Dubai, a city synonymous with grandeur and innovation, is set to outdo itself in 2024. The city’s event calendar brims with many significant things to do, from enthralling concerts and festivals to the inauguration of new luxury hotels. Whether planning a visit or mapping out your local adventures, these are the must-attend events in Dubai for 2024.
January: A New Chapter in Luxury – New One&Only Hotel Opens
Kickstarting the year is the grand opening of the “vertical urban resort” by One&Only on January 1. With rooms starting at 3,500 dirhams per night, this luxury haven promises the UAE’s longest infinity pool, 11 dining venues, and 229 lavish rooms and suites. Nestled in Za’abeel, its unique location in soaring skyscrapers connected by The Link offers breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline.
January 7: The Dubai Marathon
Embrace the spirit of athleticism at the Dubai Marathon on January 7. As the Middle East’s premier marathon event, it offers a full marathon, a 10km race, and a 4km fun run, all set against the scenic backdrop of Jumeirah Beach Road and the iconic Burj Al Arab.
January 19-20: Ed Sheeran Concert
Join Ed Sheeran for two nights of mesmerizing music on January 19 and 20. His performances, part of the +– = ÷ x Mathematics Tour, are poised to be Dubai’s biggest open-air events at the Sevens Stadium.
January 25: One Republic Concert
Get ready to sing along with One Republic at Bla Bla Dubai on January 25. This American pop-rock sensation is sure to electrify the stage with their hits.
January: FIVE Hotel & Resorts’ New Jewel
Don’t miss the opening of the new FIVE Hotel & Resorts property in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Set to welcome guests early in the year, this beachfront hotel features 222 rooms, 276 residential apartments, and seven restaurants, along with a private beach and the famous Lío Ibiza club.
February 15-18: UNTOLD Dubai
Experience UNTOLD Dubai, the city’s largest music festival, from February 15-18. Held at Expo City, the event promises a diverse musical lineup and an immersive festival experience. Can you think of better things to do than starting the music season this early? We certainly cannot!
February 18 – March 2: Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships
Witness top tennis talent at The Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium from February 18 to March 2. This prestigious event, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, showcases world-class athletes battling for the championship.
February 23-25: Taste of Dubai
Relish in culinary delights at Taste of Dubai from February 23-25. Held at Skydive Dubai, this festival features celebrity chefs, local talents, and interactive masterclasses.
February: The Lana – A New Dorchester Collection Gem
The Lana, part of the Dorchester Collection, is set to open in Business Bay this February. With 225 rooms and stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, it’s a luxurious addition to Dubai’s hospitality scene.
March 1-3: Art Dubai
The 17th edition of Art Dubai will take place in its iconic home at Madinat Jumeirah. The fair will present exciting new global perspectives across four sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Digital, as well as extensive parallel programming including performances, commissions, education programs, talks, and annual conferences.
March 2: Khalid Concert
Catch global music sensation Khalid at the Coca-Cola Arena on March 2. Known for his multi-platinum album “American Teen,” Khalid promises an unforgettable night.
March 4: Have a Laugh with Kevin Hart
Experience the humor of Kevin Hart at the Coca-Cola Arena on March 4. From his early days in comedy to becoming a New York Times best-selling author, Hart brings his unique brand of comedy to Dubai.
March 11: Celebrate Ramadan
Immerse in the cultural richness of Ramadan in Dubai. Explore our guides for the best iftars and suhoor, participate in charitable initiatives, and experience Middle Eastern traditions.
March 30: Dubai World Cup
Dress up for the 28th Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30. This premier horse race is a highlight of Dubai’s sports and social calendar. If you’ve got other things to do that day, you might want to start making some calls and cancel – because you do not want to miss this!
April 13: ELROW XXL
Get ready for ELROW XXL, a massive outdoor techno and house music festival, at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on April 13. What can you expect from this extravaganza? The party brand prides itself on offering events like no other, with over-the-top decorations and a bright visual assault on the senses as confetti bursts overhead and performing dancers waltz past dressed in stunning costumes. The event will accommodate over 12,000 people, all within the backdrop of the infamous and colorful super stage.
April 19: The Kid Laroi Live
The Kid Laroi is scheduled to illuminate the Coca-Cola Arena stage in April, promising Dubai residents an unforgettable experience dancing to the electrifying and passionate music of the beloved Australian pop star. His deep love for music is evident in his work, notably with his song “Stay,” which secured the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 for six out of 17 weeks. Accompanying him on the main stage is the globally acclaimed DJ and music producer Jonas Blue, recognized for hits such as “Fast Car,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Rise,” “Mama,” and “Polaroid,” collectively certified platinum over 130 times worldwide.
Apr 21- May 7: Dubai Food Festival
Dubai Food Festival’s spectacular 10th edition saw the city’s dining extravaganza return bigger and better than ever before. More than 95,000 visitors to Etisalat by e& Beach canteen, 100 unique Foodie Experiences, more than 13,000 diners during Dubai Restaurant Week, 10 Dirham Dishes served at more than 200 outlets across the city, plus dozens of deals, an amazing photo competition, and more – DFF 2023 was a non-stop feast of fun and fine food. Stay tuned for news of Dubai Food Festival’s 2024 edition – and in the meantime, keep following the flavor of the city’s world-class dining scene.
2024 in Dubai promises a year of excitement, luxury, and unforgettable experiences. The city never fails to buzz with the newest things to do and see – and we are here for every single moment of it. Follow us for exciting programs and discover the enchanting charm of the city with us! Be sure to mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed events!