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  • Area: 4,114 km² (1,588.4 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +971
  • Currency: UAE dirham (AED)
  • Population (EST): 1,204,000
  • Language: Arabic
  • Time Zone: UAE (UTC+4)

Dubai – Events

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Dubai Tennis Championship

Attracting top players from around the world, the championship offers spectators the thrill of fast paced singles and doubles matches.

Dubai International Boat Show

Sailing enthusiasts should be sure not to miss a trip to the annual boat show that showcases some of the world’s finest yachts and leisure boats.

UAE Desert Challenge

The Desert Challenge brings together some of the best motor racing teams from around the world, that set off to tackle a wild and sandy terrain.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Shopaholics can find their fix at this annual shopping extravaganza. Reductions are offered at malls throughout the centre and complimented by a range of lively entertainment.

Dubai Tennis Championship

Attracting top players from around the world, the championship offers spectators the thrill of fast paced singles and doubles matches.

Dubai International Boat Show

Sailing enthusiasts should be sure not to miss a trip to the annual boat show that showcases some of the world’s finest yachts and leisure boats.

UAE Desert Challenge

The Desert Challenge brings together some of the best motor racing teams from around the world, that set off to tackle a wild and sandy terrain.

PhotoWorld Dubai

A must for enthusiasts, this digital photography and imaging event features hundreds of industry exhibits alongside daily seminars and workshops.

Dubai Dance Festival

Slip on your dancing shoes and head down to the Community Theatre & Arts centre for a variety of dance workshops and dynamic performances.

Dubai Summer Surprises

July brings Summer Surprises, a month long carnival of family orientated fun. The festival features shopping, children’s entertainment and fabulous food.

Ramadan & Eid Al Fitr

One of the most important religious events in the Islamic calendar; fasting is followed by days of feasting and festivities.

Kalimat

Annual Arts festival that explores the elegance of the Arabic language through a variety of visual work.

Desert Rhythm Festival

Guaranteed to get toes tapping, this festival showcases performances by talented international musicians.

World Championship

Golf professionals from around the globe battle it out for the chance to win the ultimate prize of several million dollars.

National Day

Commemorating Dubai’s independence from Britain, events include parachuting shows, parades, parties and spectacular fireworks.

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