10 must-attend events in Dubai this November

Pick an event from our guide and you are covered.

A devotee lights oil lamps at a religious ceremony during the Diwali or Deepavali festival at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 18, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A devotee lights oil lamps at a religious ceremony during the Diwali or Deepavali festival at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 18, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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With the dipping temperature, there is a deluge of events in the month of November.

From pop A-listers coming to the UAE to perform to the second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge underway to Dubai Design Week for the hippy lot, there are highlights for everyone in November.

1. Dubai Fitness Challenge

You can no longer blame the weather for skipping your daily workout. Be it hitting the gym, parks, adventure sports or other activities, get out of your home and set a health milestone for yourself.

Stay motivated by logging into the Dubai Fitness Challenge app and clock in 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days till November 24.

The month-long challenge will end with a grand carnival on November 23 and 24 at Burj Park.

When: Ongoing till November 24

Where: At various events across the city. Closing ceremony at Burj Park, Downtown.

2. The Colour Run Hero Tour

You can join a crowd of thousands at the Dubai edition of The Colour Run Hero Tour running event at Dubai Autodrome.

A 5km run is an untimed event where runners are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. wondering what you get at the finish line? A Finish Festival awaits you, complete with music, dancing and massive colour throws.

When: November 10, 2018

Venue: Dubai Autodrome, Motor City.

3. Win big by shopping this Diwali

Here's another reason to shop this Diwali. Select malls across Dubai will offer shoppers an opportunity to win incredible grand prizes. For every Dh200, shoppers can enter a raffle coupon and win up to 15 diamond necklaces.

When: November 1 toNovember 10, 2018

Venue: Click here to check the list of participating malls.

4. Diwali lights at Festival City

For 10 days, from November 1 to November 10, Dubai Festival City will showcase their multi-sensory water, pyrotechnics and laser show IMAGINE, choreographed on the Bollywood number 'Jai Ho'.

When:November 1 toNovember 10, 2018

Where: Dubai Festival City Mall

5. Diwali Mela market

Soak into the festival fervour by attending the Diwali-themed bazaar at Al Seef, Dubai Creek.

The celebrations will include delicious food, live performances, festive music, and endless shopping. Add to that, winners of the Diwali Mela & Mega Draw will be announced on the last day.

When: 1 November to 10 November, 2018

Where: Al Seef, Dubai Creek

6. Global Village

Residents and tourists in Dubai can head to Global Village from today as it opens its doors for the 23rd season. With a ticket priced at just Dh15, residents can enjoy the diversity across 27 pavilions representing 78 countries.

You can keep a tab on the free events and concerts to be held in Global Village on their official website.

When: Ongoing until April 6, 2019.

Where: Global Village, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

7. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Watch Sergio Cortes, the professional Michael Jackson impersonator from Spain will celebrate the life and times of the uncontested King of Pop at a thrilling concert at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on November 2.

Get ready to sing along MJ's greatest hits like Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller and many more.

When: November 2, 2018

Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

8. Diwali fireworks in the city

Head to Dubai Creek on November 7 to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show as part of the Al Seef Diwali Mela.

Participate in the carnival for 10 days and don't forget to mark 8pm on November 7 for fireworks.

When: November 7, 2018

Where: Al Seef, Dubai Creek.

9. Bollywood stars to perform

Get ready to watch the renowned Bollywood trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as they perform at Bollywood Parks on November 9. It will be followed by a performance by Neeraj Shridhar, vocalist of Bombay Vikings.

When: November 9 and November 10.

Where: Bollywood Parks

10. Salaam Dubai

Watch the spectacular vocalists, Shaan and KK as they belt out the best chartbusters from their career at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium in a four-hour marathon.

When: November 9, 2018

Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

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