Concerts, beach clubs, live shows and more…
Welcome to the new month, and this November if you are looking for things to do in Dubai then you are in for a treat. Whether it’s a big festival, a fun festival or a new opening, you’ll find everything happening across the city here.
Here are 11 things to do in Dubai this November.
Throughout November: Soak up the sun at an amazing beach club
Atlantis, the beautiful beach club at The Palm, White Beach, has reopened, with exciting new features that are sure to make your winter pool days even better. Along with the new look, there are now private cabanas with their own pools.
White Beach, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Every day 10am to 8pm. 21 years and older only. Weekdays Dhs250 with Dhs100 redeemable and weekends Dhs300 with Dhs100 redeemable. Tel:(0)4 426 0700. @whitebeach / atlantis.com
November 4 and 5: Check out the unique street festival
The unique street food block party, Break the Block returns this month. The two-day event celebrates the city’s culture through food, music, and creative and independent fashion shows. General admission costs Dhs75 per person for ages 14+, while an all-access pass for ages 21+ costs Dhs125.
Break Block, Dubai Design District, Dubai, November 4 and 5, from Dhs75. Tel: (0)4 433 3000. dubaidesigndistrict.com
November 6: Turn on your pedal power at the annual Dubai Ride
It’s back! The Dubai Ride is an annual race where cyclists can choose a 12km bike ride down Sheikh Zayed Road or a 4km family route through Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. It’s free to enter, but you need to register in advance.
November 8 to 13: Get your creative juices flowing at Dubai Design Week
Returning for its eighth season, Dubai Design Week returns this month, taking place in the Dubai Design District (d3). This year’s program focuses on designing for a sustainable future, in architecture, product design, interiors and multimedia.
Dubai Design Week, d3, Nov 8 to 13. @dubaidesignweek
Throughout November: Work up a sweat at London’s top fitness studio
Shake up your fitness routine at 1Rebel’s newest location, ICD Brookfield Place DIFC. The fitness center offers two of its classes, Ride and Reshape, in a thriving nightclub-style environment.
1Rebel Gym, Ground Floor, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, Dubai 1rebel.com/ae
November 15: Enjoy the star ball
World-class performers and contemporary culture will blend together to make this a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed. The program includes a red carpet opening ceremony, celebrity reception, gala show program, opening dance, gala dinner, live music and entertainment.
Dresden Opera Ball, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Nov 15, prices from Dhs975 per person, Tel: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com
November 19: Sing along with Calum Scott performing his greatest hits
British artist, singer and songwriter, Calum Scott will return to Dubai this November with his brand new album Bridges. Expect to hear he and his band perform hit songs including hits like If You Ever Change Your Mind, How You Loved Meand Goodbye, Again. Remember, you must be 21 years of age or older to attend the concert.
Calum Scott Bridges World Tour 2022, Hard Rock Cafe, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City, Dubai, 8.30pm, Nov 19, Dhs299. Phone: (0)4 232 8900. @livenationme
November date TBC: Check out the cool new rooftop restaurant
Attiko is the name of a new Pan-Asian restaurant brought to you by the team behind Sushibamba, Aura Skypool and Drift Beach Dubai; Sun Hospitality Group. With plans to open this November, the elegant space will offer sweeping views of Palm Jumeirah and beyond from its 31st floor location at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. On the menu, guests can expect modern and traditional Pan-Asian dishes and an extensive menu of international beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails. Open every evening, guests can enjoy delicious bites and drinks in a vibrant environment, while DJs play deep, exciting and upbeat music.
Attiko, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, will open November 2022. @attikodubai
November 19 and 20: See a magical candlelight festival
Do you like classical music? Candlelight Open Air: The Best Works of Chopin it’s one you don’t want to miss. This candle performance will allow you to enjoy music in a whole new ‘light’. And we’re not talking about five-handed candlestick holders on the table here. The hall will be filled with beautiful candlelight. Buy your tickets here before the event.
Alliance Française Oud Metha, Dubai, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, November 19 and 20, from Dhs120. @candlelight concerts
November 26 and 27: Go to Dubai’s biggest Porsche event
Porsche Pictures, the biggest two-day event dedicated to the luxury car brand, returns for a second year this November. Featuring more than just cars, attendees of the free event will also enjoy live music, photography and art, meet and greet opportunities, food trucks and more. Offering something for everyone, the free-to-attend event welcomes all for a day of fun and excitement, from casual car owners to car enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Attendance is free, all you need to do is register via IconsofPorsche.com/register
Porsche Icons, Dubai Design District, Dubai, Saturday November 26 to Sunday November 27, 4pm onwards. iconsofporsche.com
November 28: See Brit pop superstar Lewis Capaldi perform live
Turn on your headphones as the king of modern bands, Lewis Capaldi, returns to the UAE this November. After performing at the post-race festival in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, this will be the Scottish singer-songwriter’s first performance in Dubai. Lewis Capaldi rose to fame in 2017, when his first single Bruises it made him the fastest-selling unsigned artist and amassed 25 million plays on Spotify.
Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, 8.30pm, November 28, from Dhs199. coca-cola-arena.com