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List of Dubai Festivals – Liveliest City in the UAE

Dubai festivals are famous across the world. Many aimed at entertaining tourists have earned the city a spot on the world's liveliest cities list. Read on and choose a festival time to plan your visit.


The Dubai Marathon

The Dubai Marathon is an annual event that's a charity fund. Participants need to register by paying a small entry fee with the allure of large cash prizes up for grabs. Covering a range of participants the marathon covers three categories; these are the Fun Run, 15's Run and the Marathon which is a long distance run open to participants who are 18 years and over.


The Dubai shopping Festival

The highly popular festival is often advertised across the globe. The festival takes place in January and is a shopaholics dream come true; if you love bargain shopping this is the festival to attend. The fair which runs for a month boasts an influx of over 2 million visitors from across the world. This is a time when accommodation is scarce in Dubai and if you plan on staying at a popular luxury hotel Dubai has to offer, do consider early bookings. The lure is so big that at this time the entire city is in a holiday mode with likes of fireworks, concerts and other forms of entertainment taking place.


The Dubai Desert Classic

Dubai's biggest golfing event the Dubai Desert Classic takes place at the Emirates Golf Club. The event draws the attention of top golfers from across the world who vie for the coveted title and very attractive cash prizes. This event too is one of the biggest drawers of tourists to Dubai.


Emirates World Series – Dubai World Cup

This is a horse racing event that emphasises the importance horses have in the Arab world. If you enjoy the Polo fields of Desert Palm PER AQUUM this event will surely pique your interest. Taking place at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse the international class event enjoys all the perks of the ritzy venue home to excellent race tracks and world-class amenities, for participants and patrons.


The Festival of Taste

If the mere name of this festival has got the foodie in you all excited do read on. The Festival of Taste is just that; top chefs from around the world gather at the Madinat Jumeirah to prepare utterly delicious dishes for the weeklong festival. Apart for tasting and sampling the gourmet delights you can listen to the master chef's tips on perfect food preparation while learning classy presentation skills.


Dubai Summer Surprises

Focusing on another important festival we wish to highlight more shopping thrills! The Summer Surprises Festival is the solstice version of the Dubai Shopping Festival that takes place in – summer. Running for 10 weeks the event is spread across the glitzy malls which get all decked up in vibrant hues and offer shoppers a variety of entertainment coupled with great shopping bargains.

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