Art market

Fun times in Ajman

It’s starting to look as though an arts festival of some kind is a must-have for the image-conscious emirate – even the smallest. Ajman Tourism Development Department is to run the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival for ten days from the […]


RAKFAF: the unusual arts festival

The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is back for its ninth annual edition, running 6 February to 3 April at three RAK locations and carrying the theme of Hope. As Festival Director Suqrat bin Bisher put it: “As we […]


Dubai Mall to get immersed in art

It seems that immersive art experiences with giant projections and surround sound are too good an opportunity to miss. Following the arrival of ToDA at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai is now about to get another “digital immersive art centre” – […]


Growing concerns: a green day at the Jameel

Stung by the calculation 15 years ago that the UAE had the world’s largest per capita carbon footprint, a lot has been done at the official level to improve the country’s sustainability – but even through the country has reduced […]


Sharjah gets a fringe

Sharjah is getting a fringe festival, with more than 600 shows – mostly (but not all) aimed at families – running in the second half of this month. You’d expect a fringe to be an add-on or ornament to an […]


OPINION Music and children: the importance of education

Scientists have always emphasised how equal humans are. But we are differentiated too – through gender and race, through religion and culture. Sometimes these factors have served to separate us and cause divisions in the human race. We are quick […]


Tangled up in NYU

Australia’s Polyglot Theatre is back with another unmissable interactive family event: Tangle is coming to the Central Plaza at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it looks like a lot of fun. Polyglot was a bit hit in The Arts Center’s inaugural […]