The 5 Best Magicians in Dubai

The 5 Best Magicians in Dubai

Hocus Pocus! Charm your way into your friends’ and family’s hearts by hiring some quality entertainment for parties and gatherings. 

If you’re looking for a magician that can bring life to the next party you’re organizing, here are our top picks for the best magicians in Dubai! 

How Much Do Magicians Cost

Usually, it depends on what the magician and the client agreed upon. The table below lists the average estimated pricing for hiring a magician for one event: 

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Type of Magic Rate (in AED)
Kid’s parties514.22 - 1010.08
Close up, roaming show1101.90 - 2754.76
Stage magic11019.03 - 29384.08
Virtual Magic Show2571.11 - 3673.01

The Best Magicians in Dubai 

Here are the criteria we’ve considered for the magicians we’ve picked: 

Expertise – For this criterion, we consider a magician’s years of experience and the expertise they show during their appearances. 
Pricing – So usually, magician rates depend on what a customer and the magician themself agree upon. For this, we actually consider, in case flat rates are unavailable, if the money you will pay for them would be worth it. 
Communication Skills – Some acts are required to interact with their audience to fully engage them in their shows. How good are these magicians at talking to their crowd? 
Services – We consider their professionalism and timeliness here aside from the variety of things they can do for you.  

1. Alistair Stevenson

Alistair Stevenson's Homepage
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SERVICESClose Up or Roaming Magic

Stage Hypnosis

Kids Magic

WEBSITEhttps://www.alistair-magician.com
ADDRESSDubai Production City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 58 550 1241
OPERATING HOURS7:30 AM - 11:30 PM (Monday - Saturday)

7:30 AM - 10:45 PM (Sunday)

CriteriaRatings
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Communication Skills ★★★★★ (5/5)
Services ★★★★★ (5/5)

Alistair Stevenson is a magician with twenty years of experience. This particular wizard specializes in Comedy Close Up Magic (which can also be referred to as roaming magic). 

He also specializes in doing magic for children, and hypnotism. 

Aside from the time he spent honing and practicing his craft, another thing that backs up his act is his degree in Psychology. This means that he definitely knows how to interact and wow his audience, aside from performing his cool tricks. 

He is also a member of the British Circle of Magicians and the Order of the Magi. These two organizations focus on the promotion and advancing the magical craft.

Stevenson’s rates are on the agreement side of things, unfortunately. So depending on what kind of magic show you’re hiring him for, prices can rack up really high. 

Expect prices around the estimated price range we’ve provided in an earlier section! 

According to the customers we’ve conversed with, aside from his charm and flair for his craft, Stevenson’s price is worth it because of the entertainment he provides to them. 

This magician is also professional during interactions with his clients. He responds quickly and efficiently to any inquiries or concerns thrown his way through the official channels he provided. 

Overall, we recommend hiring Alistair Stevenson for his comedy roaming or close-up magic. With his educational background and experience, he will definitely bring awe and wonder to your event! 

Pros

  • Has a degree in Psychology
  • 20 years of experience
  • Does corporate events and children’s parties

Cons

  • Focuses on hypnosis and comedy
  • Requires contact for more information

Customer Reviews: 

Punctual and Professional 

“Super show and magic workshop for my son’s 11 birthday. He had so much fun with his friends. Alistair is reliable, punctual and so professional. But above all he is an amazing magician! The kids will remember their day full of magic.” – Carole Charp 

 2. Magic Phil 

Magic Phil's Homepage
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SERVICESClose Up or Roaming Magic

Kids Magic

Pantomime

WEBSITEhttps://magicphil.ae/en/
ADDRESSAddress: Al Wasl Rd - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 52 865 0530
OPERATING HOURS8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Monday - Sunday)
CriteriaRatings
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing ★★★★★ (5/5)
Communication Skills ★★★★★ (5/5)
Services ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Now this guy is definitely a kid’s magician. Meet Magic Phil, a magician from North East England. 

After moving to the UAE in 2013, he has been doing a lot of children’s magic shows for parties and events. Aside from that, he is now also a celebrity columnist for a magazine and a radio host. 

He also has a residency in Caesar’s Palace, where he performs some magic tricks and shows for customers who visit the resort’s Family Brunch event. 

So, all in all, this guy is definitely busy. It might be difficult to get hold of him because of a lot of events and work he has up his sleeve. 

With this amount of attention and hype on Phil, we’re all inclined to ask: is he really that good? Well, yes!

Phil is a graduate of the UK’s Performing Arts College. In addition, he also enrolled in The Northern Magic Circle and North East Brotherhood of Magicians. 

So, in short, he has the degree and the experience to back his popularity up. 

This particular wizard specializes in children’s magic. He also does a bit of theatre on the side, which definitely helps keep his performance entertaining. 

We do notice that his branding is very much catered to a younger audience. We honestly recommend hiring Magic Phil for children’s parties and other kid-friendly events. 

When it comes to pricing, if you’re hiring him for an event, we recommend expecting around the price we’ve provided earlier. 

You can see him perform at a lesser price in Caesar’s Palace if you buy tickets for their Family Brunch event. Prices for that range from AED 350 to AED 730, foods and drinks included. 

Pros

  • Graduate of performing arts
  • Decades of experience

Cons

  • Specializes in children’s events and parties
  • Very busy

Customer Reviews: 

Amazing Services 

“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! We asked Magic Phil to come to our daughter 5th birthday party and its the best money I have spent in a long time! He really made the party. The kids and the adults loved him – proper belly laughs – he was absolutely hysterical.. A great memory! I would use his services every year! Thanks so much Phil ! :)” – Tara Bakshi 

3. Fred Sharp 

Fred Sharp's Homepage
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SERVICESClose Up or Roaming Magic

Stage Magic

Tech Magic

Virtual Magic

llusions

WEBSITEhttps://www.fredsharp.com
ADDRESS17 The Iridium Building - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 55 239 5882
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours.
CriteriaRatings
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Communication Skills ★★★★★ (5/5)
Services ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Are you looking for a tech-based magician? Fred Sharp might be the wizard for you! 

