What’s new in Dubai? Upcoming events and recently opened attractions
Dubai is a city that never stops thinking of new ways to cater to its guests. It might already be home to theme parks, beaches, waterparks, deserts, shopping malls and traditional souks – but Dubai wants to make sure it has something for everyone. Below we’ve rounded up two new attractions as well as three events happening this month that will keep new visitors on their toes.
Dubai is already home to many exciting attractions (such as Dubai Mall and Dubai Parks and Resorts) but the city is still adding to its list. Below are two attractions that are newly opened.
Heritage district of Al Seef
Modern buildings might dominate the skyline but the city of Dubai actually goes back 1833. The best way to get a feel for the old Dubai is at the new Al Seef development, which blends old Arabian buildings into modern shops (which all have a strong Emirati focus). You’ll find this new tourist area of Dubai stretching along Dubai Creek.
Al Marmoom Desert Reserve
When you visit Dubai remember to step outside the city boundaries and enjoy a day out in the majestic sand dunes. At the new Al Marmoom Desert Reserve you’ll find an array of fascinating wildlife from onyx, gazelle, geckos, lizards and a whopping 170 bird species. You’ll also have the option to cycle through the dunes, book yourself a desert picnic and finish the evening with a spot of star gazing!
Dubai is also never short of an event (or ten). Here are just three events worth checking out if you’re visiting any time soon.
Art Dubai (21st – 24th March)
Back for its twelfth year, Art Dubai is a celebration of contemporary and modern art from across the globe. Aside from the main exhibition (held at Madinat Jumeirah) there are also workshops and lectures on offer.
Dubai World Cup 2018 (31st March)
This is considered to be the ‘world’s richest horse race’ with roughly 10 million USD going to the overall winner. So it’s no wonder that it draws in the crowds – including celebrities who mingle on the private terraces. The whole event concludes with an A-list concert and a larger-than-life fireworks display.
Van Gogh alive (11th March – 23rd April)
The Middle East isn’t where you’d expect to find an exhibition dedicated to the Netherland’s most famous painter – but Dubai isn’t most cities. The exhibition has already been around the world and is currently in Dubai until the 23rd of April. There will 3,000 images on display – some of them in full while others will have certain details highlighted via magnifying glass.
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