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10 Upcoming events in Dubai Where you must to go 2023

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Dubai is a thriving social center with world-class shopping, sporting events, and entertainment offerings every month of the year. Dubai regularly hosts extravagant annual celebrations, and 2023 will be no exception. There are many events for Dubai residents and visitors to look forward to, from fantastic deals and raffles during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to a treasure chest of intriguing Dubai Summer Surprises.

Let’s jump right into our selection of the 10 upcoming events in Dubai that promise a ton of fun for everyone in 2023 without further ado. 

Summer Surprises in Dubai

After schools get out for the summer, there is a sales bonanza called Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). Incredibly low prices on apparel, accessories, electronics, and back-to-school sales on school supplies are available to parents. The DSS hosts a variety of kid-friendly events with its perennially well-liked mascot, Modhesh, to provide fun for the whole family. Like every year, several hotels, eateries, and significant malls will take part in DSS.

Dates: 29th June to 3rd September 2023

Women’s Arab Fashion Week

The women’s spring/summer shows for Arab Fashion Week will be held in October. Arab Fashion Week occurs several times throughout the year. Get ready for the fashion-forward to take over Dubai Design District.

Dates: 10th Oct to 15th Oct 2023


The fifth iteration of the Dubai Home Festival (DHF) will take place in 2023. Prepare to embellish your home with gorgeous furnishings from regional manufacturers. The previous year’s event featured expert-led activities, some fortunate winners, and more.

Dates: 13th Oct to 27th Oct 2023


Returning in 2023 is the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The festival, which will begin on Saturday, October 28, and last through Sunday, November 26, was established by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, in 2017. Its goal is to make Dubai the world’s most active city.

Dates: 28th Oct to 26th Nov 2023

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 

In November, the F1 will return to the area for another nail-biting end-of-year race on the Yas Marina Circuit’s brand-new F1 circuit. A fantastic (and expensive) weekend is guaranteed, regardless of where you go for the racing or the after-party.

Dates: 24th Nov to 26th Nov 2023

Matilda The Musical at Dubai Opera

After much anticipation, Matilda The Musical by the Royal Shakespeare Company, a multi-award-winning musical based on the well-known Roald Dahl novel, will soon arrive in Dubai.

Matilda the Musical has been capturing hearts for over 12 years, has won over 100 accolades in its existence, and is going to dazzle the public in Dubai with its brief run in October. It features an incredible cast and award-winning performances.

Dates: 3rd Oct to 12th Oct 2023

National day 

This year, the UAE National Day falls on a Saturday. The hotels, eateries, and shopping centers in the city will continue to provide a wide variety of top-notch activities. You might even take the opportunity to travel to one of the other emirates for a cultural staycation.

Dates: 2nd Dec to 4th Dec 2023

Mother of the Nation Festival

The cherished Mother of the Nation (MOTN) celebration honors HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation, and her legacy each year. The 2023 festival’s full schedule has not yet been revealed, but if last year’s Mother of the Nation is any indication, it will be a fantastic, kid-friendly event. It will take place in Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Expect live art displays, themed areas, a ton of Instagram-worthy locations, a ton of dining options, live entertainment, and more.

Dates: In December

Emirates Airline Dubai 7’s

If you have lived in Dubai for a long time, you probably already know about the biggest sporting event of the year. The largest sports and entertainment event in the Middle East is the Emirates Airline Dubai 7’s, and this year it promises to be even better than before. We’re confident that this one will be fantastic and promise better music, bigger sport, and bolder entertainment.

Dates: 1st Dec to 4th Oct 2023

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Date – 31st December

One of the major celebrations in the UAE is New Year’s Eve. Every year, the nation welcomes the new year with breathtaking, all-time-high fireworks displays in numerous locales. Other fireworks displays at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Global Village, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi are all worth seeing in addition to the famous Burj Khalifa spectacular, which is why the nation experiences a surge of tourists on new year’s Eve every year.


Where is the Dubai Shopping Festival in 2023?

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) begins on December 15, 2022, and runs until January 29, 2023. City Centre Al Shindagha, City Centre Barsha, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me’aisem, City Centre Mirdif, and Mall of the Emirates are the six Majid Al Futtaim malls where the event will take place.

How many days are required for a Dubai trip?

A visit of approximately 5 days is the optimal length of time to get the most out of Dubai’s tourism potential if you’re interested in creating a Dubai itinerary. It boasts the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, among other things of luxury, style, and architecture.

What is the coldest month in Dubai?

The weather is pleasant for traveling and touring in Dubai’s coldest month of January, which has temperatures ranging from 19 to 20 degrees Celsius and occasionally around 23 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.

Is everything open in Dubai in August?

Yes, the vast majority of Dubai’s tourist sites are still open. The majority of outdoor dining establishments relocate inside during the day and may only be open for a few hours at night. Seasonal activities like markets and some sporting events could be postponed during the sweltering heat.

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