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Events to look out for in Dubai 2016


Are you considering choosing Dubai for next year’s holiday destination? Well, we don’t blame you. Asides from the city offering amazing sightseeing attractions, dozens of malls and beautiful beaches, (there are plenty of other reasons why you’ll love Dubai, read them here) 2016 has got some spectacular events lined up.

The Dubai Jazz Festival

The Dubai Jazz Festival is sponsored by Emirates Airlines, who has already listed the dates for 2016’s event. From 25th to 27th January, this festival, which attracts thousands of music lovers every year, is being held at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Whilst the festival features both mainstream and progressive jazz for the fanatics, there are also a few popular, contemporary acts thrown in for good measure. So, if you’re not a jazz devotee, you can still appreciate the music and ambience at this enthralling festival, which combines music with fun and art all under one roof! What do we mean? Well, that’s for you to find out; we’d hate to give too much away and spoil it for you.

However, we’ll let you in on one thing: last year, the top jazz acts were James Blunt, John Legend and Sting and 2016’s line up is bound to have big names too. Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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Dubai Shopping Festival

This shopping extravaganza is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and it’s one of the main reasons why so many people plan to visit the city during the year’s first quarter. Dubai Shopping Festival runs from January to February every year, with 2016’s fiesta kicking off on 1st January and leaving you wanting more on 1st February. We know what you’re thinking, what better way to spend New Year’s Day than shopping? It’s the perfect hangover cure, right? The renowned festival is a paradise for anyone who yearns to shop in style. For many shopaholics, who travel from all over the world to attend the most excitedly anticipated event in the calendar, this event is heaven. And with the festival taking place in January, it gives people the opportunity to spend their Christmas money on an abundance of designer goodies. Dubai Shopping Festival is home to the most luxurious brands in the fashion industry including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Armani and Hermes. You’ll have to go on a shopping spree here yourself to find out what other treasures this retail celebration has to offer.

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Dubai World Cup

We’re not talking about football or rugby here, the Dubai World Cup brings the world’s richest horse race to the city for a day of jam-packed excitement. On the last Saturday of March in 2016, enthusiastic equestrians and their finest thoroughbreds put on a mighty horseracing spectacle at the UAE’s biggest social and sporting event.

The iconic Meydan Racecourse sees 60,000 people cheer on nine exciting races followed by an impressive World Cup show and concert. And you could be a part of all this. Be sure to book tickets well in advance for one of the most glamourous sporting events in the UAE; it’s the perfect opportunity to dress to impress.

Tickets are AED 25 per person and kids go free. The Dubai World Cup 2016 promises to be one of the most lavish equestrian events in history, so if you’re planning on holidaying in March, get the 26th down in the diary for a grand day out.

Land Rover MENA under CC by 2.0

Land Rover MENA under CC by 2.0

If you’re looking for a place to stay when visiting these unmissable events then look no further than My Dubai Stay. You’ll find beautifully furnished Palm Jumeirah villas to rent at reasonable prices. Book your accommodation today and be guaranteed a pleasant stay whilst holidaying in a truly magical city.

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