2018 is really whizzing past us! October is already here but with it comes something every UAE resident looks forward to, and that is cooler temperatures. As the temperature begins its slow descend across the UAE, let’s take a look at the fun events in October 2018 happening around the UAE.
must-do uae events in October 2018
There are so many events in Dubai for October, so take your pick from the following categories.
exhibition events in Dubai for October
CTtyscape global 2018
The first feature on our list of events in October 2018 happening in the UAE is Cityscape Global, which is the largest and most influential real estate investment and development event for emerging markets globally. The three-day event which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre will see property developers across the UAE unveil details of some of the big-budget real estate projects, providing investors with an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the exclusive offers available. Real estate industry professionals will also get a chance to engage and network with big names such as Nakheel and Dubai Properties to develop new business opportunities or partnerships.
- Date: 2 – 4th October 2018, 10 am – 7 pm
- Location: Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC)
- Entry is free if you register online. Otherwise AED 100 onsite
GITEX SHOPPER 2018
GITEX Shopper is back again with its autumn edition. Showcasing some of the region’s biggest electronics brands and retailers from around the world, GITEX is one of the most anticipated events in October 2018. The five-day event through the first week of October will feature loads of exclusive offers, competitions and flash sales taking place throughout the event, so make sure to visit this if you are looking to buy some new gadgets for yourself.
- Date: 2 – 6th October 2018
- Location: Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC)
- Entry: AED 20 onsite
FASHION EVENTS THIS MONTH
The Festive Boutique Fashion Show
This two-day event taking place in the royal ballroom at the Palace Downtown Hotel will feature exclusive designs from fashion designers across the UAE, India and Pakistan including Basit Sipra, Mariyam D Rizwan, Amishi London, Zero Makeup and Suchista Stylist. The items that will be featured include designer wear that ranges from accessories to lifestyle items.
- Date: 5 – 6th October 2018
- Location: Palace Downtown Hotel
- Entry free
Fashion Forward Dubai 2018
This is possibly one of the most anticipated fashion events in Dubai for October. Taking place once again at Dubai Design District (d3), designers from across the globe will showcase the latest couture, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. Visitors will also be able to attend talks and seminars led by industry experts.
- Date: 25 – 27th October 2018
- Location: Design Quarter, D3
- Entry free
outdoor FITNESS activities and challenges IN OCTOBER
Dubai Fitness Challenge
The second edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge is here! If you didn’t get a chance to participate last year, then now is your chance. This is definitely one of the things to do in Dubai in October, as it challenges and encourages everyone to become more fit. All you have to is log in 30 minutes of exercise a day, for 30 days and you will be part of a citywide movement to transform Dubai into the most active city in the world. This event will see fitness centres and gyms in Dubai host fitness-related events throughout the city. If you want to be a part of this don’t forget to download the Dubai Fitness app to track your fitness goals.
- Date: 26 October – 17th November 2018
- Location: Citywide
XDubai Spartan Women’s Race
This feature on our list of October 2018 events in Dubai is for all the ladies who are looking for the ultimate fitness challenge. Taking place at the Jebel Ali Racecourse, the Spartan Races is the ultimate fitness test that involves a race where participants will have to face obstacles like mud, water, barbed wire and more. This edition of the Dubai Spartan Races for women will feature two categories – ‘The Sprint’ which is a 5km long race that is recommended for beginners and the ‘Super Spartan’ which is between 13 and 15km long. There are also kid’s races, where those under 14 can take part in a course around a kilometre long, which offers them a chance to build on teamwork, have fun and a chance to get muddy. Both male and female spectators are welcome, with an AED 20 charge.
- Date: 27 October 2018
- Location: Jebel Ali Racecourse
- Contact: +971 4 514 3462
- Tickets: AED 253 – AED 422 to participate. AED 20 to enter as a spectator.
ENTERTAINMENT events in October 2018
Ghost the Musical at Dubai Opera
Experience the 1990 film Ghost live on stage at the Dubai Opera’s stage this October. Bruce Joel Rubin is the mastermind who helped adapt the Oscar-winning screenplay into a musical which premiered at Manchester in 2011 and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. This is one of the Dubai events in October 2018 that is definitely, a must visit for anyone who enjoys the classics.
- Date: 9 – 13 October 2018
- Location: Dubai Opera
- Contact: +971 4 440 8888
- Tickets: AED250 – AED 850
The Big Bad Wolf book sale
The “world’s biggest book sale”- The Big Bad Wolf is here! The 11-day event will see discounts ranging from 50% to 80% on more than three million brand-new books. From bestselling novels and influential business books to cookbooks; no matter what your interest, the Big Bad Wolf Books Sale Dubai will have something that fits your interest. There will also be an extensive range of books for children, including storybooks, activity books, colouring books and more. So if you are a bookworm, this event should be on your list of things to do in Dubai in October.
- Date: 18 – 28 October 2018
- Location: Soundstages 2 and 3, Dubai Studio City
The month of October is surely packed with many things to do. If you are looking for some other things to do in Dubai in October, try visiting these places with street art in Dubai. Which one of these upcoming activities in Dubai will you be attending? Let us know in the comment section below. For more trending information make sure to stay stunned to MyBayut.