As part of its 19th edition, held under the theme Crafting The Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy, and in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Festival 2022 hosted Music is Dangerous, an intimate performance by the world-renowned Oscar-winning composer and pianist Nicola Piovani, last night at the Emirates Palace Ballroom.

Abu Dhabi Festival, as part of its mission to invest in the youth and creativity both in the UAE and abroad, and in partnership with strategic partner the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Ramallah, Palestine, announced the launch of the second tour of the Filasteen Young Musicians Orchestra in Palestine, November 24-26. The event takes place as part of the 18th Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme The Future Starts Now.

Based on the true story, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “King Richard” follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends: Venus and Serena Williams.  Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) stars as Richard Williams, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).

VOX Distribution is proud to announce that Al Kameen (The Ambush), a co-production between AGC International and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, has smashed box office records with more than 170,000 admissions since it opened in theaters on November 25th, making it both the most successful Emirati and Arabic-language movie ever in the UAE – which is in the top 20 box office markets in the world*. It has also sealed its position as one of the five top grossing films this year after less than one week in release.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) joins Abu Dhabi Art with its pavilion presenting work by emerging and established Emirati, artist talks and a preview of Abu Dhabi Festival’s landmark flagship exhibition in January, an unprecedented look at the development of the UAE’s visual art landscape since the country’s founding, in Gallery CP1 at Abu Dhabi Art, held at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, Novermber 17-21, 2021.

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