• Heather Raffo’s Noura arrives in Abu Dhabi, directed by NYU Abu Dhabi’s Joanna Settle

    Culminating its third season, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosts the Middle East premiere of Noura this May, a production directed by newly appointed NYUAD Associate Arts Professor Joanna Settle.  This groundbreaking production of Heather Raffo’s thought-provoking play received broad acclaim in a its recent world premiere produced by Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theater Company, in association with Octopus Theatricals.

  • Sleeping Beauty’ spread Love and Sacrifice values among children

    Charles Perrault’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ took centre stage at the Masrah Al Qasba - Theatre in Sharjah yesterday, taking audiences on a spectacular audio-visual journey created by masterful musical and dance performances. Through a theatrical presentation of this popular fairy-tale, the younger members of the crowd were brought closer to the emotions of love and sacrifice, in a way relatable to them. The show is part of the ‘World of Stories’ series, a collection of children’s edutainment theatre shows running at Masrah Al Qasba Theatre until December 2019.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Supports First Edition of ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, supported the first edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for School Theatre’ in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The event was held on 29th and 30th April at Al Mankhoul Public Library’s theatre in Dubai.

  • 2019 Traveler’s Choice Winner JA Manafaru Maldives Partners with China’s Most Famous & Acclaimed Chef, Da Dong

    JA Manafaru, the five-star private island resort set on the peaceful northern tip of the Maldives, has added another award to its outstanding reputation and kicks off a signature menu collaboration with the king of Chinese gourmet cuisine, Da Dong.

  • Al Majaz Amphitheatre records a successful year of operations

    Al Majaz Amphitheatre, the unique, integrated cultural destination in Sharjah, today announced, that it has hosted more than 25,665 visitors during 2018, marking another impressive year of successful operations.

  • Beyond Bollywood, an acclaimed musical and lavish spectacle, now daily at Global Village

    Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, and family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced that Beyond Bollywood, the acclaimed musical drama and lavish spectacle, will play at its Main Cultural Stage daily till the end of Season 22. The musical’s story explores the tussle between East and West, tradition and modernity, for young urban Indians, but what we see is mostly a fairy tale.

  • Celebrate love with a wellness escape and free flights

    Built on a natural crystal bed that emits positive energies in the Sahyadri hills of Pune, India, and set in 42 acres of lush green valley overlooking the picturesque Mulshi Lake, Atmantan is a wellness retreat with a truly holistic approach, addressing the three pillars of Atma (Soul) Mana (Mind) and Tann (Body) to achieve lasting results for guests, whether their focus is detox, fitness or a pampering spa escape.

  • Children Roam Peter Pan’s World of Wonder at Masrah Al Qasba Theatre

    Masrah Al Qasba – Theatre has rolled out the yearlong ‘World of Stories’, in Al Qasba, Sharjah, with a show of the 20th century classic, Peter Pan, that drew large crowds and left its youngest audiences completely mesmerised.

  • Dubai Culture honours 83 Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2018 volunteers

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, recently held a special ceremony at the Dubai Culture and Science seminar attended by Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of the Authority and advisor Dr Salah Al Qassim, to honour 83 volunteers who participated in the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre.

  • Dubai Culture Launches Programme for Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017 and 2018

    In the run up to the eleventh edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) – the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the new festival programme for 2017 and 2018. This year, the programme will be launched afresh with a new series of initiatives, including 10 specialised academic workshops covering various aspects of theatre and supervised by experts from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo.

  • Dubai Culture Organises ‘Theatre Acting’ workshop

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, is organising ‘Theatre Acting’ workshop as part of Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2018 under the title ‘Fundamentals of Theatrical Performance for Beginners’. The workshop is part of the Authority’s preparations to launch the 12th edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre.

  • Dubai Culture Stages ‘The Clowns’ for Children at Hatta Public Library

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a live performance for children titled ‘The Clowns’ in Hatta Public Library to celebrate the launch of the ‘Hatta Art and Creativity Club’. The event aimed to encourage further liver performances in Hatta and supported the Authority’s mission to established Dubai as a global and sustainable city for creativity, culture, arts and literature.

  • Dubai Culture Successfully Concludes 12th Edition of ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage, and literature, successfully concluded the 12th edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre which attained its desired objectives and was organised under the theme ‘Year of Zayed.’

  • Dubai Culture to Launch 12th Edition of ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, has announced its preparations for the 12th edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’ for 2018. The Authority will organise a number of workshops in preparation for this annual local theatre event that cater to young people.

  • Dubai to get its first Mughal night

    Dubai will be witnessing the first ever plays on the era and aura of the Mughals soon at a Mughal Night that will showcase satire through Sons of Babur written by an Indian politician, author, and lawyer Salman Khurshid, to be staged on October 12. Another popular comedy, Ghalib in New Delhi will also be staged on the same day.


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  • NYU Abu Dhabi appoints Joanna Settle new Associate Arts Professor of Theater

    NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has named Joanna Settle as Associate Arts Professor of Theater in the Arts and Humanities division. Settle will join the NYUAD theater program from September 1, 2017, bringing 20 years of education experience as well as her extensive career as a theater director to the position.

  • Stay Close to the Action at Paris Fashion Week: Stylish Hotels for the Ultrachic

    For fashionistas heading to Paris Fashion Week this February (25 February – 5 March 2019), Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel platforms, has curated a list of hotels to see and be seen this season. After all, with some of fashion’s most celebrated names descending on the city, who wants to come home to a hotel that's anything less than fabulous?

  • Travel writer Simon Calder gives his predictions for business travel in 2019

    On Business Traveller, CNN’s Richard Quest sits down with travel writer Simon Calder to discover his projections for the year ahead.

    Calder discusses the growth of “bleisure” trips, work trips which combine business and sight-seeing or leisure activities, and why the demand for premium economy is set to continue growing this year. Calder also describes why the use of short-haul aircrafts for long-haul flights will form the largest travel trend of 2019.

  • UAE’s new innovative mobile healthcare app bridges gap between patients and doctors

    The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to reach approximately $181.52 billion by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016. UAE’s mobile health industry is positioned for a robust growth, as suggested by the founders and developers of MyMedicNow, an innovative mobile app which supports the transformation of UAE into a smart country and is inline with the UAE National Innovation Strategy, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the UAE into one of the most innovative countries in the world.