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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

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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

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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

Emaar’s Reel Cinemas expands into Saudi Arabia

The kingdom’s first Reel Cinemas venue will feature 14 screens

Sacha Jafri Dubai The Journey of Humanity

Video: How Sacha Jafri created the $62m world’s largest canvas painting in Dubai

Here’s what it took to create one of the biggest artistic, social and philanthropic projects of its kind to date

Will non-fungible tokens (NFT) revolutionise the world of digital art?

Would you spend $69m on ‘NFT’ art that only exists digitally?

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

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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

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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

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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