Top script award at DIFF for Eman Talal Alsayed

The closing night of the Dubai International Film Festival included some good news for Emirati filmmaking, with the top prize in the Arab Film Studio (AFS) Scriptwriting competition going to Eman Talal Alsayed. Alsayed collected the accolade at the Muhr […]


DDFC starts talent development programmes

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) has introduced a couple of programmes “aimed at connecting emerging creatives with industry experts and leading design companies”. The DDFC Mentorship Programme covers disciplines such as Creative, Business Planning and Strategy, Finance, Sales […]


Bayn: the In-Between – creating curated art

Bayn: the In-Between is the third exhibition organised by U.A.E. Unlimited and scheduled for Warehouse421 in February. Munira Al Sayegh, a young Emirati curator, is currently working with eight commissioned conceptual artists from the region plus a ninth guest artist […]


OPEN CALL: International Women Photographers Award

The International Women Photographers Association runs an annual exhibition for female photographers, and next year for the first time it will be held in Dubai. There’s an open call for submissions – women only, obviously, but there are few other […]

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Mind the Gap: open call

We live in a world of gaps – cultural, creative, economic, educational, gender, generational, professional, and social. And that’s not even including the physical gaps between paving stones or apartment blocks. So we think ‘Mind the Gap’ is a great […]


Artists for SB13 and March Meeting open call

The Sharjah Biennial is one of the most interesting contemporary art events in the international schedule, not least because it’s an unexpected fixture in the calendar of what is traditionally regarded as one of the more conservative Emirates. It has […]


A second Rove for Dubai: self-conscious branding works

Emaar Hotels is investing heavily in its Rove brand, with half a dozen openings anticipated this year and three more due to open by 2020. The second Rove has just opened in Deira, joining the spectacularly successful Rove Downtown (opposite […]


Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark … live!

Some might say the best thing about both Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark is the music on the soundtrack. Whether or not you think either film has worn particularly well, there’s no denying the quality of the […]