As the weather cools down, acts big and small head to perform in the UAE.

Last week we had Metallica and Craig David, and The Script, Groove Armada and Sophie Ellis Bextor are scheduled to perform soon.

The R&B star Taio Cruz.
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With the improving weather, it's not only the big music festivals such as Beats on The Beach, Sandance and the Yas Island shows accompanying the Formula One Grand Prix that will be making a welcome return to our shores, but other eclectic venues are also getting in on the action with a slew of shows recently announced.

Consider this: last week alone, Metallica performed in front of thousands of screaming, ecstatic fans in the Yas Arena, Craig David spun the beats in Dubai and Yanni wowed the audience of his sold-out show with the Burj Khalifa in the background.

The boutique events management company The Alchemy Project has announced that the UK pop singer and model Sophie Ellis Bextor will be returning to Dubai. She will perform with a full band alongside 10 of Dubai's top DJs at Burj Park on November 24.

The managing director Mac Far said the company would soon announce dates for the R&B star Taio Cruz, who is set to perform at N'dulge Club at Atlantis The Palm, where Craig David also performed.

Far said with the cooling weather temperatures it was the ideal time to stage outdoor shows with Burj Park being a standout venue.

"Obviously, with the large supply of entertainment events, venues and weather factors play a big role in such events," he said. "Burj Park is one of the most iconic venues in the world and we believe that the great weather as well as the strategic location of the venue play a great role in the event's potential success."

Also returning to Dubai is the famed "nightingale of the Arab world" Nancy Ajram, who is set to enchant audiences at Madinat Jumeirah's Madinat Arena on November 17. Soon after that, the American ballad king Michael Bolton will perform in the same venue on November 24.

The controversial R&B artist Chris Brown is also coming to Dubai. He will display his smooth vocals and nifty dance skills at Dubai Festival City on December 9.

Those with classical musical tastes should head to Dubai Mall's Centrepoint Theatre, where a concert version of Verdi's opera La Traviata will be performed on November 18.