There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… (more…)
This year early October (approx 4 October) will see Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Adha (feast of the sacrifice). Muslims start their day visiting the Mosque dressed in their best clothes and follow this with special foods being served such as lamb and sweet dishes. Family & friends visit one another, presents are exchanged and homes are decorated. Eid money is also given to charities to help the poor.
This holiday is locally known as the ‘Big Eid’ and for the majority of residents in the UAE this will mean a few days off work. Many residents may feel this is just too soon after the summer break to travel overseas and will take these few days to enjoy our great beaches, parks and water-parks with the temperatures dropping (slightly) enabling us to finally get outside and away from the shopping malls. Read more
We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more
Introducing RIPE, a company passionate about fresh, healthy and local produce, a company intent on spreading the benefits of going organic. It’s all about getting back to basics by growing local, eating local and supporting local. RIPE aims to provide you with organic fruit and vegetables that are local, fresh, tasty and affordable. Read more
Excited to be back after a long and hot summer? Trying to find something to do over the weekend? Come and join the Kids Initiative Welcome Back Party – sponsored by Mother Baby and child, and Kids entertainment provided by Cheeky Monkeys.
Fun for all the family with market stalls for the parents selling everything from boutique jewelry to delicious homemade cupcakes and exciting activities for the Kids from mind blowing magicians to magnificent face painters. Read more
These maybe one off events but throughout the year Dubai (and Abu Dhabi) are host to many great events that take place annually. Many of these are so popular that tickets are sometimes hard to come by. So don’t let this year be another year that flies by without you taking advantage of these world-class show stoppers – check out Expat Echo Dubai’s list below and put them in your diary now! Read more
Following on from the success of the June initiative, The Sameness Project is looking for volunteers to join them for a morning of hot, sweaty and heartfelt fun where volunteers hand out bottles of cool water and a ton of thank you’s and handshakes to anyone working in Dubai’s heat, keeping our city built, clean and beautiful.
Event: Water for Workers
When: Saturday August 30th @ 10AM (For an hour or so)
Where: Emirates Int’l School, Al Thanya
Who: Anyone! By yourself, with friends, family, or colleagues!
How: All you need to do is to meet us outside the school & we will load your car with boxes of water ready to be given out! Read more