Culture and Community

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.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies).

Ahead of the upcoming release of Disney’s highly anticipated Christopher Robin (showing in cinemas in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon and Egypt on 16th August 2018), kindly find the below information and images, which may be of interest:

NYU Abu Dhabi Senior Lecturer of Arabic Nasser Isleem has published a book that highlights aspects of the UAE’s rich heritage and culture, and identifies more than 2,000 Emirati common words and expressions, introducing readers to the everyday spoken Emirati dialect.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, organised a ‘Joint Initiatives Between the UAE’s Cultural Entities’ workshop, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. The workshop was held during this month at the Etihad Museum in Dubai.