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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

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

Mercedes Benz Gordon Wagener Virgil Abloh

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

Sharjah Art Museum

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

world art dubai

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”