Top Abu Dhabi photo contest closing soon

15 July is the deadline for submissions to the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes competition, the premier contest for photographers to capture the spirit of the UAE. Organised by the Office of Government Communications and […]

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Crowdfunding required: Zawiyah studios in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi arts scene is gaining international traction, thanks to the big  Saadiyat projects and government investment. What it lacks, however, is the infrastructure for individual artists – smaller community based  galleries and accessible […]

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Three named for Tashkeel Critical Practice Programme

Hadeyeh Badri, Lantian Xie, and Raja’a Khalid have been named as the three designers selected to take part in the second edition of Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Programme. Tashkeel says there were “a large number of […]


Seydou Keïta / Leila Heller Gallery, to 1 Sep

LEILA HELLER GALLERY Alserkal Avenue The gifted Malian photographer Seydou Keïta is best known for the portraits he took between 1940 and the early 1960s, a time that saw him transition from being a carpenter […]


Tashkeel names Tanween designers for 2016-17

Tashkeel has named the four designers for its 2016 Tanween Design Programme. The programme supports UAE-based designers to develop a range of viable products that that respond to the specific environment of the Emirates. Getting […]


Good taste: dinner and a show

It is fair to say that not everyone wants a man dressed as a rabbit as an accompaniment to dinner. An increasing number of people do, however. “We’re working to change the perception of the […]


For the love of cinema: inside Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is “an Independent cinema platform dedicated to showcasing the best of arthouse, independent, alternative and classic films”, says co-founder Butheina Kazim. So no pressure then. In fact Cinema Akil is delivering the goods, […]