Culture and Community

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah said that history is not written with fancies nor by force but with honesty, investigation, and relentless search for the truth.

After the success of the move of Christie’s October sale of Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art sales last October, the sale will once again be held in London. The sale will be held on 24 October, with a free public exhibition from October 20.

The highlight of the sale, An Ear of Mud, an Ear of Paste, executed by Egyptian masters, Abdel Hadi El Gazzar’s (1925-1966, estimate: £350,000-450,000), was painted in 1951 and has been in the same private and unseen since 1986. The artist will be the subject of a catalogue raisonné due to be published later in 2019 by Valérie Didier Hess and Dr. Hussam Rashwan, the scholars behind the 2017 publication of the first ever catalogue raisonné of any Middle Eastern artist, Mahmoud Saïd.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, organised a panel discussion that was attended by art aficionados. The panel took place alongside the first international retrospective of Emirati artist Abdulqader Al Rais, taking place at the Arab World Institute in Paris from 25th September – 21st October.

An ex-goalkeeper for Real Madrid, a heartthrob, an incredible singer, a family man, and above all, an inspiring soul, Julio Iglesias is a man that instantly leaves a lasting impression. Pulse 95, the first English radio station in Sharjah under Sharjah Media Corporation, in an exclusive interview with him ventured to understand what makes this awe-striking man tick. The conversation flowed from love being his driving force in the musical journey to depression and mental health as well as how he has never gotten a chance to sing a song from the Middle East but is eager and open to the idea, Julio impressed all with his rare strength and humble attitude.

The Museum of Illusions, the world’s fastest growing museum chain, has officially opened its doors at the heart of the emirate’s signature Al Seef by Meraas development near the iconic Dubai Creek.