Keep apace with the UAE’s action-packed event calendar and get the latest updates on the best things to do in the emirates this season
Springtime in the UAE is usually one of the busiest and most eagerly anticipated seasons on the country’s social calendar. And even in the midst of a pandemic, this year is no different. Packed with cultural fairs, major sporting championships and food festivals, March will see an array of events taking place across the emirates, with all the necessary health protocols in place to guarantee the safety of those in attendance.
Get creative with Art Dubai
We kick off with the 14th edition of Art Dubai. Returning to the city this month – at an all-new purpose-built venue in DIFC – the exhibition is one of the first international art fairs to go ahead with an in-person event in 2021. Click here to read all about this year’s fair.
The richest day in horse racing returns
Moving on to the month’s biggest sporting fixture, the richest day in horse racing will see the international equestrian community out in full force as Meydan Racecourse hosts the 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup on March 27.
Keeping the faith
Expected to begin on April 12 this year, Ramadan is a truly special time in the region. While daylight hours move slowly, the region comes to life after the sun goes down and the fast is broken with iftar in the company of friends and family, who then come back together late into the night to socialise before suhoor.
Turning our focus to luxury, we dive into the legacy of Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe, showcasing the brand’s 21st-century icons with timepieces that have caught the world’s attention.
For foodies in the emirate, Taste of Dubai returns with an exciting programme of events. In keeping with the culinary revelry the city is set to witness, we highlight our top picks of gourmet offerings, from unique tasting experiences to the dining scene’s latest news and reviews.
First appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Concierge magazine
On the cover: Arabian horse by Tariq Dajani