As March unfolds in Dubai, the city comes alive with a myriad of events that cater to every taste and preference. From the cultural celebrations of Ramadan to the vibrant hues of Holi, and the electrifying performances of international artists, Dubai in March promises an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike.

Let’s take a look at the top things to do and the best places to visit in March in Dubai.

Celebrate Ramadan in Dubai

March marks the beginning of Ramadan in Dubai, a time of celebration and spirituality. There is plenty to do during the month in Dubai, including Ramadan markets, special iftars, canon firing, and more. Here are some of the top things to do in Dubai

Hai Ramadan:

Hai Ramadan! at Expo City is a Ramadan Market where you can savor the enchantments of a traditional Emirati neighborhood. Explore the lively souk, featuring unique shopping experiences with handmade crafts, traditional garments, and exquisite Ramadan-themed items. Engage in kids’ workshops, delving into Emirati traditions and crafts, creating cherished memories. As the sun sets, enjoy captivating performances with Rashid and Latifa, embarking on a heartfelt journey to find the moon, illuminating the significance of fasting in Ramadan. Don’t miss the iconic Dubai cannon, back for its 2nd year, firing off daily to signify the time to break the fast.

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11 Mar - 09 Apr 2024
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Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Tower:

Starting from March 15 and running until April 4, this vibrant market promises a mix of culture, cuisine, and community spirit. Enjoy activities like board games, interactive games, arts and crafts, and even cooking classes. Henna and calligraphy artists, along with face painters, will add an artistic touch to the market space. Right next to the market, an al fresco Ramadan Majlis area at Jumeirah Emirates Towers will host Iftars and Suhoors, with regular stage performances ensuring there’s always something exciting happening.

Dubai Municipality Ramadan Souq

The heart of Bur Deira comes alive with the spirit of Ramadan as Dubai Municipality Ramadan Souq opens its doors. Running until March 9th, this renowned market is a celebration of culture, community, and the anticipation of Ramadan. Set against the historic backdrop of Old Municipality Street, this bustling market is a treasure trove of festivities and traditional charm. Explore vibrant stalls offering a unique shopping experience at affordable prices. From must-have gadgets for your Ramadan preparations to special products for celebrating ‘Hag Al Laila,’ the Souq has it all.

Looking for Iftar ideas in Dubai? Check out our full Iftar guide. 

Art Dubai 2024

Art enthusiasts are in for a treat as Art Dubai 2024 unfolds from March 1st to 3rd. Being the Middle East’s largest cultural event, this international art fair brings together galleries and institutions from around the world to showcase the finest contemporary and modern art. The event spans from the Middle East and North Africa to South Asia, Latin America, and beyond. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse and dynamic world of art, providing a unique perspective on global artistic expression.

Art Dubai 2024
01 - 03 Mar 2024
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Zdravko Čolić Live in Dubai

Get ready for a musical treat on March 1st, 2024, as the legendary Zdravko Čolić graces the stage at The Agenda. Known as one of the greatest vocalists and cultural icons from the former Yugoslavia, Čolić brings his emotionally expressive voice and dynamic stage presence to Dubai. With a career built on stellar discography, Zdravko Čolić is a rare gem in the music world. His unique blend of unikatne balade, perfect lyrics, and heartfelt emotion has captivated audiences across generations. Don’t miss this one-night-only event where Balkan music takes center stage.

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15:00 Fri 01 Mar 2024
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Custom Show Emirates 2024 in Dubai

From March 1st to 3rd, automotive enthusiasts can witness the largest and most popular event of its kind – Custom Show Emirates 2024. Held at Dubai Expo City, this event attracts visitors and participants from around the world. It serves as a B2B & B2C platform connecting manufacturers in the automotive industry, from dealers to after-market products, directly with buyers on the spot. The show highlights customization products and services, featuring international pavilions and showcasing exciting activities such as 4×4 Drifting, Saloon Drifting, Stunt Driving, Custom Car & Bike Competition, LIVE Customization, Engines Battle, Bikers Build-Off, RC Arena, Off-road Zone, Dyno (Competitions) Zone, Kid’s Garage, Speed Race Simulators, and much more. The 9th edition promises to be bigger and better, providing an automotive extravaganza for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

The Phantom of the Opera at Dubai Opera

From February 23rd to March 10th, Dubai Opera hosts a mesmerizing musical experience with The Phantom of the Opera. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, this critically acclaimed musical is set in magnificent Paris in the 19th century. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece has won over 70 major theatre awards and has taken the world by storm with over 13,900 performances on Broadway. With a legacy of 37 years, it continues to captivate audiences worldwide and is set to mesmerize the audience in Dubai.

