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30 fantastic things to do in Dubai this September

Here’s how to make the most of the month ahead.

It’s the start of a new month, which means it’s time to fill up your cultural calendar. Whether you want to dine, dance or drink, there are lots of fun things to do in Dubai in September. 

Friday 1 September

See Emirati rapper EZOW

Prepare to be amazed as Dubai-based rapper EZOW takes to the stage at VII Dubai tonight. Brace yourself for an evening filled with electrifying performances and unforgettable hits as EZOW delivers an epic live show. Renowned for his captivating stage presence and a string of chart-topping tracks, the night guarantees a sensational experience following the launch of EZOW’s ‘Concrete Jungle’ EP.

GO: Call 050 675 0816 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 2 September 

Party with Davido

Get ready to groove because Afrobeat sensation Davido is bringing his Timeless Tour to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. His claim to fame came with the release of his debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo in 2012 — when he was just 20 years old. The album’s second single, Dami Duro, catapulted him to fame. And that was just the beginning. Soon, his tracks started topping the charts and soon he caught the eye of FIFA. They then selected him to be the torchbearer of the 2022 FIFA World Cup soundtrack.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

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Sunday 3 September

Watch Jah Khalib live

Jah Khalib is no stranger to Dubai’s nightlife scene, but he is gearing up for his first major performance at the Coca-Cola Arena stage. Khalib is expected to bring his much-loved hits to Dubai — the likes of “Leila “, “Medina “, and “Mamasita” have been streamed millions of times all around the world and viewed over 400 million times on YouTube.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Jah Khalib in Dubai

Monday 4 September

Enjoy a cut-price haircut

CG Barbershop in Dubai Media City is celebrating its fourth anniversary and will be offering haircuts for just AED 4 on Monday, 4 September. The celebration will unfold with the reveal of a newly revamped and expanded store and entertainment by Magic Mountassir. Since its inception in 2019, CG Barbershop has become renowned for its classic charm, skilful stylists, and vibrant ambience. The AED 4 haircuts are available for one day only with no hidden costs or conditions. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 5 September

Try a new afternoon tea

Roberto’s new afternoon tea experience offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional high tea. It includes capsicum crackers, a crispy sour cream and caviar bun, and a deep-fried parmigiana roll. As the afternoon indulgence reaches its crescendo, a touch of sweetness emerges. Revel in the velvety pistachio ice cream served with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil or the caramelised banana eclairs accompanied by pecan nuts. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 250 per couple.

GO: Email or call 04 386 0066 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 6 September

Dance the night away

Netherlands-born singer and songwriter Oumnia Guigui is the latest artist in residence to take to the stage at the FACT Award winning Q’s Bar and Lounge at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Infusing the venue with her soulful blend of R&B and jazz vocals, Oumnia has also crafted songs for the likes of Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Rita Ora and the globally renowned girl group Black Pink. Available Wednesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 1am. AED 250 per person (minimum spend on Wednesday and Thursday) and AED 350 per person (minimum spend from Friday to Sunday.

GO: Call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

Q's Bar

Thursday 7 September

Enjoy an immersive dinner

Embark on a culinary odyssey that redefines the art of dining at Krasota Dubai. The immersive dining experience marries the world of visual fine arts from eight contemporary artists with a meticulously crafted eight-course set menu. This gastronomic symphony, curated by the celebrated Chef Vladimir Mukhin, transforms the act of dining into an awe-inspiring AI-empowered immersive experience. Exclusively designed to accommodate 20 guests, the multimedia extravaganza adorns the auditorium’s curved walls, harmoniously synchronised with audiovisual elements to complement each course and elevate the overall journey. Expect to pay AED 2,318 per seat on Saturdays and AED 1,830 for the remaining days of the week.

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Friday 8 September 

Sing along to Asha Bhosle

While the living legend needs no introduction, Asha Bhosle is one of the greatest playback singers in Bollywood history, having recorded over 10,000 songs for over 800 movies. She is renowned for her soprano voice range and often credited for her versatility — classical music aside, her work spans film music, folk songs, pop, ghazalsbhajans and qawwalis. Coca-Cola Arena is gearing up to celebrate Bhosle’s 90th birthday on 8 September, with the singer performing her chart-topping songs over an impressive eight-decade career as part of the festivities.

 GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Asha Bhosle

Saturday 9 September

Celebrate Indie Vibes

Dubai, get ready for an ultimate blast from the past. We’re talking nostalgia, good vibes and pure musical magic, all rolled into one epic night. Brace yourselves because Jay Sean, Manj Musik, Juggy D and the one and only, Raghav, are coming together for an electrifying show in Dubai. Indie Vibes is going to be a throwback party to the noughties when Punjabi, R&B and Hip-Hop ruled the music world. The millennial inside us is screaming with joy.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Indie Vibes

Sunday 10 September 

Enjoy a night of comedy

Explore the vibrant Filipino expat community in the UAE, which stands as one of the largest. Don’t miss the opportunity to encounter the humour of three outstanding members of this community in the upcoming comedy event “Funny Filipinos Dubai” at Radisson RED Hotel in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Prepare for laughter as Imah Dumagay, Alex Calleja, and Andrew Orolfo command the stage during this engaging two-hour show, with each comedian delivering their comedic brilliance in English.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Radisson Red

Monday 11 September

Prepare to battle

Transform your after-work routine with Boom Battle Bar’s new happy hour. Prepare for the ultimate adrenaline rush with a two-for-one offer on Crazy Golf while indulging in an array of irresistible cocktails and handpicked house spirits, hops, and grape selections, each priced at just 35 AED. Available Sunday to Friday, from 4pm to 8pm.

