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Events in Dubai

Once you’ve explored the desert on the back of a camel, swam through warm, turquoise waters, smoked sheesha on a dhow and visited Burj Khalifa, you might be thinking you’ve seen all Dubai has to offer. However, the vibrant emirate hosts international festivals and events all year round, and you’re certain to find something to everyone’s tastes.

From the prestigious Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world, to the Dubai International Motor Show, sports fans are spoilt for choice. Take in the buzzing atmosphere, the millions of dollars spent on honing the cars and horses, and the eclectic mixture of people, from all walks of life.

If you prefer flashing your cash on something more sedate, visit in time for the annual Shopping Festival. Revel in the latest releases from designers all over the world, knowing you’re in one of the world’s top places for shopping and finding the latest look.

All of this holidaying got you hungry? Say goodbye to any cravings with the Dubai Food Festival. Try out local cuisines and national dishes, or opt for something more – or less – exotic. Listen to world-renowned chefs, source out new recipes, and learn to experiment with different ingredients.

With Dubai’s jam-packed events calendar, there’s something for everyone, regardless of when you visit.

Dubai International Motor Show

Dubai International Motor Show

The region’s most influential and prestigious motor show, this festival has everything from concept cars to Red Bull racing.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival

One of the largest international shopping festivals, prepare to find great deals, great entertainment and lots of festivity at this January event.

Dubai Food Festival

Dubai Food Festival

Taste foods from over 200 nationalities, go on a gourmet trail, or even have an international chef cook in your home during this yearly feast.

Dubai World Cup

Dubai World Cup

The sport of kings raised its game when the horse-racing landed in Dubai. The richest race in the world, expect fashion, fun and flying hooves.

World Expo 2020

World Expo 2020

For the first time in its history, the World Expo is to be held in the UAE. The six-month Expo showcases exhibits, pavilions and events from cultures and countries all over the world, and isn’t to be missed.

Christmas and New Year in Dubai

Christmas and New Year in Dubai

Do something different this year, and celebrate in style at some of Dubai’s most extravagant venues.

Other Events

Other Events

From the Dubai Summer Surprises to camel polo, there are enough events and festivals in the country for any visitor, any age, and any interest.