November and December: places and events

Ttext: Igor Shevkun


October 17 - December 13


Getting things right and playing with style in the Saturday Market Yas Marina is a special art. Now on one of the most picturesque promenades of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the Saturday market is open. Here you can walk along the pier, listen to live music, watch yachts passing by, engage in water sports, enjoy the music fountain and do some small shopping. The market is open on Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00.

Venue: Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Promenade, Yas Island

September 23 - January 17


Swiss Art Gate UAE, together with the Italian Gallery of Modern Art Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, show at the Grace of Nature exhibition at the Emirates Palace 19 works by four European artists: Maurizio Bottoni, Carlo Ferrari, Vittorio Guy and Rushan Halilien. Flowers, butterflies, birds, antique art using gold, human nature and emotions, colors that can tell stories about different cultures ... This exhibition is one of the rare chances to see how the captivating beauty of nature turns into art objects.

Venue: Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace

November 3, 2015 - April 9, 2016


If you value cultural events, shopping and fine dining from around the world, bet on the 20th Global Village Festival. Judge for yourself: more than 70 countries represented in 36 pavilions and 26 restaurants take part in it. Between productive shopping and the next light lunch with friends, you can look at the Illumination World attraction, which presents the most famous sights and architecture of the world, constructed from LED LED lamps. After a long break, the Rossiya pavilion will open its doors, on the stands of which more than fifty manufacturers from the Russian Federation and the CIS countries will present their products.

Venue: Dubai, Global Village (Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road)

November 5


After an unsurpassed concert in Dubai last year, the Scottish band Texas returns to the Persian Gulf at The Irish Village with new musical material and unfading hits intended exclusively for dancing. This year, the group celebrates its 25th anniversary, led by the restless vocalist Charlene Spiteri, in whose honor the album Texas 25 was released earlier this year. On the disk are her favorite songs "Summer Son", "Halo", "Say what you want" and many others were re-recorded in new arrangements at Truth & Souk Studios in New York (Adele and Amy Winehouse were recorded here). "The album talks about what we have at the moment and who we are after 25 years," says Charlene Spiteri. You can’t say more precisely.

Venue: Dubai, The Irish Village, 31 A Street, Al GarhoudBin Zayed Road)

November 6th


Lebanese musician Charbel Rouen received his musical education at the University of SaintEsprit de Kaslik, where he successfully defended his thesis on oud music in 1986 and took up musicology. Music of such beauty, where every chord is either the canvas of the artist David Kureni, or the oriental casket, in Lebanon, it seems, has never been written. In the arsenal of Charbel Rouen 9 virtuoso discs, tours in Germany, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and the main prize of Hirayama in Japan for his written "Anthem of the World" (1990).

Venue: Dubai, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha

November 11-13


It seems that the International Coffee and Tea Festival, held under the auspices of the Specialized Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and World Coffee Events (WCE), forever determined the main nerve of the life of its participants and visitors. Selected manufacturers, suppliers of coffee and tea, coffee makers will gather in November for specialists to take part in a seminar on the subject of "Evaluation and certification of coffee", trainings, barista championship and UAE Latte Art Championship. You must be the first to try their new products!

Venue: Dubai, The Meydan Hotel

November 12th


The director of the drama "Life" Anton Corbane, who shot the Depeche Mode concert, U2 clips and became famous for black-and-white photographs of Nirvana, Bono, Björk, Mick Jagger, Nick Cave and Liv Tyler, resolutely did not want to shoot a biographical film about James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan ), since the story of Life photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) interested him much more. At the center of the action is the psychology of friendship between Stoke, who was commissioned by the editorial staff to take photos of Hollywood's most significant anti-hero (Dennis won the Young Photographers contest at 23), and the rebellious young actor Dean, who needs to be photographed on the threshold of world fame and success. “It's a celebration of life and an elegy of the death of James Dean,” says screenwriter Luke Davis.

the 13th of November


After Milan, Berlin, Bern and Vienna, Dubai finally got to the British blue boy band Blue, whose discs sold 7.9 million copies worldwide. Now the guys are done with solo projects and set off to conquer the world with the Blue tour, which owes its worldwide success to the hits “All rise”, “Too close”, “Fly By II” and, of course, a cover version of Elton John’s famous song “Sorry Seems” to Be The Hardest Word, "which they always sounded victorious. Meet Lee Ryan, Simon Webb, Anthony Costa and Duncan James - pop fashion and R'n'B masters are back!

