November 1: Welcome the Palazzo Versace Dubai
Grand and opulent with iconic Versace motifs aplenty, the monumental Palazzo Versace Dubai has been welcoming guests for a while now, but celebrates its official grand opening this month. Nestled in the heart of Culture Village, this five-star hotel is a true taste of Italy’s finest.
November 1 to 5: Visit the Maison des Fleurs Podium
Take a minute to stop and smell the flowers at the luxe Maison des Fleurs podium located in The Dubai Mall. Considering the concept is created by the region’s finest floral-design company, it promises to be a haven of calm and will be present until November 5th.
November 2: Dine at Toko
Toko opens its terrace this month at Vida Downtown Dubai, just in time for cooler weather. The restaurant’s lavish, Asian-inspired menu includes over 20 varieties of dim sum and features ingredients of the highest quality. You’ll love the traditional teapot welcome ceremony that takes place upon arrival.
November 3: Shop Kenzo x H&M
H&M’s designer collaboration with Kenzo debuts in stores across the Middle East. The limited-edition collection highlights the brand’s vibrant heritage and features vivid colors, playful silhouettes, and impossible-to-miss prints.
November 4: Break a Sweat at the Dubai Women’s Run
Taking place on November 4th, the Dubai Women’s Run returns for its sixth installment. Book tickets now and participate with thousands of other women to help motivate and inspire them to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
November 4: Go Color Crazy at the Electric Run
If you’re not a morning person but still enjoy the occasional recreational race, take part in this year’s Electric Run, which also takes place on November 4th. From the energetic music along the five-kilometer course to the themed dance zones throughout and a live DJ at the finish line, this is one healthy party you don’t want to skip. Click here to register.
November 4: Explore the Merchant & Makers Market
Held at Al Quoz’s newest concept space, The Collective, this pop-up will see a number of local companies that specialize in home décor, health, and beauty displaying their creations. Find out more, here.
November 4 to 5: Participate in Fitness Fest
For an extra dose of fitness, join the activities at the second edition of Fitness Fest. This two-day extravaganza features an inflatable obstacle course, sprint challenges, healthy-cooking shows, plus an inspirational live talk from fitness guru Joe Wicks. Learn more about the event by clicking here.
November 8 to 9: Listen to the Gypsy Queens
La Petite Maison will celebrate its sixth anniversary with guest performances by the Gypsy Queens on November 8th and 9th. The French pop band will liven the atmosphere with feel-good acoustic and electric music while patrons enjoy cuisine niçoise at its finest.
November 10 to December 2: Tick Les Misérables off Your Bucket List
Catch the legendary, award-winning musical at Dubai Opera this month. Based on the namesake novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, it tells the story of a peasant’s quest for redemption after serving 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. For tickets, click here.
November 14: Visit Leila Heller Gallery
Talented American painter and printmaker Frank Stella’s upcoming Dubai exhibition debuts to the public on November 14th. It will run until January 4th, 2017 at Leila Heller Gallery.
November 17 to 19: Browse a Luxury Wedding Showcase
Quintessentially Weddings will offer access to the finest global and regional bridal brands at its Atelier wedding show, which will be held from November 17th to 19th at The St. Regis Dubai. A meticulously curated selection of exhibitors will feature, with 40 premium brands across fashion, couture, wedding planning, fine jewelry, and beauty scheduled to participate. For more information, click here.
November 18 to 19: Head to Sole DXB
What started out as a showcase of sneakers has now grown to a platform for streetwear brands, musicians, and emerging artists alike. In a nod to Dubai’s cultural heritage, this year’s festival is themed ‘City of Gold’ and will be held at d3. Click here for more information.
November 18 to 19: Practise Yoga for Free
Head to Dubai Internet City for a weekend of yoga during YogaFest Middle East. The free community event welcomes yogis of all experience levels. For more details, click here.
November 25 to 27: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Drop all your Dubai-based plans and venture south to the capital for the UAE’s biggest event of the year. From November 25th to 27th, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix returns for its eighth year. The Chemical Brothers, Lionel Richie, and Rihanna are all scheduled to perform, with tickets selling out at the speed of light, so book yours by clicking here.