Top Events to Look Forward to in Dubai

The hub for tourism and landmark attractions, Dubai manages to rank on the top of the list of places to visit for billions. For everyone, being in the midst of the world’s tallest and most luxurious skyscrapers can be a dream come true. However, there’s more to Dubai than just grandeur, safaris and amusement parks. There are many times of the year that the emirate comes alive for everyone regardless of who they are and where they come from.

Dubai Art Fair, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, Dubai World Cup 2021, Global Village and many more events are lined up for the coming year. Given the past proceedings that have unravelled in each of these events, it’s impossible for anyone with any interest to find it all boring.

Here are some details about each of these events:

Dubai Food Festival

For all the foodies who have a knack for trying out different cuisines around the world, this is the event you don’t want to miss. Presenting the emirate’s biggest gastronomic event that has managed to attract the attention of all master chefs and food critics around the world, Dubai Food Festival is 17 days of exquisite cuisines for discounted prices. You can roam around the emirate and find various offers and deals on different restaurants that participate in the event.

Also included in the list of events is the Taste of Dubai that consists of cooking shows, workshops and more. You can get a chance to try out the signature dishes from some of the world’s most renowned chefs like Virgilio Martinez and Greg Malouf.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Starting towards the 2nd half of December 2020 and lasting till the end of January 2021, the Dubai Shopping Festival is a globally anticipated event. As the name shows, it’s the prime event that promotes shopping throughout the emirate. You can find unbelievable discounts on almost every store in every corner of the city. Giving a chance for all communities to make the most of the beginning of the year, the shopping festival attracts all audiences.

Since the emirate hosts the world’s biggest malls and all the world’s top brands, there’s nothing you won’t find. With the whole emirate decorated and ready to celebrate the world’s biggest shopping festival, you’ll fit right in with the millions of shoppers that land in the emirate. Make sure to have all your favourite products in sight and wait for the best time to make the most of the deals and discounts.

Art Dubai

The cultural and artistic side of the emirate comes alive during March in Art Dubai. Now divided into the local and international exhibit with the name of World Art Dubai, the event showcases artworks across the emirate. The slogan, walk in the streets filled with art was realized in this year’s event that was held under the patronage of none other than His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai makes sure that the event reflects the grandeur that the emirate stands for.

Although one end, the event is the prime spot for tourists and visitors, on the other end, it’s also one of the best platforms for local and emerging artists to showcase their work for the whole world. Since the event gets global coverage and all artists are encouraged to participate, you get the chance to get the promotion you deserve. Around the dates of the event, artists that are presenting their artworks in Dubai can also sell them for profits as well.  

Dubai World Cup 2021

If you’re into horse racing, you are in for a treat this year in the emirate. All year long, trainers try their best to prepare the best horse to compete in the annual event. With an increasing interest of growing populations from across the globe, there’s little to no doubt in the minds of everyone that this year’s event will be a huge success. Everyone wants to see the renowned Arabian horse breed that is famous for being the fastest on the planet race across the grandstand.

More to Come

Although it’s still unclear how many events are going to happen this year, the year is expected to be an eventful one. So, make sure to pack your bags and head over to the emirate because more events like the anticipated Expo 2020 are likely to happen this year.


Writer and contributor at dfives

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