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Top things to do in February

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


Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

🗓 January 31 - February 6, 2024 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Arab world’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word and one of the world’s leading international literary festivals, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature returns for its 16th edition this month. Celebrating the region's love of storytelling, the festival honours the ancient tradition that saw Bedouin tribes gather around the ghaf tree to share inspiring tales about their culture. This year's event will take place at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and will feature an incredible line-up of creative workshops, talks by world-renowned public figures and special events.

To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Middle East Film & Comic Con

🗓 February 9 - 11, 2024 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Promising an action-packed weekend for visitors of all ages, the Middle East Film & Comic Con is returning to Abu Dhabi for its 12th edition this year. Celebrating movies, TV shows, comics, art and gaming, this is the region's largest pop culture festival. The agenda features workshops, community panels, fan screenings, live performances, retail, creative installations and more, all taking place across three days. This is also a chance for fans to meet their favourite celebrities and commission bespoke creations from regional and international artists.

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


New York Fashion Week

🗓 February 9 - 11, 2024 📍New York, USA


For a first look at the biggest trends that will dominate in Autumn/Winter 2024, head to New York Fashion Week 2024. Taking place against the iconic backdrop of the Big Apple, renowned designers will once again showcase their covetable collections while up-and-coming fashionistas will begin making waves in the sartorial universe. Beyond the runway, brands also host pop-up events and activations across the city during this time, promising world-class hospitality and an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes.


Phantom of the Opera at Dubai Opera

🗓 February 22 - March 10, 2024 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates


One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest masterpieces of all time, The Phantom of the Opera returns to Dubai Opera after four years. Set in 19th-century Paris and based on the classic French novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, this acclaimed production tells the story of a musical genius, The Phantom, who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent of a young soprano named Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passion collide.

Since debuting in London's West End in October 1986, it has taken the world by storm with over 13,900 performances on Broadway, has been watched by over 160 million people worldwide and won over 70 major theatre awards.


To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Kuwait National Day

🗓 February 25, 2024 📍Kuwait


Each year, on Kuwait's National Day, the nation pays tribute to Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. This celebration commemorates the anniversary of his 1950 coronation and acknowledges his transformative leadership, guiding Kuwait from a fishing village to a thriving trading hub. The occasion also honours his pivotal role in securing Kuwait's liberty, recognising his enduring impact on both the nation and its people.


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