11 September - 12 September 2019
Dance and sing along to hits by one of Motown’s premier all-girl singing groups, The Supremes. Former members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene are performing live aboard the QE2 with American singer Joyce Vincent. Debuting in the 1960s, The Supremes were, and still are, one of Motown Records' most commercially successful acts. They rivalled The Beatles at the peak of their popularity with hits like ‘Baby Love’ and ‘Stop!’
14 September 2019
World Classical Series, a live classical music program organized by the Dubai Concert Committee, presents Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai. He will play the legendary “Ex du Pre-Harrell” Stradivarius, an antique cello that dates back to 1673, at the One & Only Royal Mirage. Istvan Vardai is a decorated musician who has won prestigious competitions throughout his career including the 63rd Geneva International Cello Competition, the Prix Montblanc and Junior Prima Prize. He has shared a stage with celebrated musicians and orchestras from around the world.
18 September - 19 September 2019
Watch 'Gladiator' as part of the most epic cinema-orchestra mashup at the Dubai Opera this September. Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning masterpiece is taking on a new life as the Armenian State Orchestra performs Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's iconic film score with live vocal soloists and chorus.
October 18 - November 16
This citywide program encourages all of us to do one easy, simple thing: 30 minutes of exercise a day, for 30 days (30x30). Join in the fitness movement and do your part to transform Dubai into the most active city in the world, with a month-long calendar of exciting sports and fitness-related events taking place all around Dubai. Getting fit (or fitter) has never been so easy or so much fun. Nearly 1 million people participated in the challenge last year, and this year is set to be even bigger.
30 October - 02 November 2019
Fashion Forward Dubai is set to return for it is latest edition this October. Hosted at Dubai Design District, this avant-garde gathering of fashion designers, connoisseurs and enthusiasts elevates the city’s role as a hub for fashion in the Middle East. Visitors will even find an amplified retail pop-up offering to match the event’s pace, displaying a curated selection of the region’s top fashion and accessory designers, alongside global brands exhibiting collections exclusive to the Middle East.
12 November - 15 November 2019
Downtown Design is the Middle East’s only trade fair dedicated to innovative, high-quality design. The weeklong event is a magnet for design aficionados and professionals across a breadth of industries, from interior design and architecture to retail and hospitality. Students, established studios and firms arrange contemporary, limited edition creations for the occasion, inviting audiences across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia to celebrate their impressive ingenuity and the future of design.
14 November 2019
After an exceptionally successful show in 2017, the sensational Mica Paris returns to Dubai Opera for a special performance commemorating the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. From ‘Respect’ to ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, Paris will take a nostalgic voyage through Franklin's genre-defining discography that continues to inspire contemporary pop, R&B and soul artists across the world.
22 November 2019
Season three of the 2019 UAE National Road Cycling Championship culminates on Friday, 22 November. A premier amateur cycling event in the UAE, this final race will crown the 2019 National Champion in Emirati and expatriate male and female categories. The four-stage championship wraps up with this final 103.8km stretch which starts at Sports Park in Dubai Sports City. The UAE National Road Cycling Championship is designed in the image of a grand tour with leaders, jerseys for the five major categories including a junior classification.
Dubai’s National Day Festival is an annual day of celebration to commemorate the Emirate’s independence from Great Britain. Celebrated on the 2nd of December every year it is a chance to see many of the city’s leading monuments as they open their doors to the public and put on special events throughout the day.
December 5 - 7
Every year, the Dubai Exiles Rugby Club plays host to the first round of the IRB Sevens Series, with 16 international teams competing over three days for the prestigious trophy. The three day of competition are accompanied by various other shows and events designed to keep visitors of all ages entertained, while those new to rugby will find the fast and furious matches a good introduction to the sport.
December 6 - 13
This film festival encourages independent and art-house cinema to be recognized better from the public with special guests attracting large audiences, like George Clooney and Morgan Freeman.
31 December 2019
Every New Year’s Eve, Dubai comes to life, and this year will be no exception, with celebrations taking place across the city. There’s plenty to do for tourists and residents alike. Whether you’re looking to watch the sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays, enjoy a live performance from world-class musicians, or spend the night camping out under the stars in the middle of the desert, there’s something for everyone.