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Emirates Airline literature festival
29 January – 13 February 2021

The Emirates Airline Literature Festival is the one of the largest celebrations bringing together home-grown local talent, as well as acclaimed international authors. This is a fantastic opportunity for attending literary debates, participating in workshops and the chance to meet some amazing authors. Elif Shafak, Amin Maalouf and Lemn Sissay will be attending this year. The event begins at the Jameel Arts Centre, followed by highlight features over the weekend from 4 to 6 February at the InterContinental in Festival City and at Alserkal Avenue from 12 to 13 February.

Giselle at Dubai Opera
4 February – 8 February 2021

Dubai Opera raises the curtains for the breathtaking Russian State Ballet and Opera House performance of Giselle. Original libretto by French playwright Jules-Henru Vernoy de Saint-Georges, poet Theriphile Gautier and music by Adolphe Adam. The ballet tells the story of a young ill peasant girl of the name Giselle who falls in love with a handsome Prince named Albreacht. This breathtaking ballet is filled with romance, tragedy and most importantly, hope. 

Tickets for this opera range from AED 300 – AED 800 and can be purchased at Dubai Opera.

Wadi Bih Run: Hatta
5 February 2021

Run one of the UAE’s most rugged terrains on foot. The Wadi Bih Run in Hatta consists of four challenging routes to choose from – 10km, 20km, 30km, and 70km. Each circuit takes you through the natural landscape, so you’ll also get to discover the UAE’s most beautiful natural scenery along your way.

The race begins at the JA Hatta Fort Hotel. After the race there will also be lunch served at the hotel.

Laugh-A-Thon with Rahul Dua
5 February 2021

Controversial stand-up comedian, Rahul Dua and first runner-up in season one of Amazon Prime’s Comicstaan, is performing on Dubai’s Queen Elizabeth II. Based on a variety of topics such as telemarketing pranks and big city disillusionment to expensive jeans, this fast-paced, boisterous and unbeatably charming act should not be one to be missed.

Tickets range from AED 85 – 121.50.

Run at Meydan Tracks
5 February 2021

The Tracks at Meydan are encouraging people to participate and take on the tree-lined scenery routes starting from 3km,5km or 10km. There is no limit for age and ability, juniors can sign up with or without their parents.

Dubai Watersports Festival 
20 January – 27 March

This exciting event is a great opportunity for anyone who loves to get out on the water and have some fun, gain experience, practice and show off their water talents in a series of events, ranging from aqua biking to motor-surfing. Take advantage of this event as it is absolutely free and will commence at Al Mamzar Beach Park.

David Guetta – United at Home: Dubai Edition
6 February 2021

David Guetta, one of the biggest artists within the dance music scene, will be pumping tunes for a virtual edition of his United at Home tour. Fans in Dubai and across the globe will be able to tune into David Guetta’s YouTube channel for an online-streamed performance, which promises all of his top tracks. This is another amazing free event on the amazing Burj Al Arab’s helipad from 6 pm. This is a fundraiser event, all proceeds received will go towards UNICEF, as well as Dubai Cares’ Education Uninterrupted campaign, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of COVID-19 on education. This will be his fourth gig of the series.

Polo masters cup 
7 February – 12 February

Al Habtoor Polo Resort provides with a high-profile event sophisticated. This prestigious event comprises five high goal tournaments which will feature some of the world’s top polo performers. Whilst being a prestigious equestrian event, it is also an opportunity to put on your best glad-rags and dress to impress. You can experience this high-profile event with a range of seating options, from lawn picnics to fine dining packages at Al 

Yoga at Dubai Opera
13 February 2021

Take part in a 60-minute Vinyasa flow session with iconic views right at Dubai Opera. Every Saturday and Monday from 6 – 7 pm with 100 spots per class you better be quick to reserve your spot.

You can book via the Core Direction mobile app at AED 105.

Gipsy Kings by André Reyes
18 February 2021

The Gipsy Kings are returning for another spectacular show at Dubai Opera, with a captivating blend of traditional flamenco styles, western pop and Latin rhythms. Having sold out shows previously at this venue in 2019 and 2020 you might want to be quick to grab your tickets. Sing and along when they perform popular tracks like Bamboleo and Volare.

Tickets start at AED 295.

Desert Warrior Challenge
19 February 2021

Do you have what it takes to conquer this year’s Desert Warrior Challenge? There are four courses loaded with tough obstacles to push your limits. If this seems a little too tough for you, there always is the Fearless Warrior, which consists of a 5km track with 12 obstacles, or level up with the Ultimate Warrior, perfect for seasoned sporting stars brave enough for a 10km track with more than 20 hurdles. The toughest terrain, the Extreme Warrior, will suit professional athletes which consist of at least 30 obstacles along a 20km course.

Movie Music Gala
20 February 2021

This is one for the music and movie fans, a UAE-based NSO Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of familiar soundtracks from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The King’s Speech and more live at Dubai Opera.

Book your tickets from AED 195.

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