Venue: Dubai, Emirates Golf Club

the 13th of November


The organizers of the Party In The Park festival do not hide the fact that Dubai is warming them with great prospects: it is known where the entertainment market is boiling now, and suitable musicians now are, perhaps, the most popular reception. Here you can hear rock bands from the UK (Stereophonics, Razorlight) and the South African band Parlotones, which is gaining popularity around the world. You can order tickets on

Venue: Dubai, Dubai Media City Amphitheater, Dubai Media City

November 16th


In the art quarter of Alserkal Avenue, 250 thousand square meters. meters, the "Gallery Night", which is held twice a year, has successfully taken root. Here there is a chance to meet socialites, see the works of world famous artists from the Leila Heller Gallery, Stephane Custot, The Third Line and the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, supporting the most daring and extraordinary artistic solutions. If we add to the virtuoso collection of paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures presented at the event 15 new projects that the organizers promise to please this year - independent cinema, an auction for beginner collectors, live performances by musicians - you get the best art event in November .

Venue: Dubai, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1

November 18-21


As part of the contemporary art exhibition Abu Dhabi Art, 40 galleries from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East will be presented and a number of interesting events will be held. Here you can see the performance of Nacera Belaza, Le Cri ("Scream"), an unusual film Les Bosquets ("Grove") by the beloved artist of Madonna JR, inspired by the French ghetto and New York City ballet, as well as listen to discussions about cultural programs of museums Saadiyat Cultural District and 21st Century Museum Concepts featuring Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, and German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.

Venue: Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat

November 20-21


Universal obsession with healthy and low-calorie pastries is supported by the Dubai Bake Fest, which will be held in Dubai for the first time. Here, bakers will share their signature recipes, and retailers will introduce new products. According to Renno, in the UAE bakery industry, sales increased by 200,100 tons with a profit of US $ 682.9 million. Fortunately, sales of healthy whole grain bread increased by 7%.

Venue: Dubai, Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa

November 24-26


Two years ago, the Runway Dubai Season in Dubai, the largest and most prestigious show of everything related to fashion and design, inspired local young designers to make clothes to order, hold workshops and create clothing collections that should be worn by smart girls. This year we advise you to pay attention to the shows of Eliana Murarga, Ikramini, New Miuz, Riva and Yazy Design House.

Venue: Dubai, Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa

November 27-29


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is ​​one of the stages of the Formula 1 world championship in motor racing. The first race on the track, built on the artificial island of Yas, took place in the 2009 season, and now every year fans of racing from the Emirates come to Abu Dhabi. There are many features on the Yas Island circuit. The main one is the race takes place during the change of day and night (riders start in daylight, and finish at night, under artificial lighting). Secondly, it is an unusually long straight line, one of the longest among all the lines on GP F1. Thirdly, an unusual way out of the pit lane - after driving through the field, the driver enters a kind of tunnel with a small chicane, after which he returns to the track. Races are traditionally accompanied by grandiose cultural and social events. This year, Enrique Iglesias was declared the headliner. The British band Blur and Florence + The Machine will also perform.

Venue: Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit

December 3rd


The director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols (Mad, Shelter) swung the seemingly impossible: he set out to shoot a science fiction film with scenes of persecution in the image and likeness of the space odyssey Man from the Star by John Carpenter (1984), yes so that watching it was fun and easy. The task is difficult, but the main roles were played by such stars as Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, whose brilliant game is beyond doubt. Driven to despair, Father Roy is trying to save and protect his gifted eight-year-old son Alton, who is being hunted by a religious sect to carry out a government mission.

December 9-12


In 2014, the Middle East was one of the top ten global markets in the luxury industry. According to experts, in 2105, the luxury retail sector in the UAE will grow by 33%. This means that cards are in the hands of the Dubai International Jewelery Week exhibition, which will present jewelry not only status, but also trendy from brands from Italy, France, Russia, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Lebanon and other countries, to which 23 thousand visitors meet with passionate reciprocity. Free admission.

Venue: Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center

December 9-16


Conde Nast Traveler magazine on holiday destinations has included the Dubai International Film Festival in the list of 10 major film festivals of the year that are worth a visit (along with the Venice, Cannes and Locarno International Film Festival). And this is the exact definition: here George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Morgan Freeman have already walked along the red carpet, and the film screening program decisively strives to be extraordinary, challenging and educational. Buy movie ticket packages in advance - DIFF Gold, Platinum and Royal.

Venue: Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah Complex

December 17th


December is the month of the benefit of Honored Artist of Hollywood: Harrison Ford returns to the big screen in the cult epic saga Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to rumors, the candidates for the director’s chair changed at a speed of one per day (Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron), so when they announced that the film was leaving for JJ Abrams (Armageddon, Star Trek), the audience was extremely hot. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Donal Gleeson meet 30 years after The Return of the Jedi. Graphics - on the level, music by John Williams, the plot is kept secret.

December 17-19


Can't live without fashion, beauty, fragrances and skin care products? Go to the Modern Woman Show, where more than 100 of the best brands of the Emirates from the conveyors every now and then hit this or that hit product. Also at the fair announced workshops and fashion shows. All around her: ambitious business women, artists, shopaholics and girls from the pages of fashion magazines.

Venue: Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center

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