culture

  • “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.

  • The “TIME TRAVELER DESIGNER” ARTISTRY WORKSHOP

    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’ Extends ‘Zayed Used Book Fair’ at Etihad Mall

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, represented by Dubai Public Library, announced the extension of ‘Zayed Used Books Fair’ at Etihad Mall, which will continue until 12th June 2018, and is welcoming visitors from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Honours its ‘Gov Games’ Team

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has honoured its team that participated in ‘Gov Games’ first edition, in the presence of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority; Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture; the Authority’s advisors Dhaen Shahin and Dr. Salah Al Qassim; and a number of employees from the Authority.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Invites the Public to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, is inviting the public to participate in a series of events and activities at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood on the first and second days of Eid Al Fitr, aiming to promote the UAE's culture and national identity.

  • ‘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 “arabianstories.com” 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 arabianstories.com 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.

  • A Celebration of Cultural Creativity Takes Flight With #CAGED at Cartagena

    Hotel Cartagena, the restaurant bar and lounge inspired by the rich bohemian heritage and joyous flamboyance of Latin America, invites guests to let their imagination run wild at the all-new #CAGED at Cartagena weekly celebrations, starting from July 18th. Set at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis with 360-degree views of the city, this exuberant urban jungle concept is delighted to partner with the finest cultural catalysts in the UAE for larger-than-life, temporary showcases of art, fashion and music. Held in collaboration with Hendricks, the venue’s proprietor, Mrs Buendia, welcomes free spirits to this decadent Potion Party, revolving around the lounge’s gilded birdcage, from which the #CAGED concept is inspired.

  • Abu Dhabi Classics Hosts the Bayreuth Festival’s International Opera Debut of the Valkyrie in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi Classics, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is honoured to announce that it will host the Bayreuth Festival’s international opera debut of Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday 30 January 2019 and Friday 1 February 2019 at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.

  • 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.

  • Al Ghurair Centre Celebrates UAE’s Cultural Diversity in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture

    Aligning with the message of UAE’s cultural ideology, Al Ghurair Centre, GCC’s first mall, joined hands with Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture to host their annual multicultural event. This event was aimed at bringing together the rich diversity of numerous ethnic groups in the UAE at one place.

  • 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.