GO: Visit for more information.

Boom Battle Bar

Tuesday 12 September

Visit Dubai Opera

Experience a poignant collision of Eastern and Western cultures in the timeless production of Madama Butterfly. Set in 1890s Japan, this iconic opera is brought to life by the Hungarian State Opera. Immerse yourself in the tale of Butterfly, a young geisha full of innocence, and her husband, an American naval officer, as their story unfolds against the backdrop of Giacomo Puccini’s captivating score.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Dubai Opera

Wednesday 13 September

Take a trip to The Guild

The Guild has been dubbed an all-day oasis in the heart of DIFC, and rightfully so — both The Nurseries and The Potting Shed are enveloped in lush foliage and made their debut together in August. On the menu you’ll find a selection of brasserie-style breakfasts — think: homemade breads and sourdough with free-range egg omelette as well as a viennoiserie menu of freshly baked buttery pastries. The lunch service sees plates of mains such as Confit Duck Leg, Steak Frites, and Lobster Linguini served to the table alongside sides such as Crispy Duck Fat Fries with spiced Vue de Monde ketchup. As the evening rolls in, the Champagne room will be home to classic cocktails, wines, and jugs of beer to complement the likes of Steak Tartare Rosti and Minatare Lobster Roll with sauce gribiche.

GO: Visit for more information.

The Guild

Thursday 14 September

Admire Uzbek art

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, ME Dubai renews its commitment to cultural enrichment by introducing its new Cultural Connections initiative. Collaborating with Andakulova Gallery Dubai, the hotel presents Timur Akhmedov’s solo exhibition, “ME tamorphosis of Colours.” Initially appearing deceptively simple, his artworks unravel into metaphoric tapestries, each weaving intricate narratives that unveil his personal story. The two-month residency coincides with Uzbekistan’s 32nd Independence Anniversary and runs until 8 October. 

GO: Visit for more information.

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Friday 15 September 

Enjoy a family stay on Yas Island

Experience an unforgettable family staycation at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island with a family stay for two adults and two children. Start your day with breakfast at Graphos Social Kitchen before making your way to Café del Mar, the hotel’s stylish beach club. Whether it’s the adrenaline-pumping rides at Ferrari World, the exhilarating water slides at Yas Waterworld, or the immersive world of Warner Bros, the summer getaway includes access to one of the world-class Yas Island theme parks. Available on stays until 30 September 2023. Rates from AED 800 per room per night.

GO: Email or call 02 208 6888 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 16 September

Try a fusion brunch

CLAY has introduced The Nikkei Brunch to its repertoire. Against the scenic vista of Bluewaters Island, this culinary feast commences with an array of hot and cold starters and one main course, followed by a variety of delightful desserts. The menu dances with a fusion of flavours, where dishes like the Uramaki, the artfully crafted Tiradito, and the refreshing Sea Bream Ceviche seamlessly weave together Japanese and Peruvian culinary influences. To enhance the experience further, the restaurant’s resident DJ will be spinning enchanting house melodies, creating an ambience that resonates long after the meal is over. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 499 (soft beverages), AED 599 (house beverages) and AED 699 (sparkling).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 17 September

Flock down to Black Flamingo

Prepare your taste buds for a fiesta of flavours with the new Flocktail Brunch at Black Flamingo. With over 20 dishes gracing the menu, guests are in for a true taste of Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Situated at Palm West Beach, Black Flamingo transports you to a state of mind reminiscent of Miami’s vibrant energy. Sundays, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (premium beverages).

GO: Email or call 052 717 6464 for reservations and more information.

Black Flamingo

Monday 18 September

Take a dip

Experience pure luxury and relaxation at Bulgari Resort Dubai, where you can enjoy the outdoor oval pool, indulge in cuisine at La Spiaggia restaurant and let the little ones have a blast at Bulgari Little Gems Club. Lounge on the private beach cabanas, engage in non-motorised water activities and escape to your own exclusive oasis. For a truly indulgent experience, the resort’s private cabanas offer the ultimate beach retreat, where you can unwind in style and be pampered with exceptional service. Available daily, from 8am to 7pm. AED 600 for adults and AED 300 for kids on weekdays.

GO: Visit for more information.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Tuesday 19 September

Immerse yourself in a futuristic world

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the realms of the AYA Universe, where a futuristic world awaits. Discover the wonders of outer space, encounter fascinating extra-terrestrial beings, and immerse yourself in state-of-the-art virtual reality across 12 captivating interactive zones.

