#Art & Culture

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai UAE

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

Sacha Jafri The Journey of Humanity Dubai

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

Art Dubai

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

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

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

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

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