Destinology guides you to some of the many Dubai events for the first 6 months of 2019.
Desert Night Run at Al Marmoom
Enjoy an evening run in the desert reserve. You may spot some of the native and migratory birds that live amongst the sand landscape and Al Qudra lakes.
Participants must be Age 6 and over.
January 9th – 11th
Mughal-e-Azam at Dubai Opera
Follow the dramatic story of Prince Salim, heir to the Mughal throne and Anarkali, a beautiful court dancer.
Dubai Show Jumping Championship 2019
For horse lovers. Three days of professional show jumping that attracts international competitors. Family friendly as the whole village is dedicated to food and activities including pony rides, and bouncy castles.
January 23rd – 26th
Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2019
Known as the 'Major of the East' the Emirates Golf Course welcomes some of the finest Golfers in the world. The wall of fame at the Majilis Course includes Ernie Els, Colm Montgomerie, Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia.
February 4th – 9th
Gulf Photo Plus Photo Week
The largest photography event in the MENA, some of the world’s best photographers gather to present and teach the latest photographic innovations. Something for every budding photographer including those who use their smartphone. Workshops, talks, exhibitions and photo walks.
February 14th – 15th
Two days of music madness at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Performers this year include Macklemore, Camila Cabello, Jax Jones, DJ Snake and Jess Glynne. The venue will be buzzing with music, interactive activities and food stops.
February 17th - 2nd March
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
One of the popular tournaments on the ATP and WTA World Tours. Previous winners include Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams so you can expect a star studded cast for this year's exciting event.
February 25th – March 1st
Dubai International Boat Show
Luxury superyachts and leisure craft will be moored at Dubai Canal, Jumeirah. Browse the latest yacht technology and design before splashing out on a purchase!
February 20th – 8th March
Dubai Food Festival 2019
Mouth-watering events will be held across the city. A family event that features special set menus at Dubai’s finest restaurants and celebrity chefs from around the world. Look out for exclusive discounts.
March 18th – 21st
BBC Proms at Dubai Opera
Five performances designed to make classical music accessible to all. Promming (standing watching a performance) is a British tradition and accompanies a triumphant celebration. The First Night of the Proms features Stravinsky’s violin concerto and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet; in contrast Night Two features modern works from Billy Joel and Abba to name only two. Further Prom concerts are sure to be just as exciting.
April 2nd – 5th
World Art Dubai
Located at Dubai World Trade Centre, artists, retailers and designers occupy a 6,000sqm venue. Take part in live painting activities, a doodle marathon and creative workshops or visit art talks or the craft market.
April 10th – 12th
Middle East Film and Comic Con
Dress up as your favourite super hero or character and join other enthusiasts to celebrate films and comics. There will be entertainment, meet and greets, guest appearances, workshops, music and competitions. There will also be vendors selling merchandise.
May & June
Celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with spiritual reflection. Dubai moves at a slower pace during the day and comes alive when fast is broken at sunset. Events celebrate family gatherings and togetherness.
June 2nd – 4th
Eid Al Fitr
A celebration of the end of Ramadan. Celebratory activities pack the two days and include concerts, dining experiences and fireworks.
June 20 – Aug 2nd
Dubai Summer Surprises
June is a month of entertainment and shopping. Live concerts, fireworks and best of all shopping discounts just about everywhere. June is the month to hit the air-conditioned malls.
Running all year
La Perle by Dragone
In the heart of Al Habtoor City, the aqua theatre produces waterfalls, torrents and rain. World class performers from over 20 countries – breathtaking acrobats, contortionists, flying and diving.