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Top things to do in February

From food festivals to literary events and more, February remains packed with an array of things to do in and around the region


Taste of Dubai

🗓 February 3 - 5, 2023 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai's favourite food festival is set to be bigger than ever this year with an expected 15,000 foodies in attendance. The three-day culinary extravaganza promises to be more delicious than ever before with a jam-packed line-up of the region's best chefs, restaurants, local artisans, acclaimed food producers and mixologists. On the agenda at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre are interactive classes, cooking demonstrations, tastings, live entertainment and more.


To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Kuwait National Day

🗓 February 25, 2023 📍Kuwait


Each year on its National Day, Kuwait honours the life of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah by celebrating the anniversary of his coronation in 1950 and marking his death 15 years later on the same day. The occasion is dedicated to the critical role he played in attaining liberty for Kuwait and transforming the nation from a humble fishing village to a bustling trading post while also remembering his contributions to society and his people.


Art Here exhibition

🗓 Until March 19, 2023 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


To mark the museum’s fifth anniversary, Louvre Abu Dhabi has teamed up with Swiss watchmaking brand Richard Mille once again for the second edition of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here exhibition and the Richard Mille Art Prize. The exhibition has been in the making all of last year and it saw GCC-based artists working across various art forms to showcase their creations during the exhibition. These shortlisted pieces are currently on display, and from the selection of 10, one artist will go on to claim The Richard Art Mille Prize.


To book your hotel in Abu Dhabi, visit rotana.com


Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

🗓 February 1 - 6, 2023 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates


A love of storytelling runs deeply through the history of the Middle East, dating back to the days when Bedouin tribes gathered around the ghaf tree to share inspiring tales. Honouring this tradition, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of literature in all its forms. Now in its 15th edition, this year's event is set to take place at the newly-opened Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and will feature an incredible line-up of workshops, talks by world-renowned public figures and special events.


To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Rio Carnival

🗓 February 17 - 25, 2023 📍Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


From the very first carnival held in Rio in 1723, Brazil's annual festival has been one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Over two million people take to the streets every day of the festival for one of the world's largest displays of dance, music, colour and entertainment. The parades at the Sambadrome are the main attraction of the entire celebration and draw in the crowds every year. This is clearly not an experience to miss!


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