During January and February 2023… Leading sporting events hosted by Dubai

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The Dubai Events Calendar, the official platform for events in the city, affiliated with the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, includes a group of concerts and live cultural, sports and entertainment events hosted by the emirate during the months of January and February of the current year 2023.

Among them are Dubai Bates, Cirque du Soleil, and family events such as the Dubai Ice Show: Sleeping Beauty, in addition to sporting events such as the Dubai Desert Classic and others.

The Dubai Shopping Festival presents the Core Unity Festival, the first festival for camping, exercising and enjoying music in the region, in collaboration with “Core Direction” and Dubai Opera Garden Music and Movement, to ensure an enjoyable program that includes fitness, combine adventure and entertainment during the weekend.

The Sheikh Rashid Hall Theater in the Dubai World Trade Center will see the satirical play The Sixth World War on January 13 and 14, with the participation of a number of the most prominent stars of Gulf comedy, such as Hassan Al-Balam , Zahra Arafat , Muhammad Al-Ramadan, Fahd Al-Bannai and Abdulaziz Al-Nassar. The Dubai event schedule also includes the famous Murder Mystery competition. Internationally, at the “Al Seef Heritage Hotel” until March 12, invite guests to put their exploration and puzzle-solving skills to the test.

The Coca-Cola Arena will host Cirque du Soleil’s UFO show from January 12 to 18; Directed by Deborah Kolker, inspired by insects, fly, flutter, crawl and leap gracefully around the stage, to the music of composer Berna Sebas, in a performance based on dance movement.

The Mind to Mind Mind Games Show, which brings together Dubai-based duo James and Marina, whose performances have dazzled audiences around the world, will be held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Theater on January 13, 14 and 20.

The annual Dubai Shopping Festival continues until January 29 and, as every year, offers visitors special discounts in malls and shopping destinations, with opportunities to enjoy daily entertainment offers and draws for valuable prizes.

The Dubai Opera Theater will host one artistic evening, on January 27, for the international ballet dancer Svetlana Zakharova, star of the famous “Bolshoi Ballet” group, and will be joined by a group of Bolshoi Theater dancers such as “Mikhail Lopukhin”. “Vyacheslav Lopatin”, “Denis Savin”, and Artemy Belyakov, Anastasia Stashkevich and Anna Turazashvili.

The Al Quoz Arts Festival will return to Alserk Avenue on 28 and 29 January 2023, following the great success of the ninth edition in 2022. This festival is considered the largest opportunity to celebrate art and culture in the region, with specialized exhibitions, workshops and live performances. Taste of Dubai 2023 to celebrate the art of cuisine from the 3rd to the 5th of February in the Dubai Media City amphitheater, and the most prominent restaurants in Dubai participate in this festival, and it includes tasting sessions, cooking classes and live music in the open air.

Dubai hosts the famous “El Ro XXL” festival, which started in Barcelona, ​​and its performances have toured 84 cities in 34 countries around the world. Dance music festivals in the world.

The musical show “Shrek” will return to the Dubai Opera from February 21 to 25, as the artistic group prepares to perform signature songs such as “Big Bright Beautiful World”, “Don’t Let Me Go” and “I Think I” feed. Got You Beat”. The musical is based on the story of the Oscar-winning film produced by DreamWorks.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the largest event in the region for the written and spoken word, will be held in its 15th session from 1 to 6 February 2023 at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City and the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, and a number of local talents will participate in it. The festival allows visitors of all ages to interact with their favorite authors, and attend literary discussions and distinguished workshops.

The renowned pianist Havasi arrives at the Dubai Opera on January 14, after his performances at the most prominent international stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, where he presents a musical performance that is the first of its kind to accompany by a distinguished percussionist.

Dubai’s calendar of events includes a concert by renowned Bollywood singer and pop musician Arijit Singh on January 20 at Coca-Cola Arena. The artist, called “The King of Singing”, presents a list of his most famous songs that exceeded more than 300 songs, most of which achieved first positions in the international song rankings, and the five-platinum star Amr Diab will be in ‘ a live “white concert”, a party dominated by the color white on January 21 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater, where he will present a group of his most famous songs during his artistic career spanning almost four decades.

