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Global Village 2016-2017 : 1 Nov 2016 - 8 Apr 2017
Global Village is the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region that offers visitors an amazing array of festivals, shopping and entertainment in an open-air theme park. This entertainment and shopping destination is open from November through to April and hosts over 70 participating countries presented in over 36 pavilions, with more than 50 fun rides and 26 restaurants offering food from around the world. Check back soon to find out more about the ticket prices, timings and more.
Venue : Global Village
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Al Marmoom Heritage Festival 2017 : 18 Feb - 28 Feb 2017
If you have never been to a camel race before, saddle up for a fun day out for the whole family. The tournament is one of the highlights of professional camel racing across the region and attracts many highly trained participants, all competing for coveted titles and high-end prizes, including cash. It’s a thrilling event with thoroughbreds, hybrids, firstborns and variety of breeds participating in different categories. The tournament is taken very seriously, and is a great way to experience this longstanding Emirati pastime with cultural and traditional shows dotted around the camel races.
Venue : Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack
Tel : +971 4 832 652
Madam-Butterfly : 2 Mar - 4 Mar 2017
If you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing live opera yet, but intend on going, you’ll be lucky to watch Madam Butterfly as your first. It consistently makes the top 10 list of best operas ever performed. Set in 1890, against the oriental background of Japan, this is the story of a very young geisha who is arranged to be married to an American Naval Officer. Out of commitment and excitement, the beautiful geisha does all she can to be a good wife and even changes her religion for him. He leaves shortly after their wedding, and she waits patiently for his return.
Venue : Dubai Opera
Tel : +9714 440 8888
Waste Free Environment : 2 Mar - 8 Mar 2017
The Ministry of Water and Environment, Dubai Municipality, Gulf Petrochemical & Chemicals Association (GPCA) and GPCA’s Plastics Committee band together to raise awareness on plastics and recycling through a global campaign. The Waste Free Environment campaign is a week-long initiative that aims to educate the public about responsible waste disposal and addresses challenges associated with plastic litter. The messages will driven via various activations, including educational and entertainment stations, competitions, quizzes and plastic collecting competitions.
Venue : Sunset Beach
Tel : +97144510666
SIKKA 2017 : 5 Mar - 11 Mar 2017
SIKKA Art Fair showcases feature works of UAE-based artists, representing numerous nations, encouraging them to share their talent with the wider community, further fostering a culture of art in Dubai. Taking place at the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood, the fair showcases site-specific work, spanning an array of mediums including audio and video installations, multi-disciplinary initiatives, artistic installations, music performances and visual arts, such as painting, photography and sculptures.
Venue : Al Fahidi Historic District
Tel : + 971 4 384 200
Art Dubai 2017 : 5 Mar - 18 Mar 2017
Art Dubai has become one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today - an essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across the region and beyond.Besides the gallery halls, the fair’s extensive programme includes commissioned projects and performances, artists’ and curators’ residencies, educational workshops and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum.More details to follow soon, keep checking back on this page or visit the link below.
Venue : Dubai
Taste of Dubai 2017 : 9 Mar - 11 Mar 2017
Taste of Dubai, the prestigious event where food, music and fun blend together in Dubai Media City’s amphitheatre, returns for the 10th successive year. As always, you can expect world-class fine dining and exclusive dishes from Dubai’s most talented chefs as restaurants showcase the highlights of their menus. Live music will provide a relaxed setting for adults, while entertainment for children will be provided in a designated area. This three-day event is a highlight of Dubai’s culinary calendar.
Venue : Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Tel : +971 52 810 33
Design Days Dubai 2017 : 14 Mar - 17 Mar 2017
Design Days Dubai is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects, presenting design from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world. The fair also presents a strong non-commercial programme consisting of education, workshops, installations and live performances. Design Days Dubai is held in partnership with Dubai Culture and Dubai Design District (d3).
Venue : Dubai Design District (d3)
Tel : +971 4 433 300

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