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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

๐Ÿ—“ November 20 - December 18, 2022 ๐Ÿ“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.


To book your hotel in Doha, visit rotana.com


Andrea Bocelli concert

๐Ÿ—“ November 24, 2022 ๐Ÿ“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.


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


The Lion King Musical

๐Ÿ—“ November 26 - December 10, 2022 ๐Ÿ“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.


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


Peter Bence concert

๐Ÿ—“ November 11, 2022 ๐Ÿ“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.


To book your hotel in Dubai, visit rotana.com


Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

๐Ÿ—“ November 18 - 20, 2022 ๐Ÿ“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.

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

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