• “La Casa Azul” “Tú me llueves - yo te cielo.” A pop-up dinner series, inspired by Frida Kahlo

    During Art Dubai Week 2018, INKED, in collaboration with flora&faunavisions present “La Casa Azul “, a pop-dinner series inspired by the artistic universe and musings of one of the most momentous artists of the 20th century – Frida Kahlo.

  • Heather Raffo’s Noura arrives in Abu Dhabi, directed by NYU Abu Dhabi’s Joanna Settle

    Culminating its third season, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosts the Middle East premiere of Noura this May, a production directed by newly appointed NYUAD Associate Arts Professor Joanna Settle.  This groundbreaking production of Heather Raffo’s thought-provoking play received broad acclaim in a its recent world premiere produced by Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theater Company, in association with Octopus Theatricals.

  • Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj

    Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.


    In a digital age we seem to be navigating at the speed of light, holding on to every single grain in an hourglass is a nostalgic idea dreamt by many. Respect for cultural elements that allowed us to slow our minds to a pace synonymous with nature, is a respect for ourselves.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Enriches the Library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that it will be enriching the library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions of Dubai Police through Dubai Public Library, by providing a variety of books in different languages.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Supports First Edition of ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, supported the first edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’ in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The event was held on 29th and 30th April at Al Mankhoul Public Library’s theatre in Dubai.

  • ‘One Thousand Nights and Awakening’: Capture Your Favorite Place in Words and Pictures

    Project “Arabian Stories”, the social initiative behind pioneering website “” has announced the launch of a literary contest titled “One Thousand Nights and Awakening”. The contest is open to talents from the Arab World wishing to document places that influenced their lives in words and pictures, in a uniquely crafted approach joining the art of photography and short story writing. Interested authors should submit their stories and pictures on before June 30th, 2015.

  • ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life’ launched in Dubai

    ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life,’ a book by UAE-based practicing chartered accountant and Indian writer Jitendra Gianchandani, was launched recently at the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai. Chetan Bhagat, a popular author and a motivational speaker, unveiled the book in the presence of Kulwant Singh, President, IBPC; James Mathew, Secretary General, IBPC; and other leading Indian businessmen and leaders.

  • “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” to launch first Islamic Finance Encyclopedia & Directory in Arabic

    In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the Capital of the Islamic Economy, the “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” will launch the first ‘Islamic Finance Encyclopedia’ and ‘Islamic Finance Directory’ in Arabic, at the 2015 Global Islamic Economic Summit taking place from October 5 to 6, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

  • “ZERO” the first eco exhibition in 1971 Design Space

    Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, in presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority “Shurooq” Inaugurated yesterday Zero Exhibition at 1971 Gallery Space, multi-functional design space dedicated to exhibition, display and discussion on all forms of contemporary design ranging from graphic, furniture to interior as well as interactive design and new technologies.

  • 7th Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference concludes with a call for stronger cooperation between government and private sectors

    Participants of the 7th Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference have called for tighter penalties against violators of intellectual property (IP) crimes and urged major players to capitalize on advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to intensify the international efforts in combating the spread of counterfeit activities through the internet.The recommendations stemmed from the recently concluded event organized by the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) and held under the patronage and in the presence of Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Honorary President, EIPA, in collaboration with INTERPOL and the Dubai Police.

  • Abu Dhabi Hosts the Conception of a Modern Age Alliance of Virtue among Religions

    Abu Dhabi, the universal capital of peace and tolerance, is witnessing the birth of a modern age Hilf al-Fudul (Alliance of Virtue) among religions of the Abrahamic family. The historic discussions among representatives of the three religions representing the American Peace Caravan were hosted by H.E Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of Forum for Promoting Peace.  This Alliance of Virtue brought together representatives of the three Abrahamic religions, who, despite differences in doctrine and practice, are joined by a universal will, and shared values to build peace and foster virtue and co-existence.

  • Alfred Basbous “Femme Assise” at Art Dubai 2016

    Alfred Basbous Foundation and ARTSPACE-Dubai-DIFC are pleased to announce their participation in the 2016 edition of Art Dubai Modern where one of the Lebanese master’s collection called “Femme Assise” will be showcased from 16th to 19th March at Madinat Jumeirah.

  • Alfred Basbous collection receives great reviews at Art Dubai Modern

    Two of Alfred Basbous masterpieces received excellent reviews from art enthusiasts including art galleries at Art Dubai 2016 which runs until March 19th at Madinat Jumeirah.

  • Antique Bazaar Gets Patriotic with Food On Indian Independence Day

    India’s story is well known. Best known for its immense cultural diversity, as well as rich culture and heritage, the country celebrates its 70th Independence Day on August 15th 2016. The day is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The President of India gives a speech to “Address to the Nation” on the day before, highlighting all the achievements of the past year, important social issues and solutions, further development in the country, educational matters and paying tribute to the freedom fighter and leaders of the Indian independence movement. The Tri-colour Flag is hoisted, the National Anthem is sung and twenty-one gun shots are fired to salute and honor the Indian flag. Every Indian heart swells with pride and the motherland is fondly remembered, especially for those Indians who live away from home.

  • Antiquities from the ‘Lost City’ of Petra to be exhibited at Sharjah Archaeology Museum

    A collection of rare archaeological finds originating from the ancient city of Petra is to be exhibited at Sharjah Archaeology Museum.

  • ARTSPACE presents “Measure and Excess” by Hiba Khamlichi

    ARTSPACE, one of UAE’s leading platforms for contemporary Middle Eastern art, presents “Measure and Excess” by Hiba Khamlichi, from 19th September to 5th October, 2017.

  • Barjeel Art Foundation collaborates with the Google Cultural Institute

    The Barjeel Art Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Barjeel Art Foundation Art Project and Archive Exhibition in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute.

    The collection of 430 artworks include works by artists such as Marwan Kassab-Bachi, Dia Azzawi, YtoBarrada and other artist from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Palestine and across the Middle-East. The online collection also hosts twelve archived exhibitions.

  • Beyond Bollywood, an acclaimed musical and lavish spectacle, now daily at Global Village

    Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced that Beyond Bollywood, the acclaimed musical drama and lavish spectacle, will play at its Main Cultural Stage daily till the end of Season 22. The musical’s story explores the tussle between East and West, tradition and modernity, for young urban Indians, but what we see is mostly a fairy tale.

  • Bosnia Pavilion at Global Villageis a passage into Balkan culture

    The Bosnia and the Balkans pavilion is the latest addition to Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park. It provides an important window into the heritage and culture of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is similar in many respects to the cultures of people in the Arab world. It has more than 28 exhibitors offering traditional products, handcrafts and artifacts.