Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide: November '17

Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide: November '17

Dubai Watch Week, Afternoon Tea, Tinkah x Inked

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

A selection of must-experience events from art to food to design sets the tone for a culture-filled month...

Amixture of activities in Dubai offers any cultural connoisseur a month packed full of experiences. From art exhibitions to Dubai Watch Week to a unique culinary experience, these are the top six events not to be missed this November...

Wissam Shawkat's Intersection exhibition

The man behind Vertu's Arabic calligraphy collection, Wissam Shawkat, is launching a one-night-only exhibition at Intersection, DIFC. Showcasing the Dubai-based artist's newest works, the calligraphy-dominated selection will give any art enthusiast a reason to visit the exhibition. Limited edition prints will be available for purchase too. 

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Wissam Shawkat's Intersection exhibition will run on November 1 for one night only at Intersection, DIFC. 

Megan Hess' Paris Through a Fashion Eye Afternoon Tea at Fairmont The Palm 

Experience a Parisienne affair at Fairmont The Palm as the five-star hotel hosts a new Afternoon Tea concept that celebrates Megan Hess' new book, Paris: Through a Fashion Eye. With Executive Pastry Chef Arnaud Souchet behind the culinary offerings, guests can expect homemade macaroons, truffles, finger sandwiches and scones that are certain to tantalise those taste buds. 

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The Megan Hess Paris Afternoon Tea will be available daily from November 2-30 from 12pm to 6pm at the Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm. 

Dubai Watch Week

Following the success of last year's Dubai Watch Week, the event is back in the city for its third edition. Set to welcome prominent personalities from the industry — think François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet; Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Chief Marketing & Communication Officer of Seddiqi Holdings; and Laurence Nicolas, President of Dior Timepieces — they are set to host a series of talks, panels and discussions available for any watch enthusiast to attend. 

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Dubai Watch Week will run from November 16-20, 2017.

Grey Area dinner hosted by Tinkah x Inked 

An achingly cool dining experience as part of Dubai Design Week is set to excite guests this November as Tinkah and Inked come together for a new (and interesting) five-day event. Set to challenge guest's tastebuds by showcasing dishes without the familiarity of colour, dishes will be served on customisable tableware items in rectangular, circular and square forms designed by Tinkah.

The Tinkah x Inked culinary experience is priced at Dhs475 per person and will run from November 13-18 at Alserkal Avenue. For reservations, call +971 50 845 1359.

The Italian Way Product Design Award 

There's a new award that is set to shine the light on the UAE's emerging product designers, aptly titled the Italian Way Product Design Award. The new platform is set to showcase local designers' creativity and will be judged by a panel of specialists including Michael Rice, a designer and artist specialising in ceramics and glass; Saher Oliver Samman, founder of eco-fashion accessories label Terracotta Row; Andrea Sensoli, from Super Future Design; Rue Kothari, Fair Director for Downtown Design; as well as Giulia Fiumi, Marketing Manager of Peroni and The Italian Way.

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The designs from The Italian Way Product Design Award will be on display at The Lighthouse pop-up at Dubai Design District from November 14-17. The winner will be announced on November 15, 2017.

Louvre Abu Dhabi 

It's confirmed! The Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened its doors this November. Discover the Jean Nouvel-designed building, which the Pritzker Prize winner has injected with an impressive aesthetic. Inside expect to find iconic international artworks, including creations by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Warhol and several Abu Dhabi-approved artists. 

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to open on November 11, 2017.

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