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Top things to do in November

Sports events take centre stage in the region this month, followed by live music concerts, theatre shows and much more

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

🗓 November 20 - December 18, 2022 📍Doha, Qatar

Qatar is ready to welcome football fans from all around the globe for the first-ever FIFA tournament to be held on Middle Eastern soil. The opening ceremony and the first match of the tournament will take place at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, located north of the Qatari capital of Doha, and will see the host nation face Ecuador. Further matches will be played across eight stadiums in Qatar, with the finals set to take place on December 18.

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Abu Dhabi Classics

🗓 November 9, 10 and 25, 2022 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Every year, an ever-expanding roster of internationally acclaimed artists brings soul-stirring performances to audiences in the UAE capital as part of Abu Dhabi Classics. The 2022 edition of the programme kicks off this month with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

taking the stage with acclaimed conductor Daniel Harding. The troupe will perform at Emirates Palace Auditorium on November 9 at 8pm and November 10 at 6pm.

While on November 25, the National Ballet of Cuba will bring Bizet’s celebrated opera, Carmen, to life at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi, as the group's talented artists tell the tale of this engaging yet doomed love affair.

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Andrea Bocelli concert

🗓 November 24, 2022 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Global icon Andrea Bocelli returns to Abu Dhabi this year to headline a special one-off concert at Etihad Park on Yas Island. The beloved tenor has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. He is all set to treat fans in the UAE capital to a selection of his most popular songs, including Vivo Por Lei, Time To Say Goodbye and hits from his latest album, Believe. Returning audience members and first-timers alike will love his timeless ballads and operatic masterpieces.

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The Lion King Musical

🗓 November 26 - December 10, 2022 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The most popular musical in the world of theatre is coming to Abu Dhabi this winter. The Lion King, now in its 25th year, will make its Middle East debut at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in the UAE capital. Since its Broadway premiere in 1997, the cast has performed sold-out shows to nearly 110 million people in over 100 cities across 21 countries. In its silver jubilee year, the musical still remains relevant to today's audiences as it explores universal themes, offering an unparalleled theatrical experience that thrills the senses.

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Peter Bence concert

🗓 November 11, 2022 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Opera audiences will be treated to a spectacular concert featuring the fastest hands at the piano in the world. Peter Bence, the Guinness World Record holder, is all set to show off his classical music skills in a special concert on November 11. His show is part of Dubai Opera's packed autumn/winter line-up. The season, which began with a showing of Romeo and Juliet in September, will also see the likes of Syrian composer Iyad Rimawi and Algerian French singer and songwriter Enrico Macias perform special concerts for fans in the emirate.

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Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

🗓 November 18 - 20, 2022 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 2022 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races to its thrilling season finish on Sunday, November 20. Thousands of motorsport enthusiasts will descend on the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to witness the 14th edition of this exciting day-to-night race. Alongside the nail-biting track action, the island will also play host to the hugely popular Yasalam after-race concerts at Etihad Park. This year, Swedish House Mafia has been announced as the first headlining act, with the group set to perform on Friday, November 18.

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