From adrenaline-fuelled extreme sporting events to heartwarming operas and insightful conferences, January is a great time to be in Dubai. This month, Ellie Goulding will perform her ‘Explosion’ tour and Broken Wings will go live at the opera, ao music will definitely fill the Dubai air. VoucherCodesUAE brings you the top 7 events worth showing up to in January.

Dubai Shopping Festival

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Although the shopping festival kicked off last December, it is here to stay with us for the whole of January and more. It is one of the major January attractions for tourists and locals alike.  With flash sales and huge discounts going on every instance, it’s hard to blame anyone for the craze they have for this festival. You will find anything of your interest but it will be smart if you go for items that are usually not on sales like jewelry and other luxury items. Deira Gold Souk is the place to be if you are looking for gold, silver, platinum, and diamond.

Middle East Extreme Sports Expo

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Date: January 9, 2020

Venue: Dubai World Trade Center

The Middle East Extreme Sports 2020 is back bigger and better and this time it’s in Dubai. Are you in for some thrillings events such as the Under-Water-Shooting-Championship and the Bike-stunt-battle? Or would you like to check out the latest cutting-edge technologies and pieces of equipment from the world of water sports, motorbikes and bicycles? The Exhibitors feature a long line of top brands such as Ducati, Moto Guzzi and many more. So prepare yourself for three days of this Extreme Sports Expo which will feature ‘The Diving and Fishing Expo,’ ‘Dubai Motorbike Expo’ and the ‘Dubai International Bicycle Exhibition.’

Ellie Goulding performing in Coca Cola Arena

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Date: January 10, 2020

Venue: Coca Cola Stadium

Have you finished memorizing the lyrics of ‘On My Mind’ yet? The day of reckoning is finally here as Ellie Goulding is coming to set the stage on fire at the Coca-Cola arena on January 10th, 2020. Since signing her first record deal in 2009, the Grammy-nominated artist has been consistently selling out arenas and stadiums around the world. You can expect Ellie to dish out some of her hit songs including  ‘Lights’ and ‘Anything Could Happen.’ So put on your jeans and leather jackets and sing along to the tunes with Ellie at the Coca-Cola arena.

SGI Dubai, 2020

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Date: January 12-14

Venue: Dubai World Trade Center

Want to learn some expert knowledge on how to grow your business? If so, you cannot miss the Signage, Graphics, and Imaging 2020 conference. The event will be featuring conferences on a wide range of topics, from Artificial Intelligence and Digital Display Technologies to Branding, Labelling and Software. SGI Dubai is the perfect platform for all the leading players from their respective backgrounds to showcase their offerings to a wide MENA audience.

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

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Date: January 24, 2020

Venue: Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim Road

The most prestigious marathon of the Middle East is back and this year 30,000 runners are participating. It is often dubbed as the world’s richest marathon due to the winner’s prize of a staggering USD$20,000. Both seasoned marathon runners and aspiring amateurs from all around the world are looking to tread in the footsteps of the record-breakers who have run the path before. Not a pro runner? No problem, as there is also a 4km and a 10km distance for those who aren’t up for the full marathon. If you are not into running, you can also cheer the runners on and enjoy the festive ambiance filled with healthy snacks and sports accessories from all the top brands.

Watch The Musical ‘Broken Wings’ At The Dubai Opera:

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Date: January 17-18, 2020

Venue: Dubai Opera

Why is opera important? Why is any art important? The stories told in an opera often offers us a reflection of who we are and how we relate to others. This January the Dubai opera is set to feature an autobiographical account of Kahlil Gibran’s first love, Broken Wings. It is a musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece. This moving new musical is written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan. This autobiographical account takes audiences through Gibran’s tumultuous love story. A young aspiring writer who returns to the Middle East from America and falls in love with Selma Karamy. For their love to succeed they must fight the rigid structure of the society. While set at the turn of the century, Broken Wings explores potent themes that still resonate deeply.

Omega Dubai Desert Classic:

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Date: January: 23- January 26, 2020

Venue: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai

Put on your favorite pair of sunglasses, a pair of khakis along with a golf shirt and head out to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. It is a European Tour golf tournament held on the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. On the previous editions, golfing legends such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, and Rory McIlroy have won this “Major of the Middle East.” This year fan favorite, Tommy Fleetwood is set to compete with other major champions such as Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, and Danny Willet.  If you are a golf fan, you cannot afford to miss out on this one.

Arab Health Conference 2020

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Date: 27 January 2020

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre, Conrad Dubai Hotel

End the month on a positive note with the leading medical experts from the Middle East and all around the world as they tackle one of the most prominent medical conditions of the MENA, ‘Asthma.’ Poor medication adherence, lifestyle, and air quality are all leading to an increase in asthma patients in the MENA region. Arab Health is a platform that aspires to find solutions to problems such as these.  The world’s leading medical manufacturers and distributors will meet the medical and scientific community of the Middle East at the conference. They will look to tackle the problem of asthma in the Middle East.

The 2020 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,250 exhibiting companies and 55,000 attendees from 160+ countries. It is for a good cause and you should definitely attend this event to spread some awareness. When it comes to tackling social problems such as these every little contribution matters.