For a high-brow evening out, it doesn’t get much more glamorous than tickets to Dubai Opera (+971 4 440 8888), which offers an impressive line-up of local and international operatic, ballet and musical productions. The building itself is an architectural wonder, with its dhow-shaped design by Janus Rostock a stylish tribute to Dubai’s maritime history.
Another must-see is the emirate’s first in-residence show, La Perle by Dragone (+971 4 437 0001). Staged inside a purpose-built, state-of-the-art aqua theatre in Al Habtoor City, the performance is awash with aerial feats and cutting-edge technology – it's the only place in Dubai where it rains indoors. Performances take place at 7pm and 9.30pm Tue to Fri, and at 4pm and 7pm on Sat.
The Rotunda (+971 4 556 6666) at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai,is welcoming an electric roster of live acts and immersive shows to its 500-seat, 360-degree viewing venue inspired by Rome’s famous Pantheon. Drawing on the 50-year legacy of its Las Vegas cousin, an annual calendar of events will see legendary headliners, trendsetting theatre acts, mind-blowing magicians and hilarious comedians take to the stage.