May has arrived – and this year, that means both Dubai summers and Ramadan. But there’s still plenty to look forward to this month including awesome closing season parties at Dubai’s nightclubs, thrilling sports tournaments and massive sales across malls! While most of these events in Dubai in May 2019 will wrap up before the Holy Month begins, residents can check out the many things to do in Dubai during Ramadan, too. Read on for all the details on the best Dubai events in May 2019!
Top Events in Dubai in May 2019
CLOSING PARTIES FOR CLUBS IN DUBAI
With Ramadan and summer around the corner, the 2018 – 2019 season for clubs in Dubai will be coming to an end. And Dubai’s hottest clubs are ending the season with a bang! These closing parties will see international stars and DJs take the stage this month in unforgettable performances. Catch British pop star John Newman at Zero Gravity, whose debut single Love Me Again topped the charts in UK and beyond, in one of the coolest events in Dubai in May 2019. Meanwhile, Busta Rhymes, DJ Black Coffee and 2 Chainz will be rocking the stage at BASE Dubai. And Dubai Marina’s Nikki Beach will be having a flamenco-themed Red Party with live music, dancers and a whole load of fun. Take a look at the details below for some of the hottest upcoming May 2019 events in Dubai.
JOHN NEWMAN AT ZERO GRAVITY
- Date: 07:00 pm – 03:00 am, 3 May 2019
- Price: AED 165 (Early Bird), AED 195 (Regular Online), AED 225 (Regular At the Door)
- Contact: 04-399-0009
- Date: Busta Rhymes: 1 May 2019, Black Coffee: 2 May 2019, 2 Chainz: 3 May 2019
- Timing: 10:00 pm – 04:00 am
- Contact: 055-313-4999
RED PARTY AT NIKKI BEACH
- Date: 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm, 3 May 2019
- Contact: 04-376-6162
3 DAY SUPER SALE DUBAI 2019
Stock up on Ramadan essentials and Eid gifts at the city-wide three-day super-sale! Shoppers enjoy up to 90% off on fashion, home décor, lifestyle, beauty and more. All the major malls and stores in Dubai will be participating in the super-sale. More than 400 luxury, high-street and affordable brands such as Armani, Guess, Zara, Steve Madden and more will be offering shoppers massive discounts! Find the perfect gifts, revamp your closet and more at one of the highly-awaited events in Dubai in May 2019!
- Location: Across major malls in Dubai
- Date: 2 – 4 May 2019
COCA COLA ARENA TOUR
If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai in May 2019, how does walking away with two free tickets to an event at the upcoming Coca Cola Arena sound? Dubai’s hottest entertainment venue Coca Cola Arena in City Walk, is all set to open with a bang in June 2019. But here’s how you can get a glimpse of this highly-anticipated venue beforehand. On Friday, May 3, Coca Cola Arena will be hosting free tours of the fabulous venue – and the chance to win two tickets to an upcoming event at the venue! With international stars like Russell Peters, Maroon 5, Westlife and Tony Robbins performing here in 2019, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Head down here on Friday, May 3, to get an inside look at the city’s new destination for live entertainment. Tours will be held every 30 minutes, so please arrive 15 minutes before your tour.
- Location: Coca Cola Arena, City Walk
- Date: 03:30 pm – 6:00pm, 3 May 2019 (Last tour will be held at 05:45 pm)
Take a look at Bayut’s guide to upcoming shows at Coca Cola Arena to stay updated!
MAY CIGNA PARK RUN
Have a fun time with your family at the May Cigna Park Run! Taking place at the Al Ittihad Park in Palm Jumeirah, this is amongst the best family-friendly Dubai events in May 2019. These monthly races in Palm Jumeirah are timed, but it’s all about working towards a healthier you – and having some fun! Running for the first time with Cigna? You’ll have to pay a first-time registration fee of AED 105, but after that all the monthly races are free. If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai this weekend with the family, this sports event will help you get some fresh air at the same time!