Vijay Antony at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

On March 2nd, music fans can experience the magic of Vijay Antony at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Vijay Antony, known for his contributions as a Music Director and Singer in the Tamil Entertainment Industry, is set to create a memorable night for his fans. His first performance of the year 2024 promises a world of dance, fun, and celebrations. With hits like “Naaka Mukka” that went viral worldwide, this event is a testament to his global popularity. Join the audience for a night of vibrant music and a direct connection with the maestro.

Two Covent Garden Soloists in Abu Dhabi

Mark your calendars for an extraordinary musical experience on March 2nd and 3rd at the Emirate Palace Mandarin Auditorium in Abu Dhabi. The Orchestra of the Covent Garden Soloists, led by the dynamic conductor Philippe Chizhevski, will showcase masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Britten. Joining the orchestra are international prize-winning soloists Adam Gutseriev and Dali Gutserieva on piano and cello, adding to the brilliance of these two remarkable concerts.

Anirudh Varma Collective Live in Dubai

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary Classical Fusion Concert, “SURTAAL – SEASON 4,” featuring the renowned Anirudh Varma Collective. After the resounding success of SURTAAL – SEASON 01, 02 & 03, the collective is back to mesmerize Dubai on Saturday, 2nd March 2024. This musical extravaganza promises a unique blend of Hindustani and Carnatic fusion, showcasing the talents of more than 20 artists on stage. Witness history being made in the world of Classical Music in Dubai!

Shawn Chidiac’s Debut Stand-up Comedy Special

Get ready to laugh till your sides ache at Zabeel Theatre in Dubai on March 9th, as Shawn Chidiac presents his debut stand-up comedy special, “WAEW: Wonderful Amazing Exciting WAEW.” Known for his sharp wit and relatable humor, Chidiac guarantees an evening of side-splitting laughter. Imah Dumagay and Maher Barwany, rising stars in the comedy scene, will also grace the stage, ensuring an unforgettable night of hilarity.

Atif Aslam at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

March 2nd brings a musical extravaganza like never before with the legendary Atif Aslam Live in Concert at Coca-Cola Arena. Atif will treat music lovers to his soulful melodies, including popular numbers like ‘Pehli Dafa’, ‘Jeena Jeena’, ‘Rafta Rafta’, and ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’. Accompanied by the mesmerizing Firdaus Orchestra, a visionary all-women ensemble featuring 50 musicians mentored by the maestro A R Rahman, Atif Aslam is set to create an unforgettable performance at what is expected to be one of the most exciting events in Dubai in March. Known for his captivating stage presence, crowd-pleasing charisma, and smooth vocals, Atif has established himself as a highly sought-after performer on the global stage. Fans can expect a fusion of culture, nostalgia, and musical brilliance with the harmonious Firdaus Orchestra.

Barasti Ritual with Alan Walker in Dubai

Hold on to your hats for the beach extravaganza – Barasti Ritual returns with Alan Walker on March 2nd. Described as “Dubai’s Hottest Beach Rendezvous,” this event transforms Sandy Shores into a VIP dance lounge. Dance under the stars as Alan Walker takes the spotlight, and quench your thirst with tropical oasis beverages. Beachside bars overflow with liquid courage, and the menu promises delectable treats. Picture Alan Walker at the decks, waves crashing, and Dubai Marina skyline in the backdrop. It’s a spectacular vista; fortunately, the only crime here is not having enough fun! Festivities start after dark, doors open at 18:00, and extend into the early hours. Unforgettable tales unfold post-nightfall at Dubai’s OG Beach Bar, Barasti, one of the most exciting concerts in Dubai in March.

