Expo 2020 Dubai’s imaginative and varied entertainment calendar makes November a month to remember

DUBAI, 12 November 2021 – 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.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s imaginative and varied entertainment calendar makes November a month to remember

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 at 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.

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 Pakistani playback 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, Colombia, 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 Amphitheatre.

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 ticket holders.

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.