The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023
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Thinking of how to make your October special? If you live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, Doha or Riyadh, you are lucky to have a lot of interesting festivals, sports events, conferences and conventions. If you do not live in the Middle East, come to visit! You will definitely like it.

We in Breakthrough Exclusive have made for you a list of the most exciting events in October 2023 for every taste. Add them to your day planner and enjoy!

The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

1. UFC, 21 October 2023, Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi.

The spectacular event that is highly anticipated! Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, will hold its latest event in the UAE capital.

This year it is the 5th edition of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week and the 30th anniversary of UFC, which is why there will be fan events, athlete meet and greets, fitness challenges, nightlife parties and much more. The Showdown Week will run from 16 October till 22 October.

For more information and tickets: UFC

The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

2. Robbie Williams show “25 Years of Hits”, 18 October 2023, Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi.

Robbie Williams, one of the world’s most popular singers, will come to the capital of the UAE to sing his most popular songs.
One of his concerts hit the world's record when it sold 1.34 million tickets in less than 24 hours. This is why you should better hurry if you want to see him on the stage!

For more information and tickets: Robbie Williams.


The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

3. Dubai Fashion Week, 10 – 15 October 2023, Dubai Design District.

This is an official fashion week coordinated by Arab Fashion Council in partnership with Dubai Design District. The fashion week is acknowledged as one of the most important fashion weeks in the world, together with fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. It is an absolute must for those who keep abreast of the fashion.

Learn more: Dubai Fashion Week

The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

4. AlUla Wellness festival, 20 October – 4 November 2023, AlUla, Saudi Arabia

This is the biggest event of the kind in the Middle East. The visitors will be able to attend yoga, meditation and breathing classes, different workshops and music performances right in the heart of the desert. There will be seminars and workshops on different topics, including nature’s role in the healing process. The location will definitely contribute to the well-being of its visitors: AlUla is known for it’s inspiring nature in the mountains. Leave all your worries behind and join the festival!

Learn more: AlUla Wellness Festival


The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

5. Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix 2023, Lusail International Circuit, 6-8 October 2023

Formula 1 is always spectacular and thrilling. This October the world’s fastest drivers will compete in Round 18 of the championship which will be held in Qatar.

This time in Lusail it will be a pleasure not only for the core fans of Formula events, but also for the music lovers. The attendees will be able to listen to Amr Diab, Alesso and Bruno Mars on post-race concerts.

Learn more: Formula 1 Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2023


The Most Interesting Middle East Events in October 2023

6. Global Village Dubai 2023, 18 October – 28 April 2023, Dubai 

Global Village is a big multicultural festival and is a place for entertainment, shopping, food and attractions from all over the world! Guests will be able to learn more about the beautiful world we live in by watching cultural shows and live concerts, trying cuisine of distant places.

There are lots of countries who have pavilions in the park this year: UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Oman, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen, Russia, etc.

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