AKS Color Carnival ‘24 – The Ultimate Holi Experience

On March 2nd, join AKS Color Carnival ‘24 – The Ultimate Holi Experience at Dubai Sevens Stadium. The last edition witnessed more than 10,000 people, and this year promises to be bigger and better. AKS brings Dubai’s biggest family Holi festival, featuring performances by singers Manj Muzik, Nindy Kaur, Kanika Kapoor, Sukriti Kakkar, and Prakriti Kakkar. The event also features Theoory the Band and many DJs to keep you dancing all day. With VIP Arena, Kids Arena, live music, live DJs, licensed beverages, food stalls, and organic colors, it’s an immersive celebration of the Festival of Colors.

Sonny Fodera presents Solotoko in Dubai

If you’re a house music fan, March 2nd introduces a not-to-be-missed event in Dubai. Australian Tech House connoisseur Sonny Fodera will debut his acclaimed Solotoko imprint in the city. The focus for Solotoko parties has always been punchy visuals and incredible special guests. Fodera himself has built a strong reputation with his groove-driven, emotive brand of House and Tech House. His shows are unmissable, and the Solotoko parties are known for creating unforgettable nights that blur the lines between backstage and the dance floor.

Karunesh Talwar Live in Dubai

For comedy lovers, March 2nd brings an uproarious hour-long performance by Karunesh Talwar. Titled “Adrak Ka Swaad,” his latest stand-up comedy show is set to tickle your funny bone. Karunesh’s idea of fun involves indoor activities, test cricket, carbs, and naps, diverging from typical youthful pursuits. With numerous Amazon specials under his belt, his sharp one-liners have captivated audiences for years. Returning to Dubai after a hiatus, don’t miss this laughter-filled performance at The Dubai Heights Academy.

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15:00 Sat 02 Mar 2024
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Holi Masti 2024 at Al Sahara Desert Resort Dubai

On March 3rd, Holi enthusiasts can rejoice as Holi Masti 2024 returns with its 5th edition. Dubai’s premium Holi event, attended by over 50 thousand people so far, is back with another colorful lineup. Set amid Dubai’s pristine desert and featuring beautiful Bedouin architecture, Al Sahra Desert Resort will be the venue this year. The event features performances by singers Manj Muzik, Nindy Kaur, Kanika Kapoor, Sukriti Kakkar, and Prakriti Kakkar. It also includes Theoory the Band (famous for Ranbir Kapoor’s entry medley in the film Animal) and many DJs to keep you dancing all day. The edition features a VIP Arena, Kids Arena, live music, live DJs, licensed beverages, food stalls, and organic colors. It’s an immersive celebration of Holi in a unique desert setting.

Meteora Rang Barse Holi 2024 in Dubai

Get ready for the most vibrant and exhilarating Holi celebration of the year on March 3rd. Meteora Rang Barse Holi 2024 promises an extraordinary event set against the stunning backdrop of Creek Park in Dubai. This celebration blends traditional Holi festivities with electrifying performances by renowned artists, creating an unforgettable day filled with joy, music, and colors. Join in for an experience that captures the spirit of Holi in a unique and vibrant setting.

Holi Sundowner 2024

Since 2010, Holi Sundowner has painted the HOLI SUNDOWNERS canvas with unforgettable memories. On March 3rd, as the event gathers again at JA Shooting Club, Jebel Ali, it’s more than an event—it’s a celebration of a shared journey, colored by passion and enthusiasm. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of colors and music at HOLI SUNDOWNERS 2024. It’s a celebration that goes beyond the ordinary, creating memories with each beat and burst of color.

Holi Sundowner 2024
07:00 Sun 03 Mar 2024
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GAMA Tollywood Movie Awards 2024

On March 3rd, the Telugu Film industry takes center stage with the GAMA Tollywood Movie Awards 2024. This event is the first of its kind in the Telugu Film industry outside India. GAMA honors Tollywood artists through a unique Red Carpet welcome, featuring around 80-90 celebrities and 8000 audience members. The event includes awards in various categories, recognizing outstanding performances through a combination of the GAMA Jury Committee and online voting.

