Abu Dhabi Art Fair
The three-day Abu Dhabi Art begins today at Manarat Al Saadiyat, expanding beyond the notion of a traditional art fair and placing emphasis on art installations and exhibitions, talks and events. Complete programme and workshops schedule is online. Access to Abu Dhabi Art Fair is Dh50 for adults and complimentary for visitors below seven years of age and students (schools and universities). From 2 to 9pm daily. Tickets are available online.
Symphony in the Park
Abu Dhabi Moments is call all music lovers in the UAE to head to the ‘Symphony in the Park’ taking place at Umm Al Emarat Park on Saturday from 2pm until 10pm. Featuring a diverse programme of musical acts from all around the world, the event is set to offer classic and traditional tunes. Enjoy a picnic on the open-plan grass. Visitors can purchase pre-arranged picnic baskets with a variety of food options or choose from food stalls on site. Kids’ activities will be available to as well. Entry to the park is Dh10.
Abu Dhabi Dash Festival
The Dash series community event returns Saturday, bringing all ages and levels together in a relay race on Al Hudayria Island. The aim of the series is to raise community awareness on the importance of healthy lifestyle. The event kicks off at 10am with the mini dash — a 500-metre fun-run and activity zone for kids with prizes to collect along the way followed 1.5km team relay race for adults. Adults need to enter in groups of 10, whilst kids between the ages of 4-11 can enter individually in a mini dash. Registration starts at Dh5,695 for 10 participants.
Cultural Connection Event
In celebration of the Year of Tolerance, Al Ain Palace Museum is hosting a celebration of cultures from around the world, with artistic performances, traditional products, a handicrafts souq and a variety of food, alongside a variety of workshops for children. Thurday and Friday, from 5 to 9pm. The event is free to attend.
Dalma Mall Kids Fashion Show
The mall is back with the second edition of Star Kids Fashion Show and is calling for young fashion talents in Abu Dhabi. The auditions for Star Kids Fashion Show is taking place for all kids within the age category of 5-13 years. Register your kid to participate on the mall website and get a chance to walk the ramp during the fashion show that runs acorss three days, starting today.
Muller & Makaroff Tango Performance
Inspired by the tradition of dance orchestras, or “las tipicas”, from the Argentinian Tango scene, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H Muller from the acclaimed Gotan Project collaborated with the finest young tango musicians from Paris to present Plaza Francia Orchestra. Tickets start at Dh75 at the Cultural Foundation. From 8pm on November 22.
Tour the ADMAF Pavillion
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Pavilion during Abu Dhabi Art 2019 presents The Nationals’ Gallery, an initiative launched in 2010 that aims to create a digital platform for visual artists of the UAE. It includes more than 135 artists who have contributed to the enhancement of the UAE’s arts scene. Get a public tour with 2019’s Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winners Falwah Alhouti, Ibrahim Abdellatif and Omer Al Raee. From 5pm at Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 22.
Saturday is the final day of UrbaNation, taking place at Formal Park on the Corniche, which celebrates urban lifestyle by combining the region’s creative minds across music, art, motorsport, food and fashion. The event has daily performers, artists and creatives running a programme of workshops, activities and exhibitions. Motorsport fans can enjoy the ‘garage pit’ that will host car modification workshops such as engine tuning, sound system tuning and car wrapping. There will also be an on-site ‘race room’ with F1 car simulator experiences. The free to attend event runs from 4 to 11pm.
Go to a community farmer's market
The family-friendly outdoor marketplace events, hosted by Dubai Retail, invites residents stock up on fresh goods, meet local retailers and catch up with friends and neighbours in the community. On Friday November 22, Remraam Community Centre lawn will host an outdoor marketplace from 1pm-5pm with a number of children’s activities scheduled to take place. On Saturday November 23, Shorooq Community Centre and Mudon Community Centre are the place to be from 11am-3pm. The marketplaces will also offer family-friendly entertainment and children’s activities.
Vishal & Shekhar Live
The Bollywood music duo will bring a night of music to Global Village’s Main Stage Friday. Regarded as two of the genre’s finest music producers, composers and songwriters, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjianii will perform popular songs from latest Bollywood soundtracks, including Befikre, Tiger Zinda Hai, Student of the Year 2, Bharat and War. A regular to the city, they last performed in Dubai on December last year. Entry to the concert is included in the Dh15 Global Village admission ticket.
Designer to the celebrities, Asha Kamal Modi brings her latest jewellery collection to Dubai for an exhibition. The designer, whose clientele includes Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tina Ambani and Rekha, will be present today at the Taj Hotel, showcasing her pieces from the Tanjore collection that feature a mix of South Indian guttapusul necklaces, temple dance jewellery, paintings studded in jewelled frames, and more. From 11am to 8pm with free parking on November 22 and 23.
