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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

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Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at maximum of 30% capacity

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

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Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

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

Google to wind down its Play Music service by December

Google to focus on YouTube Music streaming service after failing to gain traction with Play Music

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Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

Dubai’s La Perle to open DSS edition show on July 30

Dubai’s aqua theatre show will reopen after temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit to feature a drive-in cinema

The movies will be showcased every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting July 9

Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for reopening museums, cultural sites

Visitor occupancy must not exceed 40 per cent of the total capacity at these facilities

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Sharjah Art Museum launches free virtual tour of its permanent collection

The free self-guided online tours can be accessed via Sharjah Museums Authority’s website

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World Art Dubai postponed to October 2020

The event will now take place from October 8-10

Uber, Dubai Culture partner to promote Dubai’s heritage

The second edition of Hidden Cities: Dubai will leverage the experiences of Dubai’s cultural leaders and storytellers, and encourage people to discover hidden places within the emirate

UAE’s Vox Cinemas on walking the red carpet for two decades and more

Senior executives from Vox Cinemas outline the company’s blockbuster performance in the last 20 years and why they are bullish despite the rise of streaming services

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature announces 2020 lineup

Tickets to the event go on sale to the public on November 14

Saudi prince behind $450m Da Vinci also buys Kusama Pumpkins

Yayoi Kusama’s “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins” is on view at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art

Video: Mariah Carey to perform free Dubai concert to mark one year until Expo 2020

Singer will perform on October 20 with Hussain Al Jassmi at Burj Park

Video: Lana Del Rey coming to UAE for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 race

EDM superstar Marshmello also announced

Dubai announces long-term visas for artists, authors

Sheikh Mohammed also approved establishing Al Quoz in Dubai as a “creative free zone”

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi sets new world record

New world record for largest gathering of people wearing capes

Video: Bruno Mars to headline Abu Dhabi New Year’s celebrations

The crooner is one of a number of big-name acts coming to the UAE to close out the year

Saudi announces new cultural vision, including residency for international artists

The vision also includes plans for art prizes, scholarship programmes and a culture fund to support artists

New exhibition chronicles transformation of the UAE

The Founding Fathers Exhibition by photographer Ramesh Shukla also marks the launch of Shukla’s new book, The United Arab Emirates: Founding Fathers – Zayed and Rashid

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Pictures: The world’s most expensive suite by Damien Hirst

Get ready to part with $100,000 a night at this palatial Las Vegas hotel

Saudi Arabia awards seventh cinema license

Local company Next Generation aims to open six cinemas with a total of 50 screen by the end of 2019

Emirates Lit Fest reveals Dhs20,000 ‘golden tickets’

The five tickets are reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s famous prize in children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and bring with them an array of privileges

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eL Seed makes his solo UK show debut

The calligraphy specialist’s ongoing exhibition – Tabula Rasa – challenges biases and ill-formed preconceptions

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Ancient artefacts from Saudi Arabia and the UAE now on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Roads of Arabia: Archaeological treasures of Saudi Arabia will be on display until February 16