Sharp is a magician with over 20 years of experience in the business and the craft. This performer specializes in modern magic, mentalism, and tech-magic (yeah, magic but with iPads).

This guy has been winning competitions over the years, proving his prowess and expertise in his chosen craft. Fred Sharp also gets invited to exclusive magical conventions in New York City. 

When it comes to his magical services, Sharp offers his usual specialties and an “infotainment” performance. This unique show aims to entertain and promote or feature a product or a service. 

For interested customers, we like that he offers a free demonstration showing his capabilities as an entertainer and a magician. 

Unfortunately, Sharp only performs at adult-only events, such as corporate parties and weddings. He also requires clients to book at least 18 months in advance, which is honestly quite early for planners to think about hiring a magician. 

Speaking of bookings, expect around the average price or a bit more for his talent fee. We would also like to note that he requires a booking fee as well. 

With his expertise in his craft and talent in handling corporate events, we recommend trying to hire Sharp for your next product launch event or company party.

Pros

  • Specialties include tech-magic
  • 20 years of experience
  • Offers online shows
  • Free demonstrations

Cons

  • Requires a deposit or booking fee
  • Takes bookings 18 months in advance
  • Does not perform for children

Customer Reviews: 

Professional and Expert Service 

“You can tell how Fred was able to make magic his 20+ year career. He was extremely professional, came dressed the part and most importantly able to amaze with ease. His magic skills added a complete “wow” effect to our private family event and we are still breaking our heads over how he managed to pull off some of the tricks….” – Suzan Dörr

4. Magicalmost 

Magicalmost's Homepage
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SERVICESStage Productions

Illusion

Mentalism

and Close Up Street Magic

WEBSITEhttps://www.magicalmost.com
ADDRESSBeach Walk - Beach، Rimal 2 - The Walk - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 56 827 7051E

Mail: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours.
CriteriaRatings
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Communication Skills ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Services ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Magicalmost is a performer and street magician noted for his appearance in various talent shows in the UAE. In addition, he has also performed for celebrities and royals from the Gulf. 

This particular magician specializes in big, explosive, over-the-top stage productions. A known illusionist, expect a lot of adrenaline-pumping, exciting tricks from him during his performances. 

We also noticed that he also dabbles a bit in mentalism and tech-magic.

His expertise in his craft is backed by his experience in performing for various clients and shows. Unfortunately, he does not have the educational background you would see in other magicians, but his skill proves his dedication to the craft. 

What’s great about him is that he allows a free demonstration to show and prove his skills to potential clients. So just in case you’re interested, you can always reach him through his official channels for a demo. 

If you’re interested in hiring Magicalmost, expect prices to be around average or a bit more, depending on what you would ask of him to do. 

Unfortunately, with the level of intensity in his experiences, he does not perform at children’s parties. Look for another magician if you’re hiring for a kid’s birthday party. 

Overall, if you’re looking for someone who does intense magic and illusions on stage, Magicalmost is the person to look into! 

Pros

  • Open 24 hours
  • Experience
  • Allows free demonstration

Cons

  • Does not perform for children
  • Requires contact for more information

Customer Reviews: 

Expertise and Professionalism 

“Ayoub’s magic is just amazing. He does it so smoothly and so professionally. He knows many acts of magic and is truly an international figure in the world of magic !” -Ameya Naik 

5. Thomas McElroy

Thomas McElroy's Homepage
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SERVICESClose Up or Roaming Magic

Stage Magic

Mentalism

WEBSITEhttps://www.mesmerise-ae.com
ADDRESSVilla 139 - 24 D St - Al Bada'a - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 52 576 9556
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours.
CriteriaRatings
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Communication Skills ★★★★★ (5/5)
Services ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Thomas McElroy is a magician that specializes in roaming magic and mentalism. This mage has over ten years of experience, handling various corporate events and formal dinners. 

We do notice that he doesn’t offer a lot of magical variety for his clients. However, his expertise in his specific magical fields makes him perform well in shows. 

Aside from his experience, this mage has won awards for his craft! McElroy has won the Dubai Award for Exceptional Interactive Magic. 

Noted for his skill and professionalism, McElroy also offers to show his skills in a free video demonstration, upon request. You can also contact him any time of the day, as his business is open for 24 hours! 

Another thing we noticed about this mentalist is that he is very good at communicating with his crowds. Since one of his expertise is roaming or close-up magic, McElroy is capable of being polite and charming during interactions.

What makes him stand out from the rest of his peers is that he can take on multiple roles for an event. McElroy, aside from being a magician, is also an experienced master of ceremonies. 

He has hosted weddings, galas, dinners, and events. While this isn’t his primary area of focus, you can certainly book him to be your event’s host and entertainer. 

We advise contacting Thomas McElroy if you’re looking for a magician that can handle large, formal events. Alternatively, we recommend him if you’re looking for a skilled wizard that is experienced doing mentalism tricks for a crowd! 

Pros

  • Over ten years of experience
  • Gives free demonstrations

Cons

  • Minimal magical variety
  • Requires contact for more information

Customer Reviews: 

Thorough and Professional 

“Mr. Thomas is probably one of the greatest professionals I’ve ever met in my life. He is very thorough in everything he does. He made our day special. He seriously did an amazing show (we are all impressed) highly skilled professional.” Redouane Al Tubor

FAQs About Magicians in Dubai