March is the last month of high season in the city, and that means it is the last month of the year in Dubai when there will be as many events and as much atmosphere as usual. This month is packed with cultural and artistic fairs such as the Emirates Airline Literature Festival, the World Art Dubai, the Dubai International Horse Fair, the Yogafest Dubai, among others.
So, if you like food and art, do not hesitate to take a look at all the events that await you in this interesting month that marks the beginning of the beach season in the city.
1. A touch of adrenaline with skydiving fair
Dubai may seem like a dense and cramped city; however, its location adjacent to the desert creates a great minimalist landscape from the sky. And what better way to enjoy this enchanting scenery than at the annual Dubai skydiving fair held in the second week of March.
The fair is held at Palm Jumeirah and you must have purchased tickets to enter. The excellent news is that there will be discounts of up to 50%.
Start by trying out the wind tunnel
If you're still undecided about skydiving but are interested in flying activities, start by trying out the wind tunnel in Dubai. With the help of air jets you will soar up to 4 meters high and believe you are flying, but all in a safe and professional way. Do you dare?
2. Fly over the sky of Dubai in a helicopter
If you're really looking for a true adventure in the incredible city of Dubai, you should take advantage of the clear skies and still mild temperatures of March to fly over the sky and take in **Dubai'**s spectacular cityscape, which is probably unlike any other.
Imagine seeing the city's man-made islands, luxury hotel complexes and skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa from above, all in contrast to Dubai's impressive mosques. Undoubtedly, taking a helicopter ride in the sky over the capital of the UAE is a highly recommended plan that you should not miss.
3. Nights of spectacle at Dubai Acrobatics Week
March is a favorite month for art lovers, so there should be an artistic event starring people, I mean: talented acrobats!
The acrobatics week is held at Caesars Palace Bluewaters, a stage that will allow you to enjoy a show with a 360° view, impossible to complain! The event is annual and is attended by the best acrobats from around the world, so be prepared to see a show full of choreographies that border on the surreal.
Don't miss La Perle de Dragone
Or if you prefer, go see the La Perle de Dragone acrobatics show in Dubai, a jaw-dropping, immersive show of lights, sounds and water. The team of 65 performers who offer the show to thousands of spectators every day will allow you to enjoy an experience with impossible aerial and aquatic stunts and acrobatics.
4. Check out the Emirates Airline Literature Festival
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an international rangefestival held every year in Dubai, this event features over 250 unique sessions and events ranging from workshops, masterclasses to debates and poetry readings. The event is held between late February and early March at the InterContinental Hotel Festival City and usually lasts for almost a month.
It is a well-known event attended by more than 44,000 visitors of different ages each year, and features tributes to some of the brightest minds in literature. The event also features live book launches and food events to accompany the main event.
5. Enjoy the annual World Art Dubai event
World Art Dubai is an annual art event held in mid-March at the World Trade Center Dubai, an event that welcomes national and international exhibitors who are experts in graphic arts, painting and art.
Given the limited capacity, it is necessary to book a ticket to attend the event by visiting the official website of World Art Dubai.
If art is something you are passionate about do not hesitate to include this plan in your tour of Dubai, as it is an annual event that only takes place in the month of March. Also, I recommend you to find out more about the event in case there are any new updates.
6. Get a taste of Dubai's culture at the International Horse Fair
The Dubai International Horse Fair is a very important event for Dubai as it represents the equestrian sector of the United Arab Emirates. It is important to understand that horses in Dubai have always been a symbol of power and freedom; hence the event is a spectacle for tourists and locals alike. However, to attend the event it is advisable to book a place on the official website of the event.
The event lasts 6 days and is held at the end of March at the World Trade Center Dubai. In addition, the festival not only aims to highlight the qualities of the horses owned by each company, but it is also a festival where many people will have the pleasure of seeing the racehorses up close and learn a little more about this passionate sport rooted in the culture of the United Arab Emirates.
