31 fantastic things to do in Dubai in March 2024

31 fantastic things to do in Dubai in March 2024



Here's how to make the most of the month ahead.

It's the start of a new month, which means it's time to fill up your cultural calendar. From Ramadan dining to concerts and sporting events – we have something exciting for you every day this month.

Friday 1 March

Journey to the Amazon

Waldorf Astoria DIFC presents a collaboration between acclaimed chef Alex Atala and Bull & Bear's own Luca Depalo. For two days only, diners can indulge in a Four Hands experience that will transport diners to the Amazon rainforest through traditional Brazilian flavours. Expect delights like bacuri water with manioc and fresh tuna, grouper with acai and olive oil sauce, and more. Available on 1 and 2 March for lunch (AED 650 per person) and dinner (AED 995 per person).

GO: Call 04 515 9999 for reservations and more information.

things to do in March

Saturday 2 March

Be serenaded by John Legend

Saadiyat Nights is an open-air musical event in Abu Dhabi, and John Legend has joined the star-studded lineup. The singer is unique in being an EGOT winner, as he has won all of the major entertainment awards – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He is expected to perform songs from his new and old records, which show off his soulful voice, keys and lyrics. All of MeUsed To Love U and Ordinary People are just some of the hits we hope he performs in the capital.

GO: Visit www.ticketmaster.ae for tickets and more information.

John Legend

Sunday 3 March

Explore Al Shindagha

This year, Sikka Art & Design Festival is gearing up to celebrate 12 years of creativity and inspiration. Taking place from 23 February to 3 March at Al Shindagha, the festival promises a range of activities, including exhibitions, installations, poetry nights, musical performances, workshops, and thought-provoking films. 

GO: Follow @sikkaplatform on Instagram for more information.

Sikka Arts Festival

Monday 4 March 

Have a laugh with Kevin Hart

We’ve got some news that will put a smile on your face. American comedian Kevin Hart has announced that he is coming to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. So, you’ll be able to catch his self-deprecating, story-based set, delving into his insecurities and life experiences in the most hilarious ways. The 43-year-old has earned a reputation as a Hollywood powerhouse, having opened eleven films at number one at the US box office. Plus, he is a New York Times Best Selling author. 

GO: Visit www.livenation.me for more information.

Kevin Hart Dubai

Tuesday 5 March

Enjoy a night at Dubai Opera 

Chandeliers don’t get more famous than The Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be showing at Dubai Opera this month. Based on Gaston Leroux’s classic novel of the same name, the show brings music, passion and mystery to the stage. Set in 1930s Paris, it follows the Phantom who lurks in the shadows of the Paris Opera House and falls for the soprano Christine. Tickets are available now via Platinumlist.

GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for more information.  

Phantom of the Opera

Wednesday 6 March

Immerse yourself in art

If you thought Dubai lacked an art scene, we present to you the exciting new opening: Arte Museum. Located on level two of Dubai Mall, Arte Museum hosts the Eternal Nature exhibition. The immersive experience will include 14 curated zones, which showcase the beauty and power of nature. One of the main pieces will be Wave, which draws its inspiration from the theme. Tickets for Eternal Nature start from AED 109.

GO: Visit https://dubai.artemuseum.com for more information.

Arte Museum

Thursday 7 Mach

Visit Deira's Ramadan Souq

Nestled in Bur Deira’s historic Old Municipality Street, the vibrant Ramadan Souq brings everyone together to celebrate tradition, culture and community spirit. From traditional Ramadan decorations to speciality foods and ingredients, the souq offers everything needed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere at home. One of the highlights of the event is the showcase of products for celebrating ‘Hag Al Laila,’ a traditional Emirati celebration that takes place on the 15th night of Sha’ban.

GO: Follow @dubaimunicipality on Instagram for more information. 

Ramadan Souq

Friday 8 March

Sing your heart out with Khalid

If the tracks Love Lies and Young, Dumb & Broke get you grooving, you’ll be pleased to hear that R&B superstar Khalid is performing live in Dubai. Khalid has risen to superstardom in the music industry due to his soulful voice, relatable lyrics, and genre-blurring sound. He has also been recognised with Grammy nominations and has collaborated with everyone from Alicia Keys and Billie Eilish to Normani, Shawn Mendes and Summer Walker. Tickets start at AED 199 and are available now via Platinumlist.

GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for tickets and more information.

Khalid Dubai

Saturday 9 March

Join a desert yoga session

It's time to start practising your downward dog. Sharjah's Mleiha Desert's new yoga retreat includes an extensive range of experiences: yoga, meditation, star gazing, and camping included. Visitors can choose from Sunset Yoga to Overnight Yoga packages, which make the most of the dramatic desert setting. Visitors will learn breathing exercises, grounding movements and mindful practices, which synchronise the body and mind with the setting sun. Tickets for the Sunset Yoga session start from AED 600, and Overnight Yoga starts from AED 800. Namaste.

GO: Visit www.discovershurooq.ae for more information. 

Mleiha Desert

Sunday 10 March

Enjoy an unforgettable performance at La Perle

La Perle is an immersive live performance and the first permanent show in the region. Located in Al Habtoor City, the show takes place in a unique purpose-built aqua theatre that holds 2.7 million litres of water. Get set for an evening packed with inspiring stunts, stunning artistic displays, special effects and dazzling imagery.

Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for tickets and more information.

Celebrate Eid al Adha

Monday 11 March 

Visit an immersive entertainment park

If you thought Avatar was impressive, get ready to be wowed by a new digital experience. Aya, an immersive, experiential entertainment park in Wafi Mall, combines art with state-of-the-art technology. It features 12 zones spread across 40,000 square feet. Experiences include observatories packed with a million stars, gardens of blooming light, and a river of colour that generates storms and pools. AED 99 per person.

GO: Visit www.aya-universe.com for more information. 


Tuesday 12 March

Visit Hai Ramadan

Are you missing Expo? Well, Expo City Dubai‘s Hai Ramadan festival will offer activities during the Holy Month. Running from 9 March to 8 April, it brings together food, games and workshops. The event takes place at Al Wasl Plaza and features a vibrant souk filled with handcrafted treasures, traditional attire, and enchanting Ramadan-themed items. Visitors can also enjoy the immersive children’s workshops, where Emirati customs and crafts come alive. The festival takes place from 5pm to midnight and entry is AED 20 per person.

GO: Visit www.expocitydubai.com for more information. 

Expo City Dubai’s Hai Ramadan

Wednesday 13 March

Marvel at Atlantis The Palm’s Asateer Tent

Inside Atlantis, The Palm’s Asateer Tent, diners can anticipate a fusion buffet showcasing international, Arabesque, Khaleeji, Persian, and Turkish cuisines. Expect Ramadan favourites such as Jordanian lamb mansaf, lamb ouzi, and a western carving station. Indulge your sweet tooth with dessert stations boasting traditional live Arabic sweet-making, kunafa, osmaliya with ashta, and an ice cream station. Available daily from sunset. AED 270 per person on weekdays and AED 290 per person on weekends.

GO: Email asateer@atlantisthepalm.com or call 04 426 2626 for reservations and more information

iftar in Dubai

Thursday 14 Mach

Witness Al Hadheerah’s dinner show

Indulge in a sumptuous Middle Eastern feast at Al Hadheerah and be enchanted by live performances inspired by the region’s vibrant heritage. As the evening unfolds, immerse yourself in a vibrant souk experience filled with handmade carpets, exotic perfumes, sand art, and camel wool pashminas. The evening culminates with a dazzling showcase of dancers, musicians, falconers, camel, and horse riders, bringing the spirit of Arabian heritage to life. Available daily from sunset to 11pm. AED 399 per person.

GO: Call 04 809 6194 for reservations and more information.

iftar in Dubai

Friday 15 March

Head to Mandarin Oriental Jumeira for iftar

Paying tribute to the UAE’s rich heritage, Majlis by Mandarin Oriental features exquisite decor and an outdoor terrace, ideal for a memorable evening under the stars. For Iftar, the menu combines the very best of Middle Eastern cuisine with signature creations from Netsu by Ross Shonhan and Tasca by José Avillez. Diners can also enjoy traditional favourites such as ouzi, mezze and mixed grills from the extensive buffet spread. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 395 per person.

