The Leisure Show, 16–18 September 2018
A fair devoted to creation of objects that serve the entertainment, leisure and recreation, which is attended by designers, architects, managers and representatives of management teams from all around the world. www.theleisureshow.com
GITEX Technology Week, 14–18 October 2018
One of the largest and most prestigious technology fairs in the world that attracts thousands of experts from various industries. Innovative solutions and technologies of the future, trends and forecasts. www.gitex.com
Fashion Forward Dubai, 25–27 October 2018
A prestigious event that sets trends on the fashion market in the Middle East. It features fashion shows of the top brands, presentations of jewellery and accessories, inspirational seminars and panel discussions led by global fashion experts. www.fashionforward.ae
Dubai Design Week, 12–18 November 2018
Over 200 events concerning design and fields such as architecture, interior design, graphic design, utility design, and furniture design.
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, 15–18.11.2018 r.
The golf tournament is one of the largest sports events in Dubai, attracting the best players in the world. The prize pool is 8 million dollars, and the games are usually accompanied by amazing emotions. This event is part of the European Tour tournament. http://www.europeantour.com
United Arab Emirates National Day, 2 December 2018
The most important national holiday, boisterously celebrated by the residents of Dubai, who commemorate the anniversary of the United Arab Emirates union and the rise of their country. On this occasion, concerts, cultural events and tastings of traditional cuisines are organized.
Dubai International Film Festival, 12.2018 r.
During the 14 years of DIFF’s existence, nearly 2,000 films were screened, of which over 500 from the Arab region. The organizers of the festival are currently investing in the development of new technologies and the skills of filmmakers. https://dubaifilmfest.com/
Dubai Shopping Festival, 26 December 2018 –28 January 2019
For a month, Dubai changes into the international capital of shopping – an event that attracts over 2 million tourists who want to take part in numerous sales and related events, e.g., fireworks displays and concerts. www.facebook.com/DSFsocial
Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, 25.01.2019 r.
A prestigious event for runners. Every year attracts the best athletes, including Olympians and world champions. The route runs, among others along Palm Island and Dubai Media City, and the finish line is next to the Hotel Burj Al. Arab. Interestingly, it is the best award-winning run in the world – the winner of the marathon receives a prize of 200,000. dollars. www.dubaimarathon.org
Dubai International Jazz Festival, 20–22.02.2019 r.
There are the greatest stars of jazz and blues music. The concerts take place in various corners of the city – in concert halls, bars, restaurants and on open air stages.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, 25 February – 2 March 2019
One of the most exciting tennis tournaments, during which you can watch the games of famous tennis players like Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. The matches take place at Aviation Club. www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com
Art Dubai, 20–23 March 2019
International art fair promoting artists from the Middle East and North Africa. Every year, over 100 galleries from 40 countries exhibit at the fair, where one can find the works of both beginning as well as world-class artist. The fair is often visited by collectors, art dealers and curators. www.artdubai.ae
Taste Of Dubai. Dubai Food Festival, 03.2019
A three-day celebration for true connoisseurs of good taste. The world’s best chefs cook for the most trendy Dubai restaurants. Culinary shows, workshops and minituts are held. http://tasteofdubaifestival.com
Future Cities Show, 8–10.04.2019 r.
A platform that was created in response to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. A meeting place for specialists dealing with innovative technologies, ecological solutions, contemporary civilization problems. Among the invited guests there will also be city planners, architects, bankers and investors. https://www.futurecitiesshow.com
Beautyworld Middle East Dubai, 15–19 April 2019
The biggest beauty fair in the region is a great chance to familiarize oneself with trends and novelties in beauty care, as well as offers presented by the leading cosmetics brands. During the event, you can meet make-up artists, cosmetologists, hairdressers and producers of modern equipment for beauty salons. www.beautyworldme.com
Al Gaffal Traditional Dhow Race, May 2019
A legendary boat race featuring dhow, i.e. traditional Arab sailing vessels with one or more masts. The race runs along the Dubai coast, where it was originally crossed by fishermen returning from sea expeditions. The event is popular among citizens of Dubai.
Automechanika Dubai, 10–12 June 2019
A biennial international fair of car parts and accessories. The fair takes place in 13 halls, where visitors can take part in numerous workshops and meetings with car suppliers, producers and mechanics. www.automechanikadubai.com