Savage State (L’État sauvage): dir David Perrault (2020)

Alliance Française Dubai Dubai

An unusual, art-house take on the American Civil War Western: a French family attempts to flee the States and return to Paris after the war reaches their doorstep. Their arduous cross-country journey – led by the mysterious, stiff-upper-lipped Victor and [...]

Non-members AED 35

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of Victorian manners and male privilege brought low, with a neat pun in the title that summarises the plot – Wilde subtitled it “a trivial comedy for serious people”. Idle young gentleman Algernon Moncrieff discovers that [...]

AED 100

LAST CHANCE Lasting Impressions: Baya Mahieddine

Sharjah Art Museum Sharjah

The latest in Sharjah Art Museum's Lasting Impressions series, which features Arab artists who left a lasting impression on the development of contemporary art in the Arab world, is a retrospective for one of Algeria’s most prolific modernist artists. The [...]

Free

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Your last chance to catch this short run of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of Victorian manners and male privilege brought low, with a neat pun in the title that summarises the plot – Wilde subtitled it “a trivial comedy for [...]

AED 100

LAST CHANCE After The Beep

Satellite Unit C16, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Some 38 artworks created in response to an Open Call in May 2021 via Instagram; UAE-based artists were invited to participate in a reactive creative exercise where they are to respond with new work to the work of another artist [...]

Free

Kirikou and the witch (Kirikou et la sorcière): dir Michel Ocelot (1998)

Alliance Française Dubai Dubai

Feature length animation written and directed by Michel Ocelot. Drawn from elements of West African folk tales,  it tells how a newborn boy called Kirikou saves his village from the evil witch Karaba. In French with English subtitles.

Non-members AED 35

Scary Bad

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

So there's a remote house in the woods, and a group of childhood friends plan a weekend getaway there to escape the stresses of daily life. But they end up having to escape someone – or something – that is [...]

AED 100

Scary Bad

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

So there's a remote house in the woods, and a group of childhood friends plan a weekend getaway there to escape the stresses of daily life. But they end up having to escape someone – or something – that is [...]

AED 100

Scary Bad

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

So there's a remote house in the woods, and a a group of childhood friends plan a weekend getaway there to escape the stresses of daily life. But they end up having to escape someone – or something – that [...]

AED 100

LAST CHANCE Summer Editions

Mestaria Gallery Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A collection of affordable prints from new signings and established talent at Mestaria – "incredibly high-quality reproductions at a range of price-points that enable you to easily and affordably enhance your space or build your collection" says the gallery. Access [...]

Free, but pre-book

NFT | IRL

Firetti Contemporary Unit 29, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A first for the region, we think: a group exhibition where NFT artworks and their physical counterparts will be exhibited side by side – digital NFTs displayed on screens next to the physical works. There will also be VR and [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Age of You

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Curated by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Age of You is "a dynamic, immersive exhibition about how our perceptions of ourselves have changed, and what it means to be an individual today". You couldn't wish for a [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Yazan Abu Salameh: Cemented Sky

Zawyeh Gallery Warehouse 27, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Solo show by the young emerging Palestinian artist Yazan Abu Salameh exploring a melancholy urban geography, a byproduct of military occupation; ambivalence, self reflection and irony are combined with the overwhelming presence of concrete, not only as a form but [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Fink 22: Urban Decay

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai

New works with an urban vibe by the self-taught abstract painter, muralist and photographer. Living in the polished and highly manicured environment of Dubai, Fink 22 finds himself drawn towards the contrast of what he describes as ‘urban landscapes’ – [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Maxime Cramatte: Lucky 13

Foundry Downtown Boulevard Crescent, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai

Works by the multidisciplinary artist, DJ and co-founder of Barbu TV and Satwa 3000, Maxime Cramatte – “taking inspiration from his previous experience within semiotics and recognising the strength of symbols”. In the Foundry’s Gallery 8.

Free

LAST CHANCE Amir Khojasteh: Try To Catch The Moon

Carbon 12 Dubai

Amir Khojasteh’s solo exhibition has paintings and sculpture that particularly revolve around two symbols: the moon and the horse. He is mostly inspired by the political condition of the Middle East, specifically Iran, and happenings around the world which have [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE A Hint of Hope

Al Qattara Arts Centre Al Ain

An open call group art exhibition on the theme of 'happiness' – "a hint of hope, to let humanity know that tomorrow will be better than today". No one can argue with those aspirations ...

