The Middle East’s largest festival devoted to popular culture, it’s back in Dubai for the third time this April – and it’s bigger and better than ever. Actors Karl Urban, Jared Leto and Star Trek legend William Shatner are among the names jetting in for this year’s Comic-Con this April when exhibitors will showcase merchandise and collectibles related to film, TV, music, animation, gaming, comics and more. Spotting visitors partaking in a bit of ‘cosplay’ is one of the festival’s major draws, so if you like fancy dress, why not go in costume as your favourite fictional character?
INFO: 4pm-9pm Thu 9 Apr (10am-9pm with VIP tickets); 12noon-10pm Fri 10-Sat 11 Apr; day pass, Fri or Sat only: Dhs100 advance/Dhs130 on door; weekend pass Dhs180/Dhs220; three-day pass: Dhs250 /Dhs300; VIP pass Dhs500 /Dhs600. Dubai World Trade Centre, book at www.mefcc.com or buy from Virgin Megastores across the UAE, www.facebook.com/mefcc. Thirty Seconds to Mars play DWTC on Fri 10 Apr; book at www.ticketmaster.ae