Reboot for the Bait Al Oud

The Bait al Oud in Abu Dhabi has long been a centre of practice and theory for the oud, attracting the best teachers and researchers and regularly producing the finest talent in oud musicians. Since being established in 2008 it […]


Award winners at CultureSummit 2017

The organisers of CultureSummit 2017, the “global cultural leadership forum” which began yesterday in Abu Dhabi, have announced winners to be honoured at the five-day event. They come in two categories – artists-in-residence and ‘Cultural Diplomat’ Awards – and neither […]


First steps on safeguarding cultural heritage

The international conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage, organised by the governments of the UAE and France under the auspices of UNESCO and held in Abu Dhabi at the start of the month, has confirmed the creation of a $100 […]

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WAM’s view of 12 months of culture

The UAE’s official new agency WAM used the occasion of National Day to produce a series of reports on the state’s achievements over the past year – including one on the UAE’s Culture and Heritage. We’ll have our own roundup […]