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Dubai Shopping Festival Dubai’s malls and shopping destinations come to life at this annual event, where shoppers will find unbeatable deals on everything from fashion and jewellery to electronics and accessories. The world’s biggest shopping festival, this month-long celebration isn’t just about searching for bargains and shopping till you drop. There’s also a line-up of thrilling entertainment, such as firework displays, fashion shows, and live concerts, and visitors will also get the chance to win unforgettable prizes, such as SUVs and gold. The exact dates of the festival will be announced soon

Franco Dragone, the mastermind behind shows like The House of Dancing Water in Macau and Le Reve in Las Vegas, has created a show unlike any other in Dubai- La Perle.  Dubai’s first resident show, La Perle will run for at least the next 10 years, with 10 performances a week taking place twice a night in a purpose-built theatre in the heart of Al Habtoor City. The aqua theatre uses state-of-the-art technology that produces waterfalls, torrents and rain on a floor that floods and drains within seconds. Expect to see 65 world-class performers from 23 countries performing breathtaking and extraordinary acts including acrobatics, contortion, flying, diving and even motorcycles defying gravity. With a story inspired by the spirit of Dubai, La Perle is a one-of-a-kind live show designed to capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

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.

Middle East Electricity 2019 The home of the power industry in the Middle East Middle East Electricity offers its exhibitors access to thousands of potential customers from across the Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world. As the region’s leading gathering of power industry professionals, companies can expect to find new customers, strengthen relationships with existing clients and develop or expand their business in MEA. The event covers the following sectors: power generation, transmission and distribution, lighting, solar, energy storage and management and is a must-attend event for those in the region’s power industry.

A leading international art fair, Art Dubai aims to broaden the conversation on art beyond the traditional art centres and galleries. The event is highly regarded in the international art world and provides a platform for emerging talent, showcasing them alongside firmly established centres and well-known artists. Artists, gallerists and art collectors flock to Dubai from all over the world to attend the fair, which is one of the main pillars of Dubai’s art season.

SIKKA Art Fair A flagship initiative of the Dubai Art Season, the SIKKA Art Fair is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Office at Dubai Culture. The event was created to support and showcase Emirati artists as well as up-and-coming artists based throughout the region. The SIKKA Art Fair is built around artist-led practices, initiatives and discourse  and runs a diverse programme of events for all  the community to enjoy including  fascinating art exhibitions, inspiring installations, live music from local musicians, thought-provoking film, interactive workshops and more. The exact dates will be announced closer to the event.