Passions Arabia’s essential guide to the regional happening highlights. What not to miss during May. From classic fun with Peter Pan in Dubai, to Lebanon’s premier gathering place for passionate yachtsmen, fill your diary with our specially curated dates.

Peter Pan – The Musical

What: Musical

Where: Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman

When: 3 – 5 May 2018

Action-packed and exciting, this award-winning production of Peter Pan is for people of all ages. Directed by Maurizio Colombi with music of Edoardo Bennato, twenty performers on stage animate a magical realm with special effects that include Peter Pan flying in the air with ease. In this timeless tale, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy companion, Tinkerbell, are chasing Peter’s shadow and fly through an open window into the nursery of the Darling family where the children, Wendy and her younger brothers Michael and John, are fast asleep – and wake up to a real dream. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, the children are taken across a starry sky on a fantastic journey that none of them will ever forget.

ABBA Sing-Along

What: Music concert

Where: National Museum Theatre, Kuwait

When: 3 and 4 May 2018

Join AMG’s ABBA Sing-Along Concert at the National Museum Theatre on Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May at 7.30 pm for what is likely to be the most uproarious beginning to this year’s summer. Led by AMG choir and the Messilla Beach Blues Band, the phrase you’re least likely to hear is “Oh, I haven’t heard this one before!”

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Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah

What: Cultural season

Where: Various venues across Kuwait

When: thru’ May 2018

Now coming to the end of its 23rd annual cultural season, DAI has always presented a veritable selection of activities to inspire individuals from all walks of life and every interest imaginable, these activities include: lectures, concerts, educational opportunities, workshops, cultural excursions, film screenings, theatrical productions, and special events.


What: Comedic musical

Where: Dubai Opera House, Dubai

When: 2 – 5 May 2018

The funniest musical you will ever see. Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences..

Beirut Boat

What: Boat and yacht show

Where: Zaitounay Bay, Beirut

When: 9 – 13 May 2018

Beirut Boat, the International Boat and Super Yacht Show, is the sole meeting place for the yachting industry in Lebanon with a keen focus on accessible luxury in all its facets. Held from 9 to 13 May at the upscale Beirut Marina- Solidere, the 11th edition will host some of the internationally renowned yachting companies, superyacht builders and designers, nautical suppliers, in addition to well-known brands.