GAMA Tollywood Movie Awards 2024
13:00 Sun 03 Mar 2024
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Kevin Hart Live in Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

On March 4th, get ready for a night of roaring laughter with Kevin Hart, the renowned American comedian and actor. As he brings his rib-tickling stand-up show to Dubai at Coca-Cola Arena, attendees can expect an evening filled with enthusiastic delivery, impeccable timing, and a unique brand of humor. Known for delving into insecurities and life experiences in the most hilarious ways, Kevin Hart’s show promises a laugh a minute from start to finish.

Sanam Live at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

On March 8th, Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium hosts Sanam Live in Concert. SANAM is India’s most loved pop-rock band, with over 10 million subscribers on YouTube. Comprising ‘Sanam Puri’ on Lead Vocals, ‘Samar Puri’ on Guitars, ‘Keshav Dhanraj’ on Drums, and ‘Venky S.’ on Bass, the band promises a night to remember. Along with the finest session musicians and technical crew, they will take the audience down memory lane. Attendees can sing along and sway, creating a night filled with music, nostalgia, and dancing.

André Rieu Live at Etihad Arena

On March 9, 2024, prepare to be carried away on a mesmerizing musical journey as the world-renowned Dutch violinist and conductor, André Rieu, makes his debut in Abu Dhabi at the Etihad Arena. This highly anticipated performance is part of Rieu’s global tour, promising an enchanting evening filled with captivating melodies.

The concert is set to be a grand spectacle, with André Rieu at the helm of his celebrated Johann Strauss Orchestra, a talented chorus, and a lineup of international soloists. Known for his high-energy and romantic performances, Rieu has sold a staggering 40 million albums, establishing himself as one of the world’s most popular musicians.

Don’t miss the chance to witness André Rieu’s debut in Abu Dhabi, where he is sure to create a memorable and enchanting evening for audiences of all ages.

Secrets of Summer at Nikki Beach Dubai

Experience a captivating musical journey at Secrets of Summer at Nikki Beach Dubai. Head to Nikki Beach for an enchanting blend of Afro Tech, Afro House, and House rhythms featuring Grammy Award Winner Zakes Bantwini and other legendary performers like Karyendasoul, NAAK, Eva Voytka, and Nikki Beach Resident Alexis Nohra. With vibrant entertainment including dynamic dance troupes and live violin performances, immerse yourself in a celebration that transitions seamlessly from day to night in the luxurious setting of Nikki Beach.

Secrets of Summer at Nikki Beach Dubai
07:00 Sat 09 Mar 2024
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Khalid Live at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

Global superstar Khalid will perform in Dubai for the first time ever at Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, March 8th. The singer-songwriter, whose hit song “Young Dumb & Broke” was certified Diamond, is bringing his full live show to kick off a mega music weekend. Khalid’s soulful tunes and electrifying stage presence promise an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment. Fans can expect a performance that resonates with the artist’s unique style and connects with audiences on a profound level.

Khalid Live at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
17:00 Fri 08 Mar 2024
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Masha & the Bear Live in Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

On March 16th and 17th, “Masha and The Bear” presents a spectacular live musical adventure at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai. This beloved animated series comes to life in a fun family trip that explores the magic of the forest and its amazing inhabitants. Join Masha, the Bear, Panda, Tiger, and Penguin as they embark on a global train journey, discovering the real power of hope, dreams, and the value of friendship. The live musical adventure promises to captivate audiences of all ages with its enchanting storyline and delightful characters.

She Said What? – Stand-Up Comedy at Zabeel Theatre, Dubai

Laugh and celebrate empowerment at She Said What? at Zabeel Theatre, Dubai. Hosted by comedian Imah Dumagay, this special event features an all-female lineup of stand-up comedians including Sahar Ali, Valentina Danubio, Noha Bashir, Roula Kurban, Roxy Yekta, and Denise Alexe. Join us for an evening of humor, insights, and talent as we spotlight the voices and stories of women in comedy, continuing the celebration of International Women’s Day. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this laughter-filled tribute to the influence of women everywhere.