Hey guys! So the year has well and truly begun and Dubai has some great plans for this year! From new hotels to new projects, old events to old faces … The talent keeps rolling in and the events list just gets better and better.
Firstly, Last year saw a HUGE BOOM for #MyDubai (An initiative on behalf of Dubai tourism and Dubai calendar). Everyone wa getting some of that action, from music events to everyday citizens and residents, from #s that represented peoples activity, work, studies, interests to how the people who visit and live in Dubai really see Dubai… Search the # on ANY Social media and you will see the amazing impact it made and still continues to make! Our team in the UK still uses it to reminisce their Dubai moments! So a HUGE congratulations to Dubai tourism for that one!!
Now to move onto the real stuff you want to get your claws in.. What is going on in Dubai THIS YEAR? All sources are taken from Dubai Calendar or the Tourism Dept Site and we want YOU to get involved, so we will bring you regular updates and send our team to some of the events, get some interviews and media to make sure YOU GUYS are informed.
So… Without further a do… We are a global blog so lets start…
Global village the biggest and best celebration of the world we live in, it is one of the largest seasonal cultural events in the region that gives you a tour of the world, without the jet lag! (I can’t promise you won’t be tired or have achey feet though). Global village has hosts over 70 participating countries, all over different pavilions over the park, and believe me… Our team goes EVERY YEAR AND NEVER GETS BORED… From the traditional camel milk to the dancers of Morocco and the music of Africa, the celebration of the British Union Jack and the food of Asian.. There is something for everyone here! There is rides for the children, dancing fountains, cute little coffee spots, its perfect for EVERY occasion. This is something that is on until April this year. So hurry down!
Dubai Shopping Festival!
This is another event Dubai has been doing for a few years and it has only got bigger and better, with deals and offers, great promotions and competitions. Dubai Shopping Festivals invites consumers to enjoy shopping and entertainment all over Dubai! This year is the big 21 for DFS and with the extravaganza Dubai has lined up for you.. You don’t want to miss this one! They even managed to get into the Guinness book of world records! With the ice rick turning into a fashion runway, fashion being thrown a you and raffle draws with SUPERB prizes.. You need to get yourself down to those malls, souqs’, whatever you fancy! There’s only a few days left… Grab the deals while you can!!
Piknik Electronik Dubai (Season 2)
This event is something for you electronic music lovers! A CONCERT! With some great artist line up, this outdoor event is something you electronics need to get on! The new location this year is giving the event a new light…. An event that is only in its second year? But yet again, Dubai aims to please! The season party begins… TOMORROW and then you can go back every second Saturday until April to hear some amazing electro music and enjoy the environment! A new set of beats each time! So whether you are a resident or just visiting in this period, i you love electric… You need to get your tickets!
The Ripe Food and Craft Market
Now moving onto something for you foodies and artists, for the goodness of our health! This market is on every Friday at Zabeel park. The unique and “stand out” alfrescoooo market is where you can get fresh, organic, local fruit and veg! With everything fro artists, jewellery makers and entertainers… What more could you want on your Friday mornings? On until April! This initiative is supported and funded by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, The crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Executive Council.
IF you have never heard of this, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Now Dubai is known for all the amazing events, the huge successes, but this is another level success… It is HUGE, POPULAR AND IN DEMAND!! Dates for this year are 11-12th Feb. With artists like 50 cent, Rita Ora, Birmighams’ answer to One direction, Trey songs and Fifth Harmony being CONFIRMED.. You guys are in for a treat! This music festival is something you don’t want to miss.. Get your tickets NOW! With tickets ranging from 400-1200, you won’t regret this spend!
Dubai Food Festival!
It is another one for you foodies! But this is the WORKS… From the 25th feb-12th March this event offers an insight into food you never thought existed, from fine dining experiences to street food and snacks, theres a bit of everything about here and you need to get eating and learning!! Gobble it fast!!
EYEDEX- Early Years Education Exhibition
This is something to get your little ones the best start in life! With over 70 nurseries for you to talk to and explore, you are bound to find the perfect place for your little baby to jump right into. Admission is free and it will be at the Conrad from the 13-14th May (11-6pm). What a great way to choose where our child will learn their initial life skills and wander into the world?
Bride Dubai 2016
This is something for you cute couples looking to get married, whether you just sealed the deal with your families or your partner just said YES on new years eve the World Trade centre is hosting everything from jewellery exhibitions to honeymoon options, your wedding planned… All under one roof! Don’t forget to catch it from the 10-13th feb! Admission is yet to be announced, please see the website for details HERE.
Ramadan In Dubai
This is a holy month practised by Muslims all over the world and Dubai is a muslim country. The government organises lots of things; spiritual, charitable and heart warming events. It is a month where muslim fast from Dawn to Dusk, and The evening (Breaking of the fast) is called Iftar, So there will be lots of Iftar events, corporate and public! It truly is a month of reflection, beauty and charity. There will also be annual Quran recital competitions in schools across the UAE! Here at Dubai blog we are hoping to start a Vlog series this ramadan too! So stay tuned!
Dubai Sports World!
This event give sports enthusiasts a chance to keep doing what they enjoy, inside, away from the SCORCHING Summer heat Dubai brings in the summer months! Everything fro football to volleyball, tennis and much much more, you can book a court with your pals or make new friends!
We have highlight a few for you there but there is SO MUCH MORE; Gitex, Concerts, festivals, Health conferences, Engineering conferences, Travel market, fashion events, Outdoor and indoor things, Dubai is SMASHING its goal to be the “EVENTS HUB” globally!
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ENJOY YOUR DUBAI 2016!!
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