10 things to look forward to in Dubai this November
Pool parties, big gigs, new openings and an epic weekend staycation…
As we head into the penultimate month of the year, Dubai is going all out with huge, unmissable events. Whether you’re getting muddy at a seriously tough obstacle course, soaking up the sun at a luxe beach club or partying with us at Party in the Park, we bring you the best things to do in Dubai this November.
November 1: Party in the Park!
Party in the Park combines everything you love about music festivals – live bands, great DJs, food and drink, sunshine and a liberal sprinkling of festival madness – all without having to contend with mud, wellies or getting stranded in a field miles from home. With a stage featuring superb British artists – this year Richard Ashcroft, Lighthouse Family and Fatboy Slim will all take to the stage – a festival atmosphere and a dedicated family-friendly zone, Party in the Park is back on Friday November 1 and ready to rock your socks off. Tickets are available from platinumlist.net and will also be available on site at the festival’s Box Office.
Party in the Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Friday November 1 2pm to 1am, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 427 3000. partyinthepark.ae
From November 1: Walk among the blooms
It’s one of Dubai’s best-loved attractions, and we’ll be able to walk among the blooms of Dubai Miracle Garden from Friday November 1. The unique outdoor destination, is home to over 50 million flowers in 120 varieties, and will this season bring a host of exciting new concepts including a fourth Guinness World Record attempt, a renewed Disney Avenue and the ‘Aerial Floating Lady’.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Arjan, Dubailand, Sun to Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 11pm from Nov 1, Dhs40 kids, Dhs55 adults. dubaimiraclegarden.com
November 2: Glam up for an all white party
Nikki Beach Dubai’s annual white party celebration is one of the biggest parties of the year, and it’s returning on Saturday November 2. The party comes with a strict, all-white dress code and promises live music, street performers and huge champagne shows. Each year the huge day to night party takes on a brand new theme, with this year’s celebration set to be a masquerade event.
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, 12pm to 9pm, Saturday November 3, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 376 6162. nikkibeach.com
November date TBC: Enter the rainforest
Hailing from Madrid, rainforest-inspired Amazonico is set to open its doors at the end of November in DIFC. The team behind the restaurant say that Amazonico will be split into three distinct spaces: a ground floor sushi counter and lounge, first floor restaurant, and an open-air, Copacabana inspired rooftop with private dining area.
Amazonico, DIFC Pavilion, DIFC, opening soon. @amazonicodubai
November 15: Get muddy with Tough Mudder
For the first time ever, Tough Mudder will take place at Dubai Festival City, and will serve as the final weekend to the Dubai Fitness Challenge on Friday November 15. There’s four races to get involved with: Tough Mudder 5k includes 13+ obstacles on a five kilometre route, Tough Mudder Classic hosts 25+ obstacles on a 10 kilometre route and brand new for this year, Tougher Mudder is a timed, competitive race that will offer prizes for the fastest times logged. Kids can also join in the fun with Mini Mudder, a 1.6 kilometre course route for five to 13-year olds.
Tough Mudder, Dubai Festival City, event starts at 7.30am on November 15, Dhs100 for Mini Mudder, Dhs350 Tough Mudder, Dhs400 Tough Mudder Classic, Dhs500 Tougher Mudder, toughmudder.ae
November 15: See a superstar performer take to the stage
The second ever music concert to be held at The Pointe will see superstar singer Dua Lipa perform on Friday November 15. Tickets to see the New Rules hitmaker live in Dubai are priced at Dhs250 for general admission and Dhs350 for fan pit access. With all tickets, visitors will get a Dhs100 credit to spend at a wide range of dining outlets at the waterfront destination on Palm Jumeirah. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.ae. The event will kick off at 4pm, with a host of local opening acts taking to the stage before the grand performance from Dua Lipa later in the evening. Free shuttle buses will be available from various locations across The Palm to transport guests to and from The Pointe from 4pm onwards.
Dua Lipa live, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 4pm onwards, Friday November 15, from Dhs250. ticketmaster.ae
November date TBC: Party Mykonos style
A brand new slice of Greek party island Mykonos is set to wash up on the shores of Dubai as beach club Nammos opens its doors this month. Opening at Four Seasons Jumeirah, Nammos is promising year-round holiday vibes and an endless summer for its guests. The luxe new venue is split between a Mediterranean restaurant, a beach bar, the Nammos Beachfront and an extravagant, one-of-a-kind bubbly room for champagne aficionado’s.
Nammos Dubai, Jumeirah Four Seasons, Jumeirah 2, opening November 2019. Tel: (052) 912 5870. @nammosdubai
November 21: Journey to Arendelle with the release of Frozen 2
It’s been a long time coming for Frozen fans, but almost six years to the day after the Oscar-winning original was released, Frozen 2 will be out in UAE cinemas on Thursday November 21. In the sequel to Frozen, sisters Anna and Elsa will journey into the enchanted forest and dark seas beyond their home of Arendelle in a quest to keep the kingdom safe. Elsa, together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven must face a dangerous journey that will see her question her powers, and also mean the true meaning of them.
November 22 and 23: Staycation What’s On style
The What’s On Lock In is back at the beautiful, brand new Vida Creek Harbour on November 22 and 23. We’ll be taking over the hotel for a weekend of pampering, brunch, sundowners, breakfast, fitness classes and much more for the bargain price of Dhs699 for two. Tickets include early check in, a one-night stay at Vida Creek Harbour, piercing from Kyra Care, hair braiding by Chalk and make up services from Glowout&Go, male grooming from Bristles and Mane, all-inclusive Friday brunch, five sundowner drinks, vegan burgers and sides from JOMO, UNDERDOGBOXN workout, buffet breakfast, all day pool access, oh, and late check out
What’s On Lock In, Vida Creek Harbour, from 10am Friday November 22 to 2pm Saturday November 23, Dhs699 per room per couple. WhatsOn.ae/Lock-In
November 29: Experience a club night with a twist at Dubai Opera
On Friday November 29 fans of the legendary Hacienda club will be able to see original DJ Graeme Park reinterpret and perform house and club classics on an epic scale with a full live orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, as well as alongside some special guests. Expect a show filled with smash-hits such as Pacific State, Voodoo Ray, Ride on Time and You’ve Got The Love all performed with a classical twist from the full symphony orchestra.
Hacienda at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 9pm onwards, Friday November 29, from Dhs200. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com