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November in the UAE: Your guide.


Art Fair, 10am-6pm, The Address Dubai Mall with paintings, prints, sculptures and photography from Singapore, Japan, Burma, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, India and beyond.


Two-day Nabati poetry conference, 10am-4pm, at the new Dubai International Writers' Centre, free entry, RSVP on

The Other Sky, a group exhibition of Arab and Iranian artists, at JAMM Art Gallery until December 4.


Watch the Melbourne Cup with an Australian breakfast at Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, 7-11am with drinks packages, from Dh149 per person. Prize for best dressed. Call 02-6742020.

Patti Smith at Abu Dhabi Art, Manarat Al Saadiyat. Register on


Louvre Abu Dhabi talk on aACAyMuseums as Sites for New Experiences', 3-4pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Sean Paul at Rosay hip hop nights, Cavalli Club.

Sharjah International Book Fair, Sharjah Expo Centre, until November 15, 10am-10pm.


Alexander Wang x H&M collection lands in stores

Dan Brown at Sharjah International Book Fair at 7.30pm.

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure Of The Suicide Club, 6th, 7th and 8th November at Ductac.

At the movies: Big Hero 6, Interstellar, Horns, Action Jackson

Taste of Abu Dhabi, du Arena, until November 8, 4-11pm (12-11pm Friday and 12-10pm Saturday); tickets at

Dubai Racing Club season opens at Meydan Racecourse, culminating in the Dubai World Cup on March 28, 2015.

World Flowboarding Championships until November 8 at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, entrance free from 2pm for spectators. Yas Flow League every Saturday, 8-11am and Wednesday, 7-10pm.

Mambo Brothers and DJ Carlos at Cielo Skylounge, 6pm-3am, 21+, call 055-1069059.

Societe Dubai glow-in-the-dark Guy Fawkes Night -- glow sticks and glasses at the door. Wear plain black or white shirts to add to the neon glow fun. Free for all with prizes; table bookings from Dh2,000; call 050-3571126.


Dubai Flea Market, Uptown Mirdiff, Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, 2-7pm.

Canadian dance music duo DVBBS at People by Crystal Dubai; call 050-8269698.

#SimplyRetro 90s night at BEaAuRestaurant & Lounge, Fairmont The Palm; a drink on the house and guestlist entry from 9pm.

Rumble Cycles hot rod, vintage car and bike meet, 5pm in Warehouse No. 2, Street 4, Al Quoz; trophies for models that stand out, register on the Facebook page aACAyOne Life, Rumble Hard, Burn Rubber'.

Infusion Magazine: We Are 10 at The Dekon8 with Osunlade and Born2Funk, free entry, 6pm-3am;

Pacha Ibiza Dubai opening night.

Thomas Zwijsen launches his third album, Nylon Maiden II, at The Music Room.

Filipino rock band Kamikazee, Rivermaya and Gloc-9 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium; tickets Dh95 (standing) and Dh125 (grandstand seating), at Virgin.


Dubai Flea Market, Ibn Battuta Mall, Tunisia car park rooftop, 1-5pm.

Blue Marlin Ibiza volleyball competition; register on 050-7491074; BBQ brunch from Dh265, reservations on 056-1133400.

The Slow Portrait, exhibition of tintype photography by Antonie Robertson, live portrait demonstration, 5pm; exhibition runs from November 2-19, at Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, D36, Al Quoz.


Last chance to see works by Fatima Al Mazroui at Almaz by Momo at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.


Guess Fall Winter 2014 fashion show, 7pm at The Dubai Mall Fashion Catwalk District with founder Paul Marciano and Guess girls Megan Williams and Karmay Ngaia.

Talkshop session: aACAyIn Pursuit of Happiness', The Change Initiative, Dubai, 9am-1pm, Dh500;

From page to screen: Akira Kurosawa's Ran, 6-9.30pm, free, RSVP


Sharjah 2014 Stamp Exhibition, Mega Mall, until November 15. Auction on November 14 at 7pm.


See Elizabeth Taylor and Bulgari, an exhibition of the late actress' spectacular jewels, at Cuadro Gallery, DIFC, until November 14, 10am-8pm.

See Dubai International Art Centre's 59th Members Exhibition, Gallery 76, near Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, until 15th November. Entry free.


Steel Magnolias, a play by Dubai Drama Group, at the Courtyard Playhouse, Courtyard Building, Al Quoz 1, until November 15, five performances including two matinee shows. Tickets at

At the movies: Dumb and Dumber To, Beauty and the Beast, The Drop, Kill Dil

Al Ghurair Centre's Battle of the Bands, November 13-15 at an outdoor stage on Al Rigga Road, for all ages, with food and beverage kiosks, a market, merchandise, DJs, breakdancers and hip-hop free-style acts. Judges are Rivermaya's Mark Escueta, Juliana Down's Dia Hassan and Grant Collins of Musician Warehouse.

Cirque le Soir third anniversary aACAyGreatest Show On Earth' with a special guest, no entry fee, 10.30pm-3am. For reservations, call 050-9955400.

Saadiyat Beach Club launch party with DJs including ROM1 (Nikki Beach St Tropez official resident DJ), maDJam, MR MR (Audio Tonic) and Simon B (Radio 1), and fire breathers, go-go and capoeira dancers, acrobats; 9.30pm-3am, tickets Dh125-250, including a beverage and access to all sections. For cabana and table bookings, call 02-6563500.

