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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

Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer

Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musee du Louvre will be on display from February 14

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Dubai’s Pullman hotel is now a stomping ground for regional artists

The Artist Playground initiative is a permanent space for regional artists to congregate at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre hotel

Louvre Abu Dhabi attracts one million visitors in first year

The art museum is reported to be unveiling the world’s most expensive painting for its anniversary celebrations

Marie Antoinette’s jewellery on display in Dubai before auction

Marie-Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays unveiling of world’s most expensive painting

The painting was meant to go on display later this month

World’s most expensive painting coming to Louvre Abu Dhabi in September

The Christ by the Renaissance master smashed artwork auction records in November when it was bought for $450m


Here’s where you could get Saint-Louis crystal in Dubai

The Hermès-owned brand has a history which dates back several centuries

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Interview: Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s

This is how Christie’s is changing the auction game

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Artist in profile: Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury has revolutionised live art. Here, she discusses her work and political and social activism in Lebanon

World’s most expensive painting to be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Christ by the Renaissance master smashed artwork auction records last month

Hatta Dam mural commemorates founding fathers

The 80×30 metre artwork is part of the Dubai Street Museum project

Louvre Abu Dhabi readies to open

French President Emmanuel Macron will be the guest of honour at the opening

Louvre Abu Dhabi museum to open in November

The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2012 but has been repeatedly delayed

UAE’s Sharjah named World Book Capital for 2019

The emirate will be rolling out a range of activities and events to mark the achievement

Auction house Sotheby’s opens Dubai office

The opening follows a 30 per cent increase in buyers from the Middle East in the last five years

World leaders discuss $100m cultural protection fund in Abu Dhabi

The Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference came in response to the desecration of cultural heritage sites in war zones

Sotheby’s set to launch its first UAE store in Dubai this year

Sotheby’s, which has offices in Doha, Istanbul, Egypt and Mumbai, has begun hiring staff for its office in Dubai

Classical music festival the BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

The festival will mark the first visit of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers to the UAE

Louvre Abu Dhabi opening pushed back to 2017, new director appointed

The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2012 but has been repeatedly delayed

Book review: Small Data by Martin Lindstrom

Lindstrom travels the world to uncover trends and opportunities in the book

Dubai Opera event line-up revealed with opening show on August 31

Spanish musician Plácido Domingo will play on the opening night