Dubai Chronicles: A Monthly Roundup of News and Events
Stay in the loop with the latest news and exciting events happening in Dubai. From cultural festivals to business milestones, this monthly roundup keeps readers informed and connected to the heartbeat of the city.

Eid Al Fitr
Eid Al Fitr
April 10 / 12
Dubai's main event of the month is Eid Al Fitr, which varies yearly due to its reliance on lunar cycles. In 2024, it's anticipated to occur on Wednesday, April 10th. As the last day of Ramadan is usually a public holiday in the UAE, residents can anticipate an additional day off on Tuesday, April 9, potentially leading to a six-day holiday for both public and private sector workers.
Eid Al Fitr signifies the end of Ramadan. Festivities ensue across the city, marked by dazzling decorations, family gatherings over delicious feasts, and special sales and staycation offers.
Here are some suggestions to make the celebrate the Eid in Dubai:
  • Discover traditional food: delight in local delicacies like ouzi and chicken machboos, along with sweet treats like luqaimat.
  • Enjoy the spectacular entertainments: experience special performances and family-focused events at malls and entertainment venues, or visit theme parks for unbeatable fun.
  • Dive in to local culture: engage in Eid prayers, traditional attire, and customs such as giving to the less fortunate and feasting with family.
Polo Masters Cup and Dubai Cup
April 1 – 6 / April 15 – 20 | Calendar and info
Experience the epitome of sporting elegance at the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series! Witness five high-goal tournaments that attract the world's top polo players and elite audiences for four months of unparalleled competition and entertainment.
Don't miss the action-packed Polo Masters Cup, where teams showcase their extraordinary skill and the audience dazzles in spectacular fashion. Join us at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort from April 1 to 6 for a range of seating options, from relaxed lawn picnics to exclusive fine dining experiences.
Cap off your unforgettable journey with the prestigious Dubai Open, also known as the Dubai Cup, a thrilling 6 to 8-goal handicap tournament taking place from April 15 to 20 at the Al Habtoor Polo Club. Bring the whole family for a day of excitement and relaxation, complete with picnic-style enjoyment and dedicated kids' areas.
Dubai Comedy Festival 2024
April 12 – 21, 2024 | Dubai Opera and Coca-Cola Arena | Tickets
Get ready to laugh out loud at the Dubai Comedy Festival! Top comedians like Frank Skinner and Zarna Garg prepared hilarious performances you won't want to miss. Dubai Comedy Festival offers a unique blend of entertainment, cultural immersion, and social interaction that makes it worth visiting for comedy enthusiasts and travelers alike.
April 13 | Play at Zabeel Theatre | Tickets
Theatre enthusiasts visiting Dubai in April 2024 must book a ticket for Alone, a live production directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nikita Kobelyev. With a prestigious National Theatre Award – Golden Mask – under his belt, Kobelyev promises an unforgettable performance.
Drawing inspiration from the works of American playwright Don Nigro, "Alone" seamlessly weaves together elements of Shakespearean tradition, American postmodernism, and Russian psychology, creating a truly sensational theatrical experience.
Elrow XXL Music Festival
April 13 | Dubai Media City Amphitheatre | Tickets and info
Experience a vibrant outdoor dance carnival featuring top artists like Fisher, Eats Everything, Arielle Free, De La Swing, and Toni Varga. Join thousands of partygoers from around the world for an unforgettable event filled with extravagant decorations, dazzling costumes, and non-stop music. Get ready to dance the night away under the stars!
Community Run at Ripe Market
April 14 | Ripe Market Academy Park | Register here
Join the 6th Anniversary of the Community Run at Ripe Market in Dubai! Experience the thrill of our last race, suitable to all levels of fitness.
With three distances – 2.5km, 5km, and 10km – there's something for everyone, whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out. Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled day of racing and exploration. After the race, enjoy browsing through local brands and grabbing a coffee at the weekend bazaar.
The Kid LAROI live
April 19 | Coca-Cola Arena | Tickets
Catch The Kid LAROI live in Dubai! This 20-year-old rapper has captured millions of fans worldwide. This concert will allow you to witness his talent firsthand and enjoy live renditions of his biggest hits, including viral sensation "Stay" and other top tunes like "Thousand Miles" and "Without You." With his infectious energy and special guests like Iann Dior and Karl Wolf, it's a night of unforgettable entertainment you won't want to miss!
Dubai Food Festival
April 19 – May 12, 2024 | Multiple Locations | Info
In April, the annual Dubai Food Festival kicks off. It's a true celebration of taste, showcasing Dubai's culinary diversity, from fine dining to street food.
You can expect themed tours, masterclasses by renowned chefs, exclusive festive menus at restaurants, and much more. It’s your chance to explore flavors from different cuisines and dig into gourmet treats. From food trucks to fine dining, you name it!
White Festival
April 20 | WHITE Dubai Harbour | Tickets
White music festival returns to Dubai Harbour. Experience performances ща Black Coffee and &ME. As the winner of numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Black Coffee has enthralled fans all over the globe, including festivals like Coachella and Tomorrowland. Expect him to spin top tracks from albums like Home Brewed, Pieces of Me, and Subconsciously. Join us for a live showcase at Dubai Harbour's stunning 10,000-capacity open-air venue. Get your tickets now and be part of this incredible event!
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