Dubai's Top Events to Experience in February 2024

Dubai's Top Events to Experience in February 2024

Dubai in February 2024 is set to be a cultural and entertainment hotspot, showcasing an array of events that highlight the city's dynamic and diverse character.

Be swept away by the classical melodies at the InClassica International Music Festival at the iconic Dubai Opera. Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of Anuv Jain at The Agenda, and brace yourself for the exhilarating Expo City Dubai Half Marathon.

Fashion enthusiasts will find their haven at Dubai Fashion Week in the trendy Dubai Design District. Melodic journeys continue with The Sonu Nigam Show and the timeless "The Phantom of the Opera," offering unforgettable musical experiences. The Sikka Art & Design Festival will captivate with its creative flair, while AP Dhillon's performance at the Coca-Cola Arena promises to electrify.

Each event is a unique thread in the vibrant tapestry of Dubai's February offerings, inviting you to explore the city's rich cultural landscape.

InClassica International Music Festival @ Dubai Opera

📆 01 - 15 February

This year marks the 13th edition of the festival, organized by SAMIT Event Group. It promises an extraordinary lineup of 17 soloists, 8 conductors, and 2 orchestras from around the globe. Highlights include performances by celebrated artists such as French-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas, Turkish pianist Fazil Say, and Belgian violinist Marc Bouchkov.

The event will feature the Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen, with South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son. A special performance by Yekwon Sunwoo, the Gold medallist at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, accompanied by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and German conductor Christoph Poppen, will also be a festival highlight.

This 15-night musical extravaganza is a celebration of music, friendship, and international cooperation, offering a unique journey through the world of classical music.

Xinjiang is a Nice Place @ Zabeel Theatre

📆 02 February

"Lift Your Veil — Xinjiang, a Splendid Place" is a magnificent stage play presented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The play is a vivid tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and painting. It unfolds in three enthralling segments: "Dance from Tianshan Mountains," "Flying along the New Silk Road," and "Symphonic Kunlun Love," showcasing traditional and modern artistic achievements from Xinjiang. This production, accompanied by a live band, breaks new ground by blending dance, vocal music, drama, and epic chants, highlighting the region's openness, progress, and joy.

It is performed by the renowned Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe, comprising artists from diverse ethnic backgrounds and has won over 200 awards globally.

Anuv Jain Live in Concert @ The Agenda

📆 03 February

Anuv Jain has risen to fame as one of India's leading indie music stars. He first captured hearts with his studio release 'Baarishein,' earning a dedicated fanbase and becoming a staple on acoustic playlists. His music, known for its heartfelt lyrics and captivating melodies, has garnered over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with hits like Gul, Alag Aasmaan, and Mishri.

His recognition reached new heights when he was selected to open for international star Post Malone in India. Anuv's 2021 All-India tour was a sweeping success, selling out in all 10 cities, a remarkable achievement for an independent artist during the pandemic.

Expo City Dubai Half Marathon @ Al Wasl Plaza, Expo City

📆 04 February

The Expo City Dubai Half Marathon offers an exceptional running experience through the heart of Expo City's architectural marvels. Participants can choose from 5 KM, 10 KM, and 21 KM routes, suitable for runners of all ages and abilities. The race path winds past the stunning Al Wasl Plaza and numerous iconic pavilions, providing a unique blend of fitness and sightseeing.

Each runner will receive a goody bag containing a commemorative t-shirt, a medal, and more. Spaces are limited, so register soon for an adventure that promises to be more than just a marathon.

Dubai Fashion Week @ Dubai Design District

📆 04 - 08 February

This five-day extravaganza will be a bustling hub for designers, luxury brands, editors, and guests to converge and witness the latest trends in the industry. The event will feature runway shows showcasing both couture and ready-to-wear collections from renowned designers like Lulu Liu, Dhruv Kapoor, and The Giving Movement, among others.

Dubai Fashion Week is not only a platform for fashion showcases but also a fertile ground for creating new business opportunities between brands and buyers. Additionally, attendees can look forward to an array of pop-up stores, workshops, and special activities. Note that select shows are by invitation only.

The Sonu Nigam Show @ Coca-Cola Arena

📆 11 February

Indian music legend and Padma Shri awardee Sonu Nigam, known for his soulful voice and diverse musical range will take his audience on a melodious journey through his illustrious career. The concert will feature an array of his hits, from romantic ballads and patriotic anthems to ghazals, including chart-toppers like 'Kal Ho Na Ho', 'Main Agar Kahoon', and 'Tumhi Dekho Na'.

This musical evening promises to be a celebration of Sonu Nigam's versatile talent, offering fans in the UAE a chance to experience his globally acclaimed stage presence and timeless classics, along with contemporary Bollywood hits.

UNTOLD Dubai @ Expo City

📆 15 - 18 February

UNTOLD, one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, is coming to Expo City Dubai. This epic event will be headlined by top artists like Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Timmy Trumpet, Ellie Goulding, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, Bebe Rexha, Don Diablo, and Paul Kalkbrenner.

