Fast Forward: Weekly event guide

Plan your week with our seven day guide.



Motor Village, the first-ever luxury motor show at the Dubai International Financial Centre, is launching today and will run until April 3. The event will combine multi-brand luxury cars in several locations across the district, transforming the financial hub into a motor show with stands featuring brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, McLaren and Maserati. Visitors will even be able to test-drive the supercars. Admission to the exhibition is free but you should register online at if you’re keen on test-driving the cars.



This is one event where you won’t mind being a ‘Fashion Victim’. The playful Fashion Victims showcase is bringing together some of the most talented and skilled designers from around the region. Mixing models, designers and a stunning catwalk, all held at the J.W. Marriott Marquis, this is a must-see event for all fashion lovers.

Tickets are Dhs100 available from For details visit



With art season in full swing, get your creative juices flowing and hit up one of the many showcases going on around town. Be sure to check out Courtyard Gallery as they collaborate with Graffik Gallery from London on ‘Pop Wall’, an exhibition featuring pop artworks by nine established artists from the UK, Japan and the Middle East.

For details, call 04 347 9090 or visit



If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. With thousands of inspirational ideas, Bride Dubai, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre until April 5, is the ultimate destination for all brides-to-be looking for the latest trends in fashion and beauty. With a jewellery pavilion, wedding dresses and every other detail you might want to explore when planning the big day, Bride Dubai has it all. Register online for free at (children under 12 are strictly prohibited).



Comic book geeks rejoice! The Middle East Film and Comic Con, one of the region’s most hyped and anticipated events, is set to showcase the best of film, TV, comics, manga, animation, collectibles and pop art on the planet. Running until April 5, special guests this year include Sylvestor McCoy from The Hobbit and Seth Green, the voice of Chris on Family Guy.

Tickets start at Dhs85 (daily) or Dhs160 (weekend). For details, visit



House music will take over The Palm tonight as Swedish DJ Avicii plays Atlantis Beach. The fresh-faced musician, one of the hottest names in Electronic Dance Music, returns to Dubai for a special performance featuring all his latest hits including Hey Brother and Wake Me Up.

This is one concert not to miss this season.

Tickets start from Dhs300 and are available online from For table bookings, call 055 200 4321.



There really is no place like home. The award-wining producers behind some of the UAE’s biggest smash hit musicals are back with The Wizard of Oz, playing at Madinat Theatre. This brilliant live musical version features all the wonderful songs from the movie including Somewhere Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See the Wizard and Follow The Yellow Brick Road. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion on their magical journey as the show runs until April 18. Tickets cost Dhs200 from

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