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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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Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 : 1 Jan - 31 Jan 2017
Celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2017, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East. The shopping obsession peaks each year in January during Dubai Shopping Festival, the longest running festival of its kind. Along with unbeatable deals, DSF is home to Guinness World Records, celebrity performances and plenty of amazing events to celebrate the emirate’s favorite pastime. From fashion flash mobs to live raffle drawings, there’s an event for everyone during DSF 2017, and don’t forget one of the hallmarks of DSF-the fireworks. This year includes shows across two locations in Dubai. Whether you’re exploring the old souks or the grandiose modern malls, there are plenty of ways to save and win during DSF, or try your luck at one of the daily raffles with prizes that include cash and even cars.
Venue : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Virgin Radio RedFestDXB : 2 Feb - 3 Feb 2017
Get ready party people, Dubai’s critically acclaimed music festival, RedFestDXB, will take over the city for the fourth time running, in 2017. American RnB icon Chris Brown has been announced as day one’s headline act for Redfest DXB 2017. He’ll be joined by Australian electropop duo The Veronicas and emerging singer/songwriter Daya. Day two will be headlined by none other than former Disney superstar, Demi Lovato. She will be joined by the hugely popular Tove Lo, Alessia Cara and Mike Posner.
Venue : Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
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
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
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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