Happy New Year!
While the memories of last night’s absolutely spectacular light show and fireworks may still be fresh in our minds, it’s time to buckle down and plan the month ahead. Whether you’re into sports, shopping, culture or music – there’s definitely something going on that will appeal to absolutely everyone!
Hankook 24H Dubai 2018
Motor-heads rejoice! The heart racing Hankook 24H Dubai is back with a mix of amateurs and professionals from across the world, competing for the title of endurance champion. There will be 100 cars – specially made machines that will vie for the title.
11 to 13 January
Free entry, pre-register online
Dubai World Cup Carnival
There’s a massive USD 10M worth of prize money up for grabs during the World Cup Carnival Series at Meydan. The horse races are the perfect opportunity for jockeys to pit their steeds against each other and check their chances for the final, big race day on 31 March. We recommend choosing a hospitality package when you visit the Carnival to make the most out of your experience.
AED 50 to AED 595
Standard Chartered Marathon
The star running event on Dubai’s calendar, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is a hit with international-standard runners and amateurs alike thanks to its fantastic prizes. There are actually three races that will take place on the day – a 42km marathon, 10km road race as well as a shorter, 4km fun run. These races are also broken down into smaller categories for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Quoz Arts Fest
The sixth edition of the Quoz Arts Fest is sure to be a hit with art and culture aficionados. It’s a great way to explore the city’s buzzing arts scene, with a whole host of family-friendly activities and entertainment. While the full programme hasn’t been announced yet, we do know that there will be a dance programme, buskers, dancers, DJs and a crafts market.
Al Serkal Avenue
26 – 27 January
Evita The Musical
Billed as the ‘theatrical event of the year’, Evita is coming to Dubai! The musical charts the story of Argentina’s first lady, Evita Peron, renowned for her charity work and dedication to her country. It’s also the perfect place to catch the well known, Don’t Cry for me Argentina.
22 January – 3 February
Dubai Opera House
AED 250 – AED 7200
Sherlock – A Play
The world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes will come to life this January. The play will see Sherlock undertake his most difficult case to date along with his faithful companion, Dr Watson. The play will feature a diverse cast from eight different countries.
18 – 20 January
Dubai Shopping Festival
Ultra-popular Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be running throughout the month, with fantastic deals on all sorts of items as well as a jam-packed calendar of entertainment and activities for absolutely everyone!
Until 27 January
Price depends on your will-power!
One of the most innovative shopping concepts in Dubai, Market OTB returns with its containers converted to pop-up shops selling the best and quirkiest of locally sourced and global brands.
20 – 27 January
With so much on in January, we know you’ll definitely find something to keep you entertained! Best of luck on those new year’s resolutions, to see what our team hope to achieve this year – check out this video.