Fiesta! This three-day festival of fancy footwork and Latino grooves promises to bring together Dubai’s enthusiasts of an overlooked art form. We’re talking shows, parties, competitions, and even workshops for those unfamiliar in the theatrics of South American dance. Expect professional dancers twirling away to live bands and specialist DJs, while cultural aficionados rub shoulders on the sidelines.

The festival includes more than 27 hours of tango, salsa, bachata and zouk workshops, the second Middle East Tango and Salsa Championship, and two nights of spectacular performances, salsa parties and tango milongas. Best start practising those hip shimmies, then…

Tickets from Dhs50. Thursday January 26-Saturday January 28 (timings vary). Ibn Batutta Gate Hotel, www.dubailatinfest.com.