Dubai grows into a global events destination

2013-09-16 08:43
As Dubai continues to grow as a global events destination, the next few months look set to be as busy as ever with a whole host of exciting events taking place across the Emirate. From music concerts to sporting championships, family activities to cultural events - there is something for all to enjoy, whatever your interests! Dubai Calendar, the official listings of events in Dubai, highlights its featured events which are set to energise Dubai’s residents and entice visitors following the long summer break.

With the school holidays coming closer, families can enjoy the best entertainment in Dubai!

A key highlight of the September calendar is Dubai Music Week, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-29 September, which promises to stimulate the music industry in the region with global leaders gathering for discussion and debates and headline international acts including Will.I.AM and Timbaland.

Another attraction is the arrival of world-renowned and respected spiritual and positive speaker Deepak Chopra. Originally from India, Chopra has travelled the world inspiring audiences and on 17 September he will grace the stage at the Madinat Arena with his seminar ‘The Future of Wellbeing’. This is sure to be a sellout experience so book your seat early!      

Other international stars visiting Dubai during September include classical vocalist Ustad Rashid Khan (13th September) and Pareh Rawal, one of India’s most popular comic actors (26th-27th September). And local stars are sure to shine at both the Dubai International Dance Festival (26th – 28th September) and the final round of the Dubai Fitness Championship (12th-14th September)

It has never been a better time to get fit! The Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend on 27 September is in support of diabetes awareness and will be held at the American University in Dubai. Highlights include a celebrity basketball match and Slam Dunk competition both overseen by LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant himself. Tickets for the celebrity basketball game are available online at 

Looking ahead, the bustling events scene looks set to continue into October and November with a whole host of concerts, exhibitions and activities to enjoy:

October - November 2013

- 11 Oct: The Sandance season at Atlantis, The Palm kicks off with The Killers and support acts including Of Monsters and Men, The Wailers and more

- Mid-Oct:  Eid in Dubai  will see celebrations and events to mark the occasion of Eid Al Adha

- 15-18 Oct: Fashion fans can look forward to Fashion Forward Season 2, featuring a programme of talks, panels and workshops by the region’s leading fashionistas

- 17 Oct-8 Nov: Considered one of the biggest sporting events in the UAE, the FIFA U-17 World Cup will take place  in venues across Dubai

- 14-17 Nov: Watch Europe’s top 60 golfers battle it in the DP World Tour Championship out for a share of the staggering $11.75 million prize money! There’s plenty for all the family to enjoy with a dedicated Kids Zone and a range of food and beverage choices

- 15 Nov: Grammy Award winning pop Sensation Alicia Keys brings her ‘Set the World on Fire’ Tour to Dubai at the newly expanded Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

- 17-21 Nov: The Dubai Air Show, the fastest growing air show in the world, is back for the 24th year with over 130 planes from all over the world for visitors to see

- 28-30 Nov:
The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, the largest annual sporting event in Dubai, is back for the 44th year, over 90,000 attended last year so get your tickets early!

For a complete listing and more information about events in Dubai, visit, Like the Definitely Dubai Southern Africa Facebook Page or email DTCM SA on 
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