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Dubai Calendar S Top Event Picks For Spring

DUBAI CALENDAR’S TOP EVENT PICKS FOR SPRING

Dubai offers events related to sports, culture and family fun

With a lot to do something new to try, taste or experience in Dubai, Dubai Calendar’s website and app helps on to keep a track for free. It is a resource that allows residents and tourists to visit the city and discover upcoming events and offerings.

With just about 150 events listed at any one time, and 35 new events added every week, Dubai Calendar is an all access pass to events in Dubai. Tickets can be bought quickly and securely through the app’s purchasing platform. With event season packed after the New Year, here are Dubai Calendar’s top picks of things suitable for all ages and tastes:

FAMILY FUN • 22 February – 10 March: Dubai Food Festival – Dubai’s annual celebration of everything culinary is set to return in 2018 for 17 days of exciting treats. From finding new much-loved restaurants, to relishing a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. There’s something for everyone in DFF’s line-up of thrilling events. Highlights include Dubai Restaurant Week and the Etisalat Beach Canteen. Venue: Across Dubai

• 27 February – 3 March: Shaolin Warriors Live in Dubai – The Shaolin Warriors – Kung Fu Masters show will make its GCC debut at Dubai Opera. The five-day run of shows comes directly from Shaolin in China, the birthplace of Kung Fu. 21 Kung Fu masters will be taking part in this fully-choreographed performance based on the story of a young child’s initiation and journey to become a warrior. The Shaolin Warriors have toured the world for the past sixteen years, performing sell-out shows filled with awe-inspiring stunts and polished routines. Venue: Dubai Opera. Tickets are available on the Dubai Calendar app

• 27 February – 3 March: Dubai International Boat Show – The Dubai International Boat Show is the ideal place to enjoy an irresistible display of super yachts and luxury leisure crafts. It does not matter of the market is for boats, visitors can enjoy the host of action-packed water sports displays and live music that will take place over the course of the show, or visit the shopping village, art gallery and super car exhibit.Venue: Dubai Canal

CULTURE VULTURES • 1 March – 30 April: Dubai Art Season – Continuing to run throughout March and April, Dubai Art Season holds pride of place in the city’s busy cultural calendar, featuring two months of the city’s flagship arts events. The season transforms the Emirate with public art displays, live performances, workshops, and exhibitions that bring art to Dubai’s doorstep. Highlights include: Art Dubai, where the who’s who of the art world descend on Dubai to see contemporary and modern art from around the world(21-24 March, Madinat Jumeirah); The SKIKKA Art Fair (15 – 25 March, Al Fahidi Historic District),an initiative by Dubai Culture to showcase the work of artists based in the UAE and GCC region; An exhibition of works by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, some of which are being shown in the Middle East for the first time (11 February – 22 April, DIFC); and Van Gogh Alive – The Experience, an acclaimed art exhibition showcasing works by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (11 March – 23 April, Dubai Design District). Venue:Various locations across Dubai

• 2 – 10 March: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with its strongest-ever line-up of international writers. Making appearances over the course of the ten-day event will be bestselling authors Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz, and Mark Billingham. In addition to readings, interviews and panel discussions, there will also be literary lunches with well known chefs including Madhur Jaffrey and Ken Hom. Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City

MUSIC LOVERS • 21 – 23 February: Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival -The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival returns for its 16th edition with a spectacular line-up of international bands and singers taking to the stage over the three days. Headlining the first day of the festival will be British rock band Duran Duran, who’ll be performing some of the biggest hits from their forty-year-career. Performing on the second night of the festival will be the ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, and Latin music star Ricky Martin will be making his debut in Dubai to close the festival on 23 February. Venue: Media City Amphitheatre Tickets are available on the Dubai Calendar app

• 16 March: TagFest – TagFest, the region’s largest celebration of Filipino music, returns for its second edition on 16 March. Showcasing the concert will be the pop punk band Kamikazee, who recently reformed after a few years of hiatus, and will be stopping off in Dubai as part of their reunion tour. They will join on stage by rock bands Moonstar88, 6cycleMind, and Teeth – who will be reuniting for an exclusive Middle East performance. Fans of Filipino rock won’t want to miss this. Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets are available on the Dubai Calendar app

• 22 March: World Doctors Orchestra – On 22 March, the World Doctors Orchestra will perform for one night only at Dubai Opera, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Founded in 2007, the orchestra is made up of more than 100 physicians from over 50 countries around the world, who exchange their white coats for musical instruments. The orchestra raises funds for medical aid projects, and in Dubai, the concert will be raising money for the Al Jalila Foundation. Venue: Dubai Opera. Tickets are available on the Dubai Calendar app

SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS • 19 February – 3 March: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships–The tennis season starts with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as the top tennis pros make their way to Dubai. Enjoy the best view in a state-of-the-art stadium as some of the biggest names in tennis thrash it out over the course of the tournament. Venue: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Tickets are available on the Dubai Calendar app

• 31 March: Dubai World Cup – The Dubai World Cup is one of the biggest events on the region’s event calendar. With USD 10 million going to the overall winner, and a staggering total prize fund of USD 30 million, it’s no wonder that it’s known as ‘the world’s richest horse race’. The event concludes with an A-list concert and a monumental fireworks display. Venue: Meydan Racecourse.

For further information, please contact: Dubai Tourism e-mail: mediarelations@dubaitourism.ae Tel.: +971 600 55 5559, +971 4 201 7631

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