5 UAE Events For Your Diary This Month

events in the uae in may

 As the weather in the UAE starts to warm up (not too soon, please!), the fun is far from over. From foodie celebrations to amazing performances and creative events, get these must-do’s in your diary this month.

Cirque du Soleil Crystal

cirque du soleil crystal

Head to the Capital’s Etihad Arena for an enchanting fusion of world-class acrobatics and mesmerising ice skating at Cirque du Soleil Crystal. Whether you’re a seasoned Cirque du Soleil fan or you’re discovering the magic for the very first time, we guarantee that this immersive experience promises to be unforgettable. From synchronized skating to aerial feats and seemingly impossible acrobatics (seriously, how do they do it?!), watch it all with a drink in hand and even a cheeseboard to snack on or wander over to the very cool Yas Bay Waterfront area just next to the arena for pre-post show refreshments.
Until 5 May

Dubai Food Festival

dubai food festival beach canteen

Dubai ramps up its culinary offerings in the form of its annual food festival featuring celebrations, pop-ups, special offers and much more. Visit the Beach Canteen just behind Sunset Mall for 18 days of live entertainment and activities for the whole family – plus a line-up of dining concepts and food truck favorites, book a meal during Dubai Restaurant Week and snap up 2 or 3 course menus at amazing prices (Mimi Kakushi we’re coming for you!), sample a taste of the city at the Satwa Street Food Festival and get stuck into foodie experiences from cooking classes to tastings. It’s definitely the tastiest time of year.
19 April – end May (check the website for information on each activity) 

World Art Dubai

world art dubai

Featuring contemporary art from across the globe, World Art Dubai is the region’s largest contemporary retail art fair – hosting over 4000 artwork pieces from 400 renowned galleries and solo artists. Whether you’re browsing or buying, experts are unhand to help you pick the perfect piece (and even help you visualize it in your space using VR technology)  and there are live art performances, workshops, talks and even an art ‘walk’ showcasing beautiful pieces of the runway.
2-5 May at the World Trade Center

Cinema Medley

cinema medley dubai

One of the things we love most about some of the best movies ever made? The soundtracks! This month, Dubai’s Coca Cola `Arena is playing host to Cinema Medley, a contemporary symphonic experience delivered by Imperial Orchestra, fusing the magic of music and film through 80 musicians performing classic motion  picture soundtracks and themes from the most iconic films of the 20th and 21st century – we’re talking Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Batman, Gladiator, Jurassic Park, Inception, Schindler’s List and many more.
10 May

Shimis Wellness Mornings at DRIFT Beach

shimmies yoga at drift beach

One of our favourite yoga studios has partnered with one of our favourite beach clubs to offer new weekly wellness mornings every Monday. Set on DRIFT’s iconic Esplanade with a backdrop of the Marina skyline Shimis yoga will run hour long sessions that embody the essence of Shimis’ yoga concepts and meditation techniques to transport you to a place of serenity and inner zen (yes please). The perfect way to get your week off to the very best start.
Every Monday 8.30am – 9.30am until 27 May


Words by Kaya

Featured Image courtesy of Visit Dubai


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