Entertain your holidays with unique activities to do in Dubai- Dubai Events and Festivals
Winter is almost here in Dubai and with that comes a whole new host of festivals, events and entertainment. October to February is considered the best time to visit Dubai when the scorching heat mellows down and it is pleasant to explore this desert city. Winter is also the time when Dubai gears up for an assortment of festivals and events. The city comes alive with shopping fests, cultural entertainment, an eclectic food scene, sports and live performances. For those visiting Dubai during winters, check out these top 7 unique activities and events to experience in the emirate.
- Diwali Fireworks at Pointe
The most anticipated event of the year in Dubai was the unveiling of The Palm Fountain at The Pointe – a waterfront arena of Palm Jumeirah. On 22nd October 2020, Dubai broke its world record of having the largest fountain display in the world – a title that was previously held by Dubai Fountains, now replaced by The Palm Fountain. This year if you are in Dubai, take full advantage of this enchanting attraction and watch it shimmer and sway in full grace and suaveness. The grandiose of this attraction doubles with Diwali festive fireworks that lit up the skies over the dancing waters in November to celebrate Diwali in Dubai.
- Dubai global village
Dubai’s Global Village is all set to welcome guests for its 25th edition from 25 October 2020 which extends till 18 April 2020. The Global Village is a multi-cultural market cum amusement park that offers a peek into the culture and heritage of different nations. You can visit the beautiful sights of Arabia at one pavilion and then hop on to the oriental ambiance of the Far East in just a few minutes. In short, you can view, shop and dine at major destinations in the Middle East, Far East, Europe, Asia and America at this one particular destination in Dubai. Global Village Events include a myriad of cultural performances, parades and live shows along with an amazing collection of artifacts and food scenes from all over the world.
- Dubai Shopping Festival
If you are visiting Dubai in December, then definitely Dubai Shopping Festival should be one of the reasons for your visit. Shopping in Dubai is one of the popular activities to do in Dubai and during the Dubai Shopping Festival, you simply won’t be able to resist the temptation of festive sales and mega discounts. This mega-shopping event grips the whole of Dubai into a festive fervor for more than a month. Dubai Shopping Festival 2020 brings along with it an eclectic assortment of family-friendly fun and entertainment along with the best shopping deals and discounts for its visitors to take advantage of. Also, if you get really lucky you can end up winning cash prizes and luxury cars in raffles and lucky draws. This year Dubai Shopping Festival begins on 17th December 2020 and ends on 30 January 2021.
- Unique Weekend at Children’s City
Traveling with little kids can pose a challenge as to how to keep them entertained on a Dubai holiday. Head to Children’s City at Creek Park- a space dedicated to children that offer educational fun and activities. Spend the weekend at Children’s City and watch your kids love every minute of their time here. Children can take part in science-related activities, explore fascinating exhibitions and even grown-ups can join in the fun at workshops and talent shows. Children’sCity is the perfect spot for some family bonding time on your Dubai vacation.
- Dubai Sports World
Sports enthusiasts can have a fun time playing various sports at Dubai Sports World. Dubai Sports World is an indoor sports arena sprawling 15000sq.m. where you can play tennis, basketball, volleyball, rugby, boxing and much more. This is a great place for sports lovers and young enthusiasts to improve their skills in various sports. Families with children can enjoy a great time watching their young ones play and have fun. This is also a great place to take respite from Dubai’s sultry climate and enjoy playing a fair game indoors.
- UAE National Day
Make sure to mark your calendar for UAE National Day on 2nd Dubai if you are in Dubai during December. On this special day, all the emirates come together and celebrate the spirit of their union. Dubai’s famous landmarks adorn itself in UAE’s symbols and the national flag, the festive spirit lingers all over the city and at night the dark skies lit up with illuminating fireworks. Throughout the day, Dubai lets you enjoy activities and entertainment that have cultural influence and traditional touch to it. Visiting the city during the national holiday is a great way for some cultural immersion of the UAE.
- New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Last but not the least, one can’t miss the New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai. New Year is one of the most awaited events in Dubai by globetrotters. The grandeur of events and activities throughout the city and the scintillating grand firework displays are unmatched anywhere else in the world. Dubai is one destination where you ring in the new year in pompous style. Combined with its recreational events and fine–dining experiences, New Year in Dubai will turn out to be the best way to start a brand new beginning of 2021.