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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

24 April 2019 - 30 April 2019
ADNEC Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map

ADIBF is back, in its 29th edition. Reportedly over 250,000 visitors came to last year's event; this year there will be more than 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries, displaying some 500,000 titles. Famous names attending include the Nigerian poet and [...]

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The Sleeping Beauty

26 April 2019
Dubai Opera Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map

The National Ballet of Ukraine accompanied by a full symphony orchestra delivers the Tchaikovsky classic. We're promised "an enchanting experience for all the family". We're not sure about the principals, but when this production toured the States last year Tetiana [...]

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4.00 pm

Art Jameel Youth Assembly Takeover

26 April 2019 @ 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Jameel Arts Centre, Al Jaddaf
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Free, but pre-register

The inaugural Jameel Youth Assembly has been meeting since October 2018, debating ideas and devising their own programming. On 26 April they take over the Jameel, with a ‘festival-style’ public event featuring new installations, digital works, films, performances, discussions and [...]

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5.00 pm

Building an exhibition – Photographs 1842-1896: An Early Album of the World

26 April 2019 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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Join Christine Barthe, curator of the current exhibition of early photographs, as she discusses how the development of photography helped to shape the world view of people and cultures in the 19th century.

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7.00 pm

’Night, Mother

26 April 2019 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates

The third full length play to be presented by Orb Theatricals – founded by Sabiha Majgaonkar in 2014 and currently the only theatre group in Dubai to be run by an all-women committee – is a powerful Pulitzer prize winner [...]

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7.30 pm

Andrea Bocelli

26 April 2019 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
du Arena, Yas Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 395 – AED 995

The crowd-pleasing tenor is back for another sure-to-be-spectacular show of operatic and popular songs. He obviously likes the UAE – this is his umpteenth visit here – and the feeling is clearly reciprocated.

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8.30 pm

The Zoo Story

26 April 2019 @ 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The Yard, Alserkal Avenue
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AED 60

A second night for the H72 production of Edward Albee’s influential one-act play. Written in 1958, it is a stunning tour de force by a new playwright that appears theatrically simple – two very different men meet in a park [...]

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9.00 pm

1001 Nights: The Last Chapter

26 April 2019 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Al Majaz Amphitheatre Sharjah, + Google Map
AED 150 – AED 200

This spectacular production – claimed to be the largest of its kind, with 537 people involved as artists and behind the scenes (including a 51-piece orchestra) – represents the grand opening of the year-long celebrations for the UNESCO World Book [...]

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