In February 2024, Dubai’s vibrant cultural scene shines with an eclectic mix of live shows and concerts, showcasing international sensations and local talents across various genres. With world-class venues and a diverse lineup, the city promises unforgettable experiences for visitors and residents alike, from electrifying music concerts to dazzling theatrical productions. Dubai emerges as a premier destination for entertainment, offering something for every taste and preference.
Deep dive into Art and Lifestyle
Dubai Fashion Week, entering its third edition, is set to unveil Autumn/Winter 2024-25 collections from February 4th to 8th at the Dubai Design District. Surpassing major fashion capitals like New York, Milan, London, and Paris for the first time, this five-day event unites designers and luxury brands from the region on the global fashion stage
Dubai Culture kicks off the art season with the Sikka Art & Design Festival, celebrating 12 years of creativity. Running from February 23rd to March 3rd at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the festival highlights emerging talents from the UAE and beyond. Explore diverse art forms including installations, exhibitions, performances, screenings, poetry, and music for an immersive cultural experience.
Taste of Dubai returns from February 23rd to 25th at Skydive Dubai, offering an indulgent celebration of food. Featuring top regional chefs and restaurants, guests can enjoy tasting sessions, cooking masterclasses, live music, and family-friendly entertainment in a relaxed outdoor setting. Sample delights from renowned spots like Torno Subito and Akira Back’s eatery. Explore diverse cuisines from Atrangi by Ritu Dalmia to Osteria Funkoolio. Test culinary skills at cooking challenges or learn from pitmaster workshops while little ones enjoy dedicated play zones. Don’t miss this gastronomic journey!
For Music Lovers
As part of Dubai Opera’s action-packed calendar of events, InClassica International Music Festival is set to return to the city from 1-15 February with two-weeks of captivating live performances. Talented soloists, orchestras, and conductors from across the globe will unite to celebrate the beauty of chamber music, including French-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas, Turkish pianist Fazil Say and Belgian violinist Marc Bouchkov. Adding to the musical events, the Coca-Cola Area will host Anirudh Ravichander, award-winning Indian composer and singer, on 10 February. The musical virtuoso behind hits such as Why This Kolaveri Di, Pathala Pathala and Arabic Kuthu will grace the stage as part of his Hukum World Tour. The following night, on 11 February, the legendary Padma Shri award-winning artist Sonu Nigam enchants audiences with his timeless favourites at the Coca-Cola Arena. Dubai is gearing up for an unprecedented musical first with the debut of UNTOLD Dubai, the city’s inaugural mega music festival at Expo City Dubai from 15-18 February. The event promises fans from all over the world an extraordinary lineup featuring A-list headliners such as Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Timmy Trumpet, Ellie Goulding, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, Beba Rexha, and more.
Following its incredible success in 2019, internationally acclaimed production The Phantom of the Opera will be making its way back to the stage at Dubai Opera from 22 February to 10 March. This theatrical masterpiece, known for its mesmerizing storyline and breathtaking performances, is set to captivate theatre enthusiasts once again. The entertainment continues with a nostalgic journey as music lovers flock to Coca-Cola Arena for a night of timeless hits with Simple Minds. The Scottish rock band is gearing up to raise the roof with an electrifying performance of their all-time classics on 27 February. Closing out the month, catch the new-age Punjabi rap sensation AP Dhillon live at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on 29 February. Known for hits like Brown Munde, Insane, and With You, the Indian-Canadian sensation promises an unforgettable night.
For the Athletic Spirit
The Gold Cup, a highlight of the Dubai Polo series, is an 18-goal handicap competition ranking third after the Silver and Polo Masters Cups. Held at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club from February 7th to 24th, it attracts globally renowned teams and players, marking the pinnacle of the city’s polo calendar. Attendees can enjoy various packages suited to their preferences, from family-friendly picnics to VIP Lounge luxury. Concurrently, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship runs from February 18th to March 2nd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, featuring top-tier talent and family-friendly activities alongside world-class athletic competitions.