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Our Top Picks Of Events In UAE This Week

There’s an incredible line-up of events happening in UAE, including sports, concerts, dining and parties. We’ve got it all covered in our roundup for this week.

Sunday, 20th January: Miami Vibes at Cielo

If you’re in the mood for a casual evening, Cielo Sky Lounge has got just what you need. Every Sunday, they host an unparalleled retro-inspired nightlife experience, Miami Vibes, with themed lights, art, decor and beverages inspired by the ‘80s. Plus, the glitzy open-air lounge has happy-hours from 5-11 pm. For reservations, contact 04 416 1800 or email (

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Photograph credit: Cielo Sky Lounge

Monday, 21st January: AFC Asian Cup Round of 16

AFC Asian Cup’s group stages are done and dusted and UAE is through to the Round of 16, topping Group A with five points. The hosts now await their Round of 16 opponent and will play them at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium this Monday. Kick-off begins at 9 pm and tickets are tickets are priced between Dhs25-75. (

Tuesday, 22nd January: George Ezra live at WTC

UK’s breakout pop star, George Ezra will make his Dubai debut at the World Trade Centre this Tuesday. His slew of hum-worthy songs like, “Shotgun,” “Budapest” and “Paradise” helped the 24-year-old hitmaker a worldwide phenomenon. His success on the charts shows no signs of stopping, with the debut album, ‘Wanted on Voyage’ reaching number one on the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks overall. Tickets are priced between Dhs 295-459 and the show begins from 9 pm. (

Wednesday, 23rd January: Caribbean Festival at Trader Vic’s JBR

For three days, Trader Vic’s JBR is revamping its venue into a Caribbean-themed food festival, featuring beverages, tasty bites and a lively atmosphere inspired by calypso blues. The festival goes on from Wednesday, 23rd-Saturday, 25th January. Reservations can be made via Zomato, or contact 04 318 2530. (

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Photograph credit: Trader Vic’s

Thursday, 24th January: Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Golfing greats Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood and a line-up of Ryder Cup stars will be in action at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. This edition marks 30 years of the prestigious championship and will be a world-class celebration of its rich history. The championship goes on until Sunday and tickets are priced from Dhs75+. (

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Photograph credit: Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Friday, 25th January: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Fazza’s Dubai Fitness Challenge might be over, but the city doesn’t lose strings from fitness. This weekend, former champions Lemi Berhanu. Worknesh Degefa and a line-up of runners will be joining residents for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon to celebrate its milestone 20th edition. The marathon takes place on Umm Suqeim road, in the shadow of Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah. Registrations are still open ( and we recommend head to their website for participation, parking and timing details. (

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Photograph credit: Visit Dubai

Saturday, 26th January: Tulum Nights

Take a step into Soho Garden’s Mexican coast-inspired Tulum Nights this Saturday. The nightlife hotspot brings some of the region’s top DJs to set up a cosy vibe, with support from resident DJs Joséphine de Retour, Jean B IAm and NUA. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849 or email (

Photograph credit: Soho Garden