Feb 19 Bloc Party DJ set Lead singer Kele from the Brit band steers the decks at Alpha after we missed him at SoundCity last year. Alpha, Le Méridien Dubai, Call 04 702 2640.
Mar 2 The Arabic Booker Who will win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction? All will be revealed. Abu Dhabi, See www.arabicfiction.org.
Mar 9-13 Dubai International Boat Show 2010 Yachts, powerboats, schooners and whatever else floats your boat. Dubai International Marine Club, See www.boatshowdubai.com.
Mar 10-13 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2010 Books are taking over the city again this year. Expect some straight talking as Martin Amis joins the fold of authors and poets. Intercontinental Festival City, See www.emirateslitfest.com. Mar 11-13 Dubai Football Sevens The first-ever football version of the sevens, featuring 300 local and international teams. Sevens stadium, See www.promoseven.com.