Oliver Ephgrave Feb 12th 2017

Spring is the perfect time to be outside in Dubai. Here's our pick of the best al fresco feasts, concerts and festivals this season

  • Taste of Dubai

    Taste of Dubai, one of the city’s favourite food festivals, is back and better than ever. Head over to Dubai Media City for three days of fine fare and family fun. Expect cocktail masterclasses, gourmet dishes from Dubai’s best restaurants, plenty of interactive cooking classes and even secret tips from the world’s top chefs such as Gary Rhodes and Eric Lanlard – all the right ingredients for an irresistible foodie event.

    March 9 to 11, 2017
    tasteofdubaifestival.com

  • Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

    Al Marmoom Heritage Festival brings together thousands of camels from all over the Middle East to compete in a truly Arabian sporting showcase. Respected as a leading camel racing event, watch as the best thoroughbreds are put through their paces in spectacular style. A true celebration of Emirati culture and traditions, the festival also features a comprehensive programme of cultural activities and traditional entertainment.

    March 15 to April 13, 2017
    dcrc.ae

  • Dubai World Cup

    As the richest day in thoroughbred racing, Dubai World Cup brings together equestrian fans from around the world for a glittering sporting showcase on Saturday, March 25. Don’t miss the exciting line-up of races on the day and live entertainment. Regarded as the city’s crowning social occasion, expect plenty of glamour off-track as the glitterati dress to impress.

    March 25, 2017
    dubairacingclub.com

  • Global Village

    A popular open-air entertainment and shopping destination, Global Village has delighted thousands of visitors since opening for its 2016-17 season in November. Hosting over 70 participating countries, this is the place to find unique buys and authentic souvenirs such as rare honey from Yemen, bongo drums from Africa, handwoven carpets from Iran, exotic spices from India and much more. Discover the best of the world in a day, only in Dubai.

    Until April 8
    globalvillage.ae/en

  • Al Gaffal Dhow Race

    Dubai was born of the waters of the historic Creek when traders would head for the open seas in search of precious pearls. A testament to its rich maritime past, Al Gaffal Dhow Race offers spectacular sights of up to 100 traditional dhows with white sails gliding through the water. Enthusiasts follow the action in an RTA public water ferry, while spectators can also watch the race to the finish at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

    May 17, 2017 dimc.ae

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