The city of Dubai welcomes you amidst all the fanfare of its various festivals. Be part of the fantastic events that host cultural and religious festivities and unique shopping experiences. Enjoy the various Dubai festival city events by booking travel through GT Holidays. Read on to find out more about the top festivals in Dubai and what to expect at these vibrant events.

1. Dubai Shopping Festival

If you visit Dubai during the first quarter of the year, mainly January and February, then don’t miss out on the big Dubai shopping festival. Indulge in the extravagant event that will offer considerable discounts in every store throughout the city. From high-end brands to popular ones, make the most of your time by shopping your heart out. You can participate in several food-related events, concerts, and organised game shows or witness the amazing parades, ramp walks, etc., to make the most of the festival. No wonder the Dubai shopping event has turned into a grand festival with prizes, competitions, and fireworks to entertain you every day.

2. Dubai Food Festival

Indulge in mouth-watering dishes by visiting the Dubai Media City to attend the food festival dedicated to food lovers. Choose a day from almost one week to experience some finest specialities from the top global chefs at this one-of-a-kind event and festival in Dubai. You can also attend various food events where the chefs and local producers offer cooking and presentation tips.

3. Dubai Art Festival

The month of March will allow you to experience festivals in Dubai from an artistic perspective. You can attend Art Dubai, one of the most globally diverse art fairs. Here, you can experience a great platform featuring not only the leading artists from all over the world but also the emerging artists that bring something new to the field of art. Immerse yourself in the various art forms, i.e., Contemporary, Modern and Residents, that have been curated by artists worldwide, from art collectors and curators to artists, writers and patrons of art institutions. You will be able to attend the art exhibitions showcasing the innovative talent of local and global artists. The Art Dubai festival is one of the must-do Dubai festival city events, especially if you are an art connoisseur.

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4. Dubai World Cup

Another event in March is one of the wealthiest international horse races, with USD 10 million as the prize fund. You can book your space at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse through our Dubai tour packages and watch the world’s best jockeys, trainers, and horses do what they do best, race. Experience the state-of-the-art facilities and a fantastic track at the unique and incredible venue at Dubai’s most prominent social event.

5. Dubai International Boat Show

If interested in the latest yacht technology and design, make the most of an incredible setting at the Dubai international boat show. Head down to the Dubai harbour and see the maritime community bond together at one of the classiest events in the city. Witness luxurious yachts from around the globe and browse through the most prominent brands in the yachting world amidst live music and entertainment throughout the day. Our agents can arrange for you to be at the show through our Dubai travel packages.

6. Dubai International Jazz Festival

Enjoy the grand annual music event at the Dubai International Jazz festival, where you can see many award-winning and legendary musicians give some fantastic performances. Book tickets through our Dubai honeymoon packages and groove with your spouse at this most awaited event that covers over 50 years of music history through some critically acclaimed jazz and contemporary music groups.

7. Dubai International Film Festival

Are you a big movie buff? Then Dubai brings you one of the biggest film festivals in November-December that celebrates films and their makers worldwide. You can attend the festival at 3-4 locations around Dubai that offer red-carpet glamour and cultural exchange between film enthusiasts from around the globe. The international film festival is one of the most awaited Dubai festival city events where you may be able to see Hollywood artists and movie screenings and openings at various locations.

8. Dubai Dhow Race

Take an opportunity to visit the past when the fishermen used the traditional Emirati boats, the Dhows, for pearl diving. Enjoy the annual event hosted to honour the Dhow as the nation’s maritime heritage through a long-distance sailing competition. Watch the large 60ft dhows competing majestically across the waters and sailing in the sunshine with crowds cheering their favourites. The Al Gaffal Dhow race in Dubai is one of the memorable festivals in Dubai that will stay with you for a long time.

When in Dubai, try to be part of the most notable events in the city. Call us at GT Holidays to learn more about when to book your travel to visit the events and festivals in Dubai of your choice. Follow our Instagram profile to know about the latest offers and discounts.