Everyone who’s visited Dubai knows the city experiences two seasons. Hot and hotter. And November is one of the best months in general to be there. The weather is mild enough to make it the perfect month for outdoor activities, and the plethora of events going on makes it an interesting one, to say the least. Below we have compiled a list of the top things to do in Dubai in November 2018. 

Top Things to Do in Dubai in November 2018

DP World Tour Championship Golf

The DP World Tour Championship, is one of the biggest events in Dubai and the Middle East. This November, the renowned event will be back for its 10th edition.

You’ll be able to watch the top 60 European Tour players competing together for the European Tour Race to Dubai. 

The event keeps consistently getting some of the best golfers from around the world including Rorry Mcllroy and Jon Rahm. The prize is a staggering $8,000,000 for the winner. 

You’ll be watching worldwide golfers, tense golfing scenes, and top-notch battles. The general admission is usually free, but you’ll have to preregister here.  

To add to the fun, there will be live band performances topped with food and beverages so you can have a full-on generally incredible experience. 

Date: 15 Nov – 18 Nov

Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estates

Ticket Price: Free + Pre-registration required.

Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 

A competition bound to impress – UAE hosts one of the top beach soccer competitions on its own home sand. Featuring top champion teams from around the world including Egypt, Mexico and Russia – the event promises to reflect the skills of elite players on court. 

Dubai Fitness Challenge

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This citywide fitness fest runs for 30 whole days – challenging you to be your best fitness self. The whole city turns into a playground that helps you work towards whatever fitness goal you have by providing countless opportunities for working out. Some of the best gyms and yoga centers open up their doors to provide free classes, workshops and a lot more. 

Dubai Design Week

This is, without a doubt, the region’s largest festival celebrating creativity. Dubai has long been the design and creative hub of the Middle East and the Dubai Design Week  is a creative festival that revels in just that. Taking place for 6 days, the Design Week will include over 200 design-related events. There are events that will have to do with graphic design, others that have to do with architecture, and even product and furniture design. Expect to be inspired by some of the region’s leading talents, get first glimpses at ground-breaking designs, and revel in the creativity of interactive and original designs from around the world. In 2017, the event attracted over 60,000 visitors.

Location: Dubai Design District

Dates: 12 November – 17 November, 2018

Price: Free


The Color Run

The National

This is simply a once-in-a-life experience, that combines a 5km run with the joys of color. The run is un-timed, and while you run you’ll get all types of colors thrown at you, creating a fantastic running experience. Presented by Daman, the event encourages people to stay fit while adding a fun twist to it. 

Date: 10 November, 2018.

Ticket: AED55-260.


Dubai International Triathlon 

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It seems like Dubai is not only the hub for design and fashion, but also for fitness. The month of November experiences a plethora of things to do that are fitness-related to get you excited and ready to start on your fitness journey, specially with the new year approaching, 

Triathletes come from all the over to join this grueling race: a 1.5km swim, an 80km cycle race and a 10km run. We recommend getting there so you can watch it from the start. 

Date: 02 November, 2018.

Price: AED 588 – 987. 

Location: The Waterfront – Jebel Ali. 

Arab Fashion Week

The Arab Fashion Week is the world’s only platform that promotes a different type of couture known as the “ready-couture”. It’s actually hosted twice a year (May and November) and is an innovative and ground-breaking concept in the fashion world. It reflects the current developments in the Arab culture of fashion and creativity, and it’s slowly becoming a platform for international fashion designers, and exceptional Arab talents. 

Dates: 13 – 18th November, 2018. 

Location: City Walk, Dubai.

Brian McFadden Live at Irish Village

top things to do in Dubai in November 2018

Irish singer and former Westlife member, Brian McFadden will perform in Dubai on the 15th of November. The performance will be part of “Soul Jam” world tour, and you’ll be listening to his newest tracks from the album. The whole album called “Otis” will be a tribute to Otis Redding, one of the world’s soul legends. It’s the perfect opportunity to get enamored all over again by the voice of Brian McFadden. 

He will also be playing some of Westlife’s top hits in his set. 

Date: 15 November, 2018.

Venue: The Irish Village, Garhoud

Ticket Price: AED175.

Bao Music and Dance Festival

A mesmerizing journey, a one-of-a-kind experience and a festival unlike any other – the Bao Music and Dance Festival is a festival that will be brimming with culture, intrigue, mystery and all-things-eccentric. It’s inspired by the China’s Zheng who explored the world in pursuit of treasures (hence the Bao name), and the festival is a direct reflection of the wanderer inside all of us. 

The 2-day festival features some of the biggest EDM names, and is a musical journey that bridges the gap between two cultures. Expect some great artists like Martin Garrix, Afrojack, R3hab, and Don Diablo. 

Ticket price: DH550.

Date: November 29 and 30, 2018.

Desert Warrior Challenge

The Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge is your ultimate adventure obstacle race – one that challenges you to the last bit. Adrenaline pumping and physically demanding, the challenge will test everything from your physical strength to your overall fitness. There are different courses, each with a set of different obstacles.

Date: 08 November 2019


Elena Sergeeva has an accomplished career in tourism marketing and has worked for top Greek and international tourism brands. Elena has worked with luxury hotel brands managing business development and foreign market opportunities in lucrative markets including Russia. Elena is the founder of several professional blogs including Passion for Greece, Passion for Hospitality and Passion for Dubai. Her website development and blogging work has been featured in travel industry and Greek major media outlets.

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