Contemporary French artists will showcase prestigious French art at an exhibition. Artists include Pierre Barillot, Michele Delimeux, Maurice Gaury, Jean-Luc Myskowski, Jan Plok, Louisa Ricci, Alain Bordier, Jean-Claude Tron, Jacques Loiseau and C Kiss. A must for art lovers.

  • WHERE: Art Attack gallery, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
  • WHEN: March 16 to 26
  • Contact: 04-344 9008

Wedding show: Bridal dreams

The Perfect Wedding Show brings your dreams to life with exclusive bridal gowns from top retailers and global designers.

  • WHERE: Expo Centre, Sharjah
  • WHEN: Until March 7
  • CONTACT: 06-577 0000

Fair: Family fun

Get ready to expect the unexpected at the Family Fun Fair with great games, bargains, lots of prizes and delicious food. WHERE: Al Noor Training Centre, Al Barsha, Dubai

  • WHEN: March 6
  • CONTACT: 04-340 4844, 050-945 5971

Concerts: Classics

An extraordinary line-up of international talent is set to transform the emirate's musical landscape as the popular concert series welcomes some of the world's greatest legends – Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, piano soloists Lang Lang and Arcadi Volodos, the Vienna Philharmonic and the spectacular Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana.

  • WHERE: Al Jahili Fort and Municipality Theatre, Al Ain
  • WHEN: March 5 to April 30 contact: 800-4669


Peter Grant – who has used his voice to give an ultra cool lounge makeover to songs like Barry White's My First, My Last, My Everything and Scott Walker's Joanna – is back in the UAE with his musical extravaganza.

  • WHERE: The Club, Abu Dhabi, The Madinat Theatre, Dubai
  • WHEN: March 12 to 14 CONTACT: Tickets are available at the venues.
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Entertainment: Production

Cirque du Soleil – a dramatic mix of circus arts and entertainment – is all set to enthrall Dubai residents with its magical production Alegria, combining synchronised trapeze, power track, Russian bars, contortion and more.

  • WHERE: Ibn Battuta Mall
  • WHEN: March 5 to April 5

Musical extravaganza: Desert rock

The organisers of Desert Rock Festival have announced the line-up for its sixth edition. Six international heavy metal bands will dominate the stage, providing hours of live music. This year's festival will feature a wide array of rock and metal bands, including Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Nervecell, etc. This marks Motörhead's first performance in the Middle East since the beginning of their career in 1975. On their 30th anniversary, they won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance. They now promise a powerful show in Dubai.