Culture and Community

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Publishers Weekly (PW), a weekly news magazine covering the latest feature stories on the international publishing industry. The MoU enables  SBA to bring out a monthly print edition and a weekly digital edition of the magazine for the publishing industry in Arabic.

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised the sixth edition of the GCC Heritage and Oral History Conference under the theme ‘Zayed and Heritage through History’, to mark the centenary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development for the UAE, recently visited the first international retrospective of Emirati artist Abdulqader Al Rais in Paris. During her visit, the Minister toured the exhibition, organised by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature.

Warehouse421 has unveiled an exciting enhancement to its outdoor courtyard area. The exterior has been upgraded with the construction of a new earth wall, which incorporates elements of the natural landscapes associated with the Abu Dhabi creative hub’s coastal location.

CNN International’s ‘Inside The Middle East’ meets Maz Jobrani, an Iranian-American comedian who’s made a living by joking about his heritage while also using the stage to convey cultural acceptance within his punchlines.