Things To Do In Dubai This Month

Concerts, comedy, musicals, fitness events, school show, motor show and something for foodies, are just some of the things that an action packed November has on offer. The different things to do this month with friends and family is amazing and fills up everyone's diary.

When: 7-9 November
Taste Of Abu Dhabi

Taste of Abu Dhabi returns for its sixth edition at the du Arena, Yas Island and this year, it comes back bigger and better. Alongside some delicious food, celebrity chefs and live cooking demonstrations, for the first time ever, this year's event will feature two international bands, UB40 and Boyzlife. Entry starts from Dhs 60. www.tasteabudhabi.com

When: 8 November
Da-Bangg: The Tour Reloaded

Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, dancer Prabudevam and more are bringing the popular live concert Da-Bangg to Dubai. Get ready to be captivated by the dance, music and live performances by this power packed group of Bollywood entertainers. Entry starts at Dhs 150. www.coca-cola-arena.com

When: 8-9 November
UK Boarding School Exhibition

Looking for a boarding school abroad? Meet heads and representatives of 30 UK boarding schools and talk to specialist education consultants at the UK Boarding School Exhibition to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Entry is free. www.ukboardingschoolexhibition.com

When: 9 November
London's Fitness Blastoff

This 4-hour event unites some of Dubai’s best dance fitness instructors, with each session lasting up to 25 minutes with classes that include hip hop cardio, funky fit, caribbean dance, GROOV3™ Hip Hop, afro fit and many more! To be held at The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue. Entry for anyone above 16 years old is priced at Dhs 200. www.fitnessblastoff.com/dubai

When: 9 November
Daman DXB SwimFest 2019

The Daman DXB SwimFest returns at JA The Resort and calls out for all swimmers across Dubai to participate. Anyone over the age of eight can sign up and can choose from the Dubai Mile and JA The Resort Half Mile for adults, 100m and 300m distance for children and group swims for a team of four. Tickets start from Dhs 84. www.dxbswimfest.com

When: 12-16 November
Dubai International Motorshow

The motor show is back and with it come exclusive motoring deals and all of the latest information on upcoming launches in the automotive world. It is a must visit event for motoring brands and car enthusiasts alike. So, head to Dubai World Trade Centre to get the taste of the latest news in the motoring world. www.dubaimotorshow.com

When: 14-15, and 20-22 November
The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory returns to give its audience a much needed strong dose of laughter with a fresh new line-up of comedians all the way from the UK. Laugh with celebrated comedians Brennan Reece, Rich Wilson and Adam Rowe, as they host four shows in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi spread across different venues. Entry starts from Dhs 160. www.thelaughterfactory.com

When: 15 November
AR Rahman Live

India’s renowned music producer AR Rahman returns to Dubai for yet another legendary performance at Dubai's multi-purpose indoor entertainment destination, Coca-Cola Arena. Expect him to play and sing his award-winning soundtracks and songs from Slumdog Millionaire, Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar and more. Entry starts from Dhs 150. www.doneevents.com

When: 15 November
Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition

Head to JA Hatta Fort Hotel to participate in the gruelling race on a challenging course following a route to the high point in the Hatta Mountains. Choose from 70km, 35km or 20km distances and a 2.5km run for children. All participants get refreshments, a certificate, t-shirt and lunch at the hotel. Ticket prices start from Dhs 315. www.hatta.wadibih.com

When: 15 November
Dua Lipa Live

The popular English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa is set to perform live at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. The artist behind the smashing hit New Rules, will take to the purpose-built stage set up on the water and will entertain the audience with her electrifying performance. Entry starts at Dhs 250. www.ticketmaster.ae

When: 15 November
Mini Mudder 2019

Part of the Tough Mudder series, the Mini Mudder edition lets young athletes experience the thrill as they take on a 1.6km mud run scattered with obstacles along the way. This course is designed to give children a chance to work as a team.Mini Mudders must be accompanied by an adult or guardian over the age of 18 Entry starts from Dhs 100. www.toughmudder.ae

When: 15 November
Rock The World - Save The Planet

Four popular Filipino bands are coming to Dubai as part of a campaign to raise awareness on environmental impact, carbon footprint and environmentalism. Join Cueshe, Razorback, Urbandub and Sandstorm at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and enjoy back to back thrilling performances. Entry tickets start at Dhs 125. dubai.platinumlist.net

When: 15 November
One Africa Music Fest

Take a glimpse inside the buzzing African Music scene as One Africa Music Fest returns at Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City with a brand new line-up of famous artists from far and wide. See award-winning singer-songwriter Wizkid, Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy, Ethiopia's Betty G and 14 more artists in action. Ticket prices start from Dhs 200. www.oneafricaglobal.com

When: 15 November
Beat Diabetes Walk

Join in the community walk at Zabeel Park this month aiming to create awareness about Diabetes. After the walk, participants can enjoy a line-up of family friendly activities to learn more about Diabetes and tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Entry starts at Dhs 20 and all proceeds will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation. www.beatdiabetes.me

When: 18 November
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Popular children's musical show, based on children’s book by Judith Kerr, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, is coming to perform at Dubai Opera. The whimsical show, directed by David Wood, tells the story of a little girl named Sophie, her mother and a tiger who unexpectedly shows up to their tea party. Entry starts at Dhs 110. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 19-21 November
The Middle East Youth Expo 2019

