Things To Do In Dubai In April 2023 – Iftar List, Events, Markets, Concerts & More

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April is here and the onset of summer is also here, but that doesn’t mean that it has to stop you from doing anything! Dubai is a vibrant city that offers a plethora of activities and events throughout the year. April is an exciting time to visit Dubai as the city gears up for a host of events and activities that cater to all interests. Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, an adrenaline rush, or simply want to relax and unwind, Dubai has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best things to do in Dubai in April 2023 to help you plan your month in this dynamic city.

Live Events In Dubai In April 2023


1. Jack Whitehall Live

Date: 15 April

English comedian Jack Whitehall, widely known for his high-profile presenting gigs and numerous on-screen appearances, is set to return with a fresh new routine that will leave audiences in stitches.

Following the success of his Stood Up Tour last year, Whitehall will be taking the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on April 15th. His trademark self-deprecating humor will be on full display, as he regales the crowd with wry anecdotes and animated observations. Fans of his popular television series, Travels With My Father, can look forward to references to his famous dad Michael, while Whitehall’s own life experiences provide ample material for this must-see show. Don’t miss the chance to catch this comedic sensation live in action!

Lower Tier A: AED 300
Floor B: AED 345
Floor A: AED 445

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Location: Coca Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah, Dubai

2. Zamna Festival Dubai

Date: 22-23 April

Get ready for an electrifying experience as the renowned Zamna Festival makes its debut in Dubai on April 22nd and 23rd at the Surf Club, Palm West Beach. This Tulum-based music production is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in electronic dance music, and promises to create an immersive experience for attendees.

Previous editions of the festival have featured iconic DJs like Black Coffee, Tale of Us, Bob Moses, ARTBAT, Paul Kalkbrenner, and Dubfire. The festival’s signature paradisiacal ambience, created using palm trees and foliage, will transport you to a larger-than-life jungle-like setup.

Stay tuned for the official Dubai line-up and ticket prices, and get ready to dance the night away at this not-to-be-missed event for electronic music fans!

Location: Surf Club
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3. Ayushmann Khurrana Live

Date: 23 April

Bollywood sensation Ayushmann Khurrana, known for his phenomenal acting and singing skills, is all set to take the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena for a live show on April 23rd.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of entertainment as he performs chart-topping hits like “Pani Da Rang” and “Sadi Gali Aaja”. Khurrana’s soulful vocals have earned him both National and Filmfare Awards, and his ability to connect with audiences through his music has made him a beloved star in India.

Get ready to sing along to fan favourites like “Nazm Nazm” and “Naina Da Kya Kasoor” and experience the magic of Ayushmann Khurrana live in concert. Book your seats now for an evening you won’t want to miss!

Doors open at 7pm.

Ticket categories:
Regular: AED 95
Silver: AED 115
Gold: AED 195
Diamond: AED 365
Platinum: AED 600
VIP: AED 1,250

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Location: Coca Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah, Dubai

4. West Side Story

Date: 25-30 April

Don’t miss the live production of West Side Story featuring Jerome Robbins’ original choreography at Dubai Opera from 25-30 April. Directed by Lonny Price, this classic American touring stage act has garnered critical acclaim across three continents since 2003.

Experience the rivalry between the New York teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, as they fight for control of their neighbourhood with fiery Latino dance moves to iconic tracks like Maria, Tonight, and Somewhere. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable evening.

Ticket categories:

Silver: AED 250
Sharing box for 10 people: AED 250
Gold: AED 425
Platinum: AED 625
Sharing box for four, five or seven people: AED 625
VIP: AED 825
VIP sharing box for five or eight people: AED 825

Location: Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Near Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai – Dubai

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5. Ibiza Global Radio Festival

Date: 29 April

The Ibiza Global Radio Festival is back at JA Resort’s Soul Beach on April 29th, after the success of its previous editions. The beachside festival will feature a special VS edition, with popular artists battling it out with upbeat house music hits.

UAE-based DJs Jixo and Danz, Doomaz, and Jon Besant will perform back-to-back sets, accompanied by fire dancers and an electrifying light show as the sun sets. Don’t miss out on this ultimate musical carnival – get your tickets today!

