Dan Nainan Live in Dubai
from the Russell Peters world tour - Pre festival event

The one and only famed comedian Dan Nainan, who has toured with comic sensation Russell Peters. He will be performing as part of an exclusive Launch event of DIPAF 2011 (Dubomedy International Performing Arts Festival). A 100% clean comedian; he has performed with noted comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Saget, Brad Garrett, Tim Conway and Garry Shandling. Dan has been seen on NBC's "Last Comic Standing"and at the top comedy clubs in the country. He has also performed for Hillary Clinton, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Howard Dean, Tony Blair's wife Cherie, and for many other celebrities & numerous performances all over the world.

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Venue: The Pyramids, Rooftop Gardens, WAFI
Doors Open: 07:00pm
Show Starts: 08:00pm

The Big Comedy Show ft. Michael Winslow

A true Hollywood legend is coming to Dubai! Best known for playing Sgt. “Motor Mouth” Jones in the hugely successful Police Academy films, Michael Winslow’s show is a whirlwind of staggering special effects, astounding sounds and extraordinary noises. The original vocal artist of the 20th century, Winslow can imitate the impossible using only his voice. Whether it’s the frenzy of Jimmy Hendrix playing the guitar, or a very special treat for Star Wars fans, Michael is the master of vocal gymnastics and a true comedy star. He is coined the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" and has been the voice over talent for Gremlins, The Simpsons, The Family Guy and many, many more! Do not miss it!

Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Venue: Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Doors Open: 07:30pm
Show Starts: 08:00pm
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The Theatre Experiment

We are very excited to present an afternoon of Experimental Theater! Two of the UAE’s finest (and only) experimental troupes have come together to form a double header of visual delight and powerful storytelling to create an ‘out of the box’ conceptual experience. Resuscitation Theater, Abu Dhabi’s first professional theater troupe directed by Maggie Hannan will present a very unique and fresh interpretation of T.S. Elliot’s classic play “The Cocktail Party.” Then, for our second act, we proudly present Dubai’s own Star Too Troupe directed by Sol Abiad. Star Too will present an original piece entitled ‘Who Did it?”.

Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Venue: Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Doors Open: 02:00pm
Show Starts: 02:30pm
Tickets: AED 100
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Comedia 3al Wagef

A rockin' Stand Up Comedy Show IN ARABIC with your host: Ali Al Sayed, headliner: Mohammed Salem of Egypt and featuring Abz Ali, Jamil Abu Wardeh, Mohammed Fetto & Tareq Ghosheh!

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Venue: The Burj Steps
Doors Open: 09:30pm
Show Starts: 10:00pm
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Original Music Concert

This closing concert will feature an array of local talents including Abu Dhabi Strings, Lauren B, Sal the Artist and many more! The headliner for the night will be soul singing sensation- Hamdan Al Abri! He is the front man and one of the founding members of the Dubai based soul band ABRI releasing two albums (Sunchild & Blank Notes) and touring with the band in India, Bahrain, UK, Maldives & U.A.E., performing alongside Erykah Badu, Ziggy Marley, Kanye West Josh Stone, Kelly Rowland and Arrested Development. Hamdan recently released his self titled solo debut EP.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Venue: The Burj Steps, The Dubai Mall
Doors Open: 06:00pm
Show Starts: 07:00pm
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Free Shows

Mixtape: Stand-up and Dance

Come and join us as we start the festivities in our traditional manner with our Student Showcase. A fun, enjoyable blend of Stand-up comedy, tap dance, and a few more elements.

Imrov Revolution

The UAE's first and only Improv troupe! All Improv, all the time. Watch this high energy, interactive performance.

Local Theater & Performance Art Jam

This performance will comprise of a series of original and edgy multi-disciplinary pieces ranging from solos to ensemble based.
Featuring: Youth Theater Works, Dubai Drama Group,
Hind Shoufani, Hala Al-H, Nicholas Karavatos, Page to the Stage writers,
Jamal Iqbal. 


Urdu, Hindustani & Sufiana Performances


An afternoon of poetry and opera featuring: widely published Frank Dullaghan and Nicholas Karavatos, Ayeda Naqvi, renowned Iranian American poet- Bahareh Amidi, Tenor singer Murat Selim and more!

Arabic Poetry

An hour of Arabic poetry featuring: Hajer Saleh, respected poet Ali Matar Al Mazrouei of RAK TV and renown Arab poet Mohammed Al Mulla whose poetry has been the lyrics of over 14 famous songs that were produced in cooperation with great Artists such as Mohammad Abdo, Rashid Al Majid, Nawal, George Wasoof and may other well known artists. 

Check the schedule for details