Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend poolside, a cultural affair, or a culinary extravaganza, November is the perfect month for all that and more in Dubai. With its mild weather, exciting events, and world-class amenities, this cosmopolitan city has something to offer everyone during this festive month.
Explore the 10th edition of Dubai Design Week
Taking place across the city each year, the largest design fair in the Middle East, Dubai Design Week is back, featuring a rich programme of events and activities, such as large-scale installations, new commissions, exhibitions, pop-ups, talks, workshops and a weekend market. As the region’s leading creative festival, Dubai Design Week covers a range of design disciplines, such as architecture, product design, interiors and multimedia, and fosters a collaborative and creative spirit among the designers who participate. Visitors can also enjoy a Marketplace over the weekend, where they can browse and buy artisanal goods from over 40 local vendors, ranging from fashion and accessories to home decor and wellness products. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a design lover, or a curious explorer, d3 Art Week has something for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover and support the emerging talents of Dubai’s art community.
From 8 to 11 November; dubaidesignweek.ae, @dubaidesignweek
Have A Unique Dining Experience At The Reimagined Carna
The acclaimed steakhouse by legendary butcher Dario Cecchini has reopened its doors after a stunning renovation, welcoming diners to enjoy its panoramic location and premium cuts once again. Located on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai, Carna offers a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline and a refined ambience that blends contemporary elegance, sophistication, and timeless charm. Carna welcomes guests with a captivating interior design, featuring Art Deco elements that evoke the glamour of the Roaring Twenties such as plush crimson-red seating and rich wood accent panels. The space is enhanced by beautiful mirrors that adorn the walls and the grand ceiling, creating a sense of depth and allure. For those who seek a more intimate setting, Carna also offers a private dining room, hidden behind glamorous curtains, where guests can enjoy their meal in privacy and exclusivity.
SLS Dubai, Business Bay; ennismore.com, @carnadubai
Have a fabulous outdoor dining experience at WHITE Beach
WHITE Beach, the award-winning beachfront destination at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has reopened its doors with a new look and feel, elevating it to one of the chicest beach clubs in Dubai. The stunning venue now features a brand-new outdoor dining experience, doubling the size of the previous indoor restaurant, and offering a spectacular view of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely lunch, a romantic dinner or a lively night out, WHITE Beach has something for everyone. Guests can soak up the sun and the vibes at WHITE Beach’s pool, which is open daily from 10am to 8pm. They can choose from different packages, starting from AED200 for a regular sunbed on weekdays, to AED8,000 for a pool island cabana on weekends. All prices are non-redeemable, except for the cabanas, which include food and beverage credit.
Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah; whitebeach.ae, @whitebeach
Visit the ultimate pool party at SLS Dubai
Peach Party, the ultimate pool party at SLS Dubai, is back with a bang for the season. Every Saturday, guests can slip into their most fabulous peachy outfits and soak up the sun at the hotel’s 75th-floor rooftop Privilege Pool, which is filled with inflatables and offers stunning views of the city and Burj Khalifa. Guests can also enjoy special cocktails, a delectable food menu, and a glitter makeup station to add some sparkle to their look. The party features beats from DJ Cyril, a violinist, and dancers to keep the vibe going from 2pm onwards.
AED 199 for gentlemen, AED 99 for ladies, including two house beverages; ennismore.com, @slsdubai; +971 56 417 3887
Visit Dubai Watch Week
Dubai Watch Week is a biennial event that celebrates the art and craft of watchmaking, as well as the luxury industry and its related fields. The sixth edition of Dubai Watch Week will take place from November 16 to 20, 2023, at Dubai Design District (d3), featuring a diverse and engaging programme of events and activities. The event will showcase the latest innovations and trends in the horological world, with over 50 renowned brands exhibiting their collections and launching new models. Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend the Horology Forum, an intellectual space where master craftsmen, industry leaders, visionaries, and collectors will engage in free-flowing discussions and debates on various topics related to watchmaking. Additionally, the event will offer a variety of workshops, talks, pop-ups, and design experiences, where visitors can learn from experts, interact with artists, and discover new perspectives. The event will also feature a weekend market, where visitors can browse and buy artisanal goods from local vendors. Leading brands including Rolex, Audemars Piguet, TUDOR, Hublot, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL, and Bulgari will have stand-alone spaces on-site. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but prior registration is required.
Dubai Design District; dubaiwatchweek.com, @dubaiwatchweek
Experience the bustle of Borough Market at Mina’s Market
If you are looking for a taste of London’s culinary melting pot, you don’t want to miss Mina’s Market by British Chef, Nick Alvis. The weekly event, held at Mina’s Kitchen at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, offers a range of classic British dishes and delicacies, inspired by the famous Borough Market. Guests are invited to feast of flavours at the market-style stalls, serving hearty staples, such as savoury pies, creamy curries, fresh meat and fish, and indulgent desserts. Guests can also sip on English sparkling wine, Chapel Down, while enjoying the vibrant British market atmosphere. At the London Pie Shop, you can choose from six different savoury pies, while The Bakery offers a selection of freshly baked bread, pretzels, baguettes, doughnuts, tarts, pastries, brownies and profiteroles. The Modern Butcher’s and Fresh Fish Market lets you pick your preferred cut of meat or fish, and have it cooked to your liking. Mina’s British Balti House brings you the aromatic flavours of Indian cuisine, with dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, samosas, paneer, and onion bhaji. The London Levant Kebab Shop features grilled lamb doner kebabs with pita bread and spicy sauces. Finish your fest with a trip to the dessert or cheese station, where you can sample a variety of cheeses from England, Italy, and France, along with cured meats, grapes, and chutneys.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina; Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm; AED250 soft, AED350 house, AED450 sparkling, Children 6+ AED 99; minaskitchendubai.com
Embrace your hedonistic side at a sultry dinner and show experience
Babylon, the acclaimed DIFC dinner and show destination, has unveiled its third season, Gardens of Love. Inspired by the flourishing of blossoms and stories, guests are able to dine in an enchanting setting that fuses premium dining and entertainment, adding another level to the typical DIFC night out. Diners enter a mystical portal, where reality and fantasy intertwine, and can enjoy a five-course tasting menu with Bellini/mocktail on arrival, every Tuesday and Wednesday, for AED 595 per person. On Saturdays, its aptly titled brunch, Let Them Have Brunch, is a sumptuous affair from 1pm to 4pm, followed by an after-party from 4pm to 5:30pm. Guests can select from three packages, starting from AED 395 for soft beverages, AED 550 for house beverages, and AED 700 for premium beverages, including bubbly.
Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC; babylondifc.com, @babylondifc
Enjoy New Resident Artist, Oumnia Guigui, at Q’s Bar and Lounge
Oumnia Guigui, the Netherlands-born singer and songwriter, has captivated the audience at Palazzo Versace Dubai’s renowned live music venue, Q’s Bar and Lounge, for the first residency of the season. Due to popular demand, Oumnia will grace the stage of the iconic venue, performing every Wednesday to Sunday until December 31st. Prices start at AED 250 per person minimum spend on Wednesday and Thursday and AED 350 per person from Friday to Sunday.
Al Jaddaf; palazzoversace.ae, @palazzoversacedubai