What to do in Dubai today: See The Kite Runner

Kick off your weekend on the right foot with one of these top choices for evening entertainment

The Kite Runner at Dubai Opera

Watch The Kite Ruuner at Dubai Opera

Straight from London’s West End, comes Khaled Hosseini’s (adapted for the stage) The Kite Runner at Dubai Opera. Based on the international bestselling novel, the play follows the story of Amir who, when we meet him, is living in Kabul with his father and friend Hassan. The harrowing tale unfolds through the Soviet intervention and Taliban regime as Amir grows up and eventually comes to confront his past. Adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft, the narrative explores the theme of redemption to highly acclaimed critical review. Ages 18+, February 27-29, tickets from Dhs250. +971 4 440 8888


See Wayne Wonder at Cove Beach

Fans of Jamaican reggae fusion artist, Wayne Wonder will not want to miss his performance at the popular day-to-night venue – Cove Beach tonight. Getting the crowd going with his lively tracks including, ‘Not Letting Go’ the artist will be playing as part of the weekly JMRCK event which sees a tropical mood take over the Bluewaters venue. Kicking off at 6pm the night goes on ‘til late with a Caribbean BBQ from 7-11pm. +971 50 454 6920


See Lionel Richie in concert

The Dubai International Jazz Festival is back and tonight will see Lionel Richie grace its Media City based stage. The three-day festival (which started last night) continues tomorrow with One Republic at the Media City Amphitheatre on 26, 27 and 28 February. It's for Dhs350 per night. +971 4 315 7000

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