Dubai Winter Festival

Tuesday 9 January (10:00) - Saturday 13 January 2024 (22:00)

The University of Birmingham Dubai's Winter Festival offers students the chance to try new activities, develop skills, create memories, unwind and connect with other students.

Dubai Winter Festival activities

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Mix and mingle cereal cafe, 10:00 - 12:00 in the Old Joe Pod

Try a range of cereals with toppings galore while chatting to your friends at our cereal café. Just turn up to Old Joe pod for a extra Dubai style breakfast.

Games night, 16:00 - 19:00 in the Burj Pod 

Join us for games night - where fun meets competition! Whether you like card games, board games or PlayStation games– we guarantee there’s a game for everyone! Registration not required, just bring your A-game!

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Clubs and groups fair, 12:00 in the Atrium

Come and meet some of our clubs and groups leaders to join their societies. This will also be you opportunity to propose a new club.

Outdoor cinema, 16:00 - 20:00

Relax at dusk watching a popular family movie, movie to be released closer to the date! Settle in with a beanbag, popcorn and good company.

Trip to Al Seef, 15:00 transport provided from campus

Transport will be provided to and from Al Seef.

Come on an exciting trip to Al-Seef and explore ancient Dubai, hidden gems, souks and museums. For the day we will take a ride on the Abra across to the Gold Souk, where you can purchase gifts and barter for goods! Towards the end of the visit, we will have an optional dinner at a restaurant with views of the boat bays and city lights.

Book Al Seef

Thursday 11 January 2024

Sunset hike (Mushriff Park), 14:00 - 18:00 transport provided from campus

Transport will be provided to and from Mushriff Park for the hike.

Join your university peers for a beautiful sunset hike at Mushrif Park! Experience a trail that goes beyond paths, featuring wooden stairways, bridges, and scenic spots offering breath-taking views of Ghaf tree landscapes. Don't miss out on this nature-filled adventure with fellow students!

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Friday 12 January 2024

Intra-college sports day, 10:00 - 12:00 on the Parkland

Compete alongside UoBD staff in sports activities on behalf of your school! Challenges include egg and spoon race, sack race and tug of war to name a few!

Saturday 13 January 2024

Networking lunch, 12:00 in the Auditorium

A great opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with friends over lunch, provided by the university.