Art DubaiÕs annual Artists in annual residency programme for artists and curators, run in partnership withÊDelfina Foundation,ÊDubai Culture and Arts AuthorityÊandÊTashkeel.

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Dance classes for kids and adults, private and groups, mixed, couples and ladies only.

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Exhibition and conference centre geared to larger events.

Seats 605. Available for private rental, with technical support provided.

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Music equipment retailer that also offers lessons.

Ballroom dance studio with two locations in Dubai.

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Monthly book club meet-up in Dubai Ð meets every third Saturday.

Book cafŽé in Al Wasl Square (food combined with literature that regularly holds events such as book signings, readings, and book clubs.

Monthly book club meet-up Ð meets in various downtown Dubai pubs.

Private and semi-private music and dance lessons for all ages and abilities.

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Private and semi-private music lessons for all ages and abilities. Branches in The Meadows and Mirdiff.

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Capella Club is a dance, arts and martial arts centre in Dubai Marina.

Music classes for children (also dance and drama).

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Dance , drama, and music classes for children.

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The Centre for Musical Arts is a non-profit organization offering teaching programmes, concerts, recitals and workshops. CMA is one of only seven recognised examination centres in the UAE by the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music.

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Drama and speech school for children aged 5-16, with training for LAMDA exams available.

Events management including the Short+Sweet play festivals and a programme of top-quality drama training for stage and screen.

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Workshops and masterclasses in contemporary dance by Krista Degaetano.

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As well as its improv comedy troupe, the Playhouse runs workshops and courses.

Newly refurbished 70 seater auditorium that houses improv comedy but is available for rental.

American and international style ballroom dancing.

Mainly supplies DJ gear also does sound and lighting rentals. Also runs DJ Academy (, a school for aspiring DJs.

Dance and theatre training opportunities for the complete beginner through to the young performer heading toward a professional performing career.

The largest skill based acting school in the UAE, offering accredited group tuition to children 3-18 years at DUCTAC.

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Non-profit group that has been presenting plays in Dubai for nearly 30 years. Various productions each year, plus regular social events and workshops.

12-week courses for all ages and abilities including arts, pottery, photography and graphic design.

Innovative performing arts classes in singing, dance and drama.

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An inclusive organisation dedicated to all genres of literature, set up as part of the Emirates Literature Foundation and based in Al Shindagha neighbourhood, Bur Dubai. Regular workshops and other events.

Professional performing arts training including LAMDA and ISTD, Trinity Musical Theatre and Rock & Pop syllabuses.

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The pioneers of comedy in UAE, Dubomedy also has classes in comedy, improv, tap dance, and acting for TV.

The arts centre on top of Mall of the Emirates includes the 543 seat Centrepoint theatre, the more intimate Kilachand studio theatre, and an exhibition space.

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A professional group made up of locally based talent.

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“DubaiÕs most inspiring community of photographers” Ð nearly 2,000 members. One or two meetups per month where members show about a dozen of their best shots and answer questions about them.

Provides training for musicians to graduate to The National Symphony Orchestra.

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Private home service for vocal training in classical Indian singing.

High-end instrument store that also offers rentals.

Teaches children and adults fitness and dance.

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Gulf Photo Plus is a full service photography resource for all levels of photographers offering workshops, opportunities to buy and sell, and connect with others.

HIPA, established by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, is a prestigious annual photography competition. There’s also a Saturday workshop programme.

Piano, vocal and guitar lessons as well as dance classes.

Music lessons as well as tuition in ballet, jazz dance, hip hop, and more.

HayleyÕs Comet is a theatre company for children located in Dubai Media City. It offers practical and professional training in acting and musical theatre.

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A 4000 sq ft venue offering many dance styles for adults and children.

Dance courses including Bollywood, belly dancing, aerobics, and hip hop.

Performing arts classes for teenagers and kids of all ages, including the Trinity College London syllabus.

This group aims to bring poets, musicians, and writers together via open mic events

A complete theatrical production service for schools, events and festivals.

Programmes in art and design for all abilities, some of them accredited certificate courses.

Traditional yet well equipped performance venue in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah

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Performing and visual arts classes for children.

On-demand dance courses for schools, organizations, and individuals.

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Mozart Art Centre is an art, dance, and fitness centre for children.

Academy and showroom offering classes, instruments and musical books.

A retail/distribution company run by musicians for musicians.

Over 6,500 sq ft of guitars, basses, amps, keyboards, drums, straps, and strings etc. from leading manufacturers. Guitar technicians onsite.

Performing arts school focussing on dance and entertainment.

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Performing and visual arts classes for children.

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Tuition for piano, guitar and flute using techniques devised by Ovidio de Ferrari that produce musicians rather than merely players.

Various musical curriculums for children and adults.

Dance classes for teens in Green Community and Dubai Marina.

The recently established RPS chapter aims to build a photographic community on the UAE via regular meetings, workshops, lectures and an annual exhibition.

Large retail supplier of musical instruments. Branches in Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall and Deira.

Monthly book club meet-up at Dubai Mall. Unusually their reading choices alternative between fiction and non-fiction.

Multi-use studio and event space in Alserkal Avenue.

A large retailer of musical instruments including digital pianos and DJ equipment.

Various music and dance curriculums for children and adults.

A range of dance classes from babies to adults, from beginners to more advanced, from funky street jazz to Kinderdance.

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Tashkeel is a vibrant little art centre in Nad al Sheba, with studio facilities, display space for a regular programme of exhibitions and screenings, seminar and workshop rooms, and international fellowships. Tashkeel runs three residency programmes for artists and holds six main exhibition projects a year.

Seven studios available to teach a variety of dance styles.

An independent annual art exhibition plus a programme of talks, events and alternative education methods, all self-funded and organised by TBP members.

a range of dance classes, workshops, and camps.

The Fridge develops, manages and promotes over 3, 000 performances annually throughout the UAE.

The Hive provides space for exhibition, theatrical, and musical performance.

Dancing taught by professionals Òin a new, fun and social atmosphereÓ.

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Performance space (159 fixed seats, black box theatre, professional sound and lighting rig) in Alserkal Avenue

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Music equipment retailer that also offers lessons.

Performing arts education in a variety of instrument courses and dance styles. Branches in JBR and Mirdiff.

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Successful and highly rated dance company.

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Successful and highly rated amateur group (won 2015 Short+Sweet)

Retailer of musical instruments and audio equipment.

Dubai-based monthly meetings that are live-tweeted (so those who can’t make it in person are able to join in remotely via @TwitBookClub).

Yadawei is focused on pottery and ceramic art. Members get open access to the studio to use it as their own for projects and commissions; Yadawei also hosts workshop and classes.  The gallery has a broader remit to exhibit upcoming talent in multiple fields.

Zouk classes from pro dancers.

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