Maximum music: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely play NYUAD

Some music engages the mind, asking questions and making you think. Some music strokes your head and heart, soothing and stimulating and making you feel. And some music occupies you completely, requiring your complete and […]


The truth about art: a personal view

We’ve followed the progress of Fathima Mohiuddin for some time, initially because she had one of the most distinctive styles on Dubai’s urban art scene. She’s also articulate about her art and imaginative about its application; […]

Art Fair

Project winners named by Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi Art has announced the four 2017 winners of its annual Abu Dhabi Art Wings Project: Shaikha Aysha Saqer Al-Qasemi, Lateefa Mohammed Al-Nuaimi, Nour Obaid Al-Hefeiti, and Shaima Abdulrahman Al-Marzouqi. The Wings Project is […]


An Architecture Biennial for Dubai

Dubai is an urban laboratory: without many of the constraints on land availability, legislation, social concerns and finance that hamstring other cities, Dubai has become a place where new ideas can be explored and new […]


MUTEK comes to Dubai: electronic music from left field

The long-running Montreal-based electronic music festival MUTEK is coming to Dubai, and the organisers are promising that the three-day event on 16-18 November will be “a gathering unlike anything audiences in the Middle East have […]

Open call

Open Call for Art Jameel light sculpture

Art Jameel has launched a commissioning programme based on the Jameel Arts Centre, its forthcoming contemporary arts institution in Dubai (currently being built in Jadaf, on the south side of Dubai Creek, and due to […]


Stage Write returns!

Stage Write, the 24-hour playwriting competition for 10-minute scripts, is back for its fifth year. Register for the competition – as an individual or a two-person team – by sending an email to before […]