Weekend In Review: Madame Butterfly, Dubai Watch Week, Gitex, Gordon Ramsey Eatery Opens

Madame Butterfly Dubai

Tickets for Madame Butterfly On Sale

Madame Butterfly Dubai
Tickets are now on sale for Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini’s most acclaimed opera.

Photo Credit: DUCTAC

Tickets for the legendary opera Madame Butterfly, which can be seen at the Centrepoint Theatre in Dubai on November 12, 2015, are now on sale via DUCTAC.

You’ll want to be sure to acquire seating for this incredible performance of one of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular works. Madame Butterfly is being brought to Dubai through a collaboration between The Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE and DUCTAC.

The story of Madame Butterfly, a young Japanese geisha, who takes her own life for love, is set in Nagasaki, Japan, and is the most acclaimed opera of Puccini. 

Soprano Monica De Rosa McKay, the only Italian Soprano resident in the UAE, stars in the title role of Cio-Cio San. An English-speaking actress will narrate an interpretation of her point of view on events, allowing the audience and those new to opera to enjoy the show, which is directed by Alex Broun. 

The luxuriance of Puccini’s music coupled with the score by Illica and Giacosa is certain to transform the stage into an Oriental wonderland, transporting viewers to the early 1900’s. 

You don’t want to miss this haute performance!

Gordon Ramsay Opens New Eatery In Dubai

Gordon Ramsay Dubai
Gordon Ramsay launched his new Dubai eatery, Bread Street Kitchen at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai over the weekend.

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The Gordon Ramsay launched his latest venture Bread Street Kitchen at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, with a gala opening on October 22, 2015. 

Ramsay described Bread Street as possessing “a hip and Manhattan but Cool Britannia feel.” Mirroring the lively warehouse style of Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in London, Bread Street Kitchen in Dubai serves a British European menu and well known classic beverages with some more innovative and fun cocktails. Brunch on Friday’s features live ‘London style busker’ performances to get you in the mood for a great weekend.

Be sure to stop in and check out Ramsay’s latest culinary feature!


UAE Rulers, Dignitaries and Global Visionaries Visit Gitex

Gitex Technology Week 2015 drew in global dignitaries, tech leaders and UAE elites to see the latest advancements in technology.

Global visionaries from the world’s leading companies, including representatives from Facebook, Alibaba, Coca Cola, Boeing, BP and Vodafone joined UAE Rulers and Dignitaries as visitors at Gitex 2015, which ran October 16-20 in Dubai.

GITEX Technology Week is the most widely recognized and annually anticipated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) trade event across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, and was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

GITEX showcased ground-breaking products and technology from the ICT sector, and exhibitors dazzled the crowds with their latest creations.

Dubai Watch Week Dazzled

Dubai Watch Week
A Gruebel Forsey watch was one of the many stunning watches on display during Dubai Watch Week 2015.

Photo Credit: www.thenational.ae

The inaugural Dubai Watch Week, which ran from October 18-22, 2015 at the DIFC, allowed visitors to see meticulously crafted timepieces. The event was organized by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and was planned in partnership with Christie’s Dubai’s auction house.

Dubai Watch Week (DWW) included an exhibition of watches taking part in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), the watch industry awards competition that takes place every December. Workshops, seminars and round table discussions, in addition to private and public events were also part of the festivities. The five-day event targeted both local and international watch-collectors and aficionados in the Gulf’s largest dedicated watch event.