Before Dubai’s cool weather is replaced by Summer’s heat and humidity, why not take advantage of some world-class outdoor events being held in Dubai over the next month. Choose from a smorgasboard of events, from those with a business focus (Dubai Lynx), to a glorious sporting and social gathering (Dubai World Cup); a stimulating cultural occasion (Dubai Literary Festival) or why not indulge in some food for the soul (Dubai Food Festival). Take your pick…
March 4-11, Madinat Jumeirah
Where the creative industry collaborates, competes and connects!
Dubai Lynx is all about showing off the MENA region’s incredible creative output. It’s a four-day event that brings together top creatives, the world’s best brands, fledgling start-ups and everyone in between to learn, network and celebrate creative excellence in communications. Our very own Elena Munoz – Digital Marketing & Design Manager – will be attending once again to hear all the important issues being explored and discussed, from brand purpose to female empowerment, AI to blockchain, from honing creative craft to attracting and developing talent. Read her report in next month’s Newsletter (www.dubailynx.com.)
DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL
22 February – 10 March, various locations throughout Dubai
The Dubai Food Festival is the only truly citywide food festival in the Middle East. Held every year, it celebrates Dubai’s emergence as a gastronomic destination. The festival offers a calendar of exciting food-related events and promotions, highlighting Dubai’s unique food scene, its personalities and its world-class dining experiences.
The Festival reveals the diversity and creativity in our culinary offerings—from gourmet and avant-garde restaurant concepts to local haunts and hidden gems. You’ll be spoilt for choice this DFF, with many special dining offers to choose from, such as the much-awaited Dubai Restaurant Week, Taste of Dubai, Beach Canteen and Hidden Gems.
Visit www.visitdubai.com/en/dff for more information.
EMIRATES AIRLINES FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE
March 1-10, InterContinental Hotel, Festival City
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word.
Launched in 2009 with 65 authors, the Festival has grown continually and, in 2017, hosted over 185 authors from 37 countries to entertain and educate 44,000 visitors.
The Festival places home-grown talent centre-stage and offers local fans the chance to interact with world famous authors, attend literary debates and workshops and participate in competitions. The Festival’s education outreach programme gives students the chance to meet their literary heroes.
This year’s Festival will be held from March 1-10, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage. More information can be found at www.emirateslitfest.com.
DUBAI WORLD CUP
Saturday 31 March, Meydan Racecourse
The UAE horseracing season is highlighted by the 23rd running of the Dubai World Cup – the world’s richest day of racing – which will be held on Saturday 31 March at the iconic Meydan Racecourse. This exciting day of racing boasts total purses of US$30m over 9 races and climaxes with a spectacular concert featuring world famous artists. Book your ticket now at www.dubaiworldcup.com.