MUTEK comes to Dubai: electronic music from left field

The long-running Montreal-based electronic music festival MUTEK is coming to Dubai, and the organisers are promising that the three-day event on 16-18 November will be “a gathering unlike anything audiences in the Middle East have […]


Alserkal’s summer celebration of words

Alserkal Avenue is looking to channel the 19th century literary salon with its Literaturhaus at Nadi programme this summer. The salon idea is defined as an environment “where contemporary questions were debated alongside an array […]


55 performances in ROHM’s sixth season

The Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates its sixth anniversary in October, at the start of a seventh season of quality productions in the broad mix of genres – opera, concerts, ballet and dance, local artists, Arab […]


Is La Perle “the future of live entertainment”?

Dubai is getting its first more-or-less permanent live entertainment show in the shape of La Perle at Al Habtoor City on the Dubai Water Canal. It opens on 31 August. Apparently “inspired by the spirit […]


How a robot in love made it to the big screen

Now you might have thought puppets were for kids, and a sweet tale about a robot falling in love might be a tad insubstantial. You’d be wrong. Nufonia Must Fall is indeed a charming, touchingly […]


Abu Dhabi’s one-stop Event Licensing System goes live

Abu Dhabi’s one-stop system for applying for an events licence has gone live. Connected to 22 different government entities, it aims to provide event organisers with a simplified (and speedy) system for registry, licensing and […]


The word on the rooftops

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic event celebrates its fifth anniversary on Friday 24 March. The 47th Rooftop Rhythms includes a Spoken Word slam (the audience rates the performances) as well as a non-competitive […]