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20 Things to Love About February in Dubai

It's hard to complain about Dubai in February: we've all settled into the new year, the weather is perfect, and there are events and activities for foodies, fitness junkies, and everyone in between, but if you need another reason to love Dubai at this time of the year, we've rounded up 20...

1. Hermès Wanderland:

The Hermes 'Wanderland' exhibition, in town from Paris, is inspired by the fashion house's 2015 theme, 'flânerie' (or wandering the streets), and runs at the Dubai Fountain until February 7th. Dubai Fountain, through February 7

2. XYoga:

Slated to be the biggest public yoga session of 2016, world-renowned yogis will practice alongside novices in Burj Park later this month. XYoga, Burj Park, February 19-26

3. Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival:

Returning to Dubai for the 14th time, the Dubai Jazz Festival will return to its original location in Media City in 2016. Dubai Jazz Festival, Dubai Media City Ampitheatre, February 24-26

4. UFO Circus:

Landing in Dubai from Russia for the first time, the UFO Circus promises an out-of-this world experience. This new form of circus art makes spectators feel like they're flying aboard a spaceship as the Moscow-trained performers fly through the sky. UFO Circus, Dubai World Trade Center, February 10-13

5. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships:

Some of the greatest international tennis stars return to Dubai for the 2016 Duty Free Tennis Championships. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Aviation Club, February 15-27

6. Il Divo Amor & Passion Tour:

We've never met a Simon Cowell-formed boy band we didn't like, and Il Divo is no exception. This international opera group is headed to Dubai, and they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Il Divo, Meydan Dubai, February 12

7. The Wizard of Oz Live:

On the heels of last years UAE premier of Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz is headed to the Mall of The Emirates for a ballet performance featuring all your favorite characters from the classic film. The Wizard of Oz, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates, February 5-6

8. Dubai x Reebok Spartan Race:

Spartan Races are not for the weak, and Dubai's version of the challenging course is no exception. Held at the Jebel Ali Racecourse, this grueling race promises to leave you covered in mud and sweat by the end. Spartan Race, Jebel Ali Racecourse, February 26

9. Challenge Dubai:

Dubai's active community takes advantage of the cooler months, and Challenge Dubai is one of the city's hardest races. With swimming, biking, and cycling portions of the race, this triathalon is sure to push even the toughest athletes to their limits. Challenge Dubai, Jumeirah, February 27

10. The Green Planet Indoor Ecosystem:

Set to open at CityWalk at the end of the month, Dubai's newest attraction is an indoor biodome that will be home to over 3,000 plants and animals. CityWalk, end of February

11. Pancake month at Clinton Street Baking Company:

In the US, Pancake Month is celebrated at diners and bakeries across the country. Though it's not as widespread in the Middle East, New York import Clinton Street Baking Company will kick off the celebration on February 1st, offering a different variety of their famous pancakes every day of the month. Check out the full menu here. Clinton Street Baking Company, Burj Views, Downtown, runs all month

12. Superbowl live at CLAW:

Another American pastime, the Superbowl is sometimes difficult to catch when you're out of a US time-zone. The crew at CLAW has helped skirt that issue by airing the Superbowl live at 3am (Dubai time), and providing breakfast for anyone brave (or loyal) enough to head to the bar at that hour. Souk Al Bahar, February 9

13. 'Flow Piano' at al Barsha Park:

Pop-up pianos were popular in New York a few years ago, and now the interactive exhibit has made its way to the Middle East. The piano, which will be at Al Barsha Pond Park all month long, is free to play-- even if you're totally lacking in talent. Al Barsha Pond Park, runs all month

14. Short + Sweet Dubai:

Love the theater but don't have the time (or money, or attention span) to sit through a full length show? Head to Short + Sweet in Al Quoz, where 10-minute long plays will run all month long. Short + Sweet is back for its fourth year in Dubai, and the event has been getting more and more popular over the years. Check out the full schedule here. Short + Sweet, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, runs all month

15. London College of Fashion Short Program:

Beginning today, the London College of Fashion will be holding short courses at Dubai's design district. From "Fashion Drawing" to "Starting Your Own Fashion Label," these mini-courses will help you learn the basics of the fashion industry in under a week Check out the full schedule here. Dubai Design District, d3, February 1- February 11

16. GPP 2016 Dubai Photo Week:

Gulf Photo Plus is holding its annual photo week this February in Knowledge Village. With seminars, talks, and workshops (and some pretty awesome photography on display), you can easily spend a day or two exploring all that GPP Photo Week has to offer. GPP 2016, Dubai Knowledge Village, February 5-12

17. RedFest DXB:

RedFest DXB returns this year to the Dubai Media City Ampitheatre with headliners Steve Aoki and Rita Ora. With Trey Songz, The Vamps, and Fifth Harmony performing on the main stage, this year's RedFest has the potential to be the best yet. RedFest DXB, Dubai Media City Ampitheatre, February 11-12

18. Dubai Food Festival:

The region's most buzzed about foodie event is back this year, and we can expect it to be better than ever. With events throughout the city and at restaurants of all varieties, there's something for everyone at the 2016 Dubai Food Festival. City-wide, February 25-March 12

19. Everyday Middle East:

On display at Al Serkal Avenue through the end of the month, this photography exhibition showcases 90 photos from the popular Everyday Middle East Instagram feed. Featuring photos of--not surprisingly-- everyday life in the region, Everyday Middle East offers an exciting look at daily life. Al Quoz, Al Serkal Avenue, through February 26

20. The Laughter Factory:

With a reputation for providing some of the best international stand-up comedy, the Laughter Factory will return to Dubai this month with shows throughout the city. Whether you're in JBR or TECOM, you can catch their traveling act, which is sure to leave you in stitches. The Laughter Factory, Multiple locations, February 6-13

Image Source: Dubai Food Festival
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