By Megan Millisky
Dubai is a city that buzzes with energy year round. While the UAE can be blazing hot during the summer months, in February, the weather is warm and balmy. It's perfect for a fun run through the streets! Or check out a jazz festival, or take the whole family to a literature festival. Here are just a few of the many things you can do in Dubai this February.
1. Dubai Jazz Festival
February 26-28, take advantage of Dubai’s great music scene! The show features six internationally acclaimed bands and musicians. Head to the Dubai City Amphitheater for this excellent concert series.
2. Emirates Airline Literature Festival
More than 130 authors from all over the world bring their knowledge to this literature festival! The festival is perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Attend author discussions, poetry readings, and children’s activities from February 4-9.
3. Bridal Show
February 5-8, explore everything you need to attend a wedding or host your own. The four-day event brings together vendors of all kinds, from hair stylists to makeup artists to wedding planners. Visitors can attend a fashion show to see this year’s newest looks!
4. Ironman Race
February 2, cheer on the runners of this Ironman Race! Racers will swim, bike, and run their way through this difficult race. Tickets to run in the race are sold out, but to cheer on the racers and follow the route of the run, head to the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah building.
5. Dubai Auto Expo
This auto-expo features over 500 cars! From February 27-29, visitors can learn about new models of cars and shop through car parts and accessories. And for motorbike fans, there will be over 200 bikes on display.
Address: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
6. Visit the Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower, making it a must-see for any world traveler. There is an observation deck on the 124th floor and a Sky Lounge on the 148th floor. Visitors can also grab a bite to eat at the restaurant on floor 122.
7. Professional Beauty GCC
Come to Professional Beauty GCC to explore the world of makeup and beauty. You can find hair care, beauty products, and health and wellness products. February 16-17, head to Festival City for the show.
8. Dubai World Cup Carnival
The Dubai World Cup Carnival is an amazing cultural event that draws crowds every year. Horse racing is an exciting sport that the whole family can enjoy. February 27-28, pick up a ticket to see the world’s leading jockeys race in this top competition.
February 6-7, attend the UAE’s most popular hit music festival of the year! Popular DJs from around the world will be playing the event, along with popular rappers and singers.
10. Canal Run
February 28, go for a run and see the magnificent beauty of Dubai’s shores. Choose from 1km, 3km, 5km, or 10km. Kids can run in the 1km race. Don’t miss out on this fun way to explore the wonders of Dubai.