7. Do not miss Watch & Jewellery Middle East
Watch & Jewellery Middle East is an annual event held in both Dubai and Sharjah at the end of March and lasts approximately 5 days. The event is all about holding exhibitions of precious watches and luxury jewelry; it is also an event attended by many gold and diamond experts and specialists who will try to do their bit, hold talks and inform those attending the event of the qualities of each watch on display.
The event welcomes many visitors from various countries around the world; what's more, an estimated 60,000 visitors a year come to Dubai to attend this particular and annual event. You can attend the event for free in the large watch and jewelry spaces, such as the ones you will see if you buy tickets to the Burj Khalifa. If you are interested, I recommend you to visit the official site of theevent, sure you will solve all your doubts there.
8. Pool Party at Azure Beach Club
The Vogue Midnight Pool Party is one of the most sought after pool parties in Dubai, it is one of the most attended leisure events given the fun that Azure Beach Club offers. To attend this leisure activity organized every Saturday in March you need to pay an entrance fee of around 400Dhs (95.76 euros); however, after payment you will have the possibility to spend half of that amount inside the Azure Beach Club on drinks, food and other leisure activities. Interesting, right?
The Vogue Midnight Pool Party is definitely one of the plans to consider if you find yourself bored on a Saturday night in Dubai and are looking to sign up for something out of the ordinary. Opening hours are between 8pm-1am; however, in case there are any changes, please visit the event's officialwebsite.
9. Sign up for the annual Yogafest fair
Yogafest Dubai is an annual fair that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of living a healthy and sustainable life, emphasizing the importance of mental wellness. This fair is the largest in the Middle East and hosts some of the best experts in psychology, sports and nutrition.
Yogafest Dubai not only focuses on providing theoretical information, but also offers the possibility to participate inoutdoor sports activities, hence the term Yoga, one of the activities that most help the body and mind. In order to participate in the event it is necessary to register and reserve a place in the official site of theevent, since the capacity is limited.
10. Don't miss the fun with the Dubai Gold Festival
Don't miss the Dubai Gold Festival if you love Latin music and dance. It is an annual event held at 1OAK, a very famous nightclub in Dubai attended by people from all over the world.
The event is held on a Saturday in the middle of the month and is attended by DJs and important figures of reggaeton, something similar to a private concert. If you want to enjoy a reggaeton show in March do not hesitate to make your reservation on the official website ofthe club.
The weather in Dubai in March
The weather in Dubai in March is quite pleasant, although it is far from the spectacular weather that embraces the city in the winter months, it is an ideal climate to attend pool parties, swim in the city's beaches and make evening plans. Average minimum temperatures are 25°C and usually do not exceed 36°C as the maximum temperature.
Rainfall during this month in Dubai is between little to nonexistent, so don't worry about the rain issue.
Is it expensive to travel to Dubai in March?
The truth is that March is perhaps the best month for those who want to enjoy tolerable temperatures and interesting activities without having to pay so much money compared to other months of the year such as December in Dubai or January in Dubai.
However, if you are looking to pay less than in the month of March, in that case it would be advisable to look for the months of June, July or August, although in that case you would have to go very prepared to face the high temperatures.
What to wear in Dubai in March?
In the case of Dubai in March, I would recommend you to take spring and summer clothes, because although the average temperatures are quite pleasant, it is advisable to be prepared for the temperature peaks that are very frequent and unexpected. Also for your peace of mind, it is advisable to find out more about what to wear in Dubai in certain environments to avoid embarrassment.
Are there many tourists in Dubai in March?
Compared to other high season months, this is the month with the least number of tourists, not to mention that we are talking about Dubai, a city where there will always be tourists.
Is March the best month for swimming?
In theory the best months for swimming in Dubai are March, April and May. As you move months to your right the average maximum and minimum temperatures tend to rise; hence the answer to the question will depend on your particular tastes.
Of course, in general, in the month of March you don't usually go to the beach as much as in the months of April and May. If you live in Spain or by the Mediterranean we could compare March with the end of May or June; and the months of April and May with July and August respectively. What you can do in March is a cruise in the Dubai Marina; at least you will get rid of the desire for water and you will be refreshed by the sea breeze without being cold.