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Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Entrepreneurs in the creative sector will be able to issue freelancing permits and a single license to practice diverse creative business activities

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World Art Dubai to commence from April 7

The four-day event will showcase over 2,000 pieces under the theme ‘discovering new perspectives’

Dubai’s Legoland Water Park to reopen from April 1

Capacity will be reduced in line with government regulations and social distancing requirements

Sacha Jafri The Journey of Humanity

World’s largest canvas painting by Sacha Jafri sold in Dubai for $62m

Originally, it was meant to be sectioned into 70 pieces and auctioned throughout 2021

Dubai’s Global Village to continue until May 2

The current season at Global Village was originally expected to conclude on April 18, 2021

sharjah airport e-books

Passengers in Sharjah Airport will soon have access to e-book library

Travellers can download the books on their devices, which will then be available for 21 days for them to read

Tom Watson Counterculture

How the UAE has shaped its technological ambition and retained its cultural heritage

The UAE’s cultural development showcases its traditional values while embracing a modern vision

Dubai UAE

Dubai Culture to grant 10-year residency visas to 1,000 individuals in upcoming phase

Since the announcement of the Cultural Visa in 2019, Dubai Culture has received 261 visa applications from 46 countries

Sacha Jafri The Journey of Humanity Dubai

Sacha Jafri attempts to raise Dhs110m with record 17,000 sqft painting in Dubai

The artwork was created over 28 weeks in the ballroom of the Atlantis, The Palm from March to September 2020

Art Dubai

Art Dubai to be held from March 29 – April 3 at DIFC

The new structure in DIFC will house around 45 galleries

Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival

Update: Inaugural Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival postponed

The festival, the first of its kind in the UAE, will screen movies exclusively designed to appeal to the motorcycling community

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

What to expect from the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2021

The ongoing ninth edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will play a pivotal role in reviving the country’s impacted arts and culture sector

Andy Fieldhouse

Emirates LitFest 2021: In conversation with Andy Fieldhouse

The author of Getting Teamwork Right: The Key to Happy, Successful and Resilient Teams will conduct a workshop at 10am on Saturday, February 6, at the upcoming Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature

David Guetta UnitedAtHome Dubai Edition

David Guetta’s upcoming gig at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab will be livestreamed for free

The charity concert is aimed at supporting UNICEF and Dubai Cares’ Education Uninterrupted initiative

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Expert insights on navigating the new normal

Several top regional and international authors and speakers will headline the Dubai-based event this year

Tom Watson Counterculture

Interview: Tom Watson, president Counterculture and former UK Labour Deputy Leader

How the UK and UAE arts and culture sector can collaborate and spur creativity while weathering the pandemic

Burj Khalifa: New shows set to light up Downtown Dubai

Each of the five-minute shows will highlight a different theme – Dreams, Geometrics, Kaleidoscope, Retro Futuristic and Chinese New Year

Digital art gallery Infinity des Lumières to open at Dubai Mall

Gallery to spread over 2,700 sq. metres and feature works by Van Gogh among others

Elie Khouri

Is art collecting only for the rich?

Elie Khouri doesn’t think so, but I disagree

Botticelli and Rembrandt at Sotheby's Dubai

Sotheby’s puts paintings valued at $100m on public exhibition in Dubai

Two works, one each by Sandro Botticelli and Rembrandt van Rijn, are on exhibition ahead of their auction in New York next month

Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena to welcome back fans with live event on November 20

Coca-Cola Arena’s next live event will be the OJ Lifestyle presents Dark Knights Edition 1.0, taking place on November 20

DIFC Art Nights

DIFC Art Nights return to Dubai for its 10th edition

Admission to the open-air event held within DIFC’s Gate Village is free and will be open from 6pm-10pm

Sharjah Book Authority

Sharjah Book Authority launches new literary agency to stimulate Arabic publishing market

The Sharjah International Literary Agency will promote Arabic literary and cultural content globally

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Free entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn for UAE’s frontline professionals

Each frontline hero will be permitted free entry along with up to three guests

How street art is gaining ground in the UAE

Louis Wright, founder of Vandalist Art, is curating a members-only virtual gallery – Red Dot Rooms – that incorporates VR and augmented reality into the mix

Dubai’s Ellington Properties commissions art competition to support local talent

The contest is open to all UAE residents aged 18 and over

Abu Dhabi and Israel to cooperate on film and TV content production

A regional annual film festival will be held in rotation between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv

La Perle picks Epson for laser projection at its Dubai Al Habtoor City shows

La Perle will save on some of the $300,000 it was spending on lamp changes annually

Vox Cinemas Imax Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at maximum of 30% capacity

All staff members must undergo Covid-19 testing before these cinemas resume operations

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District