Best in Dubai – March 2018


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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2018
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City

The 2018 edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature takes place in March, with exciting activities based around all things literature. The festival will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with its strongest-ever line-up of international writers including Anthony Horowitz and Mark Billingham.

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Tel: +971 4 355 9844


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Taste of Dubai
Where: Dubai Media City

Taste of Dubai 2018 celebrates its 11th year and is the City’s favourite Food, Drink and Music festival. The festival on 8-10th March is a 3-day food extravaganza, with city’s hottest restaurants, world-class celebrity chefs, and an incredible line-up of international music. For all those food lovers, you can come and watch live cooking demonstrations or get hands on and cook along-side our famous chefs, as well as learn some culinary top tips. Alternatively, you can enjoy listening to fantastic live entertainment.

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Van Gogh Alive — The Experience
Where: Dubai Design District

Van Gogh Alive – The Experience is an acclaimed art exhibition showcasing works by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. It’s been touring the world, and will be stopping off in Dubai for a six-week stay in March. It’s more than just an exhibition, with over 3000 images, including Van Gogh’s vibrant paintings as well as other inspirational images.

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My beauty fest

My Beauty Fest
Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

Experience the ultimate beauty extravaganza as “My Beauty Fest” kicks off with the industry’s biggest stars. My Beauty Fest, a one of a kind beauty extravaganza, is set to make the UAE the ultimate destination for beauty enthusiasts, as it returns to Dubai on March 9th and 10th 2018 in Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. It will be the region’s biggest beauty event, bringing together international celebrities, the industry’s leading influencers, bloggers and an unrivaled selection of beauty brands from across the globe to Dubai.

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McGettigan's Paddy's Party in Dubai

McGettigan’s Paddy’s Party in Dubai
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Shake your shamrock! McGettigan’s and DGT Events are back with the ULTIMATE Paddy’s Party in the Middle East on the green grass of Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday 16th March. It’s the ultimate celebration all day of all things Irish, featuring a full day of live music in the sunshine, award-winning food and beverages from the McGettigan’s team, and of course great craic!

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tag fest

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

TagFest – the region’s largest Filipino Music Festival – returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday, 16th March 2018. Following on from the hugely successful 2017 edition with Gloc-9, Ebe Dancel, Marion Aunor, Sandwich and Parokya Ni Edgar, the festival returns with an amazing line-up headlining by the legendary Kamikazee as part of their TAGPUAN 2018 tour.

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Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale
Where: Centrepoint Theatre

Head to the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre’s Centrepoint Theatre this spring break to catch this family musical based on the story of Rapunzel. With sumptuous sets, colourful songs, and comedy, it’s fun for the whole family, and there’s a chance for the audience to get involved in all the action, too. The play has been brought to Dubai by H2 Productions, who have previously put on performances of Snow White and Pinocchio, and the cast includes performers from the UK as well as right here in the UAE.

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What to watch out for!

Dubai Fashion Week

Dubai Fashion Week 2018
Where: Palazzo Versace Dubai

On 26-28 April, Dubai Fashion Week returns for the first time since 2011. It originally ran from 2006 to 2011, and was the first fashion event in the Gulf region to hold runway shows. This year it’s back with a three-day extravaganza at the Palazzo Versace hotel, and will be showcased under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi.

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