happenings this month Celebrate The Spirit Of November With These Amazing Events
Celebrate The Spirit Of November With These Amazing Events
Updated on 03 November 2023

The UAE consistently offers an array of outstanding concerts, shows, and events that guarantee entertainment. If you're looking for exciting activities this November, here's a list of must-attend concerts and events in the UAE.

Bastille Live Show - 1 November 

On 1 November, the highly acclaimed UK indie-pop band Bastille will take the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena. This versatile British group is famous for its unique fusion of indie rock and synth-pop, promising an electrifying and unforgettable performance. Get ready to be swept away by Bastille's iconic hits, such as 'Pompeii', 'Happier', 'Good Grief', and many more. Ticket prices for this concert begin at just Dhs 199. 


Alexey Arkhipovsky - 1 November 

Get ready for a spectacular evening as the Russian musical maestro, Alexey Arkhipovsky, graces the stage of Dubai Opera on 1 November. Arkhipovsky's distinctive mastery of the stringed instrument has garnered numerous accolades, including a prestigious mention in the Guinness Book of Records in Russia as the world's finest balalaika soloist. Tickets for this extraordinary performance are available, starting from Dhs 250. 


Brian Tyler Live - 4 November 

In its second concert in Abu Dhabi, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is set to deliver a spectacular performance at Etihad Park, joined by the renowned film music composer Brian Tyler. The gala evening promises to feature some of Tyler's greatest hits, including compositions from blockbuster films, series, and games such as Avengers, Yellowstone, Iron Man 3, Assassin's Creed, Star Trek Enterprise, Transformers Prime, Into Eternity (Thor, The Dark World), Fast And Furious (Fast X), The Mummy, Crazy Rich Asians, Battle LA, 1883, Scream, Call of Duty, and many more. Tickets for this extraordinary event start at just Dhs 195. 


Macbeth - 3 To 5 November 

Dubai Opera is gearing up to present a contemporary interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most iconic works, 'Macbeth', from 3 to 5 November. This modern-day adaptation of the tragedy delves into the dark deeds of Scottish General Macbeth and his descent into ruthless crimes. Don't miss this opportunity to experience this unique perspective. Tickets for the event begin at just Dhs 200.


Ruki Vverh - 5 November 

On 5 November, Russia's best-selling band and one of the 90s' most successful pop groups will perform at Coca-Cola Arena. This highly-anticipated show will showcase a set list filled with fan-favourite hits, including classics like 'Student', 'My Little Baby', and 'Dreaming Of You'. Secure your tickets starting at just Dhs 250 and be part of this historic night!


Dubai Women’s Run - 5 November 

The 10th edition of the highly anticipated Dubai Women's Run, a prominent event in the city's sports calendar, is returning as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. This ladies-only event will take place at Dubai Festival City Mall and offers a fantastic opportunity to complete your 30x30 challenge for the day. Enjoy the pleasant Dubai weather while taking in breathtaking city views along the course.


A Journey With Jada Pinkett Smith - 7 November 

Get ready for a special evening with the Hollywood legend, Jada Pinkett Smith, as she brings her global tour, 'Worthy, A Journey with Jada Pinkett Smith', to Dubai's prestigious Coca-Cola Arena on 7 November. Fans will have the chance to share an intimate experience with Pinkett Smith as she explores the depths of her debut memoir, 'Worthy.' Tickets for this exceptional event begin at just Dhs 295. 


META Film Festival - 9 to 12 November 

Dubai is set to host the second META Film Fest from 9 to 12 November. Film enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy a lineup of acclaimed movies at VOX Cinemas Wafi City, just like last year. The festival also offers workshops and masterclasses for aspiring film-makers, led by industry experts. Tickets for individual movies start at just Dhs 35. It's a cinematic celebration not to be missed!


Japan Culture Con - 10 to 12 November 

Visit Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 10 to 12 November for the inaugural Japan Culture Con. This event features a wide range of attractions, from traditional tea ceremonies to a marketplace offering Japanese kimonos, cosmetics, and a children's corner with local games. Be sure to catch live performances by skilled voice over artists during an Anime and Manga series showcase. Tickets are available from Dhs 30, and there's a lot to discover and enjoy at this cultural gathering.


Abu Dhabi International Boat Show - 9 to 12 November 

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) is a global event that you can't afford to miss if you're interested in the latest developments in boating, fishing, and water sports. ADIBS serves as a gathering point for top-notch brands and experts in the marine industry. It's the perfect venue for marine enthusiasts and families to come together, enjoy captivating attractions, live performances, and explore the waters of Abu Dhabi.


