A record-breaking attempt for the world’s longest graffiti scroll. It will be 2,180m long and will resemble the UAE’s map and seven emirates with glimpses from the past to the present. The team includes 100 graffiti artists, 30 of which are Middle Eastern and 20 Emirati. Residents can also join in. On November 29 and 30, 10am-5pm, at Jumeirah Beach Park. A photo contest at the event will have prizes worth Dh50,000, while more activities will also take place alongside. More at U43.ae.
Thank You Khalifa & Mohammad Bazaar
A fashion exhibition and bazaar showcasing beauty and art. Designers Eman and Elham Al Falamarzi and Sarah Bint Mohammad will also be exhibiting. At Khan Murjan, Wafi Mall, until December 1, 3-11pm.
Dubai Grand Parade
A super car and bike parade on November 28, showcasing modified, vintage, exotic and super luxury sports vehicles, starting at 3pm from the Motor Village at Meydan and winding its way through Downtown Dubai past Burj Khalifa to the Burj Al Arab. At Meydan, activities include a remote control car drift competition from 3.30pm, a Guinness world record attempt for the longest selfie relay at 4pm, stunt bike performances from 4pm, light show at 7.30pm, and closing fireworks show at 8pm. Apart from that, there will also be F1 simulators, football contests, street dancers, gaming and kiddie zones, live entertainment and food and hospitality. Doors to the motor festival open at 2pm. Free entry. Details at dubaigrandparade.com and motorfestival.ae.
The Parade Downtown Dubai
Schools, government entities, corporations, associations and bikers’ clubs are among the citizens and residents of the UAE celebrating the 43rd UAE National Day at Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard on November 29, 3-5pm. Free to attend.
Red Bull Car Park Drift Grand Final
Sixteen drivers will go head-to-head to be crowned ‘King of Drift’. Participants hail from UAE, KSA, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Mauritius. On November 28, 8-10pm, at Meydan Hotel’s G12 parking, under the umbrella of the Dubai Motor Festival.
Marathon football match
A non-stop football match over 36 hours titled ‘Spirit of the Union football match’ at Dubai Police Officers Club. Kick-off at 9am on November 28, until 9pm November 29. The match will include 1,620 players from across the UAE.
National Pride Art and Culture Exhibition
Activities including art, food, fashion and education, November 29, 11.30am-9pm. Free sessions of meditation and relaxation, poetry reading sessions and live performances. At Barjeel Heritage Guest House, Heritage Village. Free admission.
Hisham Abbas at Global Village
The Egyptian superstar will be performing in Global Village’s cultural arena from 8-10pm on November 28. Global Village entrance fee applies.
Colour Run Dubai
Colour runners will transform the Dubai Autodrome into a rainbow on November 29. Gates open from 7.15am on Saturday and the start chute will open at 8.30am. Go to thecolorrun.ae/Dubai.
Mall of the Emirates
A dedicated exhibition until November 29 demonstrates the UAE’s arts culture, an emerging Emirati artist will be conducting a live art workshop, painting a 2.5-metre tribute to the UAE. Plus: Emirati dance performances, costumed marching band, stilt walkers and chances to meet the characters from the popular children’s shows Freej and Khosa Bosa, until December 4.
A group art exhibition by emerging Emirati artists at Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre, until December 13.
UAE National Anthem performance
GEMS students, staff and parents make a world record attempt for a UAE National Anthem performance by over 100 nationalities, at Gems Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis, 10am on December 1.
Fortnum & Mason
Activities include face painting, flag-shaped biscuit decoration, brilliant balloon master show and a Fortnum’s UAE pop up photo booth. The 43rd visitor to enter the Downtown Dubai store on December 2 will win a hamper. Call 04-3882627.
The Dubai Mall
Exhibitions include Watani (UAE history), at Star Atrium; the Arabian Pearl Exhibition, on the early days of pearl diving, traditional tools used and clothes worn, from November 28-December 6, at The Souk Atrium; UAE ancient jewellery display, November 27-December 3 at Concourse 1 and 2, Ground Floor. A kids’ parade featuring over 40 Emirati children, all dressed in the UAE flag colours, will march through The Dubai Mall’s ground floor reciting the National Anthem on December 1 and 2 from 4-8pm.
City Centre Sharjah
The finale of Arts of C arts workshop, where a collection of the final C-shaped artworks by artists from Emirates Fine Arts Society will be unveiled to commemorate National Day. On December 1 at 11.30am.
The Music of Queen
A 60 piece symphonic orchestra performs the music of Queen, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Radio Ga Ga, with the original West End Cast of We Will Rock You, on November 28. Minimum donation of Dh50 at the door, grandstand tickets Dh395…. see more