Visitors should bear in mind that most Dubai hotels become extremely busy during the biggest and brightest of these festivals, making it important to book in advance. Dubai Shopping Festival People in search for a bargain or two head to Dubai in January to take advantage of the huge savings available during the Dubai Shopping Festival. This annual event attracts more than two million shoppers each year and features special events such as vibrant firework shows, street performances and concerts. All the major shopping malls take part in the Dubai Shopping Festival as well as other outlets and businesses all over the city. Dubai Desert Classic The main event in February, the Dubai Desert Classic takes place at the Emirates Golf Club and is one of the main golf tournaments to be held during the European tour. A large number of the world�s leading golfers travel to Dubai to take part in this exciting event, which lasts for just under a week and features events such as a pro-am competition and challenge match. Emirates World Series-Dubai World Cup One of the largest horse races in the entire world, the Emirates World Series-Dubai World Cup is held each year in March. Those in search of tickets to this exciting event may be able to arrange seats through theirhotel Dubaiand the races are held at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. The prize for the winner is six million dollars, which attracts the best horses and jockeys in the world of horse racing. Dubai Summer Surprises Lasting for a total of ten weeks and starting in June, Dubai Summer Surprises features a whole host of interesting events held all over the city. The main catchphrase of the event is �shop, save and celebrate�, and most of the city�s malls and over outlets offer massive discounts on their products, while the activities that are held during this time are divided into categories such as the arts, food, nature and adventure. One of the event�s logos is "Big Fund for Little Ones", and special events are also held to promote fun and learning for children. Dubai Rugby Sevens Those who want to grab a ticket for the Dubai Rugby Sevens event better be quick off the mark as even though the event doesn�t take place until December tickets usually sell out some time in September. Visitors who do managed to grab a ticket will be in for a real treat as no fewer than 16 major international teams compete each year for the trophy and this is one of the largest and most exciting sports matches to be held anywhere in the Middle East. National Day Festival Each year, Dubai celebrates the independence of the United Arab Emirates from Great Britain on December 2nd. The National Day Festival is a vibrant day of celebration as special events are held throughout the day and many of the city�s major monuments are open to the public. The National Day Festival also features a large street parade as well as plenty of dancing, feasting and firework displays. While the festival is celebrated all over the United Arab Emirates, the celebrations are at their most vibrant in Dubai and people travel here from all over the world on this day.