Dubai launch party set for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Mall of the Emirates

Harry Potter’s 36th birthday party will take place early Sunday morning at Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates. Courtesy of Virgin Megastore
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If you're a diehard Harry Potter fan and simply must get your hands on the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book at the same time that it launches in London, here's your chance:

Virgin Megastore, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, is hosting a launch event to celebrate the release of the new book. It’s being marketed as Harry Potter’s 36th Birthday Party, and all are invited. The only catch is, it takes place from 1:30am-4am early morning of Sunday, August 31st, to coincide with the midnight launch in London.

So, if you’re a dedicated Potter fan and don’t mind a few hours less sleep before work on Sunday, this is your chance to grab the book before the rest of the UAE wakes up.

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child story takes place 19 years after the final Harry Potter novel ended. It is being released not in novel-form, but instead as the same rehearsal script used by actors in the London-based play, which is completely sold out until next May.