Arts Centre

A curator’s tale: Art Jameel’s Rahul Gudipudi

Any arts centre is more than a sum of its parts. It’s an alchemical combination of the physical space, its direction, its strategies and aims, its embeddedness, its programmes – and its people. And to a large extent it’s the […]


Saving the world, one saltflat at a time

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates’ upcoming exhibition for the Venice Biennale of Architecture – which opens 22 May and runs to 21 November – will feature a large structure built from an innovative, environmentally friendly cement made […]

Creative economy

Al Quoz update: here’s the Creative Zone committee

REVISED 21 APR 2021 As the next stage in creating “an integrated, dynamic creative hub and a regional and global centre for designers and creatives in Al Quoz” Dubai Culture has set up the committee that will oversee the development […]


New shape, more ambitions for Alserkal

Alserkal has announced a restructuring that emphasises the organisation’s view of itself as “a socially responsible, forward-thinking cultural enterprise”. It also leverages Alserkal’s strengths, and it’s hard to find any fault with the proposition. Press statements are usually given to […]

Creative economy

Al Quoz gets officially creative

Last November we reported that Dubai Culture was setting up an Al Quoz Creative Free Zone with “comprehensive facilities and services from the conception stage through to design and production … The free zone will create an end-to-end system for […]


Making theatre, one person at a time

What’s the most personal form of theatre, the one that seizes your attention, engages your emptions, and leaves you nowhere to hide? The one that forces you to be actually part of the experience, even though you’re the audience and […]


Banksy made legit (sort of)

“The world’s largest Banksy experience” has opened at Mall of the Emirates. A partnership between Dubai Culture and MoE owner/operator Majid Al Futtaim, World of Banksy is an exhibition with 120 works – or, to use the language of the […]