Things You Can Do In November In Dubai – Concerts, Events, New Restaurants & More

Time really does pass by in the blink of an eye sometimes; I mean, we’re almost halfway through October and already talking about things to do in November. Sooner than we know it, it’ll be Christmas, and we’ll only be 6 days away from the end of the year. Mind-blowing. This year, Dubai has seen a whirlwind of events, and November is not looking any less. Let’s look into all the things you can do in Dubai this November.

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Events To Take Part In This November

1. Celebrate Dubai Design Week’s 10th Anniversary – Tuesday, November 7th tIll Sunday, November 12th

Here Is Your Line-Up Of Things You Can Do Throughout November In Dubai - Concerts, Events, New Restaurants & More

For those of you who don’t know what it is, then allow me to explain. This annual event is a celebration of all the creativity that resides within the UAE, held across various venues throughout the city, with the main hub being Dubai Design District. Watch as d3 comes alive with the vibrant local art scene, all for free. This is not only the region’s largest design event but also an immersive experience that welcomes everyone, from artists to enthusiasts. This event promises a multitude of free workshops, pop-ups, engaging talks, and immersive design experiences, making it a must-visit, especially if you’re part of the creative industry. On November 11 and 12, the Marketplace will grace the heart of d3. It’s the perfect spot to shop for artisan goods and sustainably sourced items and indulge in culinary delights. Kids won’t be left out either, as there will be plenty of child-friendly activities to keep them entertained.

2. Join Dubai’s First Ever Japan Culture Con – Friday, November 10th Till Sunday, November 12th

For The First Time Dubai Will Be Hosting A Japan Culture-Con This November

For the very first time, a Japan Culture Con is making its to Dubai, and it’s a celebration you won’t want to miss. From tantalising food to captivating performances and anime delights, this three-day event promises to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Japanese culture. It’s an outdoor extravaganza happening at Burj Park, and it’s perfect for the whole family.  The festivities run from 2 pm until 11.30 pm each day, giving ample time to soak in the Japanese experience. Here’s the good news – tickets are incredibly affordable. You can grab a single-day ticket for AED 30 during the special early bird promotion. And if you’re planning to fully immerse yourself in the experience, a three-day pass will cost you AED 80 during the early bird deal. You can secure your early bird tickets right here. There is a lot to expect out of the Japan Culture Con, and you’ll definitely want to give it a visit.

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3. Enjoy A Free Paddleboarding Event At Hatta Dam – Saturday, November 18th

Here Is Your Line-Up Of Things You Can Do Throughout November In Dubai - Concerts, Events, New Restaurants & More

Hatta Dam is going to host an exciting stand-up paddleboard event, and because it’s part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, it’s absolutely free! The Dubai Fitness Challenge Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge session will run from 5 pm to 5:30 pm. Test your mettle as you navigate a challenging stand-up course on the water. Whether you’re a seasoned paddleboard enthusiast or a complete novice, this event has something for everyone. You can bring your own board or borrow one on-site. And if you’ve never tried paddleboarding before, don’t sweat it! There are training sessions available for anyone aged five and above. And for those new to the sport or those looking to refine their skills, you can opt for a 30-minute lesson to get you started. At Hatta Dam, safety is paramount, so life jackets will be mandatory for all participants. Don’t worry; these will be provided upon your arrival. However, keep in mind that you must be able to swim, and an adult must accompany participants under 21. Make sure to reserve your spot here.

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Concerts To Jam To All Night Long This November

1. The Soho Garden Festival Returns With Epic Headliner Eric Prydz – Saturday  November 4th

Here Is Your Line-Up Of Things You Can Do Throughout November In Dubai - Concerts, Events, New Restaurants & More

Dubai’s Soho Garden has always been the go-to spot for a dose of international music and entertainment. But this time, they’re gearing up for something truly epic – the inaugural Soho Garden Festival! The venue? None other than the impressive Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. It’s a one-night takeover you won’t want to miss. The festival’s main act needs no introduction. Hailing from Sweden, the sensational Eric Prydz is set to steal the spotlight. If you’ve been anywhere near the Dubai music scene, you’ve probably grooved to his beats. But wait, there’s more! The festival promises to have more artists joining the lineup. That means an even more spectacular night of music and celebration right in the heart of Media City. You can get your tickets right here, but hurry because they are selling out fast!

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2. Dance Your Heart Out At The Butterfly Carnival Music Festival – Saturday, November 11th

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The sensational Butterfly Carnival Music Festival is set to take over the iconic Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. From 2 pm onwards, get ready to jump right into a world of rhythm and melody. Spanning various music genres, the Butterfly Carnival Music Festival promises an eclectic blend that will keep you dancing all day long. Expect heart-pounding beats from renowned names like techno hotspot B018 DXB, the vibrant vibes of Afrobeats by House of Yanos, and the electrifying energy of Rampage, a BBC 1Xtra sensation who rocked Notting Hill Carnival. This festival is not just about the music – it’s a celebration of Dubai’s rich musical heritage, with more than 30 local artists gracing the stage. The festival will be a vibrant mosaic of sounds and styles, showcasing the incredible diversity of the Dubai’s music scene. Get your tickets here on Platinumlist. Note that this festival is 21+

3. Groove The Night Away At The Cele Retro Fest – Saturday, November 25th

Cele Retro Fest Is Coming To Dubai And It's Bringing You '90s & Noughties Hits Live

If you’re a fan of old-school music that still makes your heart groove, then prepare for a sensational event coming your way this November. The stage is set at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, and it’s about to get lit with the electrifying beats of Cele Retro Fest Dubai. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable evening that will transport you back in time to the iconic ’90s and early noughties. The festival promises an international ensemble of artists who rocked the music scene during these golden eras. With tickets starting at just AED 150, visit Platinumlist and make sure you don’t miss out on this epic celebration.

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4. Sing To The Nostalgic Hits Of International Artist Macklemore – Tuesday, November 28th

I hope you all have a bit more than 20 dollars in your pockets because the Iconic American Rapper Macklemore is coming to Dubai’s very own Coca-Cola Arena. And you can bet it’s going to be a night of his greatest nostalgic hits and more. If you missed him the first time he performed in Dubai back in 2019 for RedFest DXB then this is your chance to make up for it and see Macklemore in his full glory Live. You can get your tickets here.

Restaurants To Visit In November

As for restaurants, Dubai has a great line-up of restaurants that are set to open throughout the month. Some information about these restaurants is still under wraps at the moment, but stay tuned to Gulf Buzz for all the latest updates. Here are all the new restaurants you can expect to see open in Dubai this November 2023:

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1. Samakje

Fans of Samakje, the contemporary Lebanese restaurant, will be delighted to hear that it’s relocating to St Regis Gardens. The restaurant and its lounge bar, Harbour971, are set to reopen soon.

2. Smoki Moto

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah is already welcoming guests, with Smoki Moto, a high-end Korean steakhouse, scheduled to open later this year. Prepare to be dazzled by tabletop barbecues and fresh ingredients.

3. Maison La Plage

Opening later this year on Palm Jumeirah, Maison La Plage is a beachfront restaurant by Fundamental Hospitality. Inspired by the sun-drenched shores of the South of France, this eatery promises a delectable Mediterranean experience.

Bonus – Beach Clubs Opening In November 

La Vita

Here is a little bonus category. La Vita, soon to be a new beach club on Palm Jumeirah, offers an exclusive experience at the southernmost point of Palm West Beach. With ultra-luxury residences nearby, it’s a concept by Mine & Yours Group that’s set to redefine beachside living.

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