March Happens Here: Dubai set to dazzle all this March

Dubai is gearing up to roll out the red carpet to visitors from around the world by making March its best month yet with a long line-up of activities and events that will be the perfect way to celebrate the monthly citywide celebrations under the slogan ‘March happens here’!

As it’s always celebration time in Dubai, visitors will be spoilt for choice in terms of entertainment with Dubai Calendar, the official listing of events in the emirate that is developed and managed by Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, putting together a line-up of 13 featured events for March, in addition to the numerous other activities that will take place across the city.

The Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race on March 30, proves beyond doubt that the emirate is a hub for international sporting events. The World Cup will give Dubai’s horse racing season a fitting finale with horse racing enthusiasts getting the opportunity to see the world’s best jockeys saddling up to vie for the top title in horse racing history.

Besides, they can also enjoy all the glitz and glamour that comes with an event of this stature. A fabulous treat awaits polo fans at the on-going Dubai Polo Gold Cup, featuring the world's best polo teams and players. This premier polo competition concludes on March 15.

Dubai’s world famous entertainment circuit will come alive once again with a show by Egyptian pop star Mohamed Mounir on March 15, followed by a performance on March 21 by Spanish superstar Julio Iglesias.

And, if you are a Bollywood fan, head off to the Mirchi Bollywood Rocks event on March 8 to watch performances by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shankar Ehsaan Loy, for the very first time in Dubai.

That arts and culture happens in Dubai is evident by the prestigious Emirates Airline Festival of Literature from 5-9 March, which is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world.

For lovers of art three unique art events will come under the umbrella of the popular Art Week from March 14-24 while visitors can also savour world-class theatre including the legendary musical Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from March 29 to April 13.

Lifestyle happens in Dubai with the Dubai International Boat Show from March5-9, Taste of Dubai, the annual restaurant, food and drink festival from March 14-16 and the Twins Plus Festival on March 22, the only event of its kind in the region that brings together twins, triplets and more from across the region.

The Gulf Photo Plus 2013 exhibition from March 1-8 is the region’s biggest and only photography festival, while another community event slated for March is the Kids Fest event catering to children of all ages from March 8-9.

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