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Amazing Dubai

Wed, February 21, 2018


by Brian

‘Amazing Dubai’ is the new musical at the Madinat Theatre, Jumeirah.  In one hour of story, songs and dance, it tells the history of Dubai from the 1880’s to the present day, through the eyes of an imaginary Emirati family.  It is being performed daily, year-round, by a professional cast of local and expatriate actors. Click here for a brief trailer.

The man behind it, ex-BBG Chairman Brian Wilkie MBE, has described it as ‘a labour of love – after 40 great years here, I wanted to show the world that Dubai has an impressive history driven by vision, leadership, hospitality and business sense.  It’s a lot more than just beaches, skyscrapers and shopping malls’!

The musical, fully approved by Dubai Culture and the UAE Ministry of Culture, has been extremely well-received by young and old, Emirati and expat alike.  Comments include ‘Great songs – I can’t get them out of my head!’, ‘You’ve put into words what I always wanted to express about Dubai’, ‘It brought tears to our eyes’, and ‘No-one has ever told our story like this before!’  Your Chairman, John Martin St Valery, said “We all really enjoyed it, and it brought Dubai and its history to life”

The writing, set-design, music etc. are to a high international standard, and tickets have been very reasonably priced in order to attract the maximum number of visitors.  However, Brian has kindly agreed to a special ‘BBG Performance’, at 7.30 pm on Saturday 10th February when tickets for members (including families and friends) will be only half-price – just AED 70. 

Details on booking this amazing deal with follow. If you require any further information regarding the show, please contact