We love Dubai more than normal this time of year, a combination of great weather and a great line-up of events and things to do. As another week starts, mark your diaries for some of the exciting things you can see and experience over the next few days.
When: 10-15 February
Where: Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club
Polo Masters Cup 2019
The Polo Masters Cup, a 10-goal handicap championship, brings the world’s leading polo players and elite audience together where the players display their fine-tuned skill sets, and audiences run high on fashion. General entry is free, however you can grab tickets with special seating and dining offers.
When: Monday, 11 February
Where: Emirates Equestrian Centre
This season’s National Dressage competition is taking place ahead of the Dubai Dressage Championship on 4 March and FEI World Dressage Challenge on 22 March. Riders from around the region will showcase the talent and skills between them and their horses in front of spectators. Entry is free.
When: 11 February-25 March
Where: Caesars Palace Bluewaters
Las Vegas comes to Dubai this month when this entertaining variety show of 30 artists starts a 6 week run. The acts of dancers, acrobats and contortionists will perform amazingly choreographed routines that are set to amaze Dubai audiences, just as they have two and a half million others around the world.
When: Tuesday 12 February at 8pm
Where: Dubai Opera
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov
One of the world’s most loved opera couple, soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov, will give a breathtaking performance together at Dubai Opera. The most acclaimed soprano in the world Anna Netrebko is widely recognised as one of today’s most compelling, committed performing artists in any genre. This unique evening at Dubai Opera will be filled with the magnificent arias of Verdi, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov and many others. Entry starts at Dhs 695.
When: Wednesday, 13 February at 7.30pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Once You Go Brown
This comedy night by three Pakistani comedians will leave Desis in splits as they share hilarious jokes and unusual observations. The line-up includes Saad Haroon and Danish Ali, and joining them on stage will be local comedy star Salman Qureshi. Their light-hearted teasing is guaranteed to have you rolling with laughter. Entry starts at Dhs 150.
When: Wednesday, 13 February at 5pm
Where: The Gate Building, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Bloomberg Square Mile Relay
The race for corporates and financial services firms returns this season. Dubai’s financial and corporate honchos will run in groups to win the title of ‘Fastest Firm In The City’. The race involves a distance of 1 mile (1.6km) to be run by a group of 10. The race starts from DIFC’s Gate building and follows the path along Gate Avenue. This year 25% of all entry fees will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent. Team tickets start at Dhs 6,243.59.