• Sat. Sep 24th, 2022

10 awesome things to expect in Dubai in September

ByMary M. Ward

Sep 5, 2022

New shows, big reopenings and some big stars are coming to town…

We blinked and summer is *almost* over, which means plenty of epic things to do in September. Whether it’s new restaurants, hot reopenings or the biggest international groups, we’ve rounded up 10 brilliant things to expect in Dubai in September.

From September 6: Get your favorite healthy drink at a cult juice bar

We are ready to welcome Joe & The Juice, as it is due to open this week at Dubai Design District. Aimed at health-conscious diners, the menu is famous for its healthy juices and sandwiches. Around the world, the drink menu includes nutritious smoothies, vegan shakes and juices. While the food menu includes organic acai bowls, sandwiches and cakes – banana bread, anyone? Signature drinks from Joe & The Juice include Joe’s Green Mile with apple, avocado, broccoli, ice, lemon and spinach, and Herb Tonic with apple, ginger, ice, pepper, pineapple, red pepper and turmeric. Give your shots a healthy boost, too, as its cafes serve shots ranging from ginger to turmeric. More outposts at D3, Barsha Mall and Nakheel Mall will be available soon.

Joe & The Juice, Dubai Design District, opens September 6. @joeandthejuiceuae

Throughout September: Discover the new menu of one of the best culinary tickets in the city

After a summer break, a restaurant that has all the foodies in town talking is back. The eight-seat Omakase concept Moonrise, led by Michelin Guide Young Chef of the Year, Solemann Haddad, offers an all-new menu that, across nine courses, fuses flavors from the Middle East and Japan. Signature of the experience, the Foie Gras Puri “Explosion” is back, accompanied by novelties such as the grilled cheese, a tribute to chef Solemann’s childhood; and “Trip to Masafi,” of charred madai, sweet corn, and dill. There are two seats from Monday to Saturday at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. for 650 Dhs.

Moonrise, Eden House, Satwa, 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., Monday to Saturday, 650 Dhs. Such : (050) 697 2946moon-rise.xyz

September 9 to 11: Head to a breathtaking ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet (a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev) is based on the play by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. A synopsis of the tragic love story: A young man and woman named Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love but their families are embroiled in a bloody feud. They marry in secret but tragic events force Romeo to fight and kill Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. The consequence? He is expelled from the city and Juliette’s parents force her to marry Paris. As a drastic measure, she takes a potion that makes her appear dead so she can flee with Romeo. Unfortunately, Romeo does not receive this message and goes to cry on his grave. To escape his grief, he takes a vial of potion that kills him. Juliette finds Romeo dead when she wakes up. She is devastated and stabs herself.

Romeo and Juliet, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 9 1o 11 September, price from 325 Dhs per person, Tel: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

September date TBC: Get back outdoors at a brand new beach club

This month, a new beach club called Kyma will soon open in Dubai and is expected to be a Greek-inspired paradise when it washes up on the shores of Palm West Beach. While we haven’t seen what the venue will look like yet, we do know that the space will be part restaurant and part beach club. So you can expect to enjoy sunny days by the beach and then indulge in long lazy lunches with your toes in the sand.

Kyma, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, opening September 2022. @kymabeachdubai

From September 14: be dazzled by dinner and a show with the return of Billionaire

After a short summer hiatus, Billionaire is back in full force from September 14. Bringing its award-winning What’s On Award-winning dinner and show concept to Dubai, Billionaire will showcase its family of talented artists, musicians, acrobats and dancers from September 14. Hosted by Billionaire Creative Director Montse Morè, guests will enjoy a three-hour experience complemented by a premium menu. Chef Batuhan Piatti Zeynioglu has curated a menu of Italian and contemporary Neo-Asian dishes. There’s even an international DJ set performing on September 16, with Afrojack headlining the grand reopening party.

Billionaire Dubai, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Tuesday through Sunday from September 14, 9 p.m. until late. Tel: (0)4 510 3100. @billionairedubaiofficial

From September 15: go on an adventure in Hatta

Dubai’s beloved adventure and glamping destination, Hatta, will reopen for its fifth season on Thursday, September 15. . You’ll be delighted to hear that all your favorite outdoor activities will be back. So you can enjoy a day of archery, zip-lining, ax throwing, paragliding, horseback riding and off-roading on electric scooters. There will also be a brand new addition – an adventure ropes course – on which children and adults can test their nerves and athleticism.

From September 15, visithatta.com

From September 15: Celebrate the return of the outdoor season with the reopening of Shimmers

This secluded spot in Mina A’Salam in Jumeirah is steps from the sea and serves up some of the best casual Greek cuisine in town with a European influence. From September 15, it finally reopens its doors after summer and on the menu you will find cold seafood starters, salads, casseroles and a catch of the day cooked to order, among others. It’s a laid back setting so you don’t need to dress up, although it’s right on Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach with spectacular views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – you might want to do that only for Instagram snaps.

Shimmers, Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com

From September 21: Attend an immersive infinity spectacle of Lights

Gaudi Infinity of Lights

Do you like a digital art experience in Dubai? Well, a new show is heading to Infinity des Lumières in September. The immersive show celebrates the distinct minds of three artists: Gaudi, Kandinsky and Klee. The show lasts 45 minutes, of which 15 minutes are allocated to each artist.

Dubai Mall, from September 21, ticket prices start from Dhs 110; gaudikandinskykleedubai.com

From September 29: Prepare to be amazed by an aquatic circus show


This show has it all – live entertainment and artistic circus performances under a bespoke water theatre. There are dancers, aerial acrobats and other amazing circus thrills that will leave you on the edge of your seat. And if that wasn’t enough, the action is paired with a dancing musical fountain. Get your tickets here.

Festival City Mall, Dubai, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. from September 29, ticket prices start from Dhs 90; platinumlist.net

September 30: Sing along as an international rapper lands in Dubai

50 cents

Rap superstar Curtis Jackson – better known as 50 Cent – is bringing his Green Light Gang World Tour to the Coca-Cola Arena on September 30, for one night only. Known for his impact in the hip-hop industry, he has been described as a “master of the nuanced art of lyrical brevity”.

50 Cent Green Light Gang World Tour, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Al Wasl, Dubai, September 30, tickets from Dhs225, tel. : (800) 223 388. coca-cola-arena.etixdubai.com