Artist Line-up:

Sug & Xavi vs Jixo & Danz
Clint Maximus vs Aleph Kaf
Moi vs Aaryon
Darko De Jan vs Smokingroove
Doomaz vs Stasi Sanlin
Nenna vs Wolo
Amir Sharara vs Hoolz
Aevasyon vs Emery
Rishi vs Kodewerk
Mo Ezabyy vs Colinaze
Hartley vs Sanchez
Cn Williams vs Lewi
John Besant vs So Much Heat
Justbradj vs Hadle

Location: Soul Beach
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6. Joanne McNally Live

Date: 29 April

Irish comedian Joanne McNally has added an extra show to her Dubai tour on 29 April at The Agenda, and tickets are on sale now for AED 295. The Sunday Times has hailed her as a “truly gifted stand-up,” and with a record of 50 sold-out nights at Dublin’s Vicar Street, four at the London Palladium, and three at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, it’s no wonder why.

McNally has also made appearances in podcasts, TV shows, and documentaries, amassing a large following of fans. Book your tickets today to avoid missing out on a night of laughter and entertainment.

Location: The Agenda
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7. Zivert Live 

Date: 30 April

Russian singer Zivert, known for her hit single “Life,” is set to perform her biggest concert in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena with an expected audience of 8,000 fans. Since her debut single in 2017, she has gained a massive following in the region with her upbeat dance-pop tracks that amass millions of views.

Zivert has received numerous accolades, including Best Female Artist, Breakthrough of the Year, and Single of the Year for “Life” at the New Radio Awards. Catch her live on 30 April as she performs fan-favorites like “Credo” and “Beverly Hills.” The doors open at 7 pm.

Ticket categories:

Bronze: AED 175
Silver: AED 225
Gold: AED 295
Fan zone: AED 365
VIP zone: AED 550

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Location: Coca Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah, Dubai

Iftar Events In Dubai

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Sports Events In Dubai In April 2023

1. Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series

Date: 3-8 April

The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series is a prominent event in Dubai’s sports scene, featuring five tournaments of high caliber. The four-month season attracts elite polo players and distinguished audiences from around the world for world-class competition and entertainment.

The Polo Masters Cup is the second trophy of the series and was added in 2015, showcasing the exceptional skills and training of the teams and the impressive fashion of the spectators. Attendees can choose from a variety of seating options, ranging from lawn picnics to elegant fine dining packages at Al Habtoor Polo Resort. Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series is one of the top polo tournaments worldwide.

Location: Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club
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2. Night Spartan Trail

Date: 8 April

On April 8th, challenge your endurance in the Night Spartan Trail and take on a starlit 10km sprint through Jebel Ali Racecourse’s rugged terrain. Trail running is a strenuous but fulfilling outdoor adventure that allows for a deeper connection with nature.

With an unpredictable and uneven terrain, this race presents a unique challenge that sets it apart from other athletic events. All finishers will be rewarded with a medal and t-shirt, making the experience even more memorable. So leave the pavement behind and get ready for an unforgettable off-road adventure.

Location: Jebel Ali Racecourse
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3. GRIT + TONIC Relay Triathlon At Al Mamzar Beach Park

Date: 16 April

Get ready for a thrilling day of athletics and entertainment on April 16th with the GRIT+TONIC Relay Triathlon, welcoming participants of all skill levels above the age of 12. This contest is open to teams of two or three individuals.

Things To Do In Dubai In April 2023 - Iftar List, Events, Markets, Concerts & MoreThe competition begins with a swim in the lagoon, followed by a speedy bike ride, and a final dash to the finish line on foot, with a chance to win a prize. Register now for this exciting event set in the picturesque Al Mamzar Beach Park. All participants will receive finisher medals, making it a memorable experience for everyone.

