Dubai is one prized city in the world. The survey website Statista shows, Dubai is the fourth most visited city destination worldwide. No doubt, Dubai has breathtaking attractions, but one of the aggressive factors to drive these many tourists to this captivating emirate is ‘events’. The goal of Dubai is certainly ambitious and thus they plan the best events to help you explore the extraordinary vacation.
They have got versatile festive, events and functions going on around the year to treat people for all kinds of fun- entertainment, music, food, adventure and sports.
Dubai is known to make your calendar busy! You can find that the Big Brand Carnival is right here in the August and waiting for you to go crazy with shopping. Well, we have mentioned one of the world famous events and here goes the rundown-
Dubai Shopping Festival- Dubai has 2 million visitors in New Year who flock to this shopping cluster for enjoy the best bargains in the world. A festival of lights, shopping and charm, DSF is celebrated either in December or January every year. You can find a superb combination of multi cuisines and cosmopolitan outlook to engage in. Around 2300 retail outlets appear in the festival offering everything as perfumes, gold, attire, cars. electronics, textiles, and handicrafts. Also kids can have a well-spent time with their families by watching the entertainment shows.
Dubai Jazz Festival- Taking the music lovers by storm for 15 years, the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival is all about jazz, blues and more. Some of the biggest names in the event are Sting, John Legend and James Blunt. In a relaxed and funky ambience, we get to see 46,000 visitors. The tickets are sold on wild fire and it’s essential that you get it before they get sold out. There is comfortable seating and seating-free zones filled with beverages and food.
Dubai Food Festival- The ultimate temptation of foodies stops here! Over the years, Dubai Food Festival offers a platform for food lovers to connect with their love. There are hottest eateries opened up during this time of the year, from cafes on the rusty sands of beaches to lavish restaurants. A variety of places serve the gourmet three courses for only AED199. Along with the host of dishes and wines that you get, you are kept to consciousness with the real DJs, entertainments shows and competitions.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship- Are you a tennis lover? Fall right off to this event in the month of February or March. You can watch the significant names come out to play tennis and thrash to win big time. The stadium where it’s played is rated as the “Best Stadium” by players, which offers the audience some amazing views. Happening in the loveliest seasons of the year, the sport calls huge number of audience. Brownie points for attendees are the festivities at Irish Village and bars at the Aviated Club.
Literature Festival- Weaving the creative writers in one string, this event is a great opportunity to work and cooperate with eminent composers. It’s a marvellous feast for people who adore a good piece of writing by being a part of open deliberations, listen to good works and share your opinions in the workshops.
Dubai World Cup- Heard of the world’s richest horse race? Yes, we are talking about the very famous Dubai World Cup which is prestigious and calls the biggest celebrities to sit in the stadium as spectators. Unleashed from 1996, it is known as one of the prominent chapters of UAE events. With 10 million dollars going for the overall prizes, it’s no wonder that the event takes most of the eye balls. It is followed up by a fashion event when woman wearing the most catchy hat win.
Dubai Summer Surprises- Launched in 1988, having 6000 stores and unbeatable sales define the very own Dubai Summer Surprises. This shopping bonanza has latest brands and shop-till-you-drop bargains. With a smiling yellow character as mascot, DSS has several themed zones too. There is a part of event that organises a big column of fun- kids entertainment, video games, competition and lot more.
Dubai Marathon- Isn’t it great to run, win and earn hefty cash prizes? The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is a high class running fest that attracts international runners to be a part. Spilt into three categories- 42 km marathon, 10 km dedicated running and 3-4km fun run, today the marathon gets over 2000 runners winning over one million dollars. These are the beauties of this event- grand entertainment, unique landscape and the mouth-gasping prizes.
Dubai International Film Festival- Normally placed in December, the DIFF has received several A-listers from Hollywood in the past as Morgan Freeman, George Clooney and Ben Affleck. The festival displays dozens of local films, that are inspired by the Arabian culture and honours the regional talent. This way film festival encourages independent cinema and art house and also includes prizes for filmmakers.
Besides these world famous events, there are countless others as well-
- Eid Al Adha
- Art Dubai
- Fashion Forward
- The Bride Show
- Motexha Textile Show
Dubai has always been a keen tourist destination and offers huge options to come and do something exceptional in the vacation. Be a part off your favorite event, get spoilt for choices and have a great time.