December 14-15 agenda: 'Sherlock Holmes' premieres in London

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Monday and Tuesday's selection: much awaited film Sherlock Holmes premieres in London, Dubai hosts its motor show plusweb awards, among other events.

Sherlock Holmes film world premiere
December 14
London, UK

Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr as lead character, an updated version of the famous Arthur Conan Doyle detective, is shown for the first time in London before being released in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea  on December 24 and the USA on December 25 and in the UK on the 26.

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This week is Avatar week worldwide: the much anticipated latest James Cameron film is released in the UAE on December 15, in France on the 16, and in the USA on the weekend.

Dubai International Motor Show

December 15-20
Dubai, UAE

The largest international automotive event in the Middle East returns, showcasing new products and regional launches from the major manufacturers. Organizers this year plan to coat a Lexus in gold. 2009's event in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre marks the 10th Anniversary of the Middle Eastern show, held every two years.


Mashable Open Web Awards Winners Announced
December 15

The Open Web Awards is a multilingual international online technology event that awards "major innovations in web technology and achievements in Social Media." The awards are hosted by online technology and gadget blog Mashable. In 2009 the third annual edition of the awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 15.

Frazer Parfum pop-up
December 15 - February 15
Cape Town, South Africa

In what is for the beauty industry still an unusual set-up, the all-natural fragrances brand will open a pop-up store at 125 Waterkant Street, offering the new Solid Parfum range made from beeswax. Frazer's luxurious scents have also just gone on sale at Harrods, London, and Oud-Zuid, Amsterdam.