Top Events to Experience in Dubai this July

Top Events to Experience in Dubai this July

Dubai might be sizzling this July, but don’t let the heat keep you from having a blast. The city is buzzing with events designed to help you beat the heat and fill your days with fun. Who says you can’t enjoy summer just because it’s hot outside?

There's something for everyone, from thrilling indoor adventures to hilarious comedy shows. So, prepare to laugh, move, and make the most of July in Dubai.

Let’s dive into the best events that will make your summer unforgettable!

Symphonic Middle East Festival @ Zabeel Theatre

📆 05 July

Experience an unforgettable evening where music and dance come together at the 2024 Symphonic Middle East Festival. The acclaimed ST-DUO will dazzle audiences with their mastery of two pianos, taking you on a journey through centuries of music. Their blend of classical and modern compositions will be beautifully enhanced by the graceful yet dramatic moves of tango dancers from Argentina.

The evening will feature ST-DUO's exquisite piano arrangements, paired with captivating performances by a passionate Argentinian tango couple. This dynamic collaboration breathes new life into duet music, offering a mesmerizing experience that spans classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Don’t miss this extraordinary event where piano and dance unite in perfect harmony.

IMMERSEE: Digital Art by Danny Rose @  SEE Institute at The Sustainable City

📆 05 July - 04 August

This unique experience, crafted by the brilliant minds at Danny Rose Studio, promises to redefine your understanding of art and culture. Imagine stepping into a 60-minute digital art adventure where reality transforms before your eyes. From the mesmerising "Piying Dream," inspired by traditional Chinese shadow play, to the perception-challenging "Into the Blue," and the transformative "Metamorphosis," every installation pushes the boundaries of imagination.

Capture unforgettable moments that will make your social media feed explode with likes. And the best part? This artistic wonderland is housed in the world’s first net-zero emissions building, the SEE Institute, merging innovation with sustainability. After your immersive journey, extend the experience by exploring The Sustainable City, with its animal sanctuary, equestrian club, and vibrant cafes and restaurants.

This July, let IMMERSEE transport you to a world where art, innovation, and sustainability collide, offering an escape that’s as enriching as it is entertaining.

Ice Hole - A Cardboard Comedy @ Theatre by QE2

📆 05 - 06 July

After four recent sold-out shows with standing ovations every night, the outrageous comedy sensation is back for one special weekend. This must-see event for theatre enthusiasts and lovers of creative expression features a play filled with creativity and cardboard artistry.

The story revolves around a man in a three-piece suit fishing in the Great North when an accidental encounter with a mermaid changes his destiny, leading to an enigmatic and crazy journey narrated with cardboard! Created by top French comedians Pierre Guillois and Olivier Martin-Salvan and now brought to life in Dubai by popular comedians and actors Sadiq Saboowala and Patrick Albrecht, two-time winners of the local Short + Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival, “The Ice Hole – A Cardboard Comedy” is presented by Complices Theatre, Outside the Box Events, and Alex Broun.

RX Summer Run 2024 @ City Centre Mirdif

📆 06 July

This family-friendly sporting event invites participants of all ages and abilities to take part in a festive indoor run on the mall’s ground level. Whether you prefer walking a short 850m distance or challenging yourself with a 3km or 5km course, there's something for everyone.

Hosted by RX Coffee in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, City Centre Mirdif, and 9714 Sports, this third edition of the indoor run promises a fun and engaging experience. Participants will receive a medal, certificate, live results, photo services, refreshments, and official timing. Cash prizes and gift vouchers will be awarded to winners in each category, with a total prize pool worth 10,000 AED.

Secure your spot and get ready for a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit at the RX Summer Run 2024!

Social Knockout 3 @ Coca-Cola Arena

📆 06 July

This electrifying fight night features the highly-anticipated debut of Tajikistani social media sensation and singer, Abdu Rozik, as he goes head-to-head with influencer Erali Boyqobilov. The excitement doesn’t stop there. UAE’s top YouTuber and vlogger, Mo Vlogs, will step into the ring for the first time to face his former close friend, Shero, in a bout with a rich backstory.

Adding to the thrill of the evening, UK rap star Stefflon Don will deliver a live performance, ensuring the energy stays high throughout the night. Don’t miss out on witnessing this historic event where social media stars clash and entertainment is guaranteed.

