A varied cultural experience awaits this weekend for the aficionados as Dubai delivers once again. From a thought-provoking art exhibition to a much-loved musical to a night of exquisite culinary creations, these are the places to be and be seen.

Les Misérables at Dubai Opera

It's finally here! The world's longest-running musical – 31 years and counting – will play at the iconic Dubai Opera. Immerse yourself in the gripping tale of a fugitive entangled in the French revolution and take in the musical scores including the On My Own and Do You Hear the People Sing? and of course, the iconic I Dreamed a Dream.

Weekend culture guide Nov 11-13

Les Misérables runs until December 2. For tickets, visit dubaiopera.com.

Recollections for a Room art exhibition

Discover the second solo exhibition by Iranian artist Kamrooz Aram as he showcases a new body of work. In this conceptual multi-disciplinary exhibition where each piece provides context for another, Aram juxtaposes Persian heritage with modernist architecture while his sculptures – brass, hardwood planks and terrazzo – challenges the conventional notion of how we view antiques in an exhibition space.

Weekend culture guide Nov 11-13

Recollections for a Room will run from November 13 until January 15 at Green Art Gallery.

United Nations by Italian Cuisine dinner event

As part of the ongoing Italian Cuisine World Summit, JW Marriott Marquis will be hosting a special reception that gathers over 20 Michelin-starred chefs from Italy – think Heinz Beck, Alfredo Russo, Giorgio Locatelli and more – as well as local celebrity chefs to curate a one-of-a-kind dinner experience for food connoisseurs.

Weekend culture guide Nov 11-13

The United Nations by Italian Cuisine reception will be held on November 12 at Aqua, JW Marriott Marquis. For tickets, visit platinumlist.net.

Also, discover the exclusive Picasso-inspired exhibition, Revealed by Sofitel.