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.