Immersive Korean music, food and cultural festival with dedicated fountain show from 14 to 16 October
Dubai: Kicking off the outdoor season entertainment in style, The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the iconic waterfront leisure and shopping destination by Nakheel, is hosting a K-Pop themed weekend of music, dance and culture, with a stunning fountain show from Thursday, 14 to Saturday, 16 October in partnership with Korean Tourism Organisation’s Dubai Office, Springs15.Com and Samyang.
Korea Village, in collaboration with Dubai-based Korean club, Choego Community, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) and Korean Cultural Centre in the UAE, brings Korea to The Pointe for the first time and will feature a wealth of Korean brands, products, authentic food and more. Open throughout the weekend from 4 pm to 10 pm at The Pointe’s entrance, just under the Monorail station, it’s the perfect destination to experience the real Korea.
On Friday 15 October, The Pointe will host a free, ticketed live performance from beloved South Korean boy band ‘Super Junior’, with band members Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun belting out their songs from 5:30 pm on the West promenade. See Korea’s favourite boy band perform hits such as ‘A Million Pieces’ and ‘You & I’’ by booking free standing tickets at Platinumlist.net.
Visitors with a valid ticket can also reserve a restaurant table at the West promenade to enjoy dinner with the show, which will also feature K-Pop dance performances, a dedicated Super Junior fountain show to end the magical night.
Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, said: “The Pointe continues to celebrate a wealth of countries, cultures and musical talents through world-class shows and events, and we are delighted to add Korea and its music, food and traditions to our line-up of attractions for the outdoor entertainment season.”
Ms. Hyunsun Hong, Regional Director at Korea Tourism Organisation, said: “As travellers are unable to visit Korea at the moment, we are bringing Korea to Dubai by creating the Korea village featuring great activities and performances. Through this unique concept, we encourage residents to explore tourism in South Korea and visit the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, too. We want to give UAE residents a taste of everything they could enjoy in Korea and hope to welcome them to our country soon.”
While in town, Super Junior will also explore Palm Jumeirah and its iconic destinations such as The View and newly opened St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, both located in The Palm Tower.
The Pointe’s West promenade features a multitude of restaurants with exclusive dining offers. Reserve a table at Hook & Cook, Al Safadi, Mongol Ger, Alaca, Zor, Mura, Argentina Grill, Saya Café, Rue Royale, Phantom House, Beirut Bay, Aka, Kazoza and Chuan for the ultimate full K-pop weekend experience.
Access to the West promenade on 15 October is by ticket only, and visitors are encouraged to arrive as early as 4 pm.
Parking and transport
Customers are encouraged to use taxis or park at Nakheel Mall and use free daily shuttle buses to The Pointe, available every half an hour from 5 pm to 12 midnight.
Free shuttle buses to The Pointe also run from Palm Jumeirah hotels and residences and locations in Al Barsha, Al Sufouh and Jumeirah Beach Residences.
There is also limited parking available at The Pointe.
Health and safety
Strict health and safety measures will be observed during the festivities. Social distancing markers are in place across The Pointe, and regular sanitisation will continue to take place throughout. All visitors must wear a mask.
Summary of Korea Village
- Event – Korea Village
- Dates – 14 to 16 October 2021
- Timings – 4 pm to 10 pm
- Location – The Pointe entrance, Palm Jumeirah
Summary of Super Junior live performance
- Event – Super Junior Live Performance
- Date – 15 October 2021
- Timings – 5:30 pm to 10 pm
- Tickets – Platinumlist.net
- Location – West promenade, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
About The Pointe:
The Pointe is an iconic waterfront dining and entertainment destination managed by Nakheel Malls. Located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, it is home to The Palm Fountain, the Guinness World Records™ title holder of the world’s largest fountain, which offers spectacular daily shows to visitors and residents from 6pm onward. The Pointe comprises a publicly accessible pristine beach area for hours of fun under the sun and a 1.5-kilometre promenade for sporting activities and leisurely strolls. The pet-friendly destination spans 1.4 million square feet and offers round-the-clock entertainment, fine dining and lifestyle offerings. The Pointe is also home to Reel Cinemas featuring a dine-in experience by culinary star Guy Fieri, Cheeky Monkeys’ flagship kids’ play concept, a children’s playground, a Union COOP supermarket, gyms and fitness centres, beauty salons and unique gifting concepts. Car parking facilities can accommodate up to 1,400 vehicles and The Pointe monorail station is set to inaugurate soon.
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions. Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the recently opened observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart, Souk Al Marfa and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai are open, with the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai opening in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai. Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.