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Top things to do in November

The United Nations' upcoming climate summit remains the biggest highlight on the region's calendar this month, while elsewhere, there is a packed programme of entertaining events, from classic theatre productions to international fairs, motorsports races and concerts


🗓 November 3 - 4, 2023 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Opera is all set to present a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Macbeth, performed by talented artists from the English Touring Theatre (ETT), Shakespeare North Playhouse, Northern Stage and Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. This timeless production is directed by Richard Twyman and has been adapted for modern times to mirror the world we are now living in. This is not one to miss!

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Bryan Adams concert

🗓 November 4, 2023 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This November, Coca-Cola Arena will host one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Bryan Adams will bring his chart-topping hits to a packed venue of fans in Dubai, performing classics like Summer of ’69 as well as heartfelt ballads such as Everything I Do. The line-up will include numbers from his 15th studio album – So Happy It Hurts – which was released in March 2022 and was also nominated for Best Rock Performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards.

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Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

🗓 November 9 - 12, 2023 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bringing together marine enthusiasts from the region and around the world, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show is perfectly in keeping with the Middle East's maritime traditions. The exhibition highlights the latest innovations in boating, fishing and water sports from some of the world’s best brands and industry specialists. Alongside the showcase, the event offers engaging attractions and live performances to keep visitors entertained.

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Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

🗓 November 24 - 26, 2023 📍Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 2023 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races to its thrilling season finish on Sunday, November 26. Motorsport enthusiasts will descend on the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to witness this exciting day-to-night race, which starts with plenty of sunshine and ends with fireworks lighting up the night sky. Alongside the track action, the island will also host the hugely popular Yasalam after-race concerts at Etihad Park. This year, Foo Fighters are set to perform the headline act on Sunday evening, while Ava Max and Tiësto are confirmed for appearances on Thursday, November 23.

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🗓 November 30 - December 12, 2023 📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This month, the UAE will host the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP28 UAE will see world leaders take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement – the international treaty on climate change that was adopted by 196 parties at COP21 in France on December 12, 2015.

Its overarching goal is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This year's conference at Expo City in Dubai will provide a comprehensive assessment of the global progress since adopting the historic agreement and will also offer new measures that will bridge the gaps in addressing climate change.

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