The Great Circus of Europe comes to Al Ain Image Credit: Supplied


Get ready for an unforgettable experience as “The Great Circus of Europe” comes to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on November 17th, 2023. Gandeys Great Circus of Europe is reputed for producing premier circus productions worldwide for nearly 100 years, featuring the best artists from around the globe, selected to entertain spectators from diverse backgrounds. Prepare to be amazed by world-class acrobatics, mesmerizing aerialists, mind-bending contortionists, daring daredevils, and hilarious clowns. Coming to the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. On until December 16th, the shows are on Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm; and Sundays at 2pm and 4:30pm. Tickets start from Dh75 on


The Butterfly Carnival Music Festival is set to take place on November 11, 2023, at Dubai Media City Amphitheater. This event promises to be an exciting musical journey, uniting diverse cultures through music, delectable cuisines, and artistic showcases. Expect Major League DJz hailed as leaders of the “New Age Kwaito” music movement; Dany Neville (Virgin Radio) ; Waff; Sosa and many more. For details, visit butterflycarnivaldxb


Japan Culture-Con is set to debut in Dubai for the first time at Burj Park. Prepare to enjoy a captivating 3-day cultural journey from 10th to 12th November. From tea ceremonies to witnessing iconic stage performances by renowned artists not to mention favorite voice-over artists perform popular Anime and Manga series, there’s a lot happening. Also savor authentic Japanese cuisine and explore a bustling marketplace of Japanese handicrafts, kimonos, and cosmetics. Tickets start from Dh55 at



Artist Zahra Goulamhoussen shares with us her journey of creating an 11 ft x 10 ft mural, and invites us to take a moment to explore the arts. The mural takes design inspiration from traditional Indian and Islamic Architecture dating back to the 12th century, and it took Zahra over 250 hours and some very intense ladder-balancing skills to complete the masterpiece in September 2020. Zahra painted one of her classic ornate lions to transform the entrance lobby of one of Dubai’s theatre spaces for performing arts, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue. To get a glimpse of the mural, visit The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, during working hours (Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm).



Tough Mudder, the world-renowned obstacle course challenge, returns to Dubai for its flagship event on 11 - 12 November at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Dubai. The 2023 edition will include a 10k course open for those age 14 and over, featuring more than 20 obstacles, alongside a 5k course open to over 13’s with more than 13 obstacles. With fun for all the family, Tough Mudder Kids will also challenge children ages 6-12 to a fun and newly designed 1.5k obstacle mud run. Register at to secure tickets, starting from Dh90.