Culture and Community

As temperatures in August soar, WAVO offers the perfect reason to stay indoors, keep cool and enjoy the-best-in-class entertainment anytime and anywhere at your convenience. With a line-up that boasts Western and Arabic series and movies, binge-watching box sets, the latest WWE and sport, and great catch-up entertainment, WAVO has everything for all the family this month. 

Young families from all across the world are landing in Oman at record rate with the dream of making the Jewel of Arabia their forever home. As a result, the Sultanate’s young population is becoming increasingly urbanised - a trend which is driving the development of smaller-sized, affordable residential units that provide young families with the best quality of living.

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.

The Trucial States, the land we now call the United Arab Emirates, was a barren environment in the early 1960’s and with no roads to connect the surrounding Emirates, 4x4s were the only way to get around. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Land Rover, an extraordinary film has been released, which documents the lives of two people who depended on Land Rovers on a daily basis.

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).