From a classical concert and the opening of new food spots to culinary classes and art exhibitions, September promises a month filled with a smorgasbord of cultural highs. Buro 24/7 Middle East lists the must-do's that need to be added to your calendar this month...

Celebrate Catalan month at Laluz

To mark the National Day of Catalonia, Laluz at DIFC is further highlighting the region with an array of culinary classics straight from Barcelona. Available throughout the month of September, diners can sample authentic Catalan cuisine including Catalan-styled ceviche, aromatic duck cooked with sweet pears and slow cooked Spanish lamb shoulder. Finish the meal off with the popular Bunuelos, pastry fritters mixed in with citrus and chocolate.

September 2016 culture guide

For reservations, call +971 4 359 7777.

Just a Look exhibition at XVA

Look at the UAE through the eyes of German photographer Tor Seidel. His second solo show will showcase some of his iconic works from the book The Dubai as well as unreleased images from his upcoming new book. Specialising in documentation, Seidel is known for injecting his own humour into the natural environment as well as embracing imperfections in his landscape subjects.

September 2016 culture guide

Just a Look will run from September 3 until October 4 at XVA Gallery, Dubai.

Learn the secrets to Indian cuisine

If you love your food colourful, flavourful and spicy, head to Bombay Brasserie at Taj Hotel for a culinary lesson with the luxury hotel's renowned chefs. After the masterclass, indulge in your own culinary creations along with signature dishes from the newly launched Bombay Brunch.

September 2016 culture guide

The Bombay Brasserie Cookery Class will be held on September 16. For reservations, call +971 4 438 3222.

Appreciate an operatic love story at Dubai Opera

Be one of the first to experience the splendour of the newly opened Dubai Opera and get lost in a world of love and passion as The Russian State Ballet performs one of the most romantic operatic stories, Giselle. Making its debut in 1841, the love story follows the misadventures of a simple girl who, after finding out that the love of her life has been promised to another, dies of a broken heart.

Giselle will run on September 16 at Dubai Opera. For tickets, visit dubaiopera.com.

Relax at Armani/SPA

This month, head to Armani/SPA for an exclusive 80-minute body treatment that allows you to firm and sculpt your problem areas while also boosting the body's batteries, leaving you recharged and refreshed. For a comprehensive relaxation session, indulge in a thermal bath before your treatment.

September 2016 culture guide

For reservations, call +9714 888 3282.

Immerse in the magic of Yanni

Multi-award winning composer Yanni will be bringing his unique signature sounds to the UAE for his first appearance in the capital. Accompanied by an international orchestra, Yanni is set to mesmerise the audience with classics as well as brand new sounds that were first heard during his ongoing American tour.

September 2016 culture guide

Yanni will perform at du Forum, Yas Island on September 30. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.ae.