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Arts & Culture in Dubai

La Perle in AL Habtoor city opening soon

As we come near to the end of Ramadan, Dubai is gearing up for some exciting new shows launching in the coming months with a new permanent show coming to the Destination, La Perle at Al Habtoor City. Brought to Dubai by the Al Habtoor Group, La Perle is a live masterpiece, produced by legendary creative Director Franco Dragone, Located in the Al Habtoor City, La Perle will host 450 performances a year in a custom-built aqua-theatre and will help seal Dubai’s position as a world-class entertainment hub.

In the show, the cast will perform aqua and aerial feats in the 1,300 seat theatre, which features aqua-stage filled with 2.7 million litres of water and will have the ability to change from a dry platform to aquatic stage and vice versa. Daredevil performers will dive into the water-filled stage from a height of 25 metres and fly around the auditorium on high-powered winches at a speed 15 km/h.

Tickets are now available for the highly anticipated La Perle at Al Habtoor City and will be available through for performances from August 31, 2017 onwards.

La Perle at Habtoor City, Dubai


Continuing with the Arts, Dubai Opera’s stage hosts an incredible array of world-class talent. With opera, ballet and classical music concerts and productions at the core, Dubai Opera will also stage musical theatre, fashion shows, jazz, comedy, family shows and a full range of live entertainment.

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA is set to thrill audiences once again from 22nd January – 3rd February 2018.

More information here >

EVITA - In Dubai from 22 Jan - 3 Feb 2018

Futuristic Dubai- ETIHAD MUSEUM

Dubai is well-known for always looking towards the future, but the new Etihad Museum in the emirate gives visitors a deeper look into the UAE’s past. Opened on January 7, 2017, the museum chronicles the era before the country’s founding, the agreement signing and subsequent declaration of the Union in 1971. The museum also provides insight and understanding of the UAE constitution and the rights and responsibilities of Emirati citizens.

The building design was inspired by the shape of a manuscript, with seven columns symbolising the pens used to sign the Union agreement. As part of the museum initiative, the original Union House where leaders signed the treaty establishing the country was restored, and the famous flagpole at the end of 2nd of December Street was replaced with a slightly taller 123m pole. The museum complex covers 2.5 hectares.

The museum is open from 10am-8pm, More info here >

Etihad Museum


On a final note Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. The new facility is expected to reduce departure clearance time to between 9 and 12 seconds per passenger.

For now, the UAE Wallet app can be used in Terminal 3. It will be operational in all terminals after the wallet is linked with other airlines.