Top 5 Places with Live Shows in Dubai

From opera to world-class curated performances, Top Spots Dubai shares the best spots to catch a live show in the city.

1. La Perle, Al Habtoor Palace

La Perle by Dragone is a long-term stage production in Dubai that pays tribute to the UAE’s traditional pearl diving customs. The show employs advanced technology to showcase an array of water-based, acrobatic, and aerial performances. The storyline follows a young girl’s journey across the UAE, where she eventually finds a pearl, while learning about the nation’s unique culture and varied heritage.

2. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

To celebrate the rich maritime history of the region, the Dubai Opera has been constructed in the shape of a dhow, featuring glass walls. With a variety of live performances catering to diverse preferences, the venue presents top-notch shows ranging from opera and ballet to classical orchestras, Broadway classics like Cats, international music acts such as the Gipsy Kings, and family-friendly productions like Alice in Wonderland and Indiana Jones. It’s worth mentioning that the dazzling chandelier inside the Dubai Opera, made up of 30,000 glass pearls, took two years to produce.

3. The Best Dining Venues with Live Entertainment 

Dubai takes the art of eating up a notch with its impressive list  of immersive dinner options. Take in theatre, live performances and dynamic entertainment – from dancers to acrobats – as you dine. Top Spots Dubai shares the best dining spots with live entertainment. 

  1. The Theater
  2. Billionaire
  3. Dream
  4. Babylon
  5. Papillon

4. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk Dubai

The Coca-Cola Arena is an all-encompassing venue that caters to a wide audience across age groups with a programme spanning comedy shows, live concerts and even kid-friendly ice shows. The vast fully-air conditioned indoor venue stays open year-round – perfect for summer travellers that are keen to beat the heat. 2022 saw superstars like Maluma and Ashanti perform there while this year we will see Demi Lovato perform in March.

5. Expo City

Expo City Dubai continues the legacy of the hugely popular Expo 2020 Dubai. 

The site offers up some of the best-loved entertainment offerings from the original Expo such as the Garden in the Sky observation tower and thematic pavilions including Alif – the Mobility Pavilion and Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion. The Opportunity Pavilion has been transformed into the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum while several of the country pavilions remain open to the public including the UAE Pavilion, and the Saudi Arabia Pavilion and revived Luxembourg, Pakistan and Australia pavilions amongst others.

In addition to these attractions, visitors can attend a roster of special events from the open-air cinema to open-air jazz concerts. Check out their programming to discover the latest events at Expo City.