DUBAI // The biggest international street theatre and comedy festival in the Middle East has a new name and a new location, but the spectacular fun and games remain the same.
Previously known as the Dubai Street Festival, the new-look Dub Fest is taking place at the Al Ghurair Centre in Deira from March 20 until March 29.
More than 30 dancers, fire jugglers, gymnasts and tightrope walkers from 12 countries will put on 300 shows at the mall and in the surrounding streets during the event.
In a first for the festival, work by a group of 3D artists will transform the streets of Deira.
Visitors will also be able to get up close to magicians as well as street-theatre comedians.
Now officially known as the Al Ghurair Centre’s Dub Fest International Street Theatre and Comedy Fair, it will be held at the Deira centre for the next three years.
The festival runs from 4pm until 11pm on weekdays, and 2pm to 11pm at the weekends.