Events

Shopping in Dubai

Global Village

The carnival-like Global Village runs from late November to late February about 13km south of Sheikh Zayed Rd. Think of it as a sort of World Fair for shoppers. Each of the 30-something pavilions showcases a specifi…
Sports in Dubai

DP World Tour Championship

This golfing championship held in November is the crowning tournament of the Race to Dubai that pits the PGA European Tour’s top players against each other in 49 tournaments in 26 destinations over the course of one…
Sports in Dubai

Dubai Rugby Sevens

Since 2008, Dubai’s rugby club has been headquartered at a slick new stadium called The Sevens, located about 30 minutes outside Dubai on the Al-Ain Rd. The Exiles are a founding member of the Arabian Gulf Rugby Foo…
Sports in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Dubai Desert Classic

The first grass championship course in the Middle East is home to the Dubai Desert Classic, a major tourney on the PGA European Tour circuit. There are two 18-hole courses: the Faldo course, designed by Nick Faldo, …
Sports in Dubai

Dubai Tennis Championships

Big-name players like Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic volley away at this two-week pro event in February at the Aviation Club. The women play in the first week, men in the second. It’s a great opportunity to see …
Shopping in Dubai

Dubai Shopping Festival

Held throughout January, this shopping festival lures bargain-hunters from around the world. There are huge discounts in the souqs and malls, and the city is abuzz with activities, ranging from live concerts to fash…
Art in Dubai

Art Dubai

Keep tabs on the rapidly evolving art scene in the Middle East and South Asia at this prestigious showcase of nearly 100 galleries from the UAE and around the world exhibiting works at Madinat Jumeirah.
Sports in Dubai

Dubai World Cup

Horse racing has a long and vaunted tradition in the Emirates. Racing season kicks off in November and culminates in March with the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race.
Film in Dubai

Dubai International Film Festival

This excellent non-competitive film festival is a handy chance to catch international indie flicks as well as new releases from around the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent.
Art in Bur Dubai

Sikka Art Fair

Some 50 UAE-based artists create site-specific work spanning all media during this 10-day fair in Bur Dubai's Al Fahidi Historic District.