2017 has begun with an absolute bang and UAE has a plethora of events lined up. This February, the Emirates has something for everyone, whether you are a music lover or a foodie, you are in for a treat. So are you ready to plan and make your week an interesting one? Get set as we compile a list of super-entertaining events that you must attend this week.
ENBD Classics Season 6 Pandit Jasraj
Experience the best of Indian classical music as the maestro and the pioneer of Hindustani Classical music, Pandit Jasraj, arrives at the DUCTAC on 10th February 2017, for a live concert. Yes, one of India's greatest classical artist is ready to memerize the audience with his magical performance. He is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan Award and has single-handedly managed to make Indian classical music popular across the world.
GPP Photo Week 2017
Dubai is ready to host the biggest photography festival and exhibition starting from 10th February 2017. World's best photographers arrive in the city to share their knowledge and showcase their work. The event also gives budding photographers an opportunity to attend workshops conducted by experts.
Sandstorm Marmoom Challenge
For all the sports and fitness enthusiasts in Dubai, be prepared to test your strength as its time for one of the most exciting obstacle race in the Middle East. The event is divided into two categories 5k+ and 10k+ courses and it is open to people from all backgrounds. With over 40+ unique obstacles that blend perfectly into a backdrop of sand dunes, lakes, greenery and wildlife, it promises to be a complete family event. Sandstorm Marmoom Challenge will be held on 10th February 2017.
Get ready to witness a musical extravaganza as Steel Hammer arrives at the NYU Abu Dhabi on 8th and 9th February 2017. Composer Julia Wolfe collaborates with Bang on a Can All-Stars to produce a remarkable performance that consists of wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, step dancing, and more.
Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival 2017
Rediscover UAE's culture and heritage at the Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival. The event that started last month will continue till 11th February 2017. The visitors will get an opportunity to take part in various cultural activities. Witness camel races, horse riding, handicrafts, and a Saluki race.
Love Food Festival
The name suggets it all! Heaven for all the food lovers in the UAE, your favourite food festival returns and this time its bigger than ever before. Starting from 9th February 2017, this festival is one of the most exciting food-related events in the UAE. For the very first time, the festival will witness the best food trucks from the UK, the trailblazers of the USA contemporary street food movement and some of Singapore's finest authentic street food vendors.
Rooftop Comedy – Yalla Laughs
Last, but not the least, start your weekend with unlimited laughter as the funniest comedians from the Middle East are all set to perform at the Courtyad Mariott World Trade Center, on 9th February 2017. The event will be headed by NYC Simeon Goodson, who will be supported by other comics from the UAE.