Alserkal Avenue separates out its non-profit activities

The businessman and cultural patron behind the Alserkal Avenue development, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, has added an arts foundation to his portfolio. This is a logical development of Alserkal Avenue’s existing non-commercial activities, providing a […]


Abraaj departs abruptly from the arts scene

The fallout over the Abraaj Group’s financial troubles continues, and there does seem to be some impact on Dubai’s art scene – though possibly not quite as much as The Art Newspaper thinks. It carried […]

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Not so crude: Jameel Arts Centre offers a meaty opening programme

Art Jameel has announced the programmng for the much-anticipated Jameel Arts Centre, the first independent ‘cultural destination’ in Dubai. Due to open on 11 November, it’s a three-storey multi-role development over 10,000-square metres of Creekside […]

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Open Call: research writing for Jameel Arts Centre

Art Jameel is ramping up its presence in Dubai ahead of the much-anticipated 11 November opening of the Jameel Arts Centre on Dubai Creek. One example is the appointment of a communications team in the […]

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DUCTAC has closed: search for new premises goes on

DUCTAC, the theatre and arts centre on top of Mall of the Emirates, has closed. Hopefully it’s a temporary suspension; a statement on the website (actually, it’s the only thing on the website at the […]