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stand-up with over 1000 shows worldwide and 14 million views on YouTube

The 25-year-old English singer-songwriter rapidly rose to stardom with two defining hit albums

2019 Ironman 70.3 Dubai Calling all long-distance athletes. Mark a date in your diary for Dubai’s next annual Ironman event as the city prepares to host a Half Ironman in February 2019 with participants braving the Gulf waters, Arabian dunes and city streets. Following on from the success of the 2018 event, Ironman 70.3 Dubai will once again criss-cross the city, with athletes kicking off this gruelling back-to-back event close to Umm Suqeim Park. Hitting the water first, with a 1.9km swim in the shadow of Burj Al Arab, followed by a 90km bike ride and finishing off with a 21.1km run deep into the desert dunes,  catch all the excitement from the sidelines or sign up to participate and even qualify for the Ironman World Championship. Watch this space for additional details and the exact date closer to the event.

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2019 .The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival is set to return in February 2019, for its 17th edition. In 2019, the festival will take place over 10 days, with performances from local and international jazz and blues artists at venues throughout the city, before the main event takes place over three days at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The 2018 edition saw three international acts headlining the festival – Duran Duran, John Legend, and Ricky Martin. Past years have seen megastars like Tom Jones, Kool & The Gang, and Mariah Carey take to the stage, but the 2019 line-up is yet to be announced. Watch this space for more details.

Gulfood The world’s largest annual food trade show Gulfood is the world’s largest food trade show, and it’s set to return to Dubai World Trade Centre for its 24th edition from 17-21 February.  More than 97,000 visitors attended the 2018 event, and there were also more than 5000 exhibitors from around the world. The four-day event will feature international brands showcasing their latest food and beverage products and services. Visitors will be able to meet with suppliers, sample new foods, and learn about the latest culinary trends. The Gulfood Conference will also feature a line-up of industry leaders giving talks on everything from public health to the latest food manufacturing technology.

Dubai Food Festival 2019 A celebration of all things gastronomic, the Dubai Food Festival celebrates the diverse culinary offering of the city with a jam-packed schedule of mouth-watering events and offers. From dining on special set menus at Dubai’s finest eateries during Dubai Restaurant Week to discovering wallet-friendly hidden gems, Dubai Food Festival satisfies all tastes and budgets. Other highlight events of Dubai Food Festival include Beach Canteen, which brings together the city’s best home-grown food concepts at a fun-packed family event, and Taste of Dubai, where foodies get the opportunity to sample delicious dishes from top restaurants and meet celebrity chefs from around the world. In addition, malls and restaurants across the city join in the festivities by hosting special events and offering exclusive menus and discounts. The exact dates will be announced closer to the event.

11th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. The Festival places home-grown talent centre-stage and offers UAE fans the chance to interact with world famous authors, attend literary debates and workshops and participate in competitions. The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage.

In Atrium 6, see works by Mexican painter and craftsman Bernardo Rosendo. He is considered one of the most important artists in Olinala

The exhibition features 40 works of art by Dubai school children, aged between 10 and 13