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The World of the Hunger Games is the latest attraction to open up at Motiongate Dubai, in the Lionsgate Zone. It’s the world’s first theme park zone inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, and the film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. There are two new rides in the Hunger Games area. The Capitol Bullet Train is a 1,870-foot-long rollercoaster, which reaches speeds of up to 50mph. The Panem Aerial Tour, meanwhile, is more sedate – it’s a flight simulator ride that takes guests on a tour of the world of Panem. Screens in both of the rides show messages from some of the films’ characters, including Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) and Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks), filmed especially for the park. In addition to rides, visitors to the World of the Hunger Games will be able to enjoy Coal Miners’ Clash, a live show in the streets of the park, which sees the miners of District 12 coming together for a creative high-energy musical show. Visitors will also be able to browse shops and restaurants in the area – the Panem Supply Co. sells Hunger Games merchandise, and guests will be able to buy snacks […]

The World of the Hunger Games The World of the Hunger Games is the latest attraction to open up at Motiongate Dubai, in the Lionsgate Zone. It’s the world’s first theme park zone inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, and the film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. There are two new rides in the Hunger Games area. The Capitol Bullet Train is a 1,870-foot-long rollercoaster, which reaches speeds of up to 50mph. The Panem Aerial Tour, meanwhile, is more sedate – it’s a flight simulator ride that takes guests on a tour of the world of Panem. Screens in both of the rides show messages from some of the films’ characters, including Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) and Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks), filmed especially for the park. In addition to rides, visitors to the World of the Hunger Games will be able to enjoy Coal Miners’ Clash, a live show in the streets of the park, which sees the miners of District 12 coming together for a creative high-energy musical show. Visitors will also be able to browse shops and restaurants in the area – the Panem Supply Co. sells Hunger Games merchandise, and guests […]

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference The communications technology event comes to Dubai for the first time The ITU is the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency that specialises in issues concerning information and communications technology. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the organisation’s key decision-making event, and determines the ITU’s activities over the coming months. It’s held in a different city each year, and in 2018, it will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time. The conference attendees will be helping the ITU to bring the benefits of modern communication technology to people around the world, in a safe and affordable way.  

Dubai International Motor Show A turbocharged auto industry event The Dubai International Motor Show is the ultimate sales-driven showcase for global automotive brands and the trusted voice for a passionate audience of serious buyers. With a valued reputation of more than 26 years of experience, Dubai International Motor Show consistently delivers new business opportunities. The biennial event attracts over 100,000 visitors from 77 countries who are looking for exclusive motoring deals and all of the latest information on upcoming launches in the automotive world. The internationally respected event is a must for motoring brands and car enthusiasts alike. The exact event date will be announced closer to the event.

This new show at Children’s City, the educational theme park in the heart of Creek Park, aims to both entertain and educate the youth of the UAE. A daily show, which takes place in Children’s City’s state-of-the-art planetarium, takes audiences on an exciting journey through the human body, where they’ll also learn about friendship along the way. Children must be at least two years old to watch the show.

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future at Concrete Following its showing at London’s Hayward Gallery, and a gallery to gallery international collaboration, Concrete at Alserkal Avenue will bring the seven artist-strong group exhibition ‘Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future’ to Dubai from 7-21 November. This septet of international artists have imagined how our world might look and feel in the future, engaging with the idea that adaptation is necessary for survival to present films, sculpture and text-based works that explore ideas of change and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology, and language. The line-up of artists includes Ann Lislegaard, Julian Charriere, Rainer Ganahl,  Marguerite Humeau, Bedwyr Williams, Andreas Angelidakis and Youmna Chlala.  

HR Summit and Expo The region’s largest HR event The HR Summit and Expo is one of the largest HR events in the Middle East, and it returns to the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre in November. The three-day event is set to cover very aspect of HR and talent management, with a line-up of seminars, workshops, book signings, and talks from international experts. There will be more than 100 exhibitors at the event, showcasing the latest HR innovations, as well as plenty of opportunities to meet with fellow professionals, including speed network sessions and work workouts.

GITEX Technology Week 2018 The technology event returns for its 38th edition This October, GITEX Technology Week returns to Dubai World Trade Centre for its 38th edition. The 5-day exhibition showcases some of the latest products and innovations from the world of technology, and brands from all over the world are set to take part. For the 2018 edition, the exhibition will shine a spotlight on four major technological sectors – Smart Cities, AR and VR, Internet of Things, and Smart Manufacturing. Attendees will be able to learn about how some of the world’s leading smart cities are integrating these technologies into their infrastructure, and find out which technologies are set to change the world. There will also be networking opportunities, competitions, tech demonstrations, and free-to-attend talks.

Yogafest Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is the al fresco location for this year’s Yogafest long weekend, which takes place from 15-17 November with a jam-packed schedule of free-to-attend yoga sessions, meditation circles and yoga-related activities for fans of all ages. The festival begins on Thursday evening in the meditation tent, and continues with two full days of sessions led by some of Dubai’s best-known yoga and meditation practitioners along with visiting guest teachers. Healthy food and exciting retail spaces round out this holistic weekend festival.

DP World Tour Championship 2018 The DP World Tour Championship, one of the biggest events in Dubai’s sporting calendar, is back for its tenth edition from the 15-18 November. Part of the European Tour, and the thrilling climax to the European Tour Race to Dubai, this golfing tournament has seen some of the world’s best golfers competing here in the UAE, with past winners including Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. The tournament has a prize fund of $8,000,000, and you can expect some tense scenes when the athletes battle it out on the course to take home the trophy.

The region’s leading education show The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition, or GETEX, returns from 14-16 November. The event is a chance for schools, colleges and educational institutes to reach out to Dubai’s aspiring students, and for students to learn about what educational opportunities are available. Each year, the exhibition attracts more than 35,000 students, and GETEX focuses on all aspects of education, from residential schools to student counselling. The three-day event also features a Counsellors Forum, for Counsellors to meet and learn from fellow professionals. There will also be a line-up of seminars led by representatives from local and international schools, covering everything from children’s healthcare to Master’s Degree programs.