3 Apr 2014 | Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
April Events

It’s events galore this April!

The month of April brings some amazing events to the city of Dubai. The Middle East Film and Comic Con started earlier this week on April 3rd, as did the fabulous movie musical The Wizard of Oz. The traditional Al Marmoon Heritage festival kicks off on April 4th, and on April 19th the inaugural Dubai Desert Triathlon takes place. The spectacular show Cavalia, which launched last month, can be seen until April 20th.

Now in its third year, The Middle East Film and Comic Con takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. If you have not attended before, this festival focuses on film, TV, comics, manga, animation, collectibles and pop art. It’s the largest culture festival in its field in the Middle East and this year the event will see a number of celebrities and industry stars attend. Take the opportunity to meet your personal hero or dress up as your favourite superhero, dastardly villain, comic character, sci-fi idol or fantasy crush, and have the chance to win lots of prizes. Make sure you sign up for the cosplay competition in order to win ;)

If you are looking for something more traditional and local, make sure to visit the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on the Dubai- Al Ain road starting from April 4th. Camel races have been popular in the region for centuries and they are part of the local culture. The Al Marmoom Heritage Festival aims to bring back the awareness for this traditional sport. During the 12-day festival, visitors can see a series of races and will have the opportunity to learn more about this unique local tradition.

Are you looking for some magic in April? The Madinat Theatre brings the Wizard of Oz musical to Dubai for 16 days starting on April 3rd. Join Dorothy and her friends Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion on the adventures to the Emerald City and meet the Wizard of Oz. This enchanting musical is the perfect past time event for the whole family. Young and old will enjoy immersing in this magical journey from Kansas to Munchkin Country. 

Are you more into sports and outdoor activities? Dubai will host a special Triathlon for the first time this year. It is a unique combination of running, cycling and endurance horse riding. Starting at 6:00am with 25km of cycling, followed by a 5km trail run, the race ends with a 2km loop through the desert. Have your running shoes ready and make sure your horse is well prepared for the day and join the inaugural Dubai Desert Triathlon!

On April 20th, the extremely popular show Cavalia will perform for the last time in Dubai World Trade Centre. Cavalia unites a number of beautiful horse breeds with talented and skilled acrobats, dancers and riders. This show brings the connection between humans and horses to stage and leaves the audiences speechless.

You still don’t know what to do this April? Check out Dubai Calendar, where you will for sure find something for your taste. 

3 Apr 2014

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