Ali Al Sayed Canceled Culture @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel

📆 07 July

Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter as Dubai’s multi-award-winning comedian, Ali Al Sayed, returns with an expansion of his hit solo show, Canceled Culture. Marking his 16th anniversary in comedy, Ali’s sharp wit and fearless humour shine in his most daring and honest performance yet. He comedically explores Arab and Muslim perspectives, offering a cultural commentary wrapped in humour.

Cancelled Culture is a thought-provoking, hilarious journey through modern life’s complexities. Ali’s unique lens brings both internal and external views of Arab and Muslim identities to the forefront, ensuring a memorable experience filled with laughter and reflection. But the fun doesn’t stop there. After the main show, Ali returns for a special round of raw, unfiltered crowd work, promising spontaneous humour and audience participation.

Fightzone @ The Space

📆 19 July

Get ready for an intense night of boxing as Jurgen Uldedaj takes a significant step towards a world title shot on July 19th in Dubai. The exciting Albanian fighter (17-1, 6 KOs) will clash with Claudio Squeo for the IBF European cruiserweight crown at Motospace Investment Park. This thrilling event, exclusively live on DAZN and Fightzone, is promoted by Kristian Boci in collaboration with Block One Sports & Entertainment and Fight Academy.

Squeo vs. Uldedaj headlines a stacked card featuring top talents from around the globe. Undefeated Albanian middleweight sensation Alban Beqiri and lightweight contender Elison Suci will also showcase their skills. Additionally, fans will witness the prowess of unbeaten fighters such as German-based Lebanese cruiserweight Hilal Manah (2-0, 2 KOs), towering Maltese heavyweight Renke Wittke (2-0, 2 KOs), and the Scouse duo Steven Ferguson (2-0, 2 KOs) and Hakeem Palmer (5-0-1, 2 KOs).

Mark your calendars for this unmissable boxing event on the coast of the Persian Gulf, where rising stars and seasoned fighters come together for an unforgettable night of action.

The Laughter Factory Premium Comedy Club

📆 19 - 27 July

Get ready for a month filled with laughter as The Laughter Factory returns with an all-star lineup of comedians performing across multiple locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This month's show promises to deliver non-stop hilarity with award-winning acts that have graced stages around the world. Join us for an evening of top-notch stand-up comedy and stay for the afterparty to mingle with the comics and fellow comedy fans. Here’s what you can expect:

Rory O’ Hanlon

A firm favorite at comedy clubs across the UK and Ireland, award-winning Irish stand-up comedian and actor Rory O’ Hanlon is back. Described by Chortle as having “presence, poise, and timing” and by the Irish Times as having “a joke every 30 seconds,” his rapid-fire delivery regularly leaves audiences in stitches. Catch Rory at:

  • Movenpick JBR, Dubai on July 19th & 20th
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Dubai on July 23rd
  • The Club, Abu Dhabi on July 25th
  • Radisson DAMAC Hills, Dubai on July 26th
  • Dukes The Palm, Dubai on July 27th

Darius Davies

Hailed as the most underrated comedian in the UK, Darius Davies brings his supercharged, charismatic comedy to Dubai. Fresh off being the best-reviewed comedian at Edinburgh 2021, Darius is known for his fire-brand style of immersive, interactive comedy. He’s the co-host of the popular 3 Speech podcast and creator of the hit show Hate n Live. Don’t miss Darius at:

  • Movenpick JBR, Dubai on July 19th & 20th
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Dubai on July 23rd
  • The Club, Abu Dhabi on July 25th
  • Radisson DAMAC Hills, Dubai on July 26th
  • Dukes The Palm, Dubai on July 27th


Born in Karachi and now living in Dubai, Tabarak brings his unique and highly skewed opinions to the stage. With a quick wit, charisma, and an aggressive style of comedy, Tabarak has become a staple of Dubai’s comedy circuit. He is a winner of the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival, Espana Comedy Games, and Beat The Camel. Experience Tabarak’s comedy at:

  • Movenpick JBR, Dubai on July 19th & 20th
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Dubai on July 23rd
  • The Club, Abu Dhabi on July 25th
  • Radisson DAMAC Hills, Dubai on July 26th
  • Dukes The Palm, Dubai on July 27th

We hope these events give you the perfect reason to step out and add some excitement to your days. Enjoy the fun and laughter, and we hope this guide helps you make the most of your July in Dubai!

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Ummulkiram Pardawala

Written by Ummulkiram Pardawala

Ummulkiram is a Content Writer at HiDubai. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance, is an expert Baker, and also a wordsmith.
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