MEYE 2019 will bring together young delegates, between the age of 14 to 21 years old who will explore sustainable solutions to make earth a better place. Held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, entry is free for all schools, colleges and universities in the UAE. www.themiddleeastyouthexpo.com

When: 20 November
Passenger At Dubai Opera

The English artist behind the popular song 'Let Her Go', a song with over two billion views on YouTube, is coming to Dubai to perform live at Dubai Opera. Better known as Passenger, award-winning singer-songwriter Michael Rosenberg's career started on the corners of streets. Now he has ten hit albums to his credit. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 21 November
The Bootleg Beatles

The world’s finest Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles will create the magic of the orginial band during their one-off performance at Dubai Opera. From sound, to music and looks, the band is popular for recreating the legacy in a way that it stuns the audience. Entry starts at Dhs 95.  www.dubaiopera.com

When: 21-23 November
Yogafest

This free to attend yoga and wellness event returns to Dubai in November at Dubai Internet City. This weekend long event will host a ton of yoga classes and wellness activities in six tents at no cost. All you need to do is bring a yoga mat or if you don't have one, borrow it on the spot for Dhs 25. www.yogafest.me

When: 29? ?November
Haçienda Classical

After performing two power packed shows last year?, ?Haçienda Classical returns to Dubai Opera? ?? with a brand new show?.?? ?The concert features British? ?DJ Graeme Park as he plays remixes of some of the best party and house anthems along with Manchester Camerata?, ?a live chamber orchestra?. ?Entry starts at Dhs 200. www.dubaiopera.com

 

COMING SOON

The end of the year is just around the corner and it is all set to go out with a bang. From ballet to comedy, muscle shows, fun runs and concerts, 2019 is ending with a host of fun and exciting activities to enjoy with friends and family. 

When: 4-7 December
The Nutcracker Ballet At Dubai Opera

The Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet show, The Nutcracker, is coming to Dubai. A live orchestra brings to life the tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and voyage through the Land of Sweets, accompanied by a beautiful score, costumes and sprawling sets. Tickets start from Dhs 125. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 5-7 December
Sole DXB 2019

The region's popular cultural festival celebrating everything from fashion to music, arts and sports returns for its eigth edition for three nights and two days at Dubai Design Disctrict. Expect to meet a brand new line-up of artists from across the globe. 
www.soledxb.com

When: 5-7 December
Dubai Muscle Show 2019

Returning for its secong edition, the show features heavyweight stars like eight-time Mr Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman and seven-time Mr Olympia winner Phil Heath. Visitors can expect to receive advice on bodybuilding from the experts. Entry starts at Dhs 30. 
www.dubaimuscleshow.com

When: 6 December
Laugh With Abhishek Upmanyu

Delhi-based comedian Upmanyu, who left his chemical engineering job to pursue stand-up comedy returns to Dubai once again to get his in stitches of laughter. The show is open to all aged above 15, and will be performed in Hindi and English. Entry starts at Dhs 75. dubai.platinumlist.net

When: 9-13 December
Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

Elite ultra runners from around the world will compete at the Al Marmoom Ultramarathon for a total prize purse of $100,000 and coveted trophies. See the finest runners compete in three different distance categories including the world’s longest desert run at 300km, plus continuous 100km and 50km ultra runs. www.ultramarathon.ae

When: 10 December
Daman Dubai Dash

A fun corporate 15km relay race lets private and government companies participate in teams of 10. Each team member runs 1.5km to complete the race. Prizes are for the top three fastest teams, fastest individual runners as well as the teams with improved timings from last year. www.racethedash.com

When: 11 December
The South At Dubai Opera

Fans of the popular former British band The Beautiful South get ready to be entertained again as The South, formed by the band’s former members Alison Wheeler and Gaz Birtles, perform in the city for one night only. Expect to listen to hits including 'A Little Time' during the concert. Entry starts at Dhs 95. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 12-14 December
Jingle Bell Favourites

Ring in the festive season with a fresh line-up of much-loved carols and seasonal classics performed by The London Concert Orchestra Show Band and Capital Voices Choir. The famous tunes will include all time favourite Jingle Bell Rock’, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Silent Night’ and many more. Entry starts from Dhs 175. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 13 December
The Santa Run

Get into your Santa costume and run a distance with other fellow Santas when this festive fun run takes over Dubai Festival City next month. There's a 2.5km run for kids and a 5km distance for adults of all skill-sets, so bring the whole family along to work up a sweat this festive season. Call 04-4578620.

When: 20 December 
Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar, the sitar player and composer from India will present her collection of soulful East-meets-West tunes at Dubai Opera. Shankar has carved out a niche in the instrumental genre, with the fusion of Oriental music traditions with western instruments such as the saxophone and cello. Entry starts at Dhs 200. www.dubaiopera.com

When: 26 December - 1 February
Dubai Shopping Festival

The much awaited shopping festival of the year returns with even bigger surprises, discounts, deals and celebrations. Set to return with a thrilling line-up of entertainment, such as fireworks, fashion shows, live concerts, and raffle draws, visitors and tourists can make the most of the retail offering across town. www.visitdubai.com

When: 27 December
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live

Singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Dubai to perform at a three part concert. The profilic singer will perform fusion hits with emerging musicians, hit Bollywood singles and Qawwalis with a sprinkle of Bollywood tunes. Expect him to perform 
'Tere Bin' and 'Mere Rashke Qamar' and more. Ticket prices start from Dhs 125. www.coca-cola-arena.com

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