Sacred Sights of India
A vast collection of vintage photos, both contemporary and from the ’60s and ’70s. Until February 5.
The Empty Quarter, DIFC.
Manhattan Film Academy workshop
Learn to act using the same techniques as Marlon Brando and James Dean. Until Saturday 23.
Knowledge Village, See www.mfacademy.com.
Brilliance of the Seas
A new cruise ship arrives in Dubai, offering local cruises until April.
Around the Gulf, See www.royalcaribbean-arabia.com.
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
Expect to see stars such as Sergio Garcia (right) and Paul Casey, but perhaps no Tiger.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, See www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com.
Dubai Shopping Festival
Prepare yourself for the annual frenzy of in-store sales, free entertainment and lots and lots of fireworks.
Locations across the city, See www.mydsf.com.
For the diary
Feb DATE TBC
Time Out Nightlife Awards
Which are the best bars, clubs and DJs in the land? We reveal all.
Venue TBC, See www.timeoutdubai.com.
Dubai International Jazz Festival
James Morrison and David Gray take to the Jazz Fest stage.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, See www.dubaijazzfest.com.
Dubai Tennis Championships
Back with the world’s best players, including Rafael Nadal (below), plus the tournament’s first ladies’ day.
The Aviation Club, Garhoud, See www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com.
The Arabic Booker
Who will win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction? All will be revealed.
Abu Dhabi, See www.arabicfiction.org.
Dubai International Boat Show 2010
Yachts, powerboats, schooners and whatever else floats your boat.
Dubai International Marine Club, See www.boatshowdubai.com.
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.
Dubai Football Sevens
The first-ever football version of the sevens, featuring 300 local and international teams.
Sevens stadium, See www.promoseven.com.
The wee Scot folk-popper flies in.
The Irish Village, Garhoud.
Mirdif City Centre opens
Expect shops, eateries and indoor skydiving. Of course!
Mirdif, See www.mirdiffcitycentre.info.
More world-class pieces as Dubai goes crazy for art.
Madinat Jumeirah, See www.artdubai.ae.
Taste of Dubai
The city’s top food fest returns.
Media City, See www.timeouttickets.com.
Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival
Showcasing ballet, classical music, art and more. Until April 7.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, See www.admaf.org.
Red Bull AIr Race
Weird and wonderful creations take to the skies over the capital.
Abu Dhabi, See www.redbullairrace.com.
Dubai World Cup
We predict that the city will go Meydan-mad in March when the first Dubai World Cup is held at the new multi-million dirham venue.
Meydan racecourse, See www.dubaiworldcup.com.
Zee Dubai Mega Mela
Take part in the biggest celebration of Indian culture and music ever to take place in Dubai.
Dubai Media City, See www.dubaimegamela.com.
Dubai Bride Show
The wedding show is bigger and better than ever before.
Dubai International Exhibition Centre, See www.thebrideshow.com.
The sitar player (and Ravi’s daughter) plays a concert in the capital.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, See www.adach.ae.
Womad Abu Dhabi
Family-friendly world music for free – and it’s only an hour’s drive from Dubai.
Abu Dhabi Corniche, See www.womad.org.