Ground-breaking performances from Arab singing sensations Nancy Ajram
and Ragheb Alama, and a family run with sporting legend Usain Bolt, will light
up a crowded calendar at Expo 2020 Dubai this month – among a multitude of the
reasons to visit during November.
The unmissable entertainment line-up includes music, dance and sport,
featuring illustrious talent from across the globe, together with the surprise
factor courtesy of pop-up performances and masterclasses.
Ajram and Alama co-headline the second concert in Expo 2020’s Infinite
Nights series at Al Wasl Plaza tonight from 2200 GST. Aligning with Expo’s
Mobility subtheme, Alama will perform hits from his 30-year career and highlight
how music connects humans, while Ajram will celebrate life on Earth when she takes
the stage, focusing on Expo’s Sustainability subtheme.
K-pop event KITE (K-pop in the Emirates) takes place earlier on Friday
at Jubilee Park from 1700 GST, with boy band Highlight and singer Punch topping
the bill. They will be joined virtually by the seven-piece BTOB, girl group
Laboum and boy band Luminous.
Jordanian artist Omar Al Abdallat, who has been credited with popularising
Bedouin music, takes over the music baton an hour before Infinite Nights,
starting at 2100 GST at Jubilee Park, while, at the same time, Nigerian band
Fela and the Kalakuta Queens dedicate a musical theatrical performance to late
Nigerian political activist and musical maestro Fela Kuti at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre.
On Saturday 13 November ay
0930 GST, it’s time to hit the track with eight-time Olympic gold medallist
Usain Bolt for a 1.45-kilometre family run to raise funds for Al Noor
Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination.
Registered participants will meet at the Russia Pavilion before the start of
the race which takes runners through Ghaf Avenue.
The world-renowned Les Ballets de Monte Carlo will showcase their famed
moves at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre on 13 and 14 November from 1900 GST, with
45 minutes of breath-taking, contemporary dance from the official national
company of the Principality of Monaco.
The UAE and Brazil will join forces to attempt a new Guinness World
Record for the largest Jiu-jitsu lesson on Monday 15 November. Visitors can
witness this martial arts spectacle from Jubilee Park at 1630 GST.
Also on 15 November, audiences can enjoy a
captivating performance by Brazilian guitar and mandolin players in Music in
the Garden at 1400 GST, which takes place at Al Wasl Stage, while Pakistaniplayback singer,
song-writer, composer and actor Atif Aslam will rock Expo’s Jubilee Stage on 17
November from 2100 GST.
Taking visitors on a journey from Australia to Chile, Columbia, Germany,
India, the Philippines, Portugal, Somalia, Sudan and the UAE, Expo 2020’s
Jubilee Stage continues to stir a cultural melting pot with an eclectic line-up
of music and dance performances at Jubilee Beats on 19 November from 1700 GST
and on 20 November from 1600 GST.
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki, a coach on The Voice Ahla Sawt in 2019, will also play on the Jubilee Stage on
26 November from 2200 GST.
Le Due Lune (The Two Moons), an
Italian performance based on Arabian Nights, featuring the World Youth
Orchestra Ensemble, will take place at 2030 GST on 18 November at Dubai Millennium
On 24 November, Expo 2020 will introduce you to some of the sharpest
minds on this planet at the World Chess Championship, which will see Magnus
Carlsen defend his title against Russian number one Ian Nepomniachtchi.
Riverdance continues its toe-tapping November run with performances at
Jubilee Stage on 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27 November. Created
specifically for Expo 2020, the unique spectacle comprises Emirati influences
fused with traditional Irish music and dance to reflect the world coming
together at the mega-event. The Irish stepdancers will also be teaching their quick-footed
movements in a series of fun masterclasses that are complimentary for Expo 2020
As capacities are limited, Expo ticket holders who wish to attend any of
these shows are advised to arrive early to secure their spots. For Nancy Ajram
and Ragheb Alama’s Infinite Nights show, visitors will also be able to soak up
the atmosphere and watch the show on outdoor big screens at Dubai Millennium
Amphitheatre and Jubilee Park.