Culture and Community

The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, has become the first gated community in the region to release its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory. The initiative is part of The Sustainable City’s strategic collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF).

Venezuela Viva, Viva Venezuela celebrates Venezuela and Latin Americans residing in the United Arab Emirates with an exhibition showcasing the works of artists Ruben Molina and Arnaldo Gonzalez. The exhibition will showcase the works of the two Venezuelan artists who are represented by The AJALA Project - a Dubai-based art and social impact platform that empowers artists, creatives and change-makers by connecting them with financiers.

An Ear of Mud, an Ear of Paste, executed by one of the most sought after Modern Egyptian Masters, Abdel Hadi El Gazzar’s (1925-1966 / estimate: £350,000-450,000) will lead Christie’s second auction of Middle Eastern Art in London, to take place on 24 October 2018. Market leader, Christie’s has decided in early 2017 to transfer 1 of its 2 sale seasons from Dubai to London with acclaimed success.

In a feat of creativity, organization and stamina, students from American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) have produced a contemporary version of one of Renaissance Italy’s most famous artworks, Raphael’s School of Athens.

Passengers travelling through Dubai International (DXB) can now virtually explore Dubai and experience the wide array of offerings available, thanks to a new, technologically-advanced digital installation set up in Terminal 3, Concourse A, that even creates and sends to passengers via email a tailor-made two-day Dubai itinerary based on the passengers’ interests and preferred experiences.