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Dubai Vacation & Travel Events

“Marhaba” and welcome to Dubai. Explore the magic of this cosmopolitan city with the latest conferences, concerts, exhibitions, festivals, promotions, and events. Whether you are looking for culture, art, fashion, health or sport, let One&Only lead you through one of the most exciting cities in the world.

January 2013

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - One&Only Royal MirageStandard Chartered Dubai MarathonJanuary 2013
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and Dubai Half Marathon have been held in the city since the year 2000 under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The total prize money for the marathon is USD $1 million with both male and female first place winners receiving USD $250,000 each – making it the largest prize for distance running in the world. There is also a USD $1 million prize for anyone who beats a world record, but so far this has been left unclaimed.
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Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 - One&Only Royal MirageDubai Shopping Festival 20133rd January -
3rd February 2013
Dubai Shopping Festival 2013, the internationally acclaimed festival and one of the best shopping experiences in the world, will mark its 18th year with the upcoming edition. In addition to the shopping and prizes, hundreds of events and activities await residents and visitors. From international concerts, musicals and shows, to sports, outdoor, and fashion events, Dubai Shopping Festival caters to every age segment.
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The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - One&Only Royal MirageThe Omega Dubai Desert Classic28th January -
3rd February 2013
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is a PGA European Tour sanctioned event featuring a $2.5 million prize pool. It is held every year in January or February at the Emirates Golf Club's Majlis Course. Tiger Woods has featured at the event six times since 2001 and has won it twice. However, the most successful golfer at this event has been Ernie Els who has played in 12 different years and has won the competition three times. The youngest player to walk away with the trophy was Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy who was just 19 years old when he won in 2009. The defending champion is Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who became the fifth Spanish player to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
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Big Boys Toys 2013 - One&Only Royal MirageBig Boys Toys 201331st January -
2nd February 2013
Big Boys Toys - The Ultimate Playground is the Middle East's premier luxury consumer lifestyle experience, bringing together the latest technologies and the biggest brands along with high impact entertainment features, all packed into three days of non-stop action and sheer excitement. Big Boys Toys consists of ten product categories: adventure, aviation, digital, drive, fashion, lifestyle, marine, off road, ride, and wellness; showcasing the very latest, biggest or fastest products - all of which are either unique or never seen before in the region. Don't miss this amazing event!
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February 2013

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - One&Only Royal MirageDubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsFebruary 2013
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships began life as the Dubai Men's Open back in 1993, a year in which Karel Novacek won the singles and the pairing of Anders Jarry/John Fitzgerald the doubles. Since that tournament almost nineteen years ago, the Championships has continued to go from strength to strength. The roll call of players in both the men's and women's tournaments (the latter of which began in 2001) reads like a 'who's who' of tennis stars – Goran Ivanisevic, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Martina Hingis, Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin have all taken part.
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Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival - One&Only Royal MirageSkywards Dubai International Jazz Festival14th - 22nd February 2013
The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival has taken place in the city since 2003, growing from its original 8,000-strong audience to more than 50,000 being predicted at the 2012 event, which features such notable international artists as James Blunt, Jools Holland, James Morrison and Jason Mraz across nine days in the United Arab Emirate.
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March 2013

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature - One&Only Royal MirageThe Emirates Airline Festival of Literature5th - 9th March 2013
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East's largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds together with authors from around the world to promote education, debate and, above all, a love of reading and writing, in a celebratory and enjoyable way.
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Dubai International Boat Show 2013 - One&Only Royal MirageDubai International Boat Show 20135th - 9th March 2013
Dubai International Boat Show is the largest, most important and most established event of its kind in the region and as one of the fastest growing leisure marine industry exhibitions in the world, the 21st edition of the event will be a classic showcase of yachts, supercars, equipment and supplies from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine industry.
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Dubai World Cup 2013 - One&Only Royal MirageDubai World Cup 201330th - 31st March 2013
Witness the 18th edition of the world's richest raceday, the Dubai World Cup from our stunning hospitality facilities offering you and your guests the opportunity to experience the electrifying atmosphere in style and comfort. Select from our wide range of tailored hospitality packages at top-class restaurants, lounges and private suites – all with stunning views of the racetrack – or join the heart of the social action at Apron Views home to the famous Bubble Lounge, Irish Village and Jaguar Style Stakes competition.
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April 2013

Arabian Travel Market - One&Only Royal MirageArabian Travel MarketApril - May 2013
Arabian Travel Market is the travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from the Middle East and around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions and new airline routes.
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May 2013

Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race - One&Only Royal MirageAl Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race26th May 2013
The long distance traditional 60ft contest is the last race in the watersports season at Dubai International Marine Club. The race, which was designed to commemorate the pearl divers who were integral to the early trading port of Dubai, started at the small uninhabited island of Sur Bu Na'air, 50 nautical miles west of the UAE, where the pearl fleets used to stop on their long journey home after months at sea looking for pearls to meet their families and loved ones.
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July 2013

Ramadan in Dubai 2013 - One&Only Royal MirageRamadan in Dubai 2013July - August 2013
Ramadan is a significant month in the Islamic calendar and in Dubai, the period is marked by a host of Ramadan-related activities. The Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment organises numerous events during the month and the retail sector witnesses brisk business. Emarati hospitality and traditions are also very evident during this month as iftars are hosted across Dubai and residents of different nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan.
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September 2013

Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship - One&Only Royal MirageDubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship Driven by Mini12th - 13th September 2013
The Kartdrome Endurance Challenge, run since 2004, is a mainstay of the UAE motorsport calendar. The event has been dubbed as "extreme racing" – as tough as it gets and requires stamina, concentration, speed, consistency and probably most importantly team work – all this under the duress of hard fought competition over a 24- or 12-hour period.
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November 2013

Dubai Air Show - One&Only Royal MirageDubai Air Show13th - 17th November 2013
The Dubai Air Show is a biennial event that has been attracting visitors for the past 22 years. It began as the Arab Air Show back in 1986 and comprised a small civil aviation trade show at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Over two decades later, the show is a huge draw for all those involved and interested in the aerospace sector. The event focuses on connecting buyers to sellers from all over the globe.
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December 2013

World Powerboat Championship - One&Only Royal MirageUIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship13th - 15th December 2013
Since its launch in 1992, the championship has become a worldwide event, given the public and sports enthusiasts an opportunity to follow exciting international teams, including Dubai's Victory Team, Team Abu Dhabi and Qatar's Spirit of Qatar.This powerboat equivalent to motorsport's Formula 1 features catamaran type offshore racing boats that reach speeds of over 200 km/h.
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