Row your boat
The annual Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race returns today. Now that the temperature's come down a little, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the lovely wind. Watch as athletes compete in this adventurous race with 25 elite boats. Pop down to Dubai International Marine Club at Al Jaddaf and watch this sporting event for free. Call up 04-3995777 to learn more.
This weekend Numaish is presenting Art Karat's latest collection Tanjore at the semi-precious jewellery show. From temple to kundan styles with gold and Hyderabadi pearls, this collection is inspired by the ancient city of Thanjavur. Visit the Taj Hotel on November 22 and 23 from 11 am to 8 pm and meet the designer Asha Kamal Modi. For more information, call 052-8005521.
Book an evening of murder mystery on the classic Queen Elizabeth 2. Murder at the Speakeasy sets the scene with a story on Dutch Schultz, owner of the Blind Tiger Club, who books rival singer Lulu instead of Rosie. A tragedy strikes and the story unfolds in unexpected ways. Dine and find the culprit as the night comes alive with the whodunit. Tickets start at Dh345. To find out more, call 04-4573212.
Planting seeds of tolerance
The city is geared up for another record-breaking attempt from November 22 to 24. Sign up and head to Dubai Festival City as they create the largest fresh flower carpet. In its last two months of the Year of Tolerance, over 150 nationalities are expected to unroll a 100,000-sq ft carpet from 4 pm to 10 pm. Register for free at flowersoftolerance.com.
Catch this Guy
After last year's success, Guy Manoukian is back to perform at the Dubai Opera on November 28. The musician, composer and pianist was a child prodigy at just four and now, the Lebanese-Armenian artiste continues to sell out shows. Tickets start at Dh195 and the doors open at 8pm. To learn more call 04-4408888.
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