Top Events for Students in Dubai

Loving university but want to try something a little different? Get your diary out, because we’re counting down the best student events happening in Dubai from 2017-2018!

Groove on the Grass

UAE’s biggest homegrown music festival is back in October 2017! This open-air gig is about more than just amazing sounds. With fashion shows, art exhibitions, and audio-visual productions to boot, this event will wow art-lovers and music fans alike.

06/12/17 | Emirates Golf Club |


This huge dance event comes to Dubai in November 2017 after selling out in Sao Paulo, Santiago, Prague, St Petersburg, and Copenhagen, to name but a few. Ticket-holders are in for a treat with acrobats, DJs, and many other performers entertaining the crowds around one enormous pyramid.

10 /12/17 | Meydan Racecourse |

Beach Polo

Fancy doing something a little different? Why not head down to the Beach Polo Cup in December 2017? You’ll watch horses and players race past you on the beachfront as you cheer on your favourite team. You don’t need to be a big polo fan to enjoy this one, because the atmosphere is always electric and everyone gets into the spirit of the day.

14/12/17 |

Chris Rock

Chris Rock comes to Dubai in January 2018 as part of his hilarious Total Blackout Tour. Packed full of side-splitting jokes, sarcastic humour, and razor-sharp wit, this stand-up gig is perfect for you if you love to poke fun at current affairs.

05/01/18 | Dubai World Trade Center |

The Dubai Food Festival

Calling all foodies! Your dream festival is coming to Dubai in February 2018. Pop-up food trucks and cafes from all of your favourite restaurants will all be here. What’s more, there will be plenty of competitions, live demonstrations, and free samples throughout the event.

22/02/18 |

The Emirates Festival of Literature

English students and bookworms alike flock to the annual Emirates Festival of Literature, which is being held in March 2018. From readings, panel discussions, and author interviews, to book launches and cookery classes, this event has something to offer every keen reader.

01/03/18 | The InterContinental Hotel |

The World Art Dubai Fair

Whether you’re an art student or you just love to see creative works on display, the World Art Dubai Fair will be right up your street. A diverse collection of talented artists are coming to Dubai in April 2018 to showcase their best pieces, so you’re bound to find something you’ll fall in love with.

18/04/18 | Dubai World Trade Centre |


The holy month of Ramadan (in May) is always a special time in Dubai. Activities peak in the evenings when the sun goes down and families can break their fasts. Restaurants are full of people

eating from specially-designed menus, and purpose-built marquees put on amazing entertainment during the nights.

15/05/18 – 15/06/18


Eid al-Fitr in June celebrates the end of Ramadan, and the vibe in Dubai at this time is joyous. There are usually plenty of offers on, too. From theme parks and restaurants, to shops and hotels, you’re bound to find a bargain that you’ll want to bag.

14/06/18 – 15/06/18

Love Your Life at Uni

You’ll make amazing memories at the events you attend in Dubai, but getting the right accommodation is important, too. Take a look at our accommodation options, or speak to a member of our team today to secure your next pad.