales from www.dubaiworldcup.com.
Lord of the Dance March 27 & 28 Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, UAE Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance, the award-winning international dance phenomenon is known as the world’s greatest dance show will take the whole family on a spectacular journey with music and dance based on Irish folklore presenting a tale of good versus evil to touch the soul. Tickets from BD25 at www.virginmegastore.ae.