Events and Activities in Dubai March 2023 - Ultimate Guide

Welcome to your go-to source for all the latest happenings and events in Dubai! As we enter the month of March 2023, there's a buzz of excitement in the air as we prepare to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.

For many, Ramadan is a time of reflection, self-discipline, and spiritual growth. It's a time to focus on acts of kindness, charity, and giving back to the community. And in Dubai, it's also a time of vibrant cultural celebrations and events.

Throughout the month of March, the city will come alive with an array of activities, from traditional iftar feasts to cultural performances and exhibitions. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's plenty to explore and experience in Dubai this March.

So, join us as we dive into the rich cultural tapestry of Dubai during the start of the month of Ramadan. From food to fashion, art to music, we'll keep you updated on all the exciting events and activities happening in the city. Let's get started!

Hai Ramadan At Expo City Dubai - March 3 to April 25

During this year's Ramadan, Expo City Dubai offers a chance to explore a diverse array of regional and international cuisine, as well as street food specialties. From March 3 to April 25, guests can break their fast and enjoy a meal with family and friends at the future-focused development. Additionally, visitors can enjoy an entertaining performance at Al Wasl Plaza featuring Rashid and Latifa as they embark on a mission to find the moon. Children can participate in various workshops and games, while adults can participate in wellness and sports activities or browse through the market offering an array of products. Although entry to the event, Hai Ramadan, is free, some activities and workshops may have an associated cost.

Dubai International Boat Show at Dubai Harbour - March 1 – 5

The Dubai International Boat Show has been sailing for over two decades and has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most highly anticipated marine events in the region. The event showcases luxury superyachts and top-of-the-line leisure crafts from all over the world, providing an opportunity for buyers, sellers, and boating enthusiasts to get a glimpse of the newest and most impressive offerings on the market.

The 2023 edition of the event will take place at Dubai Harbour, which is set to become the largest marina in the region. Visitors will not only see stunning boats lining the pier but also have the chance to explore the latest advancements in yacht technology and design on display.

Whether you're a buyer seeking to make a purchase or an exhibitor looking to connect with potential clients, the Dubai International Boat Show is an essential event to attend.

Iftar at Dubai Opera - March 23 – April 19

Dubai Opera is offering a special Ramadan iftar from 23 March to 19 April, which promises to be a sophisticated dining experience. Guests can indulge in a generous buffet of Arabic and international cuisine, including delicious mezze, succulent meats, and refreshing juices. With an array of mouth-watering main courses and desserts, the menu is sure to satisfy all tastes. While enjoying the sumptuous meal, guests will be serenaded by live classical and Arabic music performances, adding to the overall delightful ambiance of the event.

Ticket categories:

Square table for two: AED570
Square table for four: AED1,140
Round table for six: AED1,710
Round table for eight: AED2,280
Round table for 10: AED2,850
Majlis for 12: AED3,600

Affiliate World Dubai 2023 at Dubai World Trade Center - March 1 - 2

Affiliate World Dubai 2023 at Dubai World Trade Center

Affiliate World Dubai serves as an in-person gathering for the world's top affiliate marketers and ecommerce entrepreneurs. The conference, which spans two days, is the largest of its kind and is anticipated to attract over 5,000 attendees. Over 35 industry leaders, performers, and thought leaders will share new insights and data-driven strategies in affiliate marketing, ecommerce, digital agencies, and related fields. The speakers will provide more than 20 hours of expert-level content across two stages, covering topics such as the future of Affiliate Marketing in the Middle East, and four channel tracks focusing on ecommerce, native ads, Facebook, and TikTok. The event will also include sessions on hot industry topics, such as generating high-quality leads, content-pillar marketing, deal structures, and buying and selling digital assets. Delegates can browse the marketplace, which will feature more than 210 advertisers, traffic sources, and networks. Six hour-long mixers will be held during the conference, extending into informal networking events, including the official day one event, Sundown Sessions.

Art Dubai 2023 at Madinat Jumeirah

Art Dubai, which is an important date marked in the calendars of ardent art enthusiasts in Dubai, showcases contemporary and modern artistic works from various parts of the world. The 16th edition of the event is scheduled to take place at Madinat Jumeirah from 3-5 March 2023.

The exhibition will feature the works of more than 400 artists from 40 countries, displayed across various categories such as Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Digital. The three-day event will offer a range of activities, including workshops led by artists for children aged five to seven, educational programs, talks, conferences, and installations. Further information about the event will be announced in due course.

Rewind Fest DXB at Bla Bla, JBR - March 3 - 5

Rewind Fest DXB at Bla Bla, JBR

Get ready to be transported back to the 1980s at the Dubai edition of the UK's largest retro festival, Rewind Fest DXB, taking place on March 4th at Bla Bla. The festival boasts a full line-up of popular English singers, including Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Heather Small, and Nick Heyward, as well as pop groups Heaven 17 and T'Pau, award-winning duo Go West, and Scottish punk band Altered Images.

