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What’s on this October

Five fun events taking over Dubai this October
October marks the start of Dubai’s peak season, with a full calendar of exciting events and gorgeous sunny weather coming together for a jam-packed month. Whether you’re planning on sitting front row at Fashion Forward or rocking out at Dubai Opera with Status Quo, October in Dubai has something to suit your style.
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Strike a pose

Fashion Forward

Strike a pose

Fashion Forward

A highlight of the Middle Eastern fashion calendar, Fashion Forward showcases the region’s best-known and up-and-coming designers on the global stage. Held over two days, the stylish event attracts the Gulf’s chicest style set, international models, and the who’s who of the Arab fashion world. The tenth season of Fashion Forward also welcomes a new home venue, with more than 25 designers moving their runway shows and presentations to Design Quarter, in Dubai Design District (d3). Guests can take in the next season’s collection, then visit The Garden’s cool retail and fashion preview space, or hit The Lounge for refreshments in-between shows.

When: 26 – 28 October 2017
Where: Design Quarter, Dubai Design District



Contact Details
  Design Quarter, Dubai Design District
  +971 4 240 7122

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Ready, set, race

Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge

Ready, set, race

Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge

Put your fitness to the test with the UAE’s original boundary-pushing obstacle course race. Returning for its fourth year, the homegrown event tests participants’ physical limits with a series of fun, exciting and exhilarating challenges that will leave you happily exhausted. Competing as a team, members will help each other through obstacles including The Monster, The ¼ Pipe, The Beast, and Tarzan, each specially designed to test physical and mental toughness. The three different 10km, 5km and 1-2km course lengths and hurdle difficulties mean that budding warriors, aged six years and up, can also take on the challenge.

Tickets: From AED106 for the shortest course
When: 20 October 2017
Where: Design Quarter, Dubai Design District



Contact Details
  Dubailand
3

In the groove

Fiesta de los Muertos

In the groove

Fiesta de los Muertos

Fiesta de los Muertos returns to Autism Rocks Arena for a one-of-a-kind music concert. Headlining band Gorillaz will make the sugar skull-shaped stage shake with the virtual group’s biggest hits including ‘Clint Eastwood’, ‘Feel Good Inc.’, and ‘Rock It’. Other performers include Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, British hip-hop artist Stromzy, Mexican band The Mariachis,  Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer Massari, plus Dubai’s own Arcade 82.

Tickets: From AED350
When: Doors open at 4pm, 27 October
Where: Autism Rocks Arena, Al Ain Road



Contact Details
  Autism Rocks Arena, Al Ain Road
  +971 4 423 7980

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Blue skies ahead

Azure Beach at Rixos Premium

Blue skies ahead

Azure Beach at Rixos Premium

Welcome in Dubai’s winter season with a visit to the city’s newest beach club. Inspired by the colours and flavours of the Mediterranean, Azure Beach offers a stylish oasis in the heart of bustling JBR. Fronted by a breathtaking oversized infinity pool, guests can enjoy refreshments in private island beds with spectacular views of the near-completed Ain Dubai observation wheel and the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf. Or, venture into the chic restaurant to sample the fresh Asian-fusion menu. Part of the exciting new Rixos Premium Dubai JBR development, Azure Beach is also family-friendly, with the resort’s supervised kids’ club keeping little ones happy.


Where: Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Jumeirah Beach Residences


Contact Details
  Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Jumeirah Beach Residences
  +971 55 100 6552

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Get moving

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Get moving

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Be a part of the incredible citywide Dubai Fitness Challenge, launching for the very first time this October. Featuring free workouts, healthy habits workshops and appearances from local and international celebrity fitspo stars, you’ll be inspired to set – and smash – your own fitness goals. Take the Fitness Challenge, and get moving for thirty minutes, every day for thirty days, to be eligible to win amazing prices. With complimentary workouts ranging from outdoor bootcamps, desert cycling, mindful yoga, and high-energy dance classes, there’s something for every skill level.


When: 20 October – 18 November 2017
Where: Citywide. Register here.


Contact Details
  Citywide
6

Band together

Status Quo

Band together

Status Quo

Send off the iconic British band in style, with their Last Night of the Electrics final tour hitting the Dubai Opera. The classical music hall will be transformed into a rock and roll gig, with Status Quo’s Francis Rossi, Andrew Brown, John Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone taking to the stage for one of their very last performances. Expect to hear favourites from the UK group live, including ‘Down, Down’, ‘Whatever You Want’, and the classic anthem ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’, and cheer for a fitting finale to their six decade-spanning career.

Tickets: From AED195
When: Doors open 7:30pm, 27 October
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai



Contact Details
  Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 306 2666