Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motorshow
A showcase of 125 years of motoring, including veteran, vintage, classic and modern-day cars, the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motorshow literally transforms one of London’s busiest thoroughfares into a playground for petrolheads. Taking visitors on a chronological drive through the decades, the show features motors from the early 20th century, to the Swinging Sixties, to the supercars of today. Showcasing and celebrating brands from Bugatti and Harley-Davidson to Austin Healey and Ford Capri, the show promises to sate all car enthusiasts. Oh, and as there’s a TrackStars kids zone, too, even children can enjoy a supercharged day out.
Future design for sustainable future
With sustainable living such a hot topic at present, and in collaboration with Dubai Design Week, Fann A Porter gallery’s Future Design for Sustainable Future exhibition addresses the importance of climate change, and features a new generation of contemporary design based on refurbished and upcycled vintage and antique furniture.
The region’s leading design trade show is back for its seventh edition, featuring representation from 30 countries over 100 new brands. Reflecting the diversity of the contemporary design scene, our highlights are Preciosa’s interactive light installation, Carousel of Light, Pedrali’s colourful designs, and a bespoke rug by Hands inspired by children’s artwork for the Year of Tolerance.
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Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
You’ll find jazz music in all its wonderful diversity at Monte-Carlo’s world-renowned Jazz Festival. Celebrating all musical genres, this is essential viewing for all music lovers. Under the patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, the 2019 line-up features performances from the likes of The New Power Generation ‘Celebrating Prince’, Ibrahim Maalouf, the legendary Herbie Hancock and Brooklyn Funk Essentials. Where to bed down when in town? Hôtel Hermitage is a firm favourite, known for its elegance and belle-epoque charm.
Christie’s handbags & Accessories Auction
Always one worth attending, Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Auction boasts some beautiful collector’s items from the likes of Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton. Amongst the highlights are a Himalaya Birkin 30 and 25, Fendi Baguettes – designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi – and Dior’s 2003 and 2018 Saddle Bags.
Dubai watch week
Focusing on the theme of innovation and technology, the third edition of Dubai Watch Week champions the future of watchmaking. Alongside the exhibition, visitors can immerse themselves in the Auction Room, where Christie’s showcases rare timepieces and talks with historians and collectors, alongside the much-loved children’s workshop; the Creative Hub, which promotes dialogue and conversation surrounding horology; masterclasses with some of the industry’s most respected artisans; and the Horology Forum, an intellectual space comprised of free-flowing conversation between watch curators, pioneers and brands and professionals. And, in a Middle East debut, Rolex will be taking part in its first ever watch event in this region, while Chopard will have a private space dedicated to the launch of its new Alpine Eagle.
Shanghai international art fair
Taking place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, the Shanghai International Art Fair brings together world-renowned art institutions, iconic museums and art galleries and top art collectors. A four-day fair that features only 30 exhibitors, the competition is fierce, so you know you’re in the company of the very best. With estimated visitor numbers of 80,000, including 15,000 professional buyers, this is for serious art enthusiasts only.
F1 Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Coinciding with UAE National Day celebrations, this year the annual race weekend will take place over five days, rather than four, giving petrol heads and F1 fanatics even more reason to head to Yas Marina Circuit. Over the five days, visitors to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 can expect on-track and off-track entertainment, including the 21st and final round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, Super Thursday, the ever-popular Public Pitlane Walk, the F1’s only twilight race, and music highlights from Marshmello, Travis Scott, The Killers and Lana Del Rey, each performing at Yasalam After-Race Concerts, from Thursday through to Sunday. As one of the key highlights in the UAE sporting calendar, this is a high-octane event not to be missed.