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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

Tickets for the event will go on sale on 14 January

The world’s best tennis players are set to return to Dubai next month for the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the UAE Sporting Calendar, and one of the most popular tournaments on the international tennis circuit.

Now in its 22nd year the event will once more be featuring almost every top player in the world, as they battle it out for the coveted Dubai title.

Multiple title holders Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will lead the charge in the men’s tournament, while the women’s will see defending champion Petra Kvitova and former title holder Caroline Wozniacki vying for the title, setting the stage for two thrilling weeks of action. Read more

We’ve seen a whole host of Michelin star chefs descend on the UAE in the last few months – all for lunches and dinners. However we now have our first Michelin-starred afternoon tea in Dubai and all thanks goes to media darling Gary Rhodes. One can now partake in the quintessential British ritual at Rhodes in Residence in Grosvenor House’s Tower Two.

The invention of the afternoon tea dates back to the 1840′s and is widely credited to one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, Anna Maria Stanhope 7th, the Duchess of Bedford, to appease her mid-afternoon hunger pans between lunch and dinner especially in the summer when dinner was served later around 9ish. Read more

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