Weekend in Review: Arijit Singh and Michael McIntyre in Dubai

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The weekend in Dubai was bustling. Arijit Singh played an unplugged performance at the Hard Rock Café, world-renowned comedian Michael McIntyre was at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and the Emirates Opera Project held a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Opera.

Arijit Singh at Hard Rock Café in Dubai

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Arijit Singh played an intimate performance at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai over the weekend.

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Bollywood singer Arijit Singh returned to Dubai over the weekend for a live show at Hard Rock Café. Some have called it “the biggest concert of summer 2015,” according to an article in The National. The last time Singh performed in Dubai was in January, but in just a few months’ time, he has already released many chart-topping songs, including “Chunar from the movie ABCD 2; “Hamari Adhuri Kahani,” which was from the movie of the same name; “Teri Khushboo,” which was featured in the film Mr. X; and “Sorooj Dooba Hai” from the film Roy, Judaai.

The Hard Rock Café offered a unique venue because its comparatively small size and intimate setting, putting fans in rather close quarters with a star whose last Dubai performance was at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Michael McIntyre’s Happy and Glorious Tour

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For two nights only, comedian Michael McIntyre returned to Dubai over the weekend.

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British comedian Michael McIntyre took the stage for exclusive performances of his new standup show “Happy and Glorious” on two nights only at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Now he’s heading back to the U.K. for a 34-show tour starting in August. McIntyre said he enjoyed performing in Dubai a couple years ago and that he was excited to return to the city. This weekend’s shows were sold out quickly.

His last standup show was entitled “Showtime,” and more than 640,000 people in several countries went to see him at multiple sold out shows. The last time he performed in Dubai was in June 2013, and that show won him the Best Comedy Show award from Time Out Nightlife. McIntyre’s last show marked the world’s biggest-selling comedy tour. His show at the O2 Arena in London set a new record of 10 nights of performances.

A Midsummer Night’s Opera

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What could be better than a night of delectable delights and high-class opera?

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The ACT Dubai collaborated with The Emirates Opera Project to bring A Midsummer Night’s Opera to Dubai. The show was paired with an exquisite three-course meal of Peruvian cuisine. The operatic adaption of the play by William Shakespeare was a grandiose evening of song and dining.