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15 THINGS TO DO IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (MARCH 09 - MARCH 18)

Camel Racing Season

Camel Racing Season

October–April  • event

The tradition that honors camel as a racing animal becomes high-tech in Dubai!

Ramadan

Ramadan

March 9-April 8, 2024 • event

The Holy Month is a very serious period in Dubai, which influences the daily life profoundly

Ballooning

Ballooning

September–May • activity

Enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a balloon

Beach Season

Beach Season

December–March  • activity

Winters in Dubai offer spectacular beach experience

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

all year round • activity

Visit the tallest building in the world

Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park

October–mid-May • nature

The park is home to 2,500 wild animals of about 250 species

Polo Season

Polo Season

November–mid April • activity

The sophisticated polo season starts yearly to astonish once again with its beauty and elegance

Flyboarding

Flyboarding

all year round • activity

Challenge gravity and fly above the waters around Jumeirah Beach

Domestic Horse Racing Season

Domestic Horse Racing Season

late October–late March  • activity

Alongside the World Cup Carnival, Meydan racecourse offers a full domestic racing season

Diving

Diving

March–May | September–November (all year round) • activity

Plenty of shipwrecks make Dubai exciting for diving

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

October–April • activity

One of the best ways to explore artificial islands and posh resorts of Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

all year round • activity

The largest mosque in the UAE is something extraordinary

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

December–April • activity

Warm winters and strong winds make Dubai a perfect water sports destination

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

September–late April • nature

Birdwatching may be not such an obvious activity to do in Dubai, but it surely is unique

Fishing

Fishing

October–April • activity

For both beginners and professionals, fishing in Dubai is a prime experience!

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Dubai Marathon

Dubai Marathon

out of rangeJanuary 07 • event

Try your luck in the richest running event in the world

Dubai New Year's Eve

Dubai New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

The City of Gold boasts one of the best end-of-year celebrations in the world

Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow

out of rangeNovember 12–16, 2023 • event

Be the first to know brand-new trends and emerging technologies in the aerospace industry

Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

out of rangeMarch 10–19, 2023 (selected dates) • event

The festival fully dedicated to the heritage of camel racing

Sharjah Light Festival

Sharjah Light Festival

out of rangeFebruary 1-February 18, 2024 • event

Amazing light displays projected over Sharjah landmarks

UAE National Day

UAE National Day

out of rangeDecember 2 • event

The national day is celebrated with grandiose fireworks and fabulous shows

Dubai World Cup Carnival

Dubai World Cup Carnival

out of rangeMarch 30 • event

The horse racing season that leads to Dubai World Cup

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 10-February 24, 2024 • event

The spirit of celebration is felt everywhere throughout the resort

Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai International Boat Show

out of rangeFebruary 28-March 3, 2024 • event

See all the best yachts and boats harboured in Dubai

The Color Run

The Color Run

overNovember 10, 2018 • event

Join the happiest and most colourful runners!

World Future Sports Games

World Future Sports Games

overDecember 28–30, 2017 • event

Drons, robots and other unusual participants form a new vision of sports

Falconry

Falconry

out of rangemid-November–mid-February • activity

The elite sport that is both traditional and exciting

Sandstorms

Sandstorms

out of rangeApril–August  • nature

Able to reduce visibility to about 500 meters, the sandstorms may cause a lot of problems, but they're still a spectacular thing

Beach Polo Cup Dubai

Beach Polo Cup Dubai

on hold2019 (on hiatus) • event

An innovative and intriguing sport that spreads around the world from Dubai

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