Free

LAST CHANCE Under Construction 2: Deconstruction/Reconstruction

Lawrie Shabibi Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The second part of this impressive group exhibition – featuring Driss Ouadahi, Larissa Sansour, Yazan Khalili, Farhad Ahrarnia, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Mounir Fatmi – expands on the notion of the uncompleted project, the work in progress that [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Summer Collective: Strata

Ayyam Gallery Alserkal Avenue Dubai

Ayyam Gallery's summer show features works by Asaad Arabi, Abdul-Karim Majdal Al-Beik, Farzad Kohan, Mouteea Murad, Tammam Azzam, and Thaier Helal. What the exhibition's artworks have in common is the focus on strata  vlayers which might be abstract (like the [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE NFT | IRL

Firetti Contemporary Unit 29, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A first for the region, we think: a group exhibition where NFT artworks and their physical counterparts will be exhibited side by side – digital NFTs displayed on screens next to the physical works. There will also be VR and [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE From Cinderella to Sindbad: German and Arab Timeless Tales

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi

A literary exhibition based on a research collaboration between the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) and the Arab-German Young Academy for Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) that highlights the mutual influences, shared ideas, and cultural exchange [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Mohammed Chabâa: Visual Consciousness

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi

The first posthumous retrospective exhibition for Mohammed Chabâa (1935–2013) outside Morocco, bringing together paintings, sculptures, graphic art, interior design models and archival material from 1957 to 2012. A revolutionary talent and a true pioneer of Moroccan contemporary art, Chabâa adopted [...]

Free

Russel Kane

Dubai Opera Dubai

There are few better stand-ups on the circuit when it comes to physical comedy and high-speed laughs. You really feel like you've got your money's worth from an evening with Russel Kane, a multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and [...]

From AED 150

LAST CHANCE Maitha Abdalla: Scars by Daylight

Tabari Artspace Gate Village, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai

For this solo show the Emirati mixed-media artist has produced a body of work across varied mediums which interrogates the gravity and uncertainty of the in-between years of adolescence. Tradition, transformation and paradox are at the core of this work [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE The Rain Forever Will be Made of Bullets

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Curated by SAF President and Director Hoor Al Qasimi and taking its title from a work by Simone Fattal, this exhibition brings together works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection that focus on the wars that tore through the respective [...]

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LAST CHANCE When I Count, There Are Only You …

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Taking its title from a work by Farideh Lashai that was itself inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War, this exhibition offers an insight into the radical ideas, visions and perspectives on humanity that inform the work of eight artists represented [...]

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Theatre by QE2 Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai

The Horrible Histories series takes (mostly British) history and turns it into a series of gags with a semi-serious purpose (there are facts as well as jokes, and most of the jokes are in some way factual). The stage version [...]

AED 120

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Theatre by QE2 Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai

The Horrible Histories series takes (mostly British) history and turns it into a series of gags with a semi-serious purpose (there are facts as well as jokes, and most of the jokes are in some way factual). The stage version [...]

AED 120

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Theatre by QE2 Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai

The Horrible Histories series takes (mostly British) history and turns it into a series of gags with a semi-serious purpose (there are facts as well as jokes, and most of the jokes are in some way factual). The stage version [...]

From AED 120

Rob Beckett

Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai

One of the best of the current crop of British comedians is in Dubai (his very first time) for one night only at the Dubai World Trade Centre. He's genuinely refreshing, very obviously not the product of a private school, [...]

From AED 195

Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

For this mid-career survey of the Syrian-Armenian artist, Sarkissian has created two major new pieces – Last Seen (2018-2021) commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation; and Little Apple (working title) commissioned by the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. The exhibition also features [...]

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An Evening With Michael McIntyre

Etihad Arena Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

A one-off show featuring what the top-selling British comedian terms "my greatest hits". He has a lot to call upon; he started winning awards nearly 20 years ago, and back in 2012 he was the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the [...]

From AED 195

LAST CHANCELibrary Circles: Maysoon Al Dwairi

Jameel Library Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

In its latest iteration of Library Circles, Jameel Library presents a research display by Maysoon Al Dwairi which zeroes in on a crucial moment in the UAE’s history – the development of its education systems. The research, presented through a [...]

LAST CHANCE Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky: Water, Islam and Art

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah

Held as a first collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei in Italy, this exhibition explores the unique connection between water, life and Islam from its most ancient roots to its numerous and intricate developments.  The exhibition’s four sections – The Blessings [...]

Museum entry AED 10

LAST CHANCE Sunoj D and Namrata Neog: Desert is a Forest

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Alongside the Jameel’s seven gardens designed by Anouk Vogel is a plot reserved for artists to cultivate and experiment. Occupancy is awarded via an annual commission, and this is the third. Sunoj D and Namrata Neog’s Artist’s Garden is an [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

For this mid-career survey of the Syrian-Armenian artist, Sarkissian has created two major new pieces – Last Seen (2018-2021) commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation; and Little Apple (working title) commissioned by the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. The exhibition also features [...]

Free but prebook