Nasr Warour: 21st Summer

XVA Gallery Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Bur Dubai, Dubai

A solo show including paintings, sculptures and photographs that celebrates the 21 years the artist has spent in Dubai before he moves to his new home in the USA. Says Nasr: “I am grateful to be getting the opportunity to [...]

Free

Scene It? Sing It!

Online

Abu Dhabi Choral Group's Scene It? Sing It! hangs on the premise that the origins of musical theatre (their natural habitat) can make for a fun evening's entertainment. The cast combine their singing and acting talents in this online show; [...]

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LAST CHANCE Andrew Schoultz: Earth Vessel

A solo exhibition for the American artist known for exceptionally detailed and densely layered artworks (large murals, paintings, installations and sculptures) exploring social, political, and economical crises – especially those related to war, natural disasters, and globalisation. This show, his [...]

Free, but pre-book

It Ain’t Where You From: dir Philip Jamal Rachid (2021)

Online

What do you do when you grow up without a family or a homeland, with a different vibe and a different tribe? You have to create your own path. Dubai based filmmaker, poet, producer and activist Philip Jamal Rachid (aka Soultrotter) [...]

Free

Maestro

Courtyard Playhouse Street 4B, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Ten of the Courtyard's most experienced performers in a night of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions ... with added jeopardy, because you score the players and after each round those with the lowest scores are eliminated until [...]

Free, but contributions welcome

LAST CHANCE Dia al-Azzawi: The Lebanon Works

Meem Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai

Meem Gallery would appear to have something of a coup in signing up the celebrated Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi for this solo show of new paintings produced in his recently established studio in Lebanon. As the gallery puts it, these [...]

Free

The Accused

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A play with a bit of a difference: you're in it. Indeed, you're an essential part of it. Jeffrey Archer's play is a tense courtroom drama where the audience provides the jury for an Old Bailey trial. Did Dr Sherwood [...]

AED 100

The Accused

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The second performance (of four) for Jeffrey Archer's tense courtroom drama where the audience provides the jury for an Old Bailey trial. Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Is his alibi credible – and which [...]

AED 100

The Accused

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Your last chance to catch Jeffrey Archer's tense courtroom drama where the audience provides the jury for an Old Bailey trial. Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Is his alibi credible – and which one [...]

AED 100

LAST CHANCE Andrey Orlov: Color Code

N2N Gallery G Floor, Al Ain Tower, Abu Dhabi

A broad range of styles from the noted contemporary Crimean painter, all distinguished by his use of a rich palette of tints and shades. The gallery describes him as “an extraordinarily talented artist”. Above: Andrey Orlov, Evening on the Bay [...]

Free

This Is Impro

Courtyard Playhouse Street 4B, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

The classic Courtyard improv evening for Sunday nights: scenes, stories and narrative improvisation influenced by the audience’s suggestions and featuring the Courtyard's most experienced performers.

Free, but contributions welcome

Music in the Studio – Jade Bultitude & Amira Fouad

Dubai Opera Studio Downtown Dubai, Dubai

An evening of romantic classical favourites - “well-known popular pieces by Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Chopin, Faure and more” – from Jade Bultitude (flute) and Amira Fouad (piano, and also curator of the Music in the Studio series). Jade Bultitude has [...]

AED 190

Maestro

Courtyard Playhouse Street 4B, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Ten of the Courtyard's most experienced performers in a night of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions ... with added jeopardy, because you score the players and after each round those with the lowest scores are eliminated until [...]

Free, but contributions welcome

LAST CHANCE Hind Mezaina: Wonder Land

Tashkeel Studio and Gallery Nad Al Sheba, Dubai

The first solo exhibition by the Dubai artist, writer, film curator, blogger and podcaster. The prolonged lockdown gave her the time and space to get a fresh sense of her city; and "from the blank highway billboards and the hidden pedestrian [...]

Free, but pre-book

Just Like That

Theatre at Mall of the Emirates Dubai

The most successful play in the UAE – two sold out runs, albeit short runs, in April 2018 and then in April 2019 – is back for what we're assured is one last time. It’s a little gem, in fact; [...]

AED 80 – AED 100

LAST CHANCE not in, of, along, or relating to a lin

NYUAD Art Gallery Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

A group show with a high powered curatorial team – NYUAD Art Gallery director Maya Allison and Heather Dewey-Hagborg, artist, biohacker and Visiting Assistant Professor of Interactive Media at NYUAD – where nine artists and art collectives utilise technology for self-expression and self-fashioning. [...]

Free

Just Like That

Theatre at Mall of the Emirates Dubai

The most successful play in the UAE – two sold out runs, albeit short runs, in April 2018 and then in April 2019 – is back for what we're assured is one last time. It’s a little gem, in fact; [...]

AED 80 – AED 100

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 [...]

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LAST CHANCE Hiwa K: Do You Remember What You Are Burning?

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

A solo show that represents Hiwa K's debut in the region and features video and installations from the last ten years. Hiwa K blends humour with personal experience to produce bodies of work that speak to contemporary experiences of displacement, [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Kiko Camacho: Into the Delta

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

Vivid paintings echoing Camacho’s youth among the waterways of his native Argentina. In the Foundry’s Gallery 5 to 25 July.

Free

LAST CHANCE Hashel Al Lamki: Port Authority

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

New works reflecting the year of the pandemic, showing a journey from the hustle and bustle of city life to escape into the countryside with “love, pain and fear, reimagined in natural and human-made forms”. In the Foundry’s Gallery 3.

Free

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

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 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 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

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