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Major Events
Dubai plays host to some of the major global events as well as local festivals that are held annually and are huge crowd pullers.
June 2015
Ramadan 18 June - 17 July 2015 TBC

Ramadan is the Muslim festival of fasting and is the most important festival in the Islamic Calendar which is celebrated by Muslims all over the world. The arrival of the crescent moon in the night sky signals the start of 30 days of fasting during which Muslims don't eat, drink or smoke during the day, eating all their meals before sunrise and after sunset.
September 2015
Cityscape Global
Cityscape Dubai 08 September - 10 September 2015

For more than a decade, Cityscape Global has been the annual meeting point for key real estate investors, developers, regional and city investment promotion authorities, architects, designers and other real estate professionals to drive growth in real estate investment and development across emerging markets globally.

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Eid Al-Adha
22 September 2015 TBC

(Festival of Sacrifice) One of the two main Islamic festivals (the other is 'Id al-Fitr), this festival falls on the 10th day of the lunar month of Zul-Hijja and is the concluding act of pilgrimage to Makkah. In commemoration of Abraham's faith, sheep, goats and camels are offered to God, and the meat is distributed to the poor and needy. 'Id al-Adha is observed whether or not one is on pilgrimage.
October 2015
GITEX Shopper
GITEX Shopper 03 October - 10 October 2015

The region's biggest ever retail consumer electronics extravaganza is on at Dubai World Trade Centre. Find the best offers and deals on over 30,000 different gadgets.

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GITEX Technology Week
GITEX Technology Week 18 October - 22 October 2015

Technology buyers visit GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK to source the right products and solutions to deliver continual innovation and transformation for their businesses. At the forefront of the region’s ICT development, GITEX is a pivotal event for over 3,500 international and regional exhibitors each year.

Your market is covered as the exhibition attracts senior executives and more than 136,000 ICT professionals from over 135 countries covering a targeted framework of vertical sectors each year.

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December 2015

Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival 09 December - 16 December 2015

Dubai has joined the ranks of the world's premier film festivals with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Showcasing a wide selection of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world, submissions come from more than 100 countries.

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January 2016

Dubai Shopping Festival
January 2016

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) takes place every winter with its mammoth array of discounts, competitions, prizes, fireworks and entertainment. DSF offers amazing shopping discounts, attracting holiday makers from around the globe keen on grabbing a bargain.

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Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
22 January 2016

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and Dubai Half Marathon have been held in the city since the year 2000 under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is one of the first sporting events on the city’s calendar, occurring at the end of January, taking advantage of the cooler winter temperatures.

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February 2016

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival
24 February - 26 February 2016

The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival will run from February 24 to 26 in 2016. The upcoming 14th edition has been built on years of success, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and artists alike. Once again, music lovers can look forward to an undeniably great line-up. Audiences can expect twice the jazz and more of the classic rock, indie rock, pop and urban, an unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment.

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Dubai Desert Classic
February 2016
Dubai Desert Classic
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - a premier European Tour event which features a star-studded field led by Tom Watson, Lee Westwood and defending champion Rory McIlory among other big guns sponsored by Omega.

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The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsFebruary 2016

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and takes place under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Duty Free is the permanent Title Sponsor of the tournament and this year the tournament celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Men's and 14th anniversary of the Women's Championships.

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March 2016
Dubai International Boat Show
Dubai International Boat Show March 2016

Welcome to the world’s most anticipated marine event.

World premieres, regional launches, leading superyacht builders, Supercar Promenade, family area, awards ceremonies, VIP packages, media opportunities, live entertainment… all set within a stunning backdrop of the Dubai skyline.

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