The Buro 24/7 Middle East culture guide: March
Arts & culture
With March being arts season, the emirate is buzzing with creative concepts. As well, stepping away from the canvasses and the sculptures, the cit's also provides a plentitude of things to do to ensure your monthly dose of culture is fulfilled. Buro 24/7 Middle East lists the top things to do this month...
Sail away at the Dubai International Boat Show
Dubai's highly-anticipated boat show returns with a whole host of displays and activities for everyone. Boat enthusiasts will be drawn to five differect departments including the Enhanced Superyacht Pavilion, Equipment Supplies and Services Area, Luxury and Lifestyle Area, Outdoor Display and the Marina Display Area. For those looking for a bit of fun, sailing and fishing activities will also be held.
The Dubai International Boat Show runs from March 1-5 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. For more information, visit boatshowdubai.com.
Explore the arts world with Art Dubai
The world's art fraternity will have their eyes fixed squarely on Art Dubai this season. Featuring traditional art exhibitions as well as forums and workshops, this year's edition also includes new events including the Wedding Project, a culinary arts experience where visitors can enjoy an 11-course menu that draws inspiration from the arts. Expect edible tableware!
Art Dubai runs from March 16-19. For more information, visit artdubai.ae.
Appreciate innovative creations at Design Days Dubai
The region's number one design fair opens this month, delivering more creativity and artistry. With a programme schedule that includes talks, workshops and guided tours, it's no wonder that the event attracts some of the most distinguished galleries from around the world. Also to look forward to at this year's edition is the announcement of the winning entry for the annual Van Cleef & Arpel's Middle East Emergent Designer Prize.
Design Days Dubai runs from March 16-18 at The Venue in Downtown Dubai. For more information, visit designdaysdubai.ae.
Buy Middle Eastern art at Christie's NOW and TEN Sale
Christie's Dubai celebrates its 10-year anniversary in March and the annual sale season includes the exclusive NOW and TEN Sale, a collection of 40 Middle Eastern art pieces from the most prestigious artists in the region. These include the monumental Sarajevo by Omar El-Nagdi and Heech Lovers by Parviz Tanavoli. Interestingly, Tanavoli holds the record for most expensive auctioned art sold in the region — The Wall (Oh, Persepolis) sold for over Dhs10.3million.
Christie's NOW and TEN Sale will be held on March 16 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
Indulge in Friday brunches at Gaucho
Enjoy the taste of Argentina with Gaucho's special brunch menu this March. Set around a luxurious setting with modern decor, three unique brunch packages have been created: the Asado brunch, the Signature brunch and the Virtuoso brunch. Despite Argentinian beef chosen as the focal point of the menu, chef Jamie Robertson has also accommodated other food preferences, including a vegetarian option. No matter the food choices or the package you choose, the classic and authentic flavours of Argentina will shine through.
Gaucho's Friday brunch runs throughout March from 12pm-4pm and the packages start from Dhs320 per person. Gaucho is located at DIFC.
Relax to the soothing tunes of Boyce Avenue
Youtube musical sensation Boyce Avenue will be coming to Dubai as part of their Be Somebody World Tour. Popular for their reinterpretation of contemporary hits, the band has collaborated with various artists including Fifth Harmony, on a video which has garnered over 90 million views. Producing albums under their own record label, Boyce Avenue is the biggest independent band on YouTube.
Boyce Avenue will perform at The Lawn, Emirates Golf Club on March 24. Tickets can be purchased from virginmegastore.me.
The third edition of the Dubai Classics 2016 will see one of the world's premier violinists take to the stage. Vadim Repin will perform classical masterpieces from the likes of luminaries such as Tchaikovsky, Paganini and Mendelssohn. Awarded France's highest musical honour, the Victoire d'Honneur, Repin is known for his technique as well as his peerless interpretation of classical music. Apart from Repin, stunning soprano singer Anna Agaltova, winner of the the Russian Federation President's prize, will also perform works from Mozart, Strauss and Borodin.
Dubai Classics will be held on March 25 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets are priced from Dhs250 and are available at platinumlist.net.