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Top things to do in June 2024

As temperatures begin to soar with the onset of summer, we present a curated selection of top activities to enjoy both locally and globally this June


Art Basel

🗓 June 13 - 16, 2024 📍Basel, Switzerland



Art Basel, a premier event on the global art scene, unites the international art community in Switzerland for four days, featuring over 4,000 artists from more than 200 leading galleries spanning five continents. Embracing modern and contemporary art, the fair facilitates connections between renowned creatives, emerging talents and art enthusiasts, drawing luminaries from all around the world. During the week, the Swiss town transforms into an art hub as the fair expands its influence with concurrent exhibitions taking place in and around the city, creating a region-wide art week for visitors.


Matilda The Musical

🗓 June 20 - 23, 2024 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



Matilda The Musical arrives at Abu Dhabi's Etihad Arena on Yas Island this June. The acclaimed production boasts over 101 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical. Based on Roald Dahl's beloved book, it portrays an extraordinary girl challenging her fate with imagination and intellect. Scheduled over four nights, the show, which premiered in London over a decade ago, has captivated audiences worldwide with performances in New York, Sydney, Toronto, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo and Dubai.


To book your hotel in Abu Dhabi, visit rotana.com


Fête de la Musique

🗓 June 21, 2024 📍Paris, France



While the June Solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, Paris transforms it into a vibrant celebration. For over four decades, the French capital has embraced music on this day, with live bands, singers and amateur artists filling the streets with song and dance, inviting crowds to join. Across the city, stages adorn major squares and parks like Jardin des Tuileries, Petit Palais and Jardin du Luxembourg, captivating spectators well into the evening.


Since its inception in 1982 in Paris, Fête de la Musique has evolved into an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in over 700 cities across 120 countries around the world.


Dubai Summer Surprises

🗓 June 28 to September 1, 2024 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates



As summer temperatures heat up in Dubai, the excitement builds with the return of Dubai Summer Surprises — the ultimate shopping extravaganza of the season. This 10-week shopping festival promises unbeatable retail deals, family-friendly entertainment and thrilling surprises. Experience citywide discounts on fashion, furniture, electronics and more, complemented by a diverse calendar of events across the emirate. From raffle draws to competitions, this festival guarantees endless fun for all.


To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Drawing Time: Duets exhibition

🗓 Until August 4, 2024 📍Sharjah, United Arab Emirates



Works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection come to life in a new exhibition series titled Drawing Time. Delving into the practice of drawing, the showcase is designed as a four-part series that will spotlight new and historical works from the collection. Beginning with explorations of colour, texture and material, the exhibition progresses to explore line, movement and gesture across various media. More than just an exhibition, it serves as a research project, examining drawing and print culture in relation to Afro-Asian history. The inaugural chapter, Drawing Time: Duets, explores the theme of duality, inviting visitors on a journey through time with a unique scenography.


To book your hotel in Sharjah, visit rotana.com

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