Urban art

A #lovewall for Dubai?

ME Dubai, the Business Bay hotel that can boast the late great Zaha Hadid as both the architect and interior designer, has something of a social media coup – it’s signed up James Goldcrown as its first Artist in Residence. [ … ]


LitFest tickets back on sale

Tickets are now back on sale for Dubai’s annual literary extravaganza, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, after being taken offline for programme tweaks to accommodate the changes to the federal working week. The Festival, which runs 3-13 February mostly [ … ]

Creative economy

Tools for Al Quoz Creative Zone tenants

One of the important developments of the Al Quoz Creative Zone was the recent announcement of a two-year rent holiday for tenants who are rebuilding or renovating qualifying properties within the Zone. Now Dubai Culture in partnership with wasl Asset [ … ]


Xposure gets a gallery

Sharjah’s Xposure International Photography Festival is adding a year-round presence with the launch of Gallery X, a permanent gallery for a curated selection of photography. Gallery X, which will open 20 December, will be housed in the Al Majaz Amphitheatre [ … ]