Foodie lovers: Try Gia's new white truffle menu
This November as GIA is hosting an Alba white truffle menu throughout the month of November. The upscale Italian restaurant located in The Dubai Mall joined forces with popular truffle giant Tartufi Morra as the official truffle supplier. The menu features classic Italian dishes with a truffle twist such as the tagliolini cremosi al tartufo, a homemade tagliolini pasta with a creamy truffle sauce and parmesan cheese. Meat lovers can opt for the Piaceri di wagyu, a crispy dough filled with hummus puree and topped by wagyu beef with truffle veal jus. Or the Fettuccine porcini con Robata di manzo, a angus beef tenderloin in skewer with truffle mushroom sauce and parmesan cheese. Also try GIA’s Pizza al tartufo e funghi, which comes oozing out the oven with fresh buffalo mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Shaan and KK Live in Dubai
The charismatic Indian Bollywood singers to return to Dubai this November for a performance of their top hits including all-time favourites Suno Na from Jhankaar Beats, Musu Musu Ha Si from Pyaar Main Kabhi Kabhi and Tanha Dil. On Friday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Tickets start at Dh50.
Spike Lee and Liza Koshy at ON.DXB
Catch Hollywood film director Spike Lee on November 23 at ON.DXB as he discusses the power of media at 5.15pm on the Circle Stage in the Industry Arena, at Dubai Studio City. He will also chart his career at ‘An Audience with Spike Lee’ at ON_CIMENA, a dedicated film theatre in Festival Square at 7pm. On the gaming side, MjrmGames, the Saudi-based gamer and one of the most watched YouTubers in the Arab World, will discuss how he has built a captive YouTube audience of 6.7 million subscribers on November 23 at 3pm. A grand musical will close the festival with a performance by the UK’s ‘King of Grime’, Kano. The rapper and music pioneer will be supported by UAE-based Somali rapper FREEK at 10pm.
The YouTube star and actress will make an appearance on November 22 on the Main Stage (6pm) and on Saturday at Circle Stage(5.15pm). The three-day inaugural event puts a spotlight on the convergence of film, game, video and music industries and features guests speakers and experts from around the world. Dh150 for single-day entry. At Dubai Studio City.
The three-day health and wellness outdoor festival dedicated to yoga, mindfulness and eco-living, kicks off today at the Dubai Internet City Amphitheatre with more than 6,000 expected attendees and 100 sessions of free classes, talks and workshops in five different themed areas. The event aims to bring the community together and raise awareness a healthy and happy life while supporting children’s charities. This year, Yogafest is supporting the Smile Train. The free-to-attend event will operate from 6.30 to 10pm today, 8.30am to 7pm tomorrow and 8am to 7pm on Saturday. Registration required.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Blood will be spilled and one victim will fall as Murder At The Speakeasy sets the stage for a whodunnit aboard the QE2. The murder mystery dinner experience sends guests back to the 20s to witness infamous bootlegger Dutch Schultz, whose new speakeasy, The Blind Tiger Club, becomes the place for a gruesome murder. Tickets start from Dh395 and includes a three-course meal and beverages. Show at 9pm on November 21 and 22.
Why not! Mazzika India Arab Festival
Indie Egyptian acts will flock to the Coca-Cola Arena on November 22 for an evening of non-stop music starting at 6pm, under the name Why Not! Mazzika. The one-day event is part of a wider series of events titled Why Not! YOLO (You Only Live Once). Artists performing include rock band Massar Egbari, the duo Sharmoofers, rock group Cairokee, funk band Disco Misr, supergroup H.O.H. and singer Mahmoud El Esseily. Tickets start at Dh250.
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
Located in the heart of London’s Soho, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has been hosting ground-breaking concerts since its creation in 1959 and has helped launched the careers of dozens of world-famous musical acts. As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, the club’s sensational house band The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars will take audiences on a journey through the last 60 years of jazz music, exploring the stories and music behind London’s most iconic jazz club. From 8pm at the Dubai Opera on November 22. Tickets start at Dh175.
ibis Music Concert
A new programme that brings together audiences, established musicians and up-and-coming artists in a live intimate concert. On November 22, five Dubai-based artists will play a four-hour concert staged on the outdoor terrace of the ibis One Central at Dubai World Trade Centre’s pan-Asian venue, Wok & Co. Artists performing include singer and rapper Moh Flow, rappers Freek and Seki Supervillain and singer Jaymie Deville. Register on the website below to attend.
DJ EZ at Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity is celebrating its sixth birthday on November 22 by bringing the UK’s most popular DJ EZ to Dubai. He is one of the most innovative mixers and technically skilled DJs. Catch him live on the decks at the beachside venue. Tickets priced Dh100.
Basta! the Italian trattoria and restaurant at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, is hosting its Saturday brunch, between 1 and 4pm, serving antipasti, pastas, pizzas and other Italian favourites. Starting from Dh299, the feast comes in three packages, including the soft and house beverages, along with a bubbles package.
Sharjah Carnival for Children and Youth
Two full days of fun and games have been dedicated to this carnival for children, families and the whole community to enjoy. Thursday (from 9am) and Friday (from 4pm) until 10pm. Al Majaz Amphitheatre Island. Entry free.