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New Order to perform in Dubai
this month
ew Order is proud to announce their first ever show in the Middle East, performing in the UAE on Friday 7th April.


Dubai-Opoly to hit stores in the UAE
this month
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched Dubai-Opoly, a new recreational game as part of its efforts to promote Dubai.


Fazza Championship for Freediving
this month
In the early days of the emirate’s history, pearl diving was a common way to earn a living. Without the help of tools or equipment, the divers had only their natural skills and abilities to


Tesla now taking orders in Dubai
this month
California electric automaker Tesla is plugging into the UAE electricity grid with an investment of tens of millions of dollars to support the arrival of its new cars by summer.


Tourist service starts on the Dubai Canal
this month
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the operation of a traditional abra on the Dubai Water Canal.


WTA Players Party in Dubai
this month
Some of the world’s top female tennis players enjoyed the annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA Players’ Party last night.


Alserkal Avenue

Founded in 2007, Alserkal Avenue Dubai is a prominent arts district within the industrial quarter of the Dubai.


Dubai Food Festival
this month
Dubai Food Festival (DFF), Dubai’s annual citywide culinary celebration, will return to the city from 23rd February to 11th March bigger and better than ever


Aladdin family musical
this month
Madinat Theatre kicks off an exciting new season with a ten-day run of classic family musical, Aladdin.


Life beneath the surface
this month
Adding to its already expansive close-encounter offering, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo has another exhilarating underwater experience with the Shark Scooter. Akin to a personal miniature


UB40
this month
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue return to Dubai Duty Free Stadium on Thursday 30th March. Tickets are on sale for Dhs 150 and the first


Dubai attracted 14.9 million visitors in 2016
this month
Dubai Tourism released its annual visitor figures showing Dubai attracted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016.


West Side Story
this month
Keep your cool as something’s coming straight from the urban streets of 1950’s America to the UAE. West Side Story will have its spectacular GCC premiere at Dubai Opera


Marcel Kittel retains Dubai Tour title
this month
Marcel Kittel was a proud man on Saturday after defending his Dubai Tour title with another majestic sprint finish on the fifth and final stage.


Celebrating 10 delicious years
this month
The UAE’s favourite food, drink and music festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the best ever line-up of chefs, 24 of the city’s hottest


First electric vehicle trip set in the UAE
this month
A convoy of electric vehicles set out on a 700km long road trip through the UAE to mark the start of the first Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Emirates EVRT).


Camel Trek expedition
this month
The Camel Trek participants were overwhelmed by the hero’s welcome they received after successfully completing a journey in the desert of the UAE.


Good Morning Britain & Lorraine goes to Abu Dhabi
this month
Good Morning Britain & Lorraine, ITV's Breakfast Shows, recently visited the Emirates Palace and local attractions in Abu Dhabi.


DXB is the world's No. 1 airport
this month
Dubai International has retained its title as the world’s number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in 2016 according to Dubai Airports.


Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga filmed in Dubai now in cinemas
this month
Kung Fu Yoga, Jackie Chan’s latest international blockbusters release today across the UAE cinemas.


007 reports for duty
this month
Burj Khalifa Annex is hosting the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition that presents the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind


Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships line-up announced
this month
Andy Murray and Roger Federer are heading to Dubai next month to lead a stellar line-up for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.


Seven Cyclists Challenge
this month
Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed health and fitness enthusiast Nicholas Watson, along with six fellow cyclists to the emirate during their mission to raise awareness.


Michel Legrand
this month
Grammy and three-time Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand is coming to Dubai Opera for one night only on 23rd February


Dubai becoming a medical tourism hub
this month
For many visitors, Dubai's healthcare system offers them an opportunity to get quick access to doctors and services.


Truckers DXB
this month
Truckers DXB came back to Emirates Golf Club last Saturday 11th February where the food truck movement started.


Abu Dhabi Classics
this month
The new season of Abu Dhabi Classics at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi brings a dynamic new season of classical and traditional music featuring world-class performers and orchestras


UAE to host the Special Olympics World Games 2019
this month
Abu Dhabi will host the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event, to be held first time in the Middle East.


A day at the races
this month
The who’s who of the equestrian world, the elite of Dubai’s society and tens of thousands of race goers will be donning their finery for the culmination of


Artisans of the Emirates (ARTE)

Stock up on unique Middle Eastern-flavoured gifts at ARTE’s market. Artisans of the Emirates (ARTE) is made up of cultural artists & crafters who hold regular Markets at various locations across the UAE.


Tourists to fly around the moon next year
this month
SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year.


Etihad Museum hosts first exhibition
this month
Etihad Museum is hosting its first exhibition on the UAE postal history until 30th April.


Family fun at Dubai Marina Mall
this month
The fun continues at Dubai Marina Mall’s Outdoor Cinema with family-friendly films being screened each weekend until April.


Love is in the air
this month
February is the month of love and we can point you in the right direction if you’re looking to plan a romantic surprise, or even thinking of popping the big


Nokia 3310 is back
this month
The Nokia 3310 is back with a revamped version as announced at the Mobile World Congress and will be available soon in the UAE.


