Sotheby’s new office in Dubai saw a flurry of events earlier this month with cocktails, talks and masterclasses to coincide with a series of visiting exhibitions. Visitors to the events had the opportunity to see a selection of highlights from the international auction calendar including works from Howard Hodgkin: Portrait of an Artist, Arts of the Islamic World and 20thCentury Arts/Middle East sale alongside top lots from the Boundless: Dubai sale, Sotheby’s first-ever sale in Dubai, which takes place on 13 November. Also on view were extraordinary pieces of jewellery from the November Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Geneva sale. The Dubai events were supported by the BMW Group, which is expanding its support of contemporary Art and Culture in the Middle East. Click ahead to see highlights from the events.