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Top Dubai events to look forward to this winter

Fri, February 16, 2024

Mark your calendars for the best upcoming entertainment, food and sports events in Dubai.

Mark your calendars for the best upcoming entertainment, food and sports events in Dubai.

Global Village

Global Village 2017-2018
Global Village kicks off the winter events season in style and runs from October to April every year. This part theme park-part market features 78 cultures in 26 pavilions with 3,500 displays from countries near and far, where visitors can pick up traditional handicrafts from. With over 200 eateries from different nations, Global Village is a foodie heaven. Children and adults alike will delight in the bright lights and lively atmosphere created by parades and all kinds of shows, from fire-breathing street performances to star-studded concerts, and even a thrilling stunt show. Keep an eye out for Global Village’s mascot, Globo, and his adventures across the world with Scaredy Bat and more!
Global Village
Shopping
  • 18 Oct 2023 - 28 Apr 2024
  • Global Village

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai Fitness Challenge
Put on your sneakers and tighten your shoelaces for the 2024 edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC). Launched in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, this annual fitness festival invites everyone to complete 30 minutes of activity every day, for 30 days, with free classes, sporting events and group workout sessions at venues across the city.
Dubai Fitness Challenge
Sports
  • 26 Oct 2024 - 24 Nov 2024
  • Citywide

Dubai Design Week

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See art and design come alive at the region's largest creative festival, Dubai Design Week. Embracing Dubai’s position as the design capital of the Middle East, this annual event curates inventive showcases representing architecture, products, furniture and interior design. A must-attend feature of this festival is the leading trade fair Downtown Design, where brands from near and far showcase limited edition creations at the d3 waterfront. Stay tuned for more details for the 2024 edition.

Dubai Design Week
Arts & Culture
  • Dubai Design District

DP World Tour Championship

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The Race to Dubai is set to come to a thrilling conclusion at the DP World Tour play-offs, as the world's greatest golfers return to Dubai for the DP World Tour Championship, the season-ending Rolex Series event from 14-17 November. The leading 50 golfers will take to the Earth golf course at Jumeirah Golf Estates to battle it out to be crowned Race to Dubai champion, with plenty of entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy off the course as well. General Admission tickets are free for Thursday and Friday, with weekend tickets on sale now.

DP World Tour Championship
Sports
  • 14 Nov 2024 - 17 Nov 2024
  • Jumeirah Golf Estates

Emirates Dubai 7s

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

There's no doubt that the Emirates Dubai 7s is one of the most popular sporting and music events in the Middle East. Bigger and better every year, the 2023 edition took place in December and saw the best international men's and women's rugby teams go head-to-head during intense games, alongside enthralling live music shows for the entire family at world-class ovals of The Sevens Stadium. Watch this space for more details on the upcoming 2024 edition.

Emirates Dubai 7s
Sports
  • 29 Nov 2024 - 1 Dec 2024
  • The Sevens Stadium

Sole DXB

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The region’s coolest lifestyle and street-culture festival, Sole DXB, offers a packed schedule of live performances, DJ sets, sports tournaments, talks and workshops at Dubai Design District. The 2023 edition honoured 'Hip Hop 50', a celebration by entertainment company Mass Appeal – helmed by international rap star Nas – and saw the likes of Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Tobe Nwigne, Big Daddy Kane and DJ Shadow take to the stage. More details about the next edition will be revealed soon.

Sole DXB 2024
Entertainment
  • Dubai Design District

Dubai Shopping Festival

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A hallmark of Dubai's sunny winters, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) ushers in weeks of unbeatable deals on everything from fashion and jewellery to electronics and accessories. Malls and shopping destinations come alive with amazing discounts on just about everything you can imagine, plus daily entertainment, workshops and extraordinary raffles add to all the buzz. The next edition will take place from 13 December 2024 to 9 January 2025.
Dubai Shopping Festival
Shopping
  • 13 Dec 2024 - 19 Jan 2025
  • Citywide
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