Ticket categories:

Team Female Relay (Two or three people): AED 175
Team Male Relay (Two or three people): AED 175
Team Mixed Relay (Two or three people): AED 175
Individual Female Relay (Two people): AED 249.99
Individual Male Relay (Two people): AED 249.99
Individual Mixed Relay (Two people): AED 249.99

Location: Al Mamzar Beach St – Al Mamzar – Dubai

4. WrestleFest DXB

Date: 29 April

Be ready for the ultimate showdown at WrestleFest, the top wrestling event in the Middle East, where pro wrestlers will face off in a fierce competition on March 18th at Warehouse 4 in Al Quoz.

Experience the excitement of seeing powerful moves such as arm breakers, atomic drops, and choke-slams as professional athletes like Francesco Akira, Shaheen, Johnny Evers, Nova Nox, and Jay Blade compete to take down their opponents while fans cheer them on. The event promises to be an entertaining sporting spectacle, with doors opening at 6:20 pm, so don’t miss out on the ringside action.

Ticket categories:

Endzone: AED 60
Standard: AED 85
Premium: AED 100
VIP: AED 150

Location: Warehouse 4, Al Quoz
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Ramadan Markets In Dubai In April 2023

Dubai Ramadan 2023 Markets In The UAE That You Must Visit
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The holy month of Ramadan means there will be plenty of Ramadan markets to choose from. To get the full list, click here – 4 Dubai Ramadan Markets 2023 In The UAE That You Must Visit

Food & Drink In Dubai In April 2023

1. Dubai Food Festival

Date: 21 April – 7 May

Dubai Food Festival is back for its 10th-anniversary edition from 21 April to 7 May 2023. This two-week carnival celebrates the city’s gastronomy scene with a range of foodie experiences, from fine dining to street food, hidden gems, and more.

Foodies can indulge in limited-edition menus, guided food tours, cooking masterclasses by top chefs, and themed feasts. Visitors can also head to Etisalat Beach Canteen, which will offer diverse dining concepts and non-stop entertainment for 17 days. For the entire duration of the festival, popular eateries will serve up their signature dishes at just AED10 per plate. From 28 April to 7 May, Restaurant Week will bring adventurous flavors to the table, showcasing the creativity of local and international culinary talent.

Location: All over Dubai

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2. Dubai Food Festival At Etisalat Beach Canteen

Date: 29th April

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dubai Food Festival at Etisalat Beach Canteen, Dubai’s favourite dining pop-up. The event returns this April for 17 days of non-stop food, fun, and fiesta at Jumeirah Beach, just behind Sunset Mall. Enjoy a diverse range of dining concepts, live entertainment, and community activities that will keep the whole family entertained for hours. This year’s Beach Canteen is inspired by nostalgic beachside scenes and bright pop-art colors, taking visitors on a journey down Memory Lane to see how Dubai’s food scene has evolved over the years.

Dubai Food Festival At Etisalat Beach Canteen

Whether you’re a foodie or looking for a fun day out, Etisalat Beach Canteen has it all. From indulging in delicious food to watching live gigs with your toes in the sand, and entertaining your little ones in the kids’ zone, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the most delicious destination this season.

Location: Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall, 36 Al Nessnass Street, Jumeirah 3 – Dubai

Free Event
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3. Dubai Restaurant Week

Date: 28 April – 7 May

Dubai Restaurant Week returns for the 10th edition of DFF from 28 April to 7 May, with 50 top restaurants offering set price menus starting at AED95 per person for two-course lunches and AED 150 for three-course dinners. Don’t miss the chance to explore and indulge in the diverse culinary scene of Dubai.

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Shopping in Dubai In April 2023

1. Big Bad Wolf Sale

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Arts & Culture In Dubai In April 2023

1. Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

Date: April 6-18

The Al Marmoom Heritage Village festival is an annual event that celebrates Emirati culture and traditions. Running from 6-18 April, the free festival offers camel races, live concerts, traditional dance shows, and activities for the whole family. Visitors can explore the venue’s heritage-rich pathways, mock wedding displays, and handicrafts, and shop for authentic homemade mementos.

The festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the Emirati way of life through sports, cuisine, and music. The event is open to everyone, including Emiratis, expats, and tourists, and promises an unforgettable celebration of Arabian traditions.

Location: Al Marmoom Heritage Village, Al Ain Road, Al Marmoom – Dubai
Free Event