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Don’t Miss The Event

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!


Dubai International Dance Festival
Date: 24 – 27 September
Location: Various

GITEX Shopper
Date: 27 September – 4 October
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre


Shangri-La Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival
Date: 17 – 18 October
Location: Shangri-La, Abu Dhabi


DP World Tour Championship
Date: 20 -23 November
Location: Jumeirah Golf Estates

Formula 1, Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Date: 21 -23  November
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

The Colour Run
Date:  29 November
Dubai Autodrome


Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
Date: 7 – 13 Dec
Location: Emirates Golf Club

Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby 7’s
Date: 4 – 6 December
Location: Sevens Grounds, Al Ain Road

Dubai International Film Festival
Date: 1- 17 December
Location: Madinat, Dubai plus various cinemas around Dubai

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge
Date: 12 December
Location: Nad al Sheba


Dubai Shopping Festival
Date: 1st  January – 1st February
Location: Dubai

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Date: 23 January
Location: Dubai Police Academy, Umm Sequim

Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Date: 26 Jan – 1rd Feb
Location: Emirates Golf Club


Dubai Food Festival
Date:  8 – 28 February
Location:  All over Dubai

RedFest DXB
Date:  12 – 13 Feb
Location:  Dubai Media City

Emirates Airline Jazz Festival
Date:  19 – 27 February
Location:  Various

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Date: February
Location: Dubai Tennis Stadium


Hercules Challenge
The Sevens

Dubai International Boat Show
Date: 3 – 7  March
Location: Dubai International Marine Club

Emirates Festival of Literature
Date: 3 – 7 March
Location: Dubai Festival City

Art Dubai
Date:  18 -21 March
Location:  Madinat Jumeirah

Taste of Dubai
Date: TBA
Location: Dubai Media City

Dubai World Cup
Date: 28 March
Location: Meydan

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Date:  28 March – 2 April
Location:  Abu Dhabi


Middle-East Film & Comic Con
Date:  9 – 11 April
Location:  Dubai World Trade Centre

Date:  30 April – 1 May
Location:  Dubai Media City


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