Dubai Calendar: List of cultural, sports and entertainment events in March 2024

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Complete list of events in Dubai in March 2024

Dubai Calendar, the city’s official event listings platform, captivates residents and visitors alike with a diverse range of events throughout the month of March 2024.

From globally acclaimed cultural and sporting events such as Art Dubai and the action-packed Dubai World Cup horse race to live entertainment by international artists and comedians including Khalid, Kevin Hart, and Atif Aslam, the calendar promises an unforgettable experience for every taste and preference.

Here are Dubai Calendar’s top picks of upcoming and ongoing events this March:

Art Dubai

Art Dubai, taking place from March 1-3 at Madinat Jumeirah, promises a global celebration of contemporary art with more than 400 artists from 40 countries. The 17th edition, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will feature workshops, talks, education programmes, conferences, and installations.

Custom Show

The ninth edition of Custom Show Emirates, the largest exhibition for customised cars and motorcycles in the Middle East, will be held from March 1-3 at Expo City Dubai. Motoring fans can experience a showcase of modified vehicles and indulge in a range of automotive activities, including 4×4 drifting, stunt driving, a parade of cars and bikes, a remote control car arena, and so much more.

Complete list of events in Dubai in March 2024

Dubai International Boat Show

Savour the final days of the Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s largest and most established marine lifestyle event. Ongoing until March 3 at Dubai Harbour, the Boat Show is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Buyers, sellers and boating enthusiasts can observe a unique collection of the world’s most sought-after luxury superyachts and leisure crafts, and engage in discussions on marine sustainability and cutting-edge technologies.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship

Running until March 2, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, invites sports fans to witness some of the world’s top male tennis players battle it out in the semi-finals and finals. The event also offers interactive fan experiences and family-friendly activities.

Complete list of events in Dubai in March 2024

Dubai World Cup

Scheduled as a rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup, the Dubai Racing Carnival’s Super Saturday meet on March 2 gives trainers the opportunity to make last-minute preparations with their top horses ahead of the big event later in the month.

Complete list of events in Dubai in March 2024

The internationally acclaimed production of The Phantom of the Opera provides a mesmerising finale at Dubai Opera. Running until March 10, musical theatre enthusiasts can revel in grand operatic performances, a full corps de ballet, and the iconic moment of a crashing chandelier, all while unravelling the haunting mystery of the masked artist living within the Paris Opera House.

Prepare for the pinnacle of Dubai’s thrilling horse racing season at the Dubai World Cup on March 30. Meydan Racecourse will host this prestigious event, a highlight in the city’s sporting and social calendar, boasting a remarkable $30.5 million prize purse and promising a day of unrivalled equestrian excitement.

Rewind Fest DXB

Following a sold-out festival in 2023, Rewind Fest DXB returns to Bla Bla Dubai on March 1 and 2. Headlined by the Scottish soft rock band Wet Wet Wet, the lineup also includes ABC, Midge Ure, The Real Thing, Heather Small, and Chesney Hawkes. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

On March 2, Norwegian DJ and Producer Alan Walker, known for hits like Faded and Better Off (Alone, Pt. III), is performing at Barasti. With millions of social media followers, Walker’s tremendous rise in the global music scene is on display as he continues to charm audiences worldwide.

Atif Aslam show in Dubai at Coca-Cola Arena

Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam returns on March 2 for a one-night only performance at the Coca-Cola Arena. Aslam, the maestro of soulful tunes, will be accompanied by the enchanting Firdaus Orchestra, an all-women ensemble mentored by the iconic A. R. Rahman.

Switching gears to comedy, get ready for a night filled with laughter as Emmy and Grammy-nominated actor-comedian Kevin Hart takes the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena on March 4.

Emmy and Grammy-nominated actor-comedian Kevin Hart takes the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena on 4 March

From silver screen success to live stand-up, Hart’s infectious humour guarantees an evening of non-stop laughs. At the Coca-Cola Arena on March 7, rock band Kino will pay homage to the late Viktor Tsoi, on what would have been his 60th birthday. The concert promises an unforgettable night of nostalgia and music through a multisensory experience with video tributes and timeless classics.

Grammy Award-winning singer Khalid performs live at the Coca-Cola Arena on March 8. With chart-topping hits like Better, Eastside, and Love Lies, the international R&B sensation promises an unforgettable Dubai debut.

Masha and The Bear

As Ramadan begins, join Masha and The Bear on March 16 and 17 at the Coca-Cola Arena as they transport audiences to their enchanted forest. The animated comedy series follows the adventures of a retired circus bear and a mischievous four-year-old girl as they discover the power of dreams and the true value of friendship.

Dubai Calendar allows residents and tourists to discover all the events, festivals and experiences Dubai has to offer.

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