- Location: Al Ittihad Park, Palm Jumeirah
- Date: 08:00 am onwards, 4 May 2019
- Price: AED 105 (First-time registration fee)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NAD AL SHEBA SPORTS TOURNAMENT
Get active during the Holy Month of Ramadan at the annual NAS Sports Tournament! One of the coolest Dubai events in May 2019, the NAS Sports Tournament will be bringing together UAE residents for a celebration of nearly every kind of sport. Open to both individuals and teams, the tournament will be holding events for volleyball, running, fencing, basketball, jiu-jitsu, cricket and more! The NAS Sports Tournament Dubai 2019 will be kick off from May 7, with different championships being held throughout the month until May 24. Find out more about individual championships and registration deadlines on the official NAS Sports Tournament website, where you can register yourself or your teams. If you’re on the hunt for things to do in Dubai in May 2019, these awesome sports events will certainly keep you busy.
- Location: Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex
- Date: 7 – 24 May
- Contact: 04-383-3833
Other sports events will also take place during Ramadan in Dubai, such as the NAS Night Challenge and the Run the Track Ramadan Edition. Read up on Bayut’s guide to Ramadan in Dubai for more details.
CINCO DE MAYO AT COYA DUBAI
Looking for things to do in Dubai in May 2019? Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Coya Dubai with a fun-filled Mexican fiesta! Cinco De Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire. But parties are held around the world to celebrate Mexican culture as well! Coya Dubai at Four Seasons Resort will be joining in the fun, with colourful decorations and will feature live music, taco stations and signature drinks in a memorable evening!
- Location: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach
- Date: 07:00 pm onwards, 4 May 2019
- Price: AED 150 (For food and drinks)
- Contact: 04-316-9600
OMEGA DUBAI MOONLIGHT CLASSIC
Catch the world’s best female golfers at Emirates Golf Club at this prestigious event in Dubai in May 2019. This upcoming tournament serves as part of Spain’s Andalucia Open and will see 56 of the top female golfers – along with other amateurs – playing at the lush all-grass Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club. The tournament has undergone exciting changes, moving from December to May and featuring Dubai’s first day-to-night format! Watch famous names like Trish Johnson and Shanshan Feng compete for an impressive purse of AED 2.06M (€500,000) at one of the biggest sporting events in May 2019 in Dubai.
- Location: The Faldo Course, Emirates Golf Club
- Date: 1 – 3 May 2019
- Price: Free Entry
- Contact: 04-383-3580
The band that put South America on the metal music map is making its way to Dubai in May 2019! Sepultura formed in Brazil in 1984 and has taken the metal genre by storm since. The four-piece group’s music is both inventive and authentic, made distinct with their passion for no-nonsense heavy metal. Their latest album, Machine Messiah, once again proved that Sepultura still reigns the metal scene. Taking place at the rock-n-roll themed café Hard Rock, it’s one of the hottest music concerts in Dubai 2019 happening this month. Head down to Dubai Festival City Mall to catch this Brazilian band live in Dubai in May 2019.
- Location: Hard Rock Café, Dubai Festival City Mall
- Date: 08:00 pm onwards, 2 May 2019
- Price: AED 210 (General Admission), AED 630 (Admission + Meet and Greet)
- Contact: 04-232-8900
WOW EID BAZAAR
Get ready for the festive season at the WOW Eid Bazaar in Dubai in May 2019. You can browse stalls with everything from trendy fashion, jewellery, handmade artefacts and home décor for unique finds and great bargains. It’s not just about the shopping either – this is another one of the family friendly events in Dubai in May 2019 that will plenty of activities to enjoy, as well.
- Location: Holiday Inn, Bur Dubai
- Date: 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 24 May 2019
- Contact: 050-755-6078
And that wraps up MyBayut’s guide to Dubai events in May 2019! Since the Holy Month of Ramadan will be observed in May this year, there are also plenty of Iftar and Suhoor buffets and experiences to look forward to. Keep following MyBayut for more updates on the best Suhoor and Iftars in Dubai 2019. For residents not observing the fast, take a look at restaurants staying open during Ramadan 2019!