GO: Call 04 777 2223 for reservations and more information.

tried and tested Iftars

Saturday 16 March

Enjoy Ramadan Nights

Ramadan Nights are making a comeback at the Jameel Arts Centre from the 16 to 23 March. This event is crafted to encourage attendees to live in the moment, featuring a range of activities including art discussions, craft workshops, and sessions on wellness and mindfulness, all conducted by local artists and experts. The experience is enhanced with nocturnal delights at the farm-to-table eatery, Teible. 

GO: Visit https://jameelartscentre.org for reservations and more information.

indoor activities in Dubai

Sunday 17 March

Check out the Ramadan District

Add a bit of culture to the Holy Month, and visit the Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s Museum of the Future, the event brings together art, food and shopping. The venue boasts an Arabesque setting, and guests can dine under the stars while taking in the spectacular skyline. Elsewhere, the family-friendly market draws inspiration from a traditional Arabic village and features live performances, food stalls and a dedicated children’s area. The Ramadan District is free to enter and is open daily from 4pm to 2am. 

GO: Follow @ramadan.district on Instagram for more information.

Ramadan District

Monday 18 March 

Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month

One&Only Royal Mirage invites guests to partake in a Moroccan iftar hosted by Chef Khalil at the Palace Courtyard. The iftar promises hot and cold mezze, tagine stations, Arabic mixed grills, seafood specialities, and culinary inspirations from the Indian subcontinent. Concluding the meal on a sweet note, indulge in the Turkish delight pyramid and a selection of Moroccan pastries. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 240 for adults and AED 120 for children. 

GO: Call 04 315 2412 for reservations and more information.

iftar in Dubai

Tuesday 19 March

Enjoy suhoor under the stars

Embrace the spirit of Ramadan at Nara Desert Escape, an enchanting private desert camp transformed into an Arabian spice market. Here, guests can enjoy regional clay pot specialities like fish saydieh, tasty tajines, curries, and live stations featuring slow-cooked roast lamb, Middle Eastern kebabs, firewood bread, and manakeesh. Suhoor entertainment features a captivating fire show, live oud music, shisha and tea. Available daily from 9pm to midnight. AED 590 for adults and AED 250 for children.

GO: Call 050 336 7909 for reservations and more information.

desert pop-ups

Wednesday 20 March

Experience Palazzo Versace Dubai’s Hikayat Garden

Palazzo Versace Dubai's charming Hikayat Garden has been exclusively curated for the Holy Month, welcoming guests to experience an al fresco iftar under the stars with a picturesque backdrop of Dubai's historic Creek. Renowned for its lavish hospitality, the hotel offers a delightful iftar buffet amidst authentic Arabian decor. Available daily from 9:30pm to 3am. AED 200 minimum spend per person.

GO: Visit www.palazzoversace.ae for reservations and more information. 

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Thursday 21 Mach

Participate in a gahwa and chocolate workshop

For enthusiasts of chocolate and coffee, the Gahwa & Chocolate Pairing Workshop offers a delightful experience. Organised by the artisanal chocolate factory Mirzam, this workshop thoughtfully combines various types of gahwa (Arabic coffee) with single-origin chocolates from its Maps collection, crafting a sensory adventure. It's an ideal event for anyone passionate about chocolate and interested in exploring the cultural importance of gahwa. 

GO: Visit https://mirzam.com for reservations and more information.

things to do in March

Friday 22 March

Book a desert resort

Escape the heat and take refuge in a private pool villa overlooking desert landscapes at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. With temperatures typically cooler than the city, the 100-villa resort offers everything from signature in-villa dining to transformative spa and wellness experiences, alongside an unparalleled choice of adventure activities and wildlife encounters. Experience a full moon camel ride, gaze at the stars or be pampered. Rates are available upon request.

GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for reservations and more information.