Known for its sold-out shows in Romania, UNTOLD Dubai is expected to attract over 280,000 festival-goers, offering a spectacular line-up of over 100 globally recognized artists. Be ready for an awe-inspiring experience with a mix of legendary and contemporary electronic music acts.

Gipsy Kings ft. Tonino Baliardo @ Emirates Golf Club

📆 17 February

Gipsy Kings, famous for their unique blend of Catalan Rumba, flamenco, pop, and world music, are set to deliver an unforgettable evening. Known globally for hits like "Bamboleo," "Djobi Djoba," and “Volare,” their performance promises a night of enchanting rhythms and memorable melodies.

This event offers a perfect opportunity for an exhilarating Latino dancing experience under the starlit Dubai sky. Don't miss out!

The Phantom of the Opera @ Dubai Opera

📆 22 February - 10 March

Based on Gaston Leroux’s classic novel, this sensational show tells the story of a disfigured musical genius haunting the Paris Opera House. Enraptured by the talent of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom becomes entangled in a tale of love, jealousy, and madness. With its dramatic operatic numbers, a full corps de ballet, and iconic scenes like the unmasking of the Phantom and the crashing chandelier, this production is as grand and dramatic as it gets.

Having captivated audiences worldwide, including a critically acclaimed debut in Dubai back in 2019, the musical celebrates 37 years of success. Seen by over 160 million people and adorned with over 70 major theatre awards, The Phantom of the Opera continues to enchant audiences with its breathtaking blend of emotion, music, and spectacle.

COREUNITY Festival @ Hatta Wadi Hub

📆 23 - 25 February

Immerse yourself in the vibrant blend of wellness and music at COREUNITY by Core Direction, the region's first camping, movement, and music festival, set amidst the stunning Hatta mountains. Returning for its 2024 edition this unique festival combines the tranquility of nature with the exhilaration of music and movement.

There are a variety of activities including yoga, meditation, HIIT sessions, trail runs, mountain biking, and kayaking in the picturesque Hatta Dam. The festival's main stage will host immersive breathwork, dance sessions, and nightly DJ beats, while sunrise meditations and group hikes offer a serene start to the day. In addition to adult-centred activities, a dedicated kids' zone ensures entertainment for all ages.

Taste of Dubai @ Skydive Dubai

📆 23 - 25 February

This culinary festival is set to be a haven for 25,000 food enthusiasts, offering a chance to indulge in diverse cuisines from 16 of Dubai's top restaurants. Each eatery will present a selection of ‘taster’ side dishes, showcasing the city's finest flavours. Enhance your cooking skills with workshops at the Philips Cook School and participate in exciting culinary challenges.

The festival atmosphere is heightened with music ranging from DJ sets to acoustic performances, and nine licensed outlets will keep the drinks flowing. Shop from a range of artisan vendors, and keep the kids entertained with a dedicated zone featuring cooking workshops and fun activities.

With a lineup including Massimo Bottura's Torno Subito, Akira Back's restaurant, and many more, Taste of Dubai offers a perfect blend of food, music, and family fun.

Sikka Art & Design Festival @ Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

📆 23 February - 03 March

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, Dubai Culture's Sikka Art & Design Festival is set to illuminate the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood with a vibrant display of creativity and inspiration.

This esteemed festival, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, will showcase an array of artistic talents from the UAE and the GCC. Visitors can immerse themselves in a rich blend of cultural experiences, ranging from art exhibitions and installations to poetry nights, musical performances, workshops, and thought-provoking films.

The Sikka Art & Design Festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the historic alleys of Dubai's most storied district, engaging with interactive sessions and staying abreast of the latest artistic initiatives planned for the 2024 edition.

Imad Kehdy @ Zabeel Theatre

📆 29 February

This talented Beirut-based comedian and actor is set to captivate the audience with his unique blend of light-hearted and occasionally edgier humour, derived from his everyday life experiences.

The evening kicks off with an engaging opening act by Omar Layza, perfectly setting the stage for Imad's hilarious antics. Imad, known for his stand-up performances and popular online sketches, will be showcasing his acclaimed one-hour show “همبِرغِر,” which debuted in April 2023.

Having started his journey in comedy at the age of 30, Imad quickly evolved from a hobbyist to a professional comedian, making waves in the comedy scene. Don't miss this unforgettable evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the thrill of live comedy.

AP Dhillon @ Coca-Cola Arena

📆 29 February

Renowned for his groundbreaking blend of Punjabi and Western urban music, Dhillon promises a dynamic performance featuring his chart-topping hits. Since his musical debut in 2019, Dhillon has captivated a global audience, particularly with his hit single "Brown Munde," which soared to #1 on Spotify India in 2020.

With over 30 sold-out shows worldwide, this Indian-Canadian artist has quickly risen to fame, selling out arenas across the USA, Canada, UAE, UK, and India. Dubai fans now have the exclusive opportunity to witness Dhillon live, showcasing favourites like "Insane," "Dil Nu," and "With You."

Don’t miss this chance to experience the captivating energy and music of AP Dhillon, a defining voice in new-age Punjabi rap.

This month really shows Dubai's lively and diverse character, providing lots of fun options for everyone and strengthening its reputation as a top place for amazing experiences around the world.

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