Sinulog is a cultural and religious festival from Cebu, Philippines.


Who said you’ll miss Sinulog this year? It’s happening in the UAE


DUBAI – Popular Filipino festival Sinulog is coming back to the UAE in February, with plenty of activities in store for a day-long event, organisers said.

Sinulog is a cultural and religious festival from Cebu, Philippines and features a prayer dance to the child Jesus known as Santo Nino.

In Cebu, the festival is held every third Sunday of January and is believed to be the Philippines’ most popular festival, drawing more than one million people to Cebu City for street parades.

In Dubai, this year’s 6th Sinulog festival will be held on Febuary 16. The organiser told that the event will be held at AHDAAF Sports Club in Al Quoz.

Organisers said an estimated 2,500 spectators are expected to gather for the event from 8am to 8pm.

Groups will compete for the Sinulog Dance Parade and Dance Interpretation, with each contingent’s muse to vie for the Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 title. A photo competition will also run throughout the event.

Other activities in store include morning Zumba classes, games, face painting booths and food bazaars. Five finalists of the Sinulog Idol singing competition will also vie for the grand prize. ICA/Expat Media


1. Take the Dubai Metro Red Line to Noor Metro Station
2. From Noor Metro bus stop 1, take F15 direction to Noor Bank Bus Terminus or 21 direction to Clinical Pathology Services to ETA Steel Works bus stop and take a 3-minute walk to the venue.

A shuttle bus will be provided at Burjuman Metro Station and Union Metro Station. For updates, check out


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