Baap Re Baap, a comedy play in Hindi, at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Dubai, 9pm. Tickets Dh75-350.

Michelin-starred Italian chef Rosanna Marziale makes fresh mozzarella at Eataly, 7-10pm, part of the Italian World Cuisine Summit. November 16 Pasquale Palamaro makes fresh pasta (1-4pm); Salvatore Bianco makes dry pasta on the 18th, 1-4pm. Free entry; call 04-3308899.


Space Ibiza at Nasimi Beach, Dh200, call 055-2004321.

Lily Allen headlines Party in the Park at Dubai Media City, from Dh295, brunch deck Dh650.

Dhafer Yousuf and Absolute Ensemble perform at Ductac, part of the Emirates NBD Classics series III.

Wafi Opera in the Park with John Innes, Georg Tormann, Laurence Robinson and American soprano Julia Kermott on the rooftop gardens, 8pm, Dh195 per person, including a picnic basket per couple and a welcome beverage per person. Call 04-3244100.

SOLE DXB, two-day alt culture festival at Dubai Design District, showcasing footwear, apparel, hip-hop, street art and basketball.

Piazza Grande Food Show, two-day Italian food festival at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, with food, demos, performances and competitions. Dh100 minimum spend per adult, 2pm onwards; call 04-3618111.

Abu Dhabi Striders Half Marathon and 10km race. Recommended viewing spots for supporters include the start and finish area at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (turn point outside of Du Arena), Yas Plaza Hotels and the bridge over the racetrack at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi.


Movember MIX TAPE stand-up and improv comedy special by students of Dubomedy Arts School, 7pm, Al Dana Hall, Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Free entry; call 800 COMEDY.

Have a Word one-day literary festival, at Ductac, with new and second-hand books, stationery, performances of spoken and written horseplay, and literary-themed flavours from Atomic Ice Cream Labs, noon-7pm, free entry.


Singles Traffic Jam, every Sunday at Eight, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, with DJ Neil T from 8pm. Call 050-1446662


Last chance to see It's Not Funny!, an exhibition by Tareq Montasser, Al Masar Gallery.


Italian Luxury Interiors Exhibition, until November 21 at Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, 3-7.30pm.

How Archaeology Shapes History, a talk at Qasr Al Hosn Centre, 6.30-7.30pm, register on 02-6796472.


A new exhibition by street artist eL Seed, known for his aACAycalligraffiti', at Tashkeel until December 27.


At the movies: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Life After Beth, Ungli, aACAy71

Composer and concert pianist Arsha Kaviani performs at One&Only Royal Mirage, 7pm, tickets Dh250-550, email or call 050-8702674.

Shaikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014 starts in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, until December 12, 2014

S.H.I.B.U.Y.A., Djs DETLEF (VIVa Music) and Smokingrooveat The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel, Tecom, from 10pm every Thursday.


Magic Phil and his Pirate Adventure show at Ductac, also on November 22, 4pm. Tickets Dh150.

Sharmila Dance Gala at Ductac, with jazz, hip hop, classical ballet, contemporary, tango, salsa and more performed by the Sharmila Dance company members and international performers. 2.30pm and 8pm, Dh150-195 at

Jason Derulo performs at the free Beats on the Beach concert on Abu Dhabi Corniche, with support from Bollywood star Hard Kaur and Emirati Ruwaida Mahrooqi.

Armin Van Buuren Djs at du Arena, for F1 ticketholders.


Pharrell Williams performs at du Arena, for F1 ticketholders only.

Rita Ora headlines Beats on the Beach concert 2 on Abu Dhabi Corniche.


It's the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. The Who perform at du Arena, for F1 ticketholders only.


Christmas baking class at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi (every Monday in November) with Christmas cake, stollen and gingerbread cookies. Dh135 per person for a two-hour class, 3-5pm, including afternoon tea; call 02-6988137.


Salon des Grandes Complications watchmaking exhibition, until November 27, at DIFC.

French pianist Fanny Azzuro, 8pm, at Ductac, performing works by Debussy, Albeniz, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Kapustin.


See Inside Zenith, solo exhibition by Driss Ouadahi at Lawrie Shabibi, until November 27.


At the movies: Horrible Bosses 2, Penguins of Madagascar.

Happy Birthday Sunita, a family comedy play starring Shabana Azmi, until November 29 at Ductac.

Lamhe 13th anniversary celebration, wit of '50s, '60s and '70s music at Crowne Plaza Dubai with singers from Mumbai.


Beat Diabetes Walkathon at Zabeel Park Dubai, Dh20 per person, register at from November 1-22 to enter and for walkathon kit.

Dubai Grand Parade of exotic and classic cars and bikes, led by Dubai Police's fleet of supercars, starting and ending at Meydan Racecourse; register at until 3pm, November 6.


Ripe Food & Craft Market returns to Sharjah's Al Majaz Waterfront for a second season, 9am-2pm with local, organic, seasonal produce, superfoods, local honey, local artisans, splash park and mini golf.

Final day of three-day Mother, Baby and Child Show, Dubai World Trade Centre.

HOMEGROWN, local DJ deep house night with Conan Liquid and DJ Shenon at 360 from 6pm, free entry.


Finnish artist Soile Yli Mary will be exhibiting her work throughout November at Fann-EaAC-Porter. Sunday-Tuesday, 10am-10pm, noon-10pm on weekends.

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