Starting in January and concluding on the last Saturday of March, the Dubai World Cup Carnival provides a great spectacle for avid punters and horse racing enthusiasts. The international racing event is in its 12th year and the bill typically features a total of 32 races with both Thoroughbred and Purebred Arabian horses.
The three-day Al Marmoum Camel Racing Festival in February is a chance to see a real show of Emirati culture. One of the oldest sports in the region, this is an unforgettable experience. Expect cheering fans, huge TVs documenting the action, scorching desert heat, and mini robot jockeys (a modern adaptation to this long tradition).
The four-day 'Art Dubai' is one of the most popular international art fairs in the MENASA (Middle East/North Africa/South Asia) region. Now in its eighth year, it has slowly been building a reputation as one of the leading events that showcases contemporary art and provides a global meeting opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts.