BURO. Middle East’s culture guide: October ‘21
Here’s what to do this month
As the Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors for six months, take this opportunity to be one of the first to discover the world in one place. With plenty to do and see at the Expo 2020, fill your calendars with one-of-a-kind events, activities and more ranging from architecture, arts, cultures, innovation, technology, live performances and delicious gastronomic offers. To discover the full schedule, check expo2020dubai.com.
Dubai's hotel scene just welcomed a new majestic retreat. Introducing Raffles on the Palm's shores, the opulent and eagerly awaited resort is now open for guests, where you can enjoy spacious suites with uninterrupted views, a sanctuary of well-being and bliss at its award-winning spa, a selection of restaurants and eateries, and Raffles' famed 24-hour personalised butler service.
To book your stay, visit rafflesthepalmdubai.com.
THAT Concept Store in Mall of the Emirates has teamed up with You Better Fly, the country's luxury sneaker marketplace, for a unique pop-up experience where you'll find a selection of collectors' items and exclusive sneakers. Dedicated to the sneakerhead culture, you'll be able to get your feet on premium footwear brands including Air Jordans, Yeezy Boosts, Adidas, Nike and more. The one-of-a-kind shopping experience will be available to visit until October 31 on Level 2 of THAT Concept store.
On October 21, Ain Dubai will open its air-conditioned cabins for visitors to explore unique views of Dubai's iconic landmarks – JBR, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Harbour Waterfront and of course, Bluewaters Island – standing at over 250 metres, also making it the tallest observation wheel. Split into three main categories including Observation Cabins, Social Cabins and Private Cabins, you'll have the chance to choose between 19 truly unique and customisable experiences. For tickets, visit aindubai.com.
Madame Tussauds is finally bringing its famed experience to the popular island destination, Bluewaters. The world-renowned attraction is set to open its doors on October 14, and will give visitors the unique opportunity to take selfies with their favourite celebrities. From 60 global stars including Kylie Jenner, Tom Cruise and Anna Wintour (and 16 new figures from the Middle East), it's a taste-of-fame experience you won't want to miss.
For more information, visit madametussauds.com.
Khawla Art and Culture is welcoming the public to discover insights from the 'Unity of Diversity' exhibition at Dubai Opera. The works on display will include an impressive selection of paintings by Her Higness Sheikha Khawla bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi, and creative paintings, sculptures, ornaments, calligraphy and more by 41 artists from all over the world. The exhbition will run until October 21, 2021.
For more information, visit khawlafoudation.com.
The Dubai Fitness Challenge is back! An annual celebration of fitness and wellness, the challenge returns with a month-long calendar of workouts, exciting fitness events and wellness-centric entertainment around the city, ensuring that you are always on the move. All you have to do is complete 30 minutes of activity, each day for 30 days.
Join us as we continue to seek healthy and active lifestyles, starting on October 29.
Throughout the month of October, indulge in pretty in pink dishes and offers at W Dubai – The Palm to help raise funds for breast cancer. The hotel offers a variety of special activities, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Pink October campaign, in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation's 'Brest Friends' programme. From delectable dishes at Torno Subito to pink cocktails at SoBe, there's plenty you can do to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit wdubaithepalm.com for more.
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