Events in Dubai

By | October 5, 2020

Dubai shopping festival

The Dubai Shopping Festival is a popular sale in all department stores and most stores, with fireworks and carnival festivities.

Date: December 26, 2019 – February 01, 2020
Place: Dubai

Omega Golf Dubai Desert Classic

Every year around the end of January / beginning of February, the Omega Golf Dubai Desert Classic takes place in the Emirates Golf Club.

Date: January 22, 2020 – January 26, 2020
Place: Emirates Golf Club
Entry: With admission fee.

Dubai marathon

The start and finish of the Dubai Marathon in January is on Umm Suqeim Road opposite Madinat Jumeirah. In addition to the classic marathon, there are various running events with different distances.

Date: January 24, 2020 – January 24, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Umm Suqeim Road
Entry: Free for viewers.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Well-known stars of the tennis scene compete against each other in single and double competitions in the tennis stadium in Dubai. This event is accompanied by numerous music events.

Date: February 17, 2020 – February 29, 2020
Location: Dubai, Tennis Village
Admission: With admission fee.

Dubai World Cup (horse racing)

The Dubai World Cup horse race at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse at the end of March is an event worth seeing.

Date: March 28, 2020 – March 28, 2020
Location: Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
Entry: With admission fee.

Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

The popular camel festival attracts thousands of visitors to admire the well-trained animals from all over the Middle East. The owners show off their camel breeds and hope for awards and high cash prizes. The traditional event is accompanied by folklore and shows.

Date: April 17, 2020 – April 22, 2020
Place: Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai Al Ain Road


During the Islamic month of fasting Ramadan, bars and pubs are closed and restaurants do not serve alcohol; even non-Muslims should then not eat, drink or smoke on the street. The three-day festival Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.

Date: April 23, 2020 – May 23, 2020
Place: Dubai

Dubai Summer Surprises

The Dubai Summer Surprises is a summer festival with discounted hotel accommodation, food exhibitions, cultural events and reduced prices in many shops.

Date: June 21, 2020 – August 03, 2020
Place: Dubai

Eid Al-Adha

The Eid Al-Adha sacrifice festival is an approximately four-day festival that follows the pilgrimage to Mecca. Various events take place in Dubai, including stage shows and the popular fireworks display in front of the JBR complex.

Date: July 31, 2020 – August 02, 2020
Place: Dubai

Dubai Rugby Sevens

The Dubai Rugby Sevens is a popular rugby competition that takes place every December in the Dubai Exiles Rugby Club.

Date: December 05, 2020 – December 07, 2020
Place: Dubai Exiles Rugby Club
Admission: With admission fee.