Opera Gallery

Founded in Paris in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in modern and contemporary American, European and Asian art.


Teeing off soon
this month
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is back. This PGA European Tour sanctioned event, featuring a $2.5 million prize pool, is held early every year at the Emirates Golf


Julius Baer Gold Cup 2017
this month
The eighth edition of the Julius Baer Gold Cup is set to be one of the most glamorous sporting events of the year. Running from 18th February to 10th March at Al Habtoor


Emirates to the World
this month
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has opened an exhibition dedicated to the


Motorsports in the sky
this month
The Red Bull Air Race kick off in style on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February offering fans the perfect racing destination


Art Dubai 2017
this month
Art Dubai has become one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today, an essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across


City Walk open air canvas
this month
City Walk will transform into an ‘open air canvas’ for the world’s best 3D street artists to create stunning artworks during the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017.


Go Global
this month
The winter weather offers a great time to visit Global Village, the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region offering an amazing array of festivals, shopping and entertainment


Expo 2020 Dubai to award Dhs 11 billion worth of contracts
this month
Expo 2020 Dubai will award 47 construction contracts worth Dhs 11 billion (3 billion USD) in 2017.


Madam Butterfly
this month
Dubai Opera presents Madam Butterfly from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th March. Beautifully delivered with Puccini’s score and featuring the Flower Duet


Spirit of BBC Proms in Dubai
this month
One of the UK’s most-loved traditions, the summer season of concerts known as BBC Proms, is coming to Dubai with a four-day festival of fine musical performances


Expo 2020: Search is on for the best local products
this month
Expo 2020 Dubai launched a search for producers of authentic Emirati and regional products including dates, Arabian coffee and sweets, chocolate and spices.


Sergio Garcia wins the Dubai Desert Classic
this month
Sergio Garcia wins the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2017 following four days of enthralling golf.


UAE Campaign: Drop plastic use
this month
UAE campaign encourages switch from bottled to tap water.


Dubai to produce biofuel from leftover food
this month
According to Dubai Carbon, there’s money in that half-eaten club sandwich or leftover pizza now making its way into your kitchen dustbin.


Emirates saving lives
this month
Emirates had to divert 60 of 194,000 flights in 2016 to save passengers who needed immediate medical care.


Steel Hammer
this month
Steel Hammer is a spectacular music theatre that creatively explores the subject of human versus machine. The latest collaboration from composer Julia Wolfe


UAE's Mars Mission on course in 2020
this month
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on track to launch the Hope spacecraft in July 2020 on its seven-month journey to the Red Planet.


A night of laughter
this month
For a unforgettable night of laughter check out the Montreux Comedy Festival, the biggest French-language comedy festival in the world bringing the most talented comedians


Sia headlines after-race concert
this month
Sia will headline the Dubai World Cup (DWC) at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday 25th March.


Global Village tops UAE brand rankings
this month
Global Village has been ranked the number one brand in the Leisure and Entertainment category among consumers in the UAE


10 Apps to travel like a Pro!
this month
We rounded up the top travel apps that will make every stage of your trip easier and more enjoyable. Bon voyage!


Cuadro Fine Art Gallery

Founded in 2008, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery has quickly become one of the UAE’s premier contemporary and modern art venues.


Eat the World
this month
Eat the World DXB, the UAE’s leading international street food and food truck event, will return to Downtown Dubai’s Burj Park from Thursday 23rd to


Dubai's Gold Bun
this month
The Roadery has a little something special up its apron at this year's Eat The World DXB.


Federer and Murray warm up on the beach
this month
Roger Federer and Andy Murray warms up on the beach in Burj Al Arab ahead of Dubai Tennis Championships.


Grand gala
this month
Don’t miss an amazing Valentine’s Day celebration with some of the UK’s best tribute bands - Abba Illusions and The UK Bee Gees. The stunning Events Arena of Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a breathtaking


Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 15th Anniversary
this month
Music legend Sir Tom Jones will be headlining the opening night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration on 22nd February at the Dubai Media City


Dubai to get more rainfall
this month
UAE has filed a patent to increase rainfall in the country to supplement water security in the country.


Passenger traffic at DWC surges in 2016
this month
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central witnessed a strong surge in 2016 climbing 85% according to the traffic report issued by Dubai Airports.


RedFestDXB
this month
Get ready party people as the RedFestDXB music festival takes over Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Thursday


IMG Worlds of Adventure introduces Annual Pass
this month
IMG Worlds of Adventure has given its guests the chance to unlimited access the world’s largest indoor theme park 365 days a year.


Officials surprise couple on honeymoon in Dubai
this month
A couple was overwhelmed when Dubai officials welcomed them with gifts and flowers upon arrival at Dubai airport.


Etihad Museum
this month
Dubai is well known for always looking towards the future, but a new museum in the Emirate gives visitors a deeper look into the UAE’s past

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