Ali Sethi Live-  11 November 

Ali Sethi, the celebrated writer, composer, and singer, who shot to fame with his chart-topping single 'Pasoori' on Spotify's Global Viral chart last year, is set to grace Dubai during his 2023 World Tour. Catch him live at Dubai Opera as he delivers a mesmerising performance, including the blockbuster hit from Coke Studio and other beloved fan favourites. Secure your tickets for Ali Sethi Live, starting at just Dhs 185. 


Hyperound K-Fest Abu Dhabi - 11 November 

Prepare for an electrifying one-day festival at the Etihad Arena – Hyperound K-Fest Abu Dhabi 2023! This event is your ticket to experiencing the best of K-pop music and culture right in Abu Dhabi. With phenomenal performances by Enhypen, Sunmi, Epik High, Dpr Ian, Cherry Bulley, Peakboy, and more, get ready to be mesmerised by pulsating beats, captivating choreography, and powerful vocals. Tickets for this unforgettable experience start at just Dhs 315. 


Dubai Ride - 12 November 

Dubai Ride returns on 12 November, offering an exciting fitness opportunity for all ages. As part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, join over 20,000 cyclists for a memorable ride through the city. Pick the family-friendly 4km route around Downtown Dubai or take on the 12km challenge along Sheikh Zayed Road, passing iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa. 


Taste Of Abu Dhabi - 10 to 12 November 

The city's most prominent food, beverage, and music festival, Taste of Abu Dhabi, is all set to return from 10 to 12 November at Yas Gateway Park South. The eagerly awaited event promises a diverse array of culinary, drink, and music experiences for everyone. Tickets for this amazing food festival start from Dhs 75. 


Arijit Singh Live - 17 to 18 November 

The renowned Bollywood playback singing sensation, Arijit Singh, is all set to grace the stage at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. After a sensational sold-out concert at the arena two years ago, Arijit Singh is returning with an all-new performance, featuring a captivating lineup of his latest Bollywood hits. Tickets for this remarkable event are available starting at just Dhs 100.


Sheikh Zayed Festival 2023 - 17 November to 9 March, 2024 

The festival pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, honouring his vital role in preserving genuine Emirati heritage and his commendable efforts to instil noble Emirati cultural values in future generations. It presents a wide range of family-friendly events and popular performances, fostering cultural exchanges within an entertaining and educational environment. The Sheikh Zayed Festival is held with the sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and under the wise guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Court.


Dubai Opera Ball - 18 November 

Experience a night of enchantment at the Dubai Opera Ball, featuring an exceptional lineup of international talents. Prepare to be captivated by the world-renowned soprano Aida Garifullina, Bolshoi Theatre's premier dancer Denis Rodkin, La Scala's tenor Riccardo Massi, jazz sensation Igor Butman, and Austria's Janoska Ensemble. The extraordinary event promises a harmonious fusion of cultures as the artists don elegant tuxedos and stunning ball gowns, delivering impeccably choreographed performances. Tickets for this grand affair start at Dhs 399. 


Al Ain Book Festival - 19 to 25 November 

Established in 2009 as the Al Ain Book Fair and rebranded in 2022 as the Al Ain Book Festival, this event is a celebration of Al Ain's rich cultural heritage and the creative contributions of Emirati writers, intellectuals, and artists, both past and present. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the festival offers a diverse program aimed at promoting a culture of reading and connecting people with Emirati heritage, culture, and creativity. 


Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 - 23 to 26 November 

Get ready for the exhilarating Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023, happening this November at the renowned Yas Marina Circuit. As the 15th edition of this prestigious event, it's set to be grander and more thrilling than ever before. In 2023, ticket holders are in for added value, as they gain complimentary access to one of Yas Island's incredible theme parks. With world-class after-race concerts, a wide array of off-track entertainment spanning Yas Island and Yas Marina Circuit, the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix promises an unforgettable experience at the Meeting Place of Champions. 


Coke Studio Live - 25 November 

Prepare for another electrifying evening at Coca-Cola Arena as the highly anticipated second edition of Coke Studio Live takes centre stage. On 25 November, over ten incredibly talented artists will grace the event, promising an unforgettable night filled with music and entertainment. The show, curated by the visionary producer Zulfiqar (Xulfi) Jabbar Khan, is a must-see. Ticket prices start at just Dhs 179. 


Dubai Run - 26 November 

Set your alarm clocks early and get ready for the upcoming Dubai Run. Race alongside participants of all ages and skill levels on a dedicated section of Sheikh Zayed Road. Choose between the 5km or 10km route and work up a sweat as you strive to achieve your fitness targets. Register now for this enjoyable and free event. 


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