From art exhibitions and science festivals to local monologues and the Formula 1… Check out What’s Hot in the Gulf for this month!
Abu Dhabi Art
5 November – 8 November
Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi
This year’s Abu Dhabi Art will present an exciting lineup of art, talks and performances that bring together the world’s top galleries, artists, cultural icons, collectors and visitors from across the globe. The sixth edition will present the two key elements launched last year; the Artists’ Waves section which showcases curated works by artists, as well as Durab Al Tawaya, a performing arts programme that takes Abu Dhabi Art beyond Saadiyat Island and into the city.
Abu Dhabi Alive
13 November – 15 November
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
The UAE’s most exciting fitness and lifestyle event is back for a second time! Thousands of visitors will again have the chance to take advantage of live fitness classes and sports activities, cooking demonstrations, free health consultations and giveaways as well as a host of competitions. Pre-registered visitors will have free use of all facilities like bowling centre, tennis courts, beach tennis and the rugby field.
Abu Dhabi Science Festival
13 November – 22 November
Abu Dhabi Corniche (East Plaza) & Al Ain Zoo, Abu Dhabi
This annual festival brings science to life in the United Arab Emirates. Each year thousands of visitors experience and enjoy a wide variety of thrilling scientific activities through an array of exciting workshops, shows and interactive exhibits. This 10-day event returns to its popular Abu Dhabi Corniche (East Plaza) location, and for the first time to two new activations in Al Ain (Al Ain Zoo) and Sharjah (Al Majaz Waterfront).
Horrible Histories, Live on Stage – Barmy Britain, Part Two
18 October – 22 November
Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah
Horrible Histories takes the history books of Britain, throws in a big dollop of humor and presents them on stage for all to see. The result is a humorous look into interesting facts and stories of Britain’s colourful past. This will be the second part in a series by Horrible Histories after a successful run in its hometown. The troupe are now touring the world, bringing curious tidbits and laughs to the whole family.
SHOES, A MONOLOGUE
19 November – 20 December
MoxieZone, Abu Dhabi
As we embark on a journey through life we learn and experience a myriad of things. Every walk is different, but the one thing we have in common is the task of taking the journey and choosing which pair of shoes to do it in. ‘SHOES’ is a compilation of witty, heartfelt, and thought provoking monologues written by C. Cunningham. This brilliant show is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi and is sure to be a hit.
2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
20 November – 23 November
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
This year will see the most exciting Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ever, with the circuit hosting the season’s last race and with double points on offer to drivers. Abu Dhabi will come alive with musical excitement with the return of Yasalam, the largest city-wide programme run by any F1 host city. Crowds will be treated to a packed programme of world-class events including international performers, stunning firework displays and a flypast of Etihad Airways’ new Dreamliner.