RED FEST DxB
RedFestDXB is Dubai’s biggest 2 day music festival held at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. 2nd & 3rd February 2017!
RedFestDXB is the Middle East’s biggest music festival. Launched in 2014 with headliners The Lumineers and Jessie J taking to the main stage, it is now Dubai’s critically acclaimed number one music festival. RedFestDXB lasts for two days, and across 2014, 2015 and 2016 we have had artists such as The Script, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Jeremih, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, John Newman grace our main stage.
Date | 2 and 3 February 2017
Location | Dubai Media City
Website | www.redfestdxb.com
XYOGA FESTIVALS DUBAI
The whole of Dubai will be closing their eyes, focusing their minds, breathing slowly in and slowly out on 10th February 2017 when the city holds its inaugural festival focusing on yoga and the full 360 holistic lifestyle. Entitled XYoga, this festival is being launched by XDubai in partnership with Dubai Tourism, with the aim of positioning Dubai as the leading destination for yoga in the region.
Date | 10th February 2017
Location | Burj Park, Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai,
Website | www.xyogadubai.com
DUBAI JAZZ FESTIVALS
This annual festival is held at Dubai Media City and appeals to many tourists who have enjoyed the engaging line ups in the past and the warm friendly atmosphere. Recent line ups have included Tom Jones, Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias.
Date | 22nd – 24th February 2017
Category | Live Entertainment (Dubai Media City Amphitheatre)
Website | www.dubaijazzfest.com
DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL
The Dubai Food Festival is the only truly citywide food festival in the Middle East. Held every year it celebrates Dubai’s emergence as a gastronomic destination. Offering a calendar of exciting food-related events and promotions, highlighting Dubai’s unique food scene, its personalities and its world-class dining experiences.
With over 200 nationalities living in Dubai, the Dubai Food Festival reveals the diversity and creativity in our culinary offerings—from gourmet and avant-garde restaurant concepts to local haunts and hidden gems.
The Dubai Food Festival 2017 will be held from 23rd February to 11 March 2017. Dubai Food Festival is organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).It is part of a larger strategy to develop a year-round programme of citywide festivals that contribute to the growth of tourism and retail sectors in Dubai.
Date | 23rd February – 11th March 2017
Website | www.dubaifoodfestival.com
EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds together with authors from around the world to promote education, debate and, above all, a love of reading and writing, in a celebratory and enjoyable way.
The LitFest, as it has become known, will bring, among others, a fantastic cast of authors, writers and speakers from numerous countries who will cover a wide range of subjects, styles and genres. It provides the chance to attend literary discussions, listen to readings, participate in workshops, and experience the exciting Fringe and children’s events.
The LitFest strives to break down all barriers to communication, so ideas are truly shared and friendships formed – not least among the authors themselves.
Date | 3rd – 11th March 2017
Admission | To be announced Buy Tickets
Venue | InterContinental Hotel, Festival City
Website | www.emirateslitfest.com
CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS’S (CIFF)
Filmmaking workshops, Filmmaking competition, Film appreciation Forums, Meaningful & Inspirational Cinema from around the world and lot’s more… we are back with a bang! We’re all excited to present Children’s International Film Festival’s (CIFF) 2017 edition – UAE’s only national level Children’s Film Festival.
For all young and aspiring filmmakers studying in UAE schools, here is your chance to participate in the filmmaking competition. Simply confirm your school’s participation and start “action” on that script you’ve been waiting to work on.
Date | April – May 2017 (Exact Dates will be Released soon )
Website | www.ciff.ae
DUBAI MOTOR FESTIVAL
The fourth edition of the citywide celebration of automobiles and our love of them gets on this November. The Dubai Motor Festival offers citizens an array of motor-related activities and experiences from Dubai Grand Parade & Marques D’Elegance to the annualDubai International Motor Show, Motor Village and Dubai International Rally. With this being the fourth event so far, it is sure to be every motor head’s dream come true. Check back on this page for more information and updates.
Date | 14th – 18th November 2017
Website | www.visitdubai.com
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF)
Back for its 14th year, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will take place from December 6th – 13th 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, the home of DIFF. The festival will see thousands of cinema-goers, actors, directors, producers; writers and industry experts descend on Dubai to enjoy the world’s best films in one of the world’s premiere locations.
Date | 6th – 13th December 2017
Website | www.dubaifilmfest.com