Sheikh Khalifa passes away: UAE suspends entertainment activities with immediate effect
The Ministry has announced an official mourning period of 40 days.
17 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Several cultural events and entertainment activities across the UAE have been cancelled or postponed following the death of the nation's leader Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has announced an official mourning period of 40 days, during which flags will fly at half-mast. All federal and local government departments, ministries, and private firms will suspend operations for three days.
Dubai Comedy Show
The Dubai Comedy show which is scheduled to run from May 12 to 22 has postponed its shows for the next three days. This includes performance by Indian comic Vir Das, Comedy Bizarre and The Laughter Factory.
The Dubai Opera has suspended all shows from May 13 to 16.
Break the Block
Break The Block, Dubai’s first street food block party, celebrating the city’s counter-culture through food, music and art, was scheduled to take place on May 13 and 14 has been postponed to a later date.
Dubai Economy and Tourism
The Dubai Economy and Tourism (DET) has issued a circular announcing a halt on all entertainment that features musical performances and dance until Tuesday, May 17.
UAE Pro League
The UAE Pro League has postponed fixtures of the Adnoc Pro League and the U-21 Pro League for three days.
The Hindi full length comedy play which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 15 has been postponed until further notice.