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Dubai Comedy Festival is back

Enter a World of Laughs as Dubai Comedy Festival Returns!

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After a hugely successful season in October 2020, Dubai Comedy Festival returns to put a smile on your face once again from 13 -22 May 2021. Featuring world-class global and local talent, the festival will take place at venues across the city over 10 days.

Dubai Comedy Festival 2021 English

On sale now are…

Ali Al Sayed


Where: The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates
When: 14 May 2021

Gad Elmaleh


Where: Dubai Opera
When: 16 & 17 May 2021

Mina Liccione


Where: The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates
When: 16 May 2021

Arabic Stand Up

Where: Dubai Opera
When: 19 May 2021



Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
When: 20 May 2021

Maz Jobrani


Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
When: 21 May 2021

Eddie Griffin


Where: Dubai Opera
When: 22 May 2021

Dubai Comedy Festival has set the bar for staging sell-out live events in a safe environment. Guaranteeing you plenty of laughs while also ensuring your safety.

Previous festivals have featured shows from some of the world’s best loved comedy talent, including Dave Chapelle, Trevor Noah, Adam Hills, Michelle Wolf, Mo Amer, Vir Das and many many more.

dubai comedy festival stage

The beauty of Dubai Comedy Festival is that it not only attracts the world’s best, but also gives a platform to up-and-coming talent. The event transcends all cultures, languages, backgrounds and ages, as all good comedy should!

Check out the highlights of last year’s festival here:

Dubai Comedy Festival 2020 Highlights

This year’s festival promises to be bigger and funnier than ever. Laugh-out-loud with your family, friends, and loved ones, as you witness hilarious stand-up sets, unforgettable variety shows, and, of course, a world of laughs.

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