Visit for more information.


Wednesday 20 September

Dine with Le Petit Chef

Size doesn’t matter. To prove the point, Le Petit Chef maybe 58 millimetres small, but he is making a big impact. From 1 August, he can be spotted in Andaz Dubai The Palm. With the help of technical wizardry, he will be bringing your menu to life. The five-course meal is a lot from someone so little. 

GO: Visit for more information.

Le Petit Chef Dubai

Thursday 21 September

Head to Row On 45

Celebrity chef Jason Atherton has opened a brand-new fine dining restaurant in Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai. Row On 45 offers a 17-course haute cuisine menu influenced by Japan, and the site spans three spaces: Palm Champagne Room, Chef’s Kitchen and Chef’s Library. 

GO: Visit for more information.

Row on 45

Friday 22 September

Enjoy a night of nostalgia

Relive the iconic era of 90s boybands as they make a special one-night appearance in Dubai, complete with their catchy pop tunes and synchronised dance routines. The renowned British pop groups A1 and 911 are set to captivate the audience at The Agenda in Dubai Media City, offering a nostalgic journey through time with their unforgettable chart-topping hits. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

A1 911 Dubai

Saturday 23 September

Beat the heat

Gallery 7/40 at Palm West Beach has launched “Chill & Splash Saturdays”, a transformative experience where the venue’s pool becomes a serene oasis. Picture the wonder as 500 kilograms of ice blocks cascade into the pool, instantly turning it into a revitalising haven. Don’t let the scorching summer temperatures dampen your spirits. Rally your friends and family and beat the heat at this revamped poolside retreat. Saturdays, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 300 per person.

GO: Call 058 550 0740 for reservations and more information.

Sunday 24 September

Laugh out loud with Kapil Sharma

Indian comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma will take to the Coca-Cola Arena stage on 24 September. Fresh off his US and UK tours, Sharma is expected to bring his signature sense of humour, impeccable timing, and down-to-earth persona, all of which have not only made him a household name in India but also earned him multiple Indian Television Academy Awards. Incidentally, Sharma has also acted in several Bollywood films, Firangi and Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon included.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Kapil Sharma

Monday 25 September

Dine at Signor Sassi

Making its debut on 25 September, Signor Sassi Dubai is a joint partnership between Sunset Hospitality Group and San Carlo Restaurants. The restaurant will be located within St. Regis Gardens – on the rooftop of Nakheel Mall – in Palm Jumeirah and is poised to offer a culinary experience that combines genuine hospitality with a menu of Italian favourites. The venue’s layout and design, crafted to create an inviting atmosphere, mirror the elegance and comfort that the brand is famous for.

GO: Visit for reservations or more information.

Signor Sassi

Tuesday 26 September

Take a city break

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Dubai and discover the city’s most playful hotel just moments away from the Museum of the Future. Guests who book directly with 25Hours Hotel One Central Dubai this summer will receive a 30% discount on room rates and a complimentary breakfast. Enjoy Latin American delights at Monkey Bar, tuck into German delicacies at Ernst, feast on Indian delights at Tandoor Tina or caffeinate at Nomad Day Bar. The hotel also has a panoramic pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and the Extra Hours Spa. 30% discount applicable until 30 September.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 27 September

Sample a sophisticated business lunch

Chinese fine dining restaurant SHI has introduced its new SHI Wu Can menu. Translated to “lunch” in Mandarin, the new set menu delivers a three-course journey through SHI’s signature dishes. Dishes on offer include miso soup, chicken coriander dumplings, snow crab dumplings, truffle edamame dumplings, Taiwanese smoked sanpei chicken, Alaskan black cod with black bean sauce, tiger prawn in green curry sauce and udon noodles with mixed vegetables. Available on weekdays, from 1pm to 3pm.

GO: Call 04 393 9990 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 28 September

Keep your cool

Chillout Ice Lounge in Times Square Center is a unique venue where everything, from the walls to the furniture, is made of ice. Visitors can enjoy a chilly experience while sipping on hot beverages, surrounded by stunning ice sculptures and a sub-zero environment.

Visit for more information.

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Friday 29 September 

Party with DJ Flipside and DJ Keza

Dance the night away at Privilege on the rooftop of SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, where music from DJ Keza and DJ FlippSide awaits. Emerging from the vibrant city of Paris, DJ Keza has been honing his craft on decks across the globe with his unforgettable nights filled with Open Format and Commercial music. Meanwhile, DJ FlippSide is known for his dynamic mixes, which span a diverse range of genres, from the infectious rhythms of Afrobeats to the electrifying beats of House. Friday 29 September.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 30 September

Hit the beach

As the temperatures become milder, Soul Beach Dubai at JA The Resort comes alive with an extensive 12-hour entertainment extravaganza. The highly anticipated start of the IBZ Beach Festival season will showcase the Dubai debut of electronic music sensation Mochakk, alongside an impressive lineup featuring DJ Stasi Sanlin and Grammy-nominated artist Clint Maximus.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Soul Beach Dubai

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