culture

  • “La Casa Azul” “Tú me llueves - yo te cielo.” A pop-up dinner series, inspired by Frida Kahlo

    During Art Dubai Week 2018, INKED, in collaboration with flora&faunavisions present “La Casa Azul “, a pop-dinner series inspired by the artistic universe and musings of one of the most momentous artists of the 20th century – Frida Kahlo.

  • 12 UNIQUELY FILIPINO CHRISTMAS DISHES DURING NOCHE BUENA

    The spirit and significance of Christmas in the heart of every Filipino, wherever they may be in the world, is like pulling rabbits from hats - it’s magic. It is the time of year where families and loved ones are cocooned together in the warmth of love, compassion, sharing, and joy that foster more intimate family bondings and gatherings. One of the most treasured traditions that the Filipinos are known for, is the time that they spend together with their families for a solemn and sumptuous banquet that happens the night before Christmas which is called Noche Buena.

  • Heather Raffo’s Noura arrives in Abu Dhabi, directed by NYU Abu Dhabi’s Joanna Settle

    Culminating its third season, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosts the Middle East premiere of Noura this May, a production directed by newly appointed NYUAD Associate Arts Professor Joanna Settle.  This groundbreaking production of Heather Raffo’s thought-provoking play received broad acclaim in a its recent world premiere produced by Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theater Company, in association with Octopus Theatricals.

  • Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj

    Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.

  • SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN MOSQUE NAMED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY MOSQUES

    Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan mosque in Abu Dhabi has been selected as one of the most impressive contemporary mosques in the world and featured in “Mosques: Splendors of Islam”, the authoritative book that celebrates iconic mosque architecture and Islamic design and heritage. The book is a culmination of author, Leyla Uluhanli’s continuing efforts to promote and support unique Islamic culture around the world and will also be officially launched in Dubai in November 2018 to commemorate the “Year of Zayed” and 100 years since the birth of the founding father of the UAE – and the namesake of one of the most pivotal mosques of the 21st century: the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan mosque.

  • Sleeping Beauty’ spread Love and Sacrifice values among children

    Charles Perrault’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ took centre stage at the Masrah Al Qasba - Theatre in Sharjah yesterday, taking audiences on a spectacular audio-visual journey created by masterful musical and dance performances. Through a theatrical presentation of this popular fairy-tale, the younger members of the crowd were brought closer to the emotions of love and sacrifice, in a way relatable to them. The show is part of the ‘World of Stories’ series, a collection of children’s edutainment theatre shows running at Masrah Al Qasba Theatre until December 2019.

  • The “TIME TRAVELER DESIGNER” ARTISTRY WORKSHOP

    In a digital age we seem to be navigating at the speed of light, holding on to every single grain in an hourglass is a nostalgic idea dreamt by many. Respect for cultural elements that allowed us to slow our minds to a pace synonymous with nature, is a respect for ourselves.

  • ‘1001 Nights: The Last Chapter’ Debuts in Sharjah Tomorrow (Tuesday)

    Sharjah and the UAE are in for something unlike anything they’ve seen before. The eagerly anticipated and talked about theatrical show – 1001 Nights: The Last Chapter – takes to the Al Majaz Amphitheatre stage for the first time, tomorrow, April 23 (Tuesday).

  • ‘1001 Nights: The Last Chapter’ reminds us that storytelling has a significant place, even in the modernest of societies

    Sharjah has always been unique to the UAE and the region – in the way it has approached and pursued development, educated and led people, and most importantly, in the way it is facilitating sociocultural and economic development to offer citizens, residents and tourists modern,world-class experiences embedded in its authentic Emirati heritage and Islamic identity.

  • ‘Drawing Lines’ art book launches in Dubai, reveals Lebanese identity through street art

    Drawing Lines’, an art book that depicts the diversity and undaunted spirit of Lebanese identity, launches in the UAE, at Cities Dubai in Galleria Mall on 27th and 28th February 2019. With a rich two hundred-page spread, ‘Drawing Lines’ sheds light on a population of lost identities, with snippets captured through raw street art. Each page of ‘Drawing Lines’ tells a different story, through the works of dozens of graffiti artists found on the streets of Beirut, comprised of both local and international talent.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Enriches the Library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that it will be enriching the library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions of Dubai Police through Dubai Public Library, by providing a variety of books in different languages.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Extends ‘Zayed Used Book Fair’ at Etihad Mall

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, represented by Dubai Public Library, announced the extension of ‘Zayed Used Books Fair’ at Etihad Mall, which will continue until 12th June 2018, and is welcoming visitors from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Honours its ‘Gov Games’ Team

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has honoured its team that participated in ‘Gov Games’ first edition, in the presence of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority; Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture; the Authority’s advisors Dhaen Shahin and Dr. Salah Al Qassim; and a number of employees from the Authority.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Invites the Public to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, is inviting the public to participate in a series of events and activities at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood on the first and second days of Eid Al Fitr, aiming to promote the UAE's culture and national identity.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Supports First Edition of ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, supported the first edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’ in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The event was held on 29th and 30th April at Al Mankhoul Public Library’s theatre in Dubai.

  • ‘Kowar’ is a cross-cultural artwork spreading concepts of tolerance at Art Dubai Fair

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) took part in an artistic activity, ‘Kowar’ during Art Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of Dubai Art Season, organised by Dubai Culture, the Strategic Partner of Art Dubai.

  • ‘One Thousand Nights and Awakening’: Capture Your Favorite Place in Words and Pictures

    Project “Arabian Stories”, the social initiative behind pioneering website “arabianstories.com” has announced the launch of a literary contest titled “One Thousand Nights and Awakening”. The contest is open to talents from the Arab World wishing to document places that influenced their lives in words and pictures, in a uniquely crafted approach joining the art of photography and short story writing. Interested authors should submit their stories and pictures on arabianstories.com before June 30th, 2015.

  • ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life’ launched in Dubai

    ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life,’ a book by UAE-based practicing chartered accountant and Indian writer Jitendra Gianchandani, was launched recently at the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai. Chetan Bhagat, a popular author and a motivational speaker, unveiled the book in the presence of Kulwant Singh, President, IBPC; James Mathew, Secretary General, IBPC; and other leading Indian businessmen and leaders.

  • "Sayidaty Cafe" a special culinary experience and platform to feature designer creations from all around the world

    Sayidaty print magazine and online publication opened its first coffee shop under the name of Sayidaty Café last week at City Walk in Dubai.

  • “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” to launch first Islamic Finance Encyclopedia & Directory in Arabic

    In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the Capital of the Islamic Economy, the “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” will launch the first ‘Islamic Finance Encyclopedia’ and ‘Islamic Finance Directory’ in Arabic, at the 2015 Global Islamic Economic Summit taking place from October 5 to 6, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.