Ras Al Khaimah

Saturday 23 March

Explore Alserkal Avenue

If you believe that Dubai doesn’t have culture, we suggest you head to Alserkal Avenue. The vibrant arts and culture district is home to numerous contemporary art galleries. Visitors can explore a diverse range of exhibitions, installations, performances and workshops, immersing themselves in the dynamic and evolving art scene of the city.

Visit https://alserkal.online for more information.


Sunday 24 March

Indulge a unique iftar

Set against the captivating backdrop of the Surreal water feature, where water astonishingly ascends, accompanied by harmonious music and dramatic flames, the Surreal Iftar at Expo Citu Dubai offers a memorable meal. As towering cascades of water fall from a height of four stories, attendees have the opportunity to wander through an array of live cooking stations, indulging in a mix of traditional and innovatively reinterpreted dishes. Available daily from sunset until 10pm. AED 220 for adults and AED 95 for children (aged six to 12 years).

GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for reservations and more information.

things to do in March

Monday 25 March 

Visit the future

The Museum of The Future is a thing of beauty. Not only is the structure one of the most eye-catching buildings in Dubai, but inside it offers an exciting experience. The cutting-edge institution explores the possibilities of science, technology, and innovation. It showcases futuristic concepts, prototypes and interactive exhibits that offer visitors a glimpse into the potential of emerging technologies. Be inspired. 

Visit www.museumofthefuture.ae for more information.

Public Museum of the Future

Tuesday 26 March

Check out MENA’s biggest cinema screen

Meet Roxy Xtreme, the biggest screen in the MENA region. Measuring 28 metres by 15.1 metres, and spanning 423 square metres, its screen is a whopping 60 percent bigger than a tennis court. Combine that with state-of-the-art laser projection, DOLBY ATMOS surround sound technology and absurdly comfortable seats, and you’re looking at every cinephile’s dream destination. Oh, and standing in queue for candy and popcorn isn’t a prerequisite – waiters are also on hand with a range of food and beverage services.

GO: Visit www.theroxycinemas.com for more information.

Roxy Dubai Hills

Wednesday 27 March

Tee off at TopGolf

Let out your inner Rory McIllroy. Topgolf, situated in Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, is a fun golfing entertainment complex that combines a driving range with interactive games and socialising. Golfers and non-golfers alike can enjoy hitting microchipped golf balls at targets, while also relishing delicious food and drinks in a lively atmosphere.

Visit www.topgolfdubai.ae for more information.

TopGolf Dubai

Thursday 28 Mach

Ride the Storm Coaster

We dare you to visit Storm Coaster in Dubai Hills Mall. The thrilling roller coaster ride that combines twists, turns, and high speeds for an adrenaline-pumping experience. With its exhilarating drops and loops, it offers an exciting adventure for thrill-seekers and coaster enthusiasts. 

Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for tickets and more information.

Storm Coaster

Friday 29 March

Book a staycay at Park Hyatt Dubai 

Located on the banks of Dubai Creek, Park Hyatt Dubai has everything from destination dining to a relaxing beach, luxurious swimming pools, a deluxe spa, fitness centres, and vibrant golf courses. Enjoy unrivalled benefits across the resort, including daily breakfast at Brasserie du Park, access to 15 restaurants and bars, access to family-friendly swimming pools, fitness centre, kids club and mini-golf.

GO: Visit www.parkhyattdubai.com for reservations and more information.

Park Hyatt Dubai

Saturday 30 March

Take the plunge

Deep Dive Dubai is the world’s deepest swimming pool, reaching a depth of 60 metres. It offers a unique opportunity for divers to explore an underwater cityscape, complete with submerged structures and stunning marine life, creating an unparalleled diving experience in the heart of Dubai.

Visit www.deepdivedubai.com for more information.

Deep Dive Dubai

Sunday 31 March

Escape reality 

Situated in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) offers a dynamic and immersive art experience, featuring an array of activities from VR experiences and jazz nights to sessions of breathwork meditation. Highlighting the calendar is the "Dreams of Rumi" event, designed to envelop attendees in the profound wisdom of the Sufi mystic Rumi. This event promises a captivating blend of music, poetry, and Sufi whirling, offering a deep dive into the mystical. 

GO: Visit https://toda.ae for reservations and more information.

things to do in March