Things to Do in Dubai – August 2015


It seems like nothing is slowing down Dubai in terms of the fun and exciting activities that you can do here—not even the rising heat!

This month, the most awaited summer extravaganza ‘Dubai Summer Surprises’ will liven up the city with world-class entertainment and shop-till-you-drop mall-wide sales. Homegrown and international acts will grace Dubai with concerts and fashion shows, so you better make sure you don’t miss out. Read on to find out about the top 10 activities you should catch this August.

Have Fun at the Cartoon Network Fiesta
Cartoon Network Fiesta Dubai

Paint smiles on your kids’ cute faces by taking them to a fun-filled show featuring their favorite stars from Cartoon Network called the ‘Cartoon Network Fiesta’ that will run from July 30 to August 5 at Ibn Battuta Mall. The whole gang from the Ben 10 Omniverse led by Ben Tennyson will have a live action performance where they will display their acrobatic stunt moves. Joining him are Grandpa Max and his alien-fighting friends, and they will delight you with a Meet-and-Greet session after a mesmerizing multimedia show. The Power Puff Girls will also get in the fun and will perform 3 shows a day, so watch out for them!


Catch Jaden & Willow Smith in Dubai
Jaden & Willow Smith in Dubai

Will Smith’s adorable kids are now all grown up, and are both entertainers in their own right. Jaden and Willow Smith will be visiting Dubai for the first time, and promised their Middle East fans a series of exciting appearances across the city. They will be spending quality time in Dubai and visit some of the best attractions and iconic landmarks that the city has to offer. See them on their fans day at The Dubai Mall on August 13, and catch them on their guest appearance at one of the main events of Dubai Summer Surprises 2015, the Kids Fashion Fest.

Watch the Kids Fashion Fest at the Dubai MallKids Fashion Fest at the Dubai Mall

Kids Fashion Fest is back for the summer, and promises to wow audiences once again. One of the most adorable events of Dubai Summer Surprises 2015, Kids Fashion Fest will feature kids and pre-teens walking down the ramp with the latest trends in fashion. Following the huge success of the previous seasons, Kids Fashion Fest is also going regional this year. There will also be a model search, which will be graced by international pop icons Jaden and Willow Smith. The fashion shows will run from July 13 to August 22 at the Fashion Catwalk of The Dubai Mall.


Visit Modhesh World

Modhesh World at Dubai Trade CenterModhesh World, an indoor entertainment destination at Dubai World Trade Centre is packed with numerous attractions that both kids and adults will enjoy. This August, an interactive show hosted by the cute mascot of Dubai, Modhesh, will delight the whole family. You will never run out of fun activities to do here at the first ever edu-tainment destination in the region. Modhesh World is open from July 9 to August 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre Hall 1-8.


Get Mesmerized by Swan Lake
Swan Lake Acrobatic Ballet

Want to do something different? Check out this amazing ballet show called ‘Swan Lake Acrobatic Ballet’ by the Great Chinese State Circus happening from September 3 to 5 at Shaikh Rashid Hall at Dubai World Trade Centre. A beautiful blend of music and poetry woven to showcase classical dance at its best, the Great Chinese State Circus’ version of Swan Lake is a fine fusion of traditional Chinese acrobatics and Peking opera. Lauded globally for their seamless acrobatic feats and dazzling dance performance, the Great Chinese State Circus have already showcased their acts to 106 cities around the world in front of more than 1.5 million audience.


Don’t Miss the Big SaleBig Sale: Dubai Summer Surprises 2015Summer in Dubai means shopping, shopping and shopping. Thanks to Dubai Summer Surprises 2015, big brands will slash their prices and bring out their best promos during the much-awaited Big Sale. Make sure to catch this once-a-year shopping event of epic proportions featuring global high-end and luxury brands, as well as exciting cheap finds. The Big Sale is happening from July 23 to August 1 at Dubai World Trade Centre.


Have Fun in the TheatreMadagascar Live at Shaikh Rashid Hall in Dubai

Catch ‘Madagascar Live’ and get ready to ‘Move it, move it!’ with the bunch of zany animals from the hit animated film, ‘Madagascar.’ Exclusively brought to you by Dubai Summer Surprises 2015, the fun-filled adventures and exciting escapades of the whole gang will be brought to life. ‘Madagascar Live’ will be staged at Shaikh Rashid Hall in Dubai World Trade Centre from August 28 to 30.


Let Your Imagination Run Wild at the Real-Life Lego Park
Real-Life Lego Park in Dubai

Children’s favorite toy, Lego, will be part of the real world with the ‘Building Blocks at the Boxpark’ event. Happening for the first time in the UAE, an exclusive play space comprised of life-like rectangular spaces will be put up to take kids’ imaginations to colorful places. The space features state-of-the-art installations and amazing graphics. Get your family and friends think beyond the box with this thrilling eve
nt happening at the Boxpark in Al Wasl Road on July 23 to September 5.


Be Thrilled at the CircusCircus Fiesta at the Mercato Mall Dubai

Want to have a thrilling time? Catch a series of circus shows at the Mercato Mall featuring the African Circus, 36 talented acrobats performing breathtaking feats. Watch ‘Color Circus,’ and ‘Kids European Circus’ and get ready to witness dazzling acts and nerve-wracking choreography. If your kids want to learn how to impress their friends with acrobatic moves, have them join the Kids Circus Workshops and learn from some of the best acrobatic performers in the world. You can also get the chance to meet the performers up-close at a Meet-and-Greet event. You may catch the Circus Fiesta daily at the Mercato Mall from July 17 to August 29.


Learn Arts & Crafts from the Art Attack Guy HimselfLloyd Warbey host of Art Attack in Dubai

Lloyd Warbey, host of Disney’s popular art show Art Attack, comes to Dubai with an inspirational show meant to tease the little ones’ creativity. Presented across two locations, Lloyd Warbey will host five exclusive and interactive workshops at Dubai Festival City Mall, followed by a similar performance at Modhesh World. The shows will happen on August 12 to 15.

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