Add some colour

Dubai-based Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts will celebrate the Indian festival of colours with music and dance show titled “Holi Re Rasiya’ on Friday, March 11 at 7.30pm at India Club Dubai. From traditional Indian classical ragas such as Raag Basant to popular Sufi compositions such as ‘Aaj Rang Hai Ri Ma’ to popular folk compositions such as ‘Aaj Biraj Mein Hori Re Rasiya’ to Bollywood hits such as ‘Mohe Rang Do Laal’, ‘Hori Khele Raghuveera’ to evergreen composition ‘Rang Barse’, there is a lot of variety for the audience to savour. The concert will consist of poetry narrations, trivia, mellifluous singing, dance, live painting accompanied with live instruments and a lot more. For entry passes, residents can contact Malhaar at 056 4334258 or send an email to info@malhaar.ae.

Enjoy the arts!

This Spring will be filled with lots of colourful modern and contemporary art from the Middle East, Global South, and beyond with the return of Art Dubai to Madinat Jumeirah from March 11-13. Art Dubai’s 15th edition is its most extensive edition to date with over 100 galleries from over 40 countries. As March is the crypto month in town, the fair will launch a new section that will feature new media, digital art works including physical art turned into NFTs. Art Dubai Digital comes with a series of talks that answer questions about the metaverse – what it is, how to buy, etc. Visitors can enjoy all the sections at the gallery. Tickets start at Dh60. For more information, visit dubai.platinumlist.net.

Indie Rock Invasion

The Indie Rock Invasion, in association with Dubai Calendar, lands on March 11 and 12 at The Square @ISD Dubai. The Indie Rock Invasion comes hot on the heels of the Jazz Garden Series and Dubai’s very first annual DXB Blues Fest. To mark its first edition, the Indie Rock Invasion, is launching with an impressive line-up of some exciting Indie rock acts. Legendary bands Republica and Toploader headline the weekend-long festival, also featuring new favorites Baskery and Emily Capell. Tickets start at Dh200. For more information, visit thesquaredubai.com.

World Art is here

World Art Dubai, the region’s largest affordable contemporary retail art fair, is returning for its 2022 edition with an enviable roster of talented local and international established and emerging artists from March 16-19 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With more than 300 artists and galleries from over 50 countries displaying upwards of 4,000 pieces, the event sees a wide cross-section of disciplines come together under one roof including mixed media, fashion, music, dance, sustainability, digital art, photography, graffiti, sculptures and more

NFTs will make their World Art Dubai debut in 2022 with an entire section dedicated to digital art with talks by MENAtech and Crypto Sheikhs. First time installations include the UNESCO’s Global Gate by Leon Löwentraut

Top local artists include Hend Rashid, who will display her “Ocean Secrets” collection inspired by the Arabian Nights tale; Atiqa Kayed, whose works focus on UAE culture and heritage; and Raud Al Shamsi, a scientist and artist whose work focuses on classicism, symbolism, and abstract expressionism and more

Honouring the ladies

Dubai Festival City Mall is set to celebrate International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day in March with fantastic sales across retailers, ladies-only activities, health check-ups for women, a dazzling new IMAGINE show launch, and more. The brand-new IMAGINE show launch will dazzle visitors on Friday, March 18. A Guinness World Record-breaking projection spectacle of laser, light, water, and music, IMAGINE is set to illuminate the ever-magical Festival Bay once again – with an empowering tune for the women of the world. For more information, dubaifestivalcitymall.com.

Sail away! Dubai International Boat Show

The Dubai International Boat Show showcases luxury superyachts and the finest leisure crafts from around the world, giving buyers, sellers and boating enthusiasts a chance to see the latest and best in the market. The 2022 edition takes place at the brand-new Dubai Harbour. Not only will you see glamorous boats docked along the pier, but you’ll also have a chance to explore the latest yacht technology and designs on display. Whether you are a buyer or an exhibitor, the Dubai International Boat Show has lot to offer. The event is until March 13. For more information, visit boatshowdubai.com.

Dubai Women’s Triathlon

The Dubai Women’s Triathlon is back for its fifth edition. Explore some of the city’s iconic destinations as you swim through the Arabian Gulf, run along Dubai Canal and cycle past Jumeirah Beach Residences. Pick from one of three courses, each designed to accommodate athletes of different levels. The Super Sprint course consists of a 400m swim, 10km of cycling and a 2.5km run while the Sprint course features a 750m swim, 20km of cycling and a 5km run. The most challenging of the three is the Olympic standard course, the longest distance, with a 1.5km swim, 40km of cycling and a 10km run. Tickets start at Dh145. For more information, visit hopasports.com.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The whole family will be entertained as author Judith Kerr’s best-selling book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is brought to life on stage at The Theatre by Mall of the Emirates on March 12 and 13. Witness a joyous 55-minute musical act that everyone above the age of two can enjoy, with acclaimed children’s play director David Wood calling the shots. Join Sophie and her mother on their afternoon tea-time adventure as they are surprised by a visit from a friendly tiger who ends up finishing up all the food and drink they have at home. Tickets start at Dh125. For more information, visit dubai.platinumlist.net.

TriYAS Challenge 2022

Join the 12TH Edition of the TRIYAS Challenge! Swim, cycle and run towards the finishing line in Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Catering for all fitness levels, this triathlon will test your endurance, but you will have great fun doing it. Competitors over 16 must be vaccinated or have the appropriate waiver. Your ALHOSN app must be showing ‘green’ with a negative PCR test results having been undertaken within 96 hours of event day. The event run until March 12. Tickets start at Dh105. For more information, visit yasmarinacircuit.com.

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