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Being the biggest financial hub in the region, the Dubai International Financial Centre has not only established itself as the heart of business in Dubai, but as well merges architecture, culinary dining and the arts to create a diverse and buzzing hang-out throughout the busy working week. Opera Gallery called DIFC home since 2008, having built a strong international name and reputation for itself worldwide. Ten years down the line and the gallery brings to Dubai another standout exhibition merging culture and the arts into a single sight of unique and quirky pieces.

Zenofar Fathima’s social awareness short films continue to draw attention and praise from the general public and prominent figures alike in the UAE, and just recently, a well-known Bollywood celebrity has taken notice and lauded the independent film producer’s upcoming project, ‘The Peril 2’.  Sonu Sood, an Indian film actor best known for his work in South Indian cinema, was in Dubai recently and met with Zenofer to extend his support on the latter’s new film initiative.

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.

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