Dubai will host renowned Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, who won Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, on January 27 at the Coca-Cola Arena in a live musical performance accompanied by an orchestra of 45 musicians, orchestra and dancers .

English pop and rock star Tom O’Dell returns to Dubai for a special show, performing the best songs from his new album “Best Day of My Life” on February 4 at the Dubai Opera. The artist’s fame began with his famous album “Long Way Down”, which topped the charts, followed by the impressive success of some of his songs, such as “Another Love”.

Dubai will host the Inclassica International Music Festival from February 12 to March 3 at the Coca-Cola Arena. Live performances at the famous festival bring together elite soloists and leading orchestras from around the world, as they perform dazzling pieces of music and symphonies by the most famous classical musicians such as Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The singer and poet Khaled Abdel Rahman will perform at Dubai Opera on January 13, during which he will present the best songs from the classical Arabic library, which will bring the audience back to the atmosphere of the nineties of the last century.

Famous American R&B singer Ashanti will perform a group of the most famous songs of the last century, including “What’s Love” and “Always On Time”, during her concert with her band at Coca-Cola Arena on January 21. amongst other things.

Racing and sports enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to attend horse racing at Meydan, where some of the strongest horses and most skilled riders in the world compete to win the grand prize of the competition, in this winter’s races which will continue until the ” Dubai World Cup” at the end of March. His tours are scheduled to continue until February 19, 2023.

Held at Meydan Racecourse from 6 January to 4 March 2023, the Dubai World Cup Carnival includes exciting competitions in which the most talented riders and horses from around the world participate and compete to reach the finish line and win valuable prizes.

The Dubai International Marine Club hosts a program full of water sports events throughout the year, led by the UAE Jet Ski Championship, which takes place from 7 to 21 January. The championship offers the public the opportunity to watch the best athletes display their excellent skills and high control on fast jet skis on the coast of Dubai.

The emirate is also witnessing the thirteenth season of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Bicycle Challenge on February 19. Within this challenge, you can aim to reach the finish line and win the race, or test how far you can go on your bikes, in an event that attracts many racing enthusiasts, on cyclists from all over the world.

The Dubai Autodrome will host the Hancock 24-hour challenge in Dubai, the world’s second largest 24-hour racing series, from 13 to 15 January. The challenge pits the world’s best GT drivers against each other on a 5.39 km track that is Dubai’s premier motorsport destination.

The Dubai sports event scene continues to capture the interest of the masses through the Asian Le Mans Series, which features super-fast motor racing over a three-day period from February 10 to 12. The event is expected to see the participation in 2023. of world-renowned teams together with talented up-and-coming drivers from the region. The Dubai Desert Classic also returns to the Emirates Golf Club in new competitions between the most famous international golf stars, from 26 to 29 January.

In turn, the Dubai Polo Silver Cup will be introduced within the program for the sport of polo in Dubai, and six of the best teams in the world will compete in the “18 Handicap” category. For the thirteenth consecutive year, the Habtoor Polo Resort and Club will host the highly anticipated event, which will be held from 21 January to 4 February.

The Dubai Marathon will be held again on February 12, 2023, and welcomes participants from all over the world to compete and run near Burj Al Arab, within the longest course for a distance of 42 km, or the shortest with a length of 10 km , or the fun and family-friendly short course with a length of 4 km.

The most prominent professional tennis players from around the world will compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which will be held from February 19 to March 4 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. The tournament represents an important stop for the players before the start of the world championships for the “Association of Tennis Professionals” and “Women’s Tennis Association”, which each include 100 players and 500 players.

For its part, the UAE Tactical Team Challenge returns in a new version from 20 to 24 February 2023, following the success it has achieved in recent years. Dubai Police presents the unique challenge with the aim of improving cooperation between special units and tactical teams (SWAT), and each team has to go through many challenges such as tactical maneuvers, attack, rescue an officer, and the high tower- challenge, and compete with other teams to win the grand prize.

Citizens, residents and visitors can view upcoming events and purchase tickets quickly and securely through the Dubai Calendar website and smartphone app.


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