Dubai is a social hub with hundreds of activities taking place every day; it is also a city known to host some of the most extravagant celebrations and events in the world. From the Dubai Shopping Festival to the Dubai Summer Surprises, there are plenty of events that residents and visitors to the city can look forward to and we’ve got the guide on all of them. Dubai Festivals are must visit as the city provides for the perfect venue to organize and celebrate these events.
Dubai celebrates one of the most outlandish festivals of shopping every year the Dubai Shopping Festival and shows how extravagant Dubai is. It shoots out in the first quarter of the year. To catch your eye, they have extravagant discounts in every store, no matter how high-end the brand is! The mind boggles when you find concerts, game shows, parades, ramp walks, and the mouth-watering food stalls happening in every mall across the city. Nothing could be merrier to make your new year a grander one! Dubai Summer Surprises is an event that was launched in the summer of 1998 by the Dubai government in order to promote Dubai as a family holiday destination. Dubai Summer Surprises focuses on fun, knowledge, and entertainment for kids during the yearly summer vacation and attracts families year after year. Accordingly, the mascot of the festival is called Modhesh, an Arabic word for amazing, incredible and unexpected. The upcoming Dubai Summer Surprises have many pleasant events lined up for the kids with lots of fun activities and games that are sure to keep them engaged in something creative.
Dubai International Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the region. It started in 2004 and since then has been celebrating films every year during December. It attracts films from the Arab world and beyond. Many academy-award nominated movies have opened up the festival. It is held at 3-4 posh locations around the city and attracts many interns, volunteers, viewers, Cinephiles and celebrities. It also hosts conferences, Q&A, presentations, and special appearances. DIFF sets itself apart from many other film-festivals by providing a cultural exchange between the film-lovers as the movies come from different regions, with different languages and different cultures. Dubai music festivals are also a happening event for the people who love music. Dubai International Jazz Festival is one such event where the love of Jazz music is promoted. This festival happens over a span of 3 days and has proven to grow tremendously over the past years. This festival has a lot of great things to feature like award winning artists, legendary musicians, and some critically acclaimed jazz and contemporary music performances.
Food lovers and enthusiasts do not get left out in terms of festivals that happen around in the city of Dubai. Dubai Food Festival is an event where the city gets filled with food venues and stall offering great food options around the city. This festival has a lot to offer like beach food stall, celebrity chefs, food trucks and lots and lots of food. During the course of two to three weeks people get to enjoy all kinds of food in the city. This festival opens the people of Dubai to food from all over the world.