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UAE-based metal collective Private Government have started 2019 with the release of their second album Come and Take (created and titled as Μολὼν Λαβέ in Greek) as a very limited “Olympus Bundle” digipak edition, which includes additional segue tracks and a Private Government plectrum in the package. This version is now available in all Virgin Megastore outlets in the country, distributed by Cavo Music, and is also available through CD baby.com and other online vendors for international fans. The collective hosted a listening event on Friday 8th at Moto Cafe to celebrate the release.

The final concert of Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s grand season-opener series will be brought to Arabic music lovers across the UAE, on Friday, 1 March by singer and musician, Majid El Muhandis, and Lebanon’s pop queen, Nawal Al Zoghbi.

Calling all Bikers and Petrolheads - this year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has top sessions for those who like to live life at full throttle. With Edward Winterhalder, the world’s leading authority on motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers, plus America's most celebrated transportation guru, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam” on the rise of the driverless car, we’re revving up and raring to go. Join us as we burn some rubber and celebrate life in the fast lane.

CNN goes behind the scenes of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s major new exhibition on the Dutch Golden Age.

The exhibition delves into the work of Dutch masters including Jan Lievens, Gerard Dou and Rembrandt Van Rijn – with 15 Rembrandt paintings and drawings on show, the largest number to ever be showcased in the Middle East. The exhibition also reunites two pieces by Johannes Vermeer, the first time in over 300 years that the paintings will be side by side.

Painter and life artist De Groot has a substantial track record. His work is an inseparable part of his personality and lifestyle.

As often is the case, it provides a distillation of his own life history, but it can also be linked to life events in general.