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Marc Jones Motivate Talent

Five minutes with….Marc Jones, head of Motivate Talent

Part of the Dubai-headquartered Motivate Media Group, Motivate Talent aims to be the platform of choice for global personalities seeking inroads within the region

Raed Barqawi signing the publishing agreement for Who Dared to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True with Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group

A new book about Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed is set to be published this month

The Arabic version of Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True by journalist Raed Barqawi will be published by Motivate Media Group

Sole DXB

Sole acquires stake in UAE basketball league Ball Above All

The league will be rebranded as Sole Ball Above All

Tenants renovating properties in Dubai’s Al Quoz Creative Zone exempt from rents for up to 2 years

The decision is part of the framework of the 100-day plan for the Al Quoz Creative Zone development project

Museum of the Future Dubai

Dubai wins hosting rights for ICOM 2025, world’s largest conference for museums

The theme for the event will be The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities

Manarat-Al-Saadiyat

Submissions open for Nat Geo’s Abu Dhabi Young Photographer of the Year competition

Open to those between the ages of 16-21, the theme for this year’s competition is ‘Yellow Through My Eyes’

Saudi Arabia chases $64bn Hollywood dream

The kingdom is launching its first international film festival

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Madame Tussauds Dubai opens to visitors

It features seven themed zones and over 60 lifelike wax figures

UAE-based Impact Entertainment Media launches with focus on social programming

It has over 45 innovative show concepts in creative development, including dating shows with a difference, adventure, impact investment and climate-conscious competitions

Dubai’s Global Village offers online entry ticket for Dhs15, prices Dhs20 for ticket at premises

Global Village’s revamped website and mobile app were introduced during last year’s season

Construction on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to be completed by 2025

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will present a global collection with a focus on West Asia, North Africa and South Asia (WANASA)

Reel Cinemas

Emaar Entertainment partners with Eagle Hills Diyar to open Reel Cinemas in Bahrain

Located in Marassi Galleria in Manama, the country’s first Reel Cinemas will open in 2022 and feature 10 screens

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Abu Dhabi to host 2022 edition of Middle East Film & Comic Con

Organised by Informa, the event will be held in March 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Madame Tussauds Dubai to open on October 14

The attraction will be home to 60 celebrities from around the world

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Sole DXB cancels 2021 edition in Dubai

The organisers haven’t cited any specific reasons for the cancellation or proposed any alternative dates

Dubai cultural visa al quoz

Dubai opens registrations for long-term cultural visas for creatives in Al Quoz

The cultural visas were first approved in 2019 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Richard Mille announce jury members for $50,000 art prize

The jury will determine the shortlist of the exhibiting artists for the inaugural Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021 exhibition, and one overall winner from among the participants

In pics: New fire fountain show, enhanced floating market experience at Global Village

The multicultural family destination will commence on October 26, 2021

First Abu Dhabi Bank partners with Al-Futtaim IKEA on home furnishing loans

The programme is run by the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority

In pics: Dubai’s Global Village announces date for 2021 season

Season 26 will commence on October 26 this year

How art is gaining traction as an alternative investment option

Investors are now starting to recognise art as an attractive alternative asset class that offers a great option for diversification

Spek

Is the independent Arab music scene ripe for investment?

As the shift to streaming takes hold, it is expected that more local language artists will emerge with increased quality of musical output and sustainable fanbases

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The Arabian Gallery launches its e-commerce platform in Dubai

The portal includes photography, paintings and sculptures by local and international artists

Revealed: Most ‘Instagrammable’ spots in the UAE

From Dubai Miracle Garden to Al Noor Island in Sharjah, find the best places to take the perfect pictures

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Participation fee waived for publishers at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021

Over 800 exhibitors from 46 countries are expected to attend the hybrid event

Egypt’s ‘lost city’ may be new boon for tourism

The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city may just be the impetus required for Egypt’s tourism

Vox Cinemas Odex

UAE’s Vox Cinemas inks deal with Odex to distribute Japanese anime titles

Under the exclusive agreement, six titles will be released in theaters across eight territories within the MENA region

Revealed: 10 things to do this upcoming Eid break in the UAE

This coming Eid break, take some time to explore all that the UAE has to offer with your friends and family

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Italy Pavilion unveils five-metre 3D-printed Michelangelo’s David sculpture

Based on the theme ‘Beauty connects people’, the Italy Pavilion is located in Expo’s Opportunity district

Dubai charity art auction

Dubai charity art auction raises Dhs36.6m for Sheikh Mohammed’s 100 Million Meals campaign

The amount generated will provide an equal number of meals to beneficiaries in 30 countries during the month of Ramadan