The megacity of Dubai might be well known as a luxury shopping and resort destination, but it’s also a growing hub of international sporting activity. From prestige golfing events to local favourites such as camel racing and polo, the winters in Dubai bring an action-packed sports calendar to the city.
As well as our calendar of monthly events in Dubai this year, sports fans may like to plan out their travels based on these epic events to be held in Dubai this year:
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Major Events on the Dubai Sports Schedule 2024
This table summarises the major events throughout the year to be hosted in Dubai emirate.
|Timing & Venue
|Camel Racing at Al Marmoom
|Seasonal – October to April at Al Marmoom Race Track
|Horse Racing Season
|Seasonal – Fridays, November to March, at Meydan Race Course
|Hancock 24H – Motor Racing
|12-14 January 2024 at Dubai Autodrome
|Dubai Desert Classic – Golf
|18 to 21 January 2024 at Emirates Golf Club
|DP World International League T20 – Cricket
|20 January to 17 February 2024 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
|HYROX – Endurance Fitness
|11 February 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre
|Dubai Challenge Cup – Football
|26 to 28 January 2024 at Al Maktoum Stadium
|Dubai Polo Gold Cup – Polo
|6-24 February at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
|FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
|15 to 25 February 2024 at Dubai Design District Stadium
|Dubai Open Swimming Championship
|16 to 18 February at Hamdan Sports Complex
|Dubai Dutryfree Tennis Championship
|18 February to 2 March 2024, at Dubai DutyFree Tennis Stadium
|UAE Tour: Stage 4 – Cycling
|23 February 2024 from Al Shindagha to Dubai Harbour
|Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge – Cycling
|24-25 February Expo City Dubai
|Dubai World Cup – Horse Racing
|30 March 2024 at Meydan Race Course
|GRIT + TONIC Triathlon
|17 March at Al Mamzar Beach Park
|DP World Tour Championship – Golf
|14 to 17 November 2024 at Jumeirah Golf Estates
|Dubai Fitness Challenge
|End October- November – citywide events
|Emirates Dubai 7’s – Rugby
|Early December at the Dubai Sevens Stadium
You may also like to pop over here for the calendar of international events being held in Abu Dhabi emirate, just over an hour away from Dubai.
NB: You’ll see a lot of events are seasonal over the winter months in Dubai; it should come as no surprise that the heat in Dubai can be oppressive over the summer months for anything outdoors, so most sporting action occurs from November to April. You’ll find a limited number of indoor events May-October – we will update this guide post-summer for more confirmed dates of sporting events Winter 2024-25.
Where to Find Dubai Sporting Venues
This map will help you locate where many of the major sporting events in Dubai are held.
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