Don not Miss these Annual Events in Dubai

September 28, 2017
Throughout the year, Dubai is filled with various annual events that caters to residents, families, tourists, fashion or sport lovers, and many others. From fun festivals to major sports event, there are always events to look forward to every month. So, here are some of the activities happening in Dubai throughout the year.
Dubai Shopping Festival
When: Every January to February
Where: Various outlets and malls in Dubai   
This event is for residents and tourists to experience best bargains in the retail sector, ranging from clothes, furniture, electronics, house items and many more. Retails offer plenty of promotions, even up to 75% discount during this time of the year to boost sales. To add to customers’ shopping experience, there are special fashion performances, children events, raffle draws, and fireworks held on various outlets and malls in Dubai.
Taste of Dubai
When: Every March
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheater
For the food lovers, this one is for you. Try the spectacular food prepared by the master chefs and watch them cook to learn new cooking ideas and tips. Stroll around the pop up stalls and try the tasty dishes or sit back and relax while listening to live music from international artists.
Dubai Summer Surprises
When: Every summer
Where: Various outlets and malls in Dubai
One of the most awaited festival during summer. Residents and tourists look for special promotions and grand raffle draws are also available throughout several shopping malls and outlets in Dubai. DSS also includes Modhesh World, which is a huge entertainment place for the whole family. There are live performances of cartoon characters, mascots, carnival rides, and play areas for the children to enjoy.
Family Street Market
When: Starting from Oct 20, 2017
Where: Dubai Marina Walk
Feel the cool breeze during the winter season in Dubai and walk around the Family Street Market at Dubai Marina Walk. Bring the whole family and enjoy the outside street market offering clothes, accessories, handmade gifts, home decors, and many more. You will also be entertained by mascots, henna artists, and caricature artists. Food stalls are also available where you can buy popcorn and candy floss. In-between shopping, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. Night at Dubai Marina Walk becomes lively with the various entertainment for your family to enjoy.
Dubai Design Week
When: Dubai Design District (centre), and various locations
Where: November 13-18, 2017 
A week full of creative, innovative, and unique ideas. This event brings a creative platform for innovative work and talent of international and regional designers. There are plenty of showrooms and studios to showcase newly launched collections and workshops from variety of disciplines such as graphic design, arts and culture, product innovations, architecture and industrial design.
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
When: November 30-December 2
Where: The Sevens Stadium
This event is filled with action packed rugby on the pitch and invitation tournaments. Enjoy the great atmosphere with your family and friends as you cheer with the mascots for your favorite team. After the tournament, the stage will be filled with live performances from various artists and live bands.
National day
When: December 2
Where: Citywide and all other Emirates celebrates this joyous occasion
National day is celebrated on Dec 2 every year to honor the Emirates’ independence and union in 1971. Residents and tourists alike can experience the rich heritage of UAE during this time of the year. Some of the activities are flag-waving, traditional Emirati dances, colorful parades of multi-ethnic groups, marching bands, concerts, and fireworks to commemorate and celebrate the UAE National Day.
From annual festivals to sports activities and night markets, definitely Dubai is full of activities throughout the year. Have you celebrated any of the activities listed? What is your favorite annual activity in Dubai?