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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 […]

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.

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.

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.  

Where the global aviation world comes to do business The Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade. The 2017 event saw a 20% increase in trade visitors on 2015 with some 79,380 attending the exhibition and an order book of US $113.8 billion. The biennial event takes place at Dubai World Central, Dubai’s airport of the future. When completed, it will be the world’s largest airport with an ultimate capacity of more than 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo per annum. Head down to the Dubai Airshow to check out the latest trends and technologies in the aviation industry.

In honour of Oman National Day, special events will be taking place throughout the city where both residents and visitors can get into the celebratory spirit. There will be fun for all the family with kids’ activities, live performances and cultural displays. Stay tuned for further details on how you can join in with the festivities.

Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo The only event of its kind in the Middle East The Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo is the only dedicated trade fair of its kind in the region. International and regional companies will be showcasing more than two thousand of their latest products and services. All sorts of organic and natural products are represented at the event, with sectors dedicated to food and beverages, beauty, the environment, and more. The event has been running for the past fifteen years, and last year’s event saw more than 6000 visitors. Attendees can expect three days of networking opportunities with fellow professionals, as well as educational sessions, talks, and seminars led by international experts.

Hacienda Classical at Dubai Opera. See legendary Hacienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, the iconic club’s original DJ partnership, recreating old school house and club anthems on an epic scale alongside a full symphony orchestra and conductor Tim Crooks. Taking place at the incredible 2000 seat Dubai Opera, this promises to be a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience. An unforgettable show that brings the music of iconic Manchester nightclub The Hacienda back to life in spectacular style, it will include club classics such as ‘Pacific State’, ‘Ride on Time’ and ‘You Got The Love’ receiving the classical treatment.

University of Dubai-hosted conference returns to the emirate Organised by the Centre for Research & Consultancy at University of Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and an academic consortia of 21 UAE based and AACSB/EQUIS accredited international universities, the second annual International Conference on Advances in in Business, Management & Law offers five conference tracks, networking opportunities and an awards programme. Delegates will hear from experts in various fields covering a wide-ranging cross-section of industry sectors and topics from entrepreneurship, leadership, law and Islamic finance to marketing, e-commerce, supply chain, big data and innovation. A Best PhD Papers Award will be announced for each conference track and published as part of the conference proceedings.

The Big 5. The Middle East’s largest building and construction exhibition The Big 5, the International Building & Construction Show, returns to Dubai World Trade Centre this November, for its 39th edition. The exhibition showcases the five key sectors of the building industry – MEP services, building interiors and finishes, building envelope and special construction, construction tools and building materials, and construction technology and innovation. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and innovations in the building industry and source new products, with live demonstrations and more than 2600 exhibitors from around the world. Over the course of the four-day event, visitors will be able to network with architects, builders, interior designers, contractors, and other industry professionals.

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Enjoy edge-of-the-seat entertainment as the best rugby and netball teams battle it out at the 49th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens. Cheer on your favourite teams and experience a host of entertainment at one of the most exciting sporting and social events in Dubai. Attracting more than 100,000 fans, the three-day event has much to offer to keep everyone engaged – from sporting action, concerts and competitions to buzzing food and beverage zones. With dedicated family stands and activities, you can also relish a family-friendly experience. Children can enjoy circus workshops, bouncy castles and face-painting, and adults can dance the night away with live music at Rugby Rock.