There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… (more…)
Darjeeling Cricket Club to host event in support of MSF
A 24-hour cricket marathon will take place this month, at the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Academy (ICC CA) in Dubai Sports City, in support of non-governmental medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Dubai’s longest ever game of cricket will be organised by Darjeeling CC – the UAE’s oldest cricket club, established in 1969 – in memory of long-standing former club member Simon Fowler, who passed away earlier this year.
The event will take place from 12 noon on Thursday November 20, until noon on Friday 21, with several consecutive matches being played continuously over a 24-hour period. Read more
American expats wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving will be happy to know that a few restaurants throughout Dubai have organized a feast for you! Why not bring along your non-American friends to share in the celebration! A few restaurants are also offering Thanksgiving turkey take-away menus if you feel like having celebrating at home without having to slave all day in the kitchen. Read more
As the Festive Season fast approaches many expat families in Dubai will be preparing to move back to their own countries or may simply be taking this time to have a mass clear-out before the visitors (and Santa!) arrive.
If you have clothes, toys & books that are in good condition but you no longer require there is a charity in Dubai that is collecting these items to sell at the Dubai Flea Market this December in Zabeel Park. The proceed from these sales will go towards supporting a charity project in the Philippines that is building a library and supporting a feeding and gift giving program.
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The Sustainability Jam is a design-based approach to creativity that will meet at locations all over the world. The Jam was initiated by service designers, and the aim is to think about new services from the point of view of sustainability – perhaps designing new services to help people be more sustainable.
Everyone is welcome – service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, students, kids, mums and grandpas – you will form teams and work together for 48 hours to create brand-new real-world ideas which can make a difference. Read more
The Dubai Tram is schedule to open to the public on November 12th. The majority of JBR and Marina residents who have witnessed the tram being constructed have had to live patiently through all the traffic chaos that this has brought with it. For other Dubai residents the Marina and JBR restaurants and hotels have always been popular evening hot-spots however, in recent months residents have tried to avoid the area for fear of being stuck in a traffic jam all night!
It has been constructed to link up to the Dubai Metro, water taxis and the Palm Monorail in the hope that commuters will be encouraged to leave their cars at home. Expat Echo Dubai have put together some facts to help you use the new Dubai Tram.