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Buro. Middle East’s culture guide: January ’20

Here's what to do this month...
Start the new year off right by enjoying some of the city's must-see cultural experiences...

2020 has officially begun in the UAE and now that January is upon us, we’re looking ahead to a stellar line-up of events taking place this month. Here’s what you can look forward to…

Dior Backstage Beauty Pop-Up

Dior Backstage Beauty

Marking the first and only Dior Backstage makeup pop-up in the Middle East, Dior is showcasing its finest makeup collections, as well as unique experiences with our makeup artists. Want to know the basics of make-up, how to contour or create an array of pro-eye looks for the new year? An exciting line-up of Dior experts will be conducting masterclasses, all whilst offering tips and tricks. And the best part? The schedule changes daily.

The Dior Backstage Beauty Pop-Up will run until January 31st and is located at the Grand Atrium Main Entrance of The Dubai Mall. Keep up with the schedule here.

Jo Koy live at Coca-Cola Arena

Jo Koy

We’re kicking off 2020 on a funny note as Dubai prepares to host one of the year’s biggest comedy nights with the award-winning comic Jo Koy. On his comedic visit to the city, we can expect Jo Koy to take to the stage all-new material and witty punch lines.

Jo Koy will be performing on January 20th at the Coca-Cola Arena. For tickets, please visit

Robbie Williams live at The Pointe

The English singing sensation, Robbie Williams, is set to bring back those nostalgic hits to the city as he takes the stage with an all-time high concert at The Pointe. You can expect to sing-along to crowd favourites including Angels and She’s The One.

Robbie Williams will be performing on January 24th at The Pointe. For tickets, please visit

Standard Chartered Marathon

Standard Chartered Marathon Dubai

It’s that time of year again! The 21st edition of the annual Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is back and both seasoned marathon runners and aspiring amateurs can run the track and follow in the footsteps of record breakers who have run the path before, with 4km and 10km distances on offer for those who aren’t up for the full marathon. Also, you’ll be passing by some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Burj Al Arab, on their way along the race course.

The Standard Chartered Marathon is set to take place on January 24th. For more information, please visit

Quoz Arts Fest

You can immerse yourselves in art and creativity this month with another exciting edition of the Quoz Arts Fest. The theme this year is ‘In Search Of…’ and it’s set to be the most diverse (and largest) one yet. This year, there’ll be art exhibitions, live music, performances, food trucks, outdoor installations, film screenings, and more, including a free concert by Jordanian-Palestinian band 47Soul, and the exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the plate, in collaboration with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

The Quoz Arts Fest will take place on January 24th and 25th. For more information, please visit

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