Dubai Shopping Festival : Although a shopper’s paradise at anytime of the year, January is particularly good for bargain hunters. Over 2 million visitors flock to Dubai involving almost every shop in the city with concerts, street theatre, fireworks and other events offering a welcome break from the city-wide shopping frenzy.
Dubai Summer Surprises : The 10-week summer equivalent of the Dubai Shopping Festival, concerts and activities spread around the city’s many shopping centres, aimed at encouraging people to “shop, save and celebrate”. The weeks are divided into themes such as food, arts, adventure and nature, while many of the city’s hotels offer special “shopaholic” packages to enjoy.
The Dubai International Film Festival [DiFF] : is a 7-day annual film festival organized by the Dubai Media City and features various films, showcasing contemporary and classic global cinema. The first DiFF took place in December 2004 and the annual event’s main venue is the Madinat Jumeirah.
Art Dubai : Art Dubai takes place every March at the Madinat Arena. As the first contemporary art fair in Dubai, this fair has become a cornerstone for the rapidly growing art community of the Middle East. The 2008 fair will host nearly seventy galleries from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America, North Africa and Australia.
Dubai Jazz Festival : This hugely popular event never fails to deliver a legendary line up. It is staged outdoors on the grassy grounds of Dubai Media City amphitheatre. With nothing less than 2 days of electrifying music blended with dazzling performances, this musical extravaganza appeals to a true music loving audience.
The Dubai Air Show : The substantial investment in both Civil and Military aviation in the Middle East lead Fairs and Exhibitions to launch the Dubai Airshow in 1989. The show was immediately hailed as a success and has undergone significant growth to become the world’s third most influential event, held biennial in November. Two hundred exhibitors took part in Dubai 1989 covering 7,000 square meters, it now covers over 35,000 square meters in a purpose-built site next to the airport. Some 45,421 industry-linked visitors from 131 countries attended the 2007 five-day show.
Cityscape : Cityscape is the annual network marketing exhibition and conference, focusing on commercial architecture, property investment and development. Considering the region’s real estate growth, this event promises to go from strength to strength.
Gitex : The largest and most successful IT event in the Middle East, it is the foremost international exhibition for computing, communications systems and applications dedicated to the information technology industry.
The Bride Show : Featuring a variety of events centred on the theme of weddings. The event attracts hundreds of exhibitors from all over the region.
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