Creative economy

The creative pivot away from oil in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi government is planning to invest a further $6bn in the cultural and creative industries over the next five years as the emirate uses the need for a post-pandemic stimulus to continue its diversification away from its economic […]


Culture Summit Abu Dhabi is back – online and free

The fourth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, scheduled for 8 to 10 March, is a virtual edition of the event that organiser DCT Abu Dhabi describes as “a leading global forum which explores creative cultural solutions to the most […]


Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]


Art Basel inside Abu Dhabi for 300

Art Basel, the dominant organisers of art fairs around the world, is “further expanding its engagement beyond the core art world” with “a multi-faceted cultural experience” in Abu Dhabi next February. Art Basel Inside is a three-day conference and “immersive […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]