Dubai Canvas Festival 2016
Organised by Brand Dubai (a branch of the Government of Dubai Media Office), in cooperation with Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), the Dubai Canvas Festival 2016 features more than 60 works by well-known international, regional and local 3D artists. The inventor of 3D street art, Kurt Wenner, has created some exclusive pieces for the fest. Over a 2 kilometre-stretch, visitors can be wowed in person by optical illusions, until March 14.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016
Literature enthusiasts can head on down to the Emirates Lit Fest, which kicked off on March 1 and runs until March 12. Celebrating the written and spoken word, this edition features more than 150 writers, poets, illustrators and thinkers, across a range of genres.
Entry: Prices vary according to the event. You can buy tickets at https://tickets.emirateslitfest.com/
Details: For details, visit http://emirateslitfest.com/
Taste of Dubai 2016
The 9th edition of Taste of Dubai will take place from March 10 to 12. The festival is a three-day foodie’s dream-come-true, with exclusive fine-dining restaurants and world-class celebrity chefs taking part. There will also be live cooking demonstrations and live music.
Entry: Two Standard tickets – Dh 99, Two VIP tickets – Dh 399, Kids under 12 – Free
Tickets: Available at http://tasteofdubaifestival.com/
ENBD Classics Season V—‘Samaa’
Emirates NBD Classics Season V presents ‘Samaa’, featuring sitar maestro Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan and George Brooks, a saxophonist and leading fusion music proponent. The classical and jazz maestros promise to create some serious musical magic on stage at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, on March 11.
Entry: Dh 150
Tickets: Available at http://www.enbdclassics.com/#!tickets/bp9bk
The Color Run
It’s a fun way to run! You’ll be doused in a myriad of colours, if you decide to take part in ‘The Happiest 5K run on the Planet’. The Color Run, by Daman’s ActiveLife, will take place at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, on March 12. The Color Run mascot, Runicorn, will be there to cheer you on during your rainbow-speckled run!
Entry: Dh 140, including a goodie bag. Kids under 4 run for free
Tickets: Available at http://www.thecolorrun.ae/abu-dhabi