November Events

There are many great events happening in the UAE in November

November is always a very exciting month for those living in and visiting the UAE. In addition to the weather taking a much-needed cooler turn, it also comes with plenty of events worth checking out. The country is a hub for both local and international events, which means every month is often action-packed.

Indeed, people in the UAE at this time are spoiled for choice when it comes to making plans for November. From sporting fun to cultural nights, there is something for everyone’s tastes. KHAMSA picks out five standout November events the nation is hosting, showcasing their appeal and why you must try to attend them.

١. Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2023 Formula 1 season will wrap up at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from November 24-26, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a major spectacle as always. Even though the F1 World Championship is wrapped up, there will be plenty of things decided on the last day.

Witness high-octane action and incredible fan atmospheres at the Abu Dhabi GP across all three days. Whether it is Sunday’s racy laps or the post-race concert, the weekend will undoubtedly be a cracker.

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٢. Sharjah International Book Fair

The Sharjah International Book Fair is one of the largest book fairs hosted in the world. It happens every year at the Sharjah Expo Centre, opening its doors for voracious and casual readers alike. It is a haven for anyone with an interest in reading, whether it is books, magazines, poetry, or any other written piece.

This year, the Sharjah International Book Fair will go on till November 12. One can attend and witness new launches, literary discussions, and a true blossoming of reading culture.

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٣. Dubai Watch Week

From November 16-20, the Dubai Watch Week takes place in fine style, showcasing the finest collection of watches and timepieces at the Gate, DIFC. It is a horological event that celebrates exquisite watchmaking, cementing it as a must-visit for anyone who is a fan of the art.

2023’s Dubai Watch Week will be attended by many top watchmakers and brands. Visitors can take part in various entertainment, cultural and gastronomic experiences during this five-day show. There should also be industry expert talks at the event.

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٤. Dubai Ride

The Dubai Ride, set to take place on November 12, is a free-to-enter event part of the iconic Dubai Fitness Challenge. It is a cycling run that will draw out thrill seekers and relaxed cyclists alike, riding together for a day of fun exercise.

This year, the Dubai Ride has two routes on offer – a 4 km pathway through Downtown, and one through Sheikh Zayed Road. The five starting gates are Museum of the Future, Satwa, Coca-Cola Arena, Business Bay, and Lower Financial Street.

For more information, visit here.

٥. Rock Dubai: The Great British Tribute Concert

This is a must-visit if you are a fan of some classic music. Rock Dubai: The Great British Tribute Concert will be a celebration of all-timer musicians like The Beatles, Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Pink Floyd. On November 11, five tribute bands will honour the aforementioned names with renditions that will have you singing along.

There is both reserved and non-reserved seating available, which means if you want to enjoy the event in the most relaxed manner, you will need to book a ticket. It is certain to be a day of throwbacks, nostalgia, and above all, a celebration of legendary music.

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