world chess tournament and film screenings

With 192 pavilions, a myriad of exhibits, hundreds of restaurants and non-stop activities, there are experiences for everyone at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Each week we give you a sneak peek at some of the coolest must-see events at the World’s Fair. Their country’s holidays this week are Belarus on Monday, Italy on Wednesday and Côte d’Ivoire on Friday.

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Here are our top picks for things to do this week:

1. Watch the Algerian band El Day in concert

Experience an eclectic journey through Algerian music thanks to El Day, which will merge a number of musical styles including diwane, flamenco, chaabi, samba, salsa and reggae in a two-hour concert designed to put showcasing the richness and diversity of the country’s music. patrimony.

Or: Jubilee stage

When: Monday 22 November

Time: 8 p.m.

2. Enjoy an evening of musical fusion

A unique Pakistani Qawwali concert featuring Ustad Fareed Ayaz and Ustad Abu Muhammad, featuring various genres of classical music and Sufi performances, will take place on Monday evening. The duo come from a traditional family known for their diverse genres of music and will present the techniques that have been passed down to them from generation to generation.

Or: Dubai Millennium Amphitheater

When: Monday 22 November

Time: 8 p.m.

3. Watch a screening of “Cinema Paradiso”

As part of the Italian Pavilion film series, prepare to be enchanted by this film from Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore. Winner of the Oscar for best foreign language film in 1989, starring Philippe Noiret and Antonella Attili, the romantic drama centers on the memory of a filmmaker who fell in love with films at the cinema in his local Sicilian village.

Or: Italian flag

When: Monday 22 November

Time: 8 p.m.

4. Attend a conference on sustainability and design

The Portuguese pavilion launched the “Home and Design” month to showcase Portuguese tradition, innovation and sustainability. Until December 5, artisans and designers will participate in a series of events, including a conference on sustainability and design, which will take place on November 23.

Or: Flag of portugal

When: Tuesday 23 November

Time: 4 p.m.

5. Join an international chef’s table with Manish Mehrotra

Award-winning Indian chef Manish Mehrotra will host a luxurious evening at Jubilee Gastronomy, serving a nine-course tasting menu including some of his signature dishes. Guests will even be picked up and dropped into a limousine and returned with personalized gift bags. Reservation is required by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 050 222 1488.

Or: Jubilee gastronomy

When: Tuesday 23 November

Time: 10 a.m. – midnight

6. Watch the World Schools Chess Tournament

More than 100 of the world’s best young chess players will come together for the World School Chess Tournament, which takes place at the Spanish Pavilion from Wednesday to Monday. Grouped into 12 teams and coming from 10 different countries, 108 participants will compete for the final title ahead of reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and his opponent, Ian Niepomniachi (Russia). The participants are the finalists of the one-year event, launched with 2,600 participants from more than 54 countries.

Or: Flag of spain

When: November 25-29

Time: In progress

7. Poetry series in Saudi Arabia

Arab music and poetry will come together in an evening featuring renowned and emerging poets from the Gulf and Mena, who will present their latest works.

Or: Dubai Millennium Amphitheater

When: saturday 27 november

Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

8. Exhibition of Moroccan caftans

Discover the magnificent designs and detailed craftsmanship of a unique collection of Moroccan caftans, designed by the best Moroccan fashion designers. The clothes combine intricate patterns with rich fabrics, using traditional techniques that have been used for centuries.

Or: Flag of morocco

When: Friday November 26

Time: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

9. Watch a screening of “Son Rise”

Watch a screening of this multi-award-winning documentary by Vibha Bakshi, which tells the story of the struggle to change the discourse on gender inequality. It will be followed by a call to action from the heads of diplomatic missions.

Or: Jubilee stage

When: Friday November 26

Time: 7 p.m.

10. Enjoy live music from Mad Hatter’s Daughter

When Buzz T Isles first heard his wife Kira sing, he immediately realized his talent. The couple released their first music together a few months later. The duo will take the stage at the German Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing with them their dynamic sound, which pays homage to young and older generations.

Or: Flag of germany

When: Friday November 26

Time: 8 p.m.

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Updated: November 22, 2021 11:38 AM

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