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What’s On | June, 2015 | Dubai, UAE|

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…)

The summer holidays have just about started and if you are not planning to travel to a cooler climate, you will be looking for ways to entertain the children – at the same time, trying your best to avoid the soaring summer heat.

 How to survive the summer with a toddler.  Expat Echo Dubai has come up with a few ideas… Read more

When living in Dubai time seems to fly.  Over the past few years the UAE has become a popular venue for many of the worlds pop, sport and movie stars to add to their venue dates.

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

Jebel Shams in Oman

Many people may think that getting outdoors, and especially camping, in the summer is just not an option… well they would be wrong. Across the border in Oman, in the Hajar mountain range, Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar both offer opportunities for camping in the hottest months of the year. Read more

ramadanThe start of the Holy month of Ramadan will fall on Sunday, June 29, 2014, the Sharjah Planetarium has confirmed.

Sharjah Planetarium said that the New Moon of Shawwal 1435 AH will be on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 2:42 (local time) for the UAE. Therefore, Monday, July 28, 2014, will be the start of Eid al-Fitr and the lunar month of Shawwal.

The daylight hours at the beginning of the month of Ramadan will be 13 hours and 45 minutes while the fasting period will be 15 hours and 15 minutes.

Towards the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, daylight hours will be 13 hours and 25 minutes, and the fasting period will be 14 hours and 55 minutes. Read more

fete-de-musiqueFête de la Musique, Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of culture, is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It takes place every 21st of June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.

La Fête de la Musique allows all people with a passion for music to gather and take part in the performance, whether they are amateur or professional musicians. It is then completely different from a music festival. The Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular fête. This Music day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. It aims at a large audience, working to popularize musical practice for all public from all communities. Read more

dubai-sports-worldStaying in Dubai for the summer but worried your fitness level will drop, and all that hard work you have put in the past year will go to waste? Well it won’t!

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced its partnership for the forth year running with leading professional sports academies and clubs for Dubai Sports World 2014, which will be held from 11 June to 30 August in the cool of the air-conditioning of the Dubai World Trade Centre halls.  Dubai Sports World is the largest indoor sports event in the Middle East. Prominent sporting establishments and renowned athletic trainers including IFA Sport, California Tennis Academy, G Force Cricket Academy, Original Fitness C, Rage Indoor Skateboard Camp and many more will provide an outstanding experience for visitors this summer, through training, mentoring, competitions and fitness programmes. Read more

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