Best In Dubai

Cirque Du Soleil’s TORUK—The First Flight

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

TORUK, which is based on James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar, promises to transport you to the far-off world of Pandora in a visually stunning show, with the planet’s creatures brought to life with huge puppets. Expect an unforgettable story mixed with breath-taking acrobatics and stunts, as well as original music. The event will take place on 4th to 17th January 2018.

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Stand up comedy with Chris Rock

Where: Dubai World Trade Center, Hall 3 and 4

America’s favourite comedian Chris Rock is coming to Dubai for two nights only as part of his Total Blackout Tour from 5th to 6th January 2018. The first leg of the tour in the US has already sold out as fans scramble to see this wonder live on his first comedy tour in nine years.

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Dubai World Cup Carnival

Where: Meydan Racecourse

 The best horses on the planet compete for a staggering US$10 million in prize money on Meydan’s world stage during the World Cup Carnival race series on 11th January. Running simultaneously with the domestic Meydan Racing Season, the Carnival series consists of 10 global race meetings, which allows international equine stars to compete against each other and gauge how they will fare on the final big day of the Dubai World Cup (31 March).


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Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

CABSAT is the single most important platform for the digital broadcast and satellite industries in the MEASA region. It is the largest technology event of its kind, bringing together digital content creators, software developers, tech companies, entertainment brands and technology enthusiasts. The exhibition will take place from 14th to 16th January.


 Dubai Shopping Festival

Where: Citywide

The Dubai Shopping Festival, known as DSF, is truly a shopper’s paradise that will continue until the 27th January. For just over a month, the city’s malls, markets, general retail stores and experience venues all go on promotion. From huge discounts to amazing deals, competitions and prizes, residents and tourists have multiple opportunities to get their hands on fashion, toys, furniture, vehicles, jewellery and even dining offers.


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Evita the Musical

Where: Dubai Opera


Touted as ‘the theatrical event of the year’, the smash hit musical ‘Evita’ will feature at Dubai Opera on 22nd January to 3rd February, 2018. The story of Evita Peron, Argentina’s first lady, who dedicated her life to charity work and helping the nation, comes alive on stage under the direction of Bill Kenwright.


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Dubai Desert Classic

Where: Emirates Golf Club


Since its first edition back in 1989, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic has seen some of the world’s greatest golfers competing here in Dubai, with winners including well-known names such as Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, and Tiger Woods. It’s known as the Middle East Major, and has now become one of the leading international golfing events. Spectators will be able to watch the legendary golfers competing over four rounds on 25th to 28th January as they battle it out to lift the trophy. Golf die-hards and sporting enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy the suspenseful competition on the greens.


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Standard Chartered Marathon 2018

Where: Madinat Jumeirah


The Standard Chartered Marathon is a high-profile race that attracts world-class runners through its great prizes and unique landscape. The race is split into three main distance categories: the 42km marathon, 10km road race and a 4km fun run. These main categories are further broken up into subcategories according to fitness levels and ages, so that race participation is accessible to all.  The marathon will take place on 26th January.


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