With lively performances on the main stage, DJ sets in The Tent, and karaoke in the Back Room, the entertainment will be non-stop, promising an electric atmosphere. Groove to classic hits like Tainted Love, One Night In Heaven, Fantastic Day, and Heart and Soul at this day-long celebration. Please note that this event is restricted to those aged 21 and above

The School & Nursery Show at Dubai World Trade Centre - March 4

The School & Nursery Show at Dubai World Trade Centre

If you're searching for the best educational options for your child, then you won't want to miss The School & Nursery Show Dubai. The event is returning for its 2023 edition, taking place on the 4th and 5th of March at Sheikh Maktoum Hall in the Dubai World Trade Centre. Parents can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to connect with the leaders of the city's top educational institutions.

At the exhibition, you'll have the chance to meet with admission teams from multiple schools and nurseries to learn about various entry requirements and fee structures, all under one roof. This free two-day event is an excellent opportunity to have all your questions answered by top educators, helping you decide which institution is the right fit for your child.

Hatta Hills Run – March 5

Hatta Hills Run


Dubai's sporting events do not get much more scenic than the Hatta Hills Run, which offers participants stunning views. The event features a 21.1km half marathon, a 10km distance, or a 5km route that will take runners through picturesque tree-lined villages and up to the Hatta Dam and Reservoir, with the majestic Hajar Mountains forming an impressive backdrop.

Additionally, there is a specially-designed 2.5km cross-country course that runners can enjoy within the scenic hill-dotted grounds of JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Don't miss out on this visually-stunning activity, taking place on March 5th. Register now to secure your spot.

World Art Dubai at Dubai World Trade Centre - March 9 - 12

World Art Dubai at Dubai World Trade Centre

Whether you're expanding your art collection or just getting started, World Art Dubai is the place to be as it returns for its ninth edition in 2023. The region's largest affordable retail art fair brings more than 4,000 works from over 300 international galleries and artists under one roof.

There is a wide spectrum of art on display, from styles such as street art to Arabic calligraphy. World Art Dubai's main aim is to make art accessible to a wider audience, with prices starting from as little as AED367 ($100). Join collectors, connoisseurs and first-time buyers, and explore the stalls teeming with big names and rising stars at this incredible showcase.

Custom Show Emirates 2023 at Expo City Dubai - March 10 to 12

Custom Show Emirates 2023 at Expo City Dubai

The upcoming edition of Custom Show Emirates, the largest custom cars and motorbikes exhibition in the Middle East, is set to take place from March 10th to 12th at Expo City Dubai. The event promises not only to provide thrilling entertainment for enthusiasts but also to serve as a networking opportunity for industry professionals.

In addition to showcasing modified vehicles, the exhibition features a range of exciting activities and spectacles for motoring enthusiasts, including 4x4 drifting, stunt driving, a parade of cars and bikes, a remote control car arena, live customisations, a motorsports hall, and many other attractions.

Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference at Dubai World Trade Centre - March 14 - 16

The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) is scheduled to take place from March 14-16, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and it is the biggest cybersecurity event in the region. With its 11th edition now on the horizon, GISEC attracts government officials from over 200 departments and numerous prominent enterprises in the Middle East.

The event aims to showcase the most advanced and forward-thinking cybersecurity technologies all in one place, featuring presentations by top global experts and cybersecurity professionals. Attendees can explore cutting-edge solutions for artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, and enterprise cybersecurity at this significant conference. Additionally, this three-day conference will host the largest live bug bounty challenge, which will include over 100 hackers from around the world.

Dubai Challenge Cup at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club - March 11 - 18

Dubai Challenge Cup at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club

The Dubai Challenge Cup, which is part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, is a highly anticipated tournament that attracts some of the world's top polo players and teams. The competition is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and is one of the region's largest polo tournaments.

Spectators have the chance to experience thrilling action and can choose from a range of packages that cater to everyone, from polo picnics and live entertainment to a VIP Lounge with fine dining. The tournament is the only one in the region recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT) and is played under the banner and rules of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA).

Dubai International Horse Fair at Dubai World Trade Centre - March 17 - 19

Dubai International Horse Fair at Dubai World Trade Centre

The Dubai International Horse Fair is a unique trade fair that links thoroughbred suppliers with owners, breeders, stables, and clubs in the region. It will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17-19 March 2023.

DIHF is an event that brings together professionals and recreational riders in the equine industry. It is a family-friendly event that offers numerous attractions such as trick riding, art galleries, and a heritage village that are eagerly awaited by horse enthusiasts of all ages.

Demi Lovato Live at Coca Cola Arena - March 18

Demi Lovato Live at Coca Cola Arena

International superstar Demi Lovato is set to perform her first concert at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on 18 March. With over 149 million followers on Instagram alone, Lovato has gained immense popularity worldwide. This will be her second visit to the city, having last performed in 2017.

Lovato's debut single, This Is Me, helped establish her career, reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 list. She has since received multiple awards, including 14 Teen Choice Awards and five People's Choice Awards. During her upcoming performance, she will perform hits like Skyscraper, Tell Me You Love Me, and Sorry Not Sorry, showcasing her signature electrifying style. Tickets for the show are selling quickly and fans are encouraged to purchase them soon.