Festivals and Events in United Arab Emirates

As UAE is increasingly becoming a must-visit holiday destination, more and more travellers are seeking a cultural experience of the Emirates. An amalgamation of Arabic customs, old Bedouin traditions and recent global influences, UAE’s culture is a delight to explore. The festivals celebrated in UAE are a mix of religious and contemporary events.

In places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Eid, Diwali and Christmas are celebrated with equal fervour. As far as events in UAE are concerned, they are a smorgasbord of options that span genres. The Dubai Desert Classic (golf) and Emirates World Series (horse racing) are two of the most prestigious United Arab Emirates events.

Then there are others like the Sharjah Water Festival and Sharjah Lights Festival that are a treat for the entire family. As shopping is a big draw in UAE, most of the Emirates have their own shopping festivals. These are amongst the most popular UAE events.

Here are some festivals in UAE that you should try and attend during your Emirati holidays.

This is one of the few traditional festivals in UAE. It is a time of competitions, art exhibitions, and performances. Be a part of the madness as souped-up SUVs try to scale the tallest and the steepest sand dunes. It is held every year in the desert of Ras al-Khaimah.

This is one of the most well-known festivals in UAE. You can get some incredible deals, even on high-end brands, and luxuriously indulge in a month-long extravaganza. While shopping is the highlight, there are many other shows, concerts, and mini-events happening around the city.

The Abu Dhabi edition of the most prestigious car-racing event in the world is a gasoline-fuelled adrenaline fest. The after-race concerts that follow are known to have hosted some of the biggest names in global music.

Book your holiday from SOTC and get ready to participate in some of the liveliest celebrations in the world.

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