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The story of Etihad Museum’s eye-catching masterpiece by Abdul Qader Al Rais

The story of Etihad Museum’s eye-catching masterpiece by Abdul Qader Al Rais

20 Mar 2017

Since the Etihad Museum opened its doors to the public on the 7th January this year, visitors have been enthralled by the immense, eye-catching masterpiece displayed in the museum’s entrance hall. The artwork was commissoned by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, and was created by one of the UAE’s most celebrated artists – Abdul Qader Al Rais.

Greeting visitors before they begin their journey through the exhibition halls... Read More

Head to Al Marmoom Heritage Village for a one-stop shop and unique cultural experience, March 20 to April 18

Head to Al Marmoom Heritage Village for a one-stop shop and unique cultural experience, March 20 to April 18

14 Mar 2017

Banking on the success of last year's attendance that saw thousands of visitors flock to the venue, organisers of the Al Marmoom Heritage Village are preparing to welcome residents and tourists from March 20 to April 18 this year. The Village, organised in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, is considered a one-stop shop for everything relating to UAE heritage, and a main attraction of the Al Marmoom Camel Race Festival that takes place in April, one of GCC's sporting... Read More

Creative environment: public art

Creative environment: public art

12 Mar 2017

Art in public spaces, if it’s good, can add a new layer of emotion to a city, something outside the practical business of day-to-day living.

An innovative public arts initiative, the Dubai Outdoor Art Project, launched by Dubai Culture in 2010, today serves as a definitive platform for the city's talented artists to showcase their works to the community. Taking the arts experience from the confines of galleries to the people, the Outdoor Art Project celebrates the richness of the... Read More

Dubai students participate in the first ‘Treasures of Hatta’ education activity

Dubai students participate in the first ‘Treasures of Hatta’ education activity

09 Mar 2017

More than 280 students from private schools in Dubai participated in the first ‘Treasures of Hatta’ education activity, which connected students with different aspects of community living in the area as part of the Hatta Wellbeing District project. The programme was launched by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) as part of its commitment to the Hatta development plan on Wednesday.

Students worked together with international experts to connect with locals from... Read More

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches UAE Resident Rate for entire month of March 2017

Dubai Parks and Resorts launches UAE Resident Rate for entire month of March 2017

02 Mar 2017

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park destination, is launching a UAE Resident Rate for the entire month of March.  The special rate is only bookable online at www.dubaiparksandresorts.com for each of the three theme parks and the waterpark and valid on presentation of an Emirates ID on arrival.

The UAE Resident Rate tickets will give friends and family across the UAE the chance to experience more rides, attractions and shows than anywhere else in the Middle East.... Read More

View exciting works at Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 in City Walk

View exciting works at Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 in City Walk

02 Mar 2017

The third edition of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 began at City Walk today, showcasing the works of 25 international artists and four Emirati artists.

During the week-long Festival, public spaces in City Walk will serve as open-air ‘canvases’ for the artists to showcase their work. The Festival is organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of Government of Dubai Media Office, in partnership with Meraas, one Dubai’s leading holding companies.

Director of Brand Dubai... Read More

Stan Wawrinka spins around in a Skydive Dubai gyrocopter!

Stan Wawrinka spins around in a Skydive Dubai gyrocopter!

01 Mar 2017

Defending Dubai champion and world number three Stan Wawrinka took to the skies yesterday for a private flight in a Skydive Dubai gyrocopter. Wawrinka joined one of the Skydive Dubai pilots for a flight over the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, and Dubai Marina before making their way back to Skydive Dubai.

Wawrinka, the tournament second seed and reigning US Open champion, said "It was really great fun, I really enjoyed it. It's nice to fly in a small plane and see things from above.... Read More

It’s ‘selfie-times’ for Caroline Garcia with the animals of The Green Planet!

It’s ‘selfie-times’ for Caroline Garcia with the animals of The Green Planet!

23 Feb 2017

Caroline Garcia, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ top seed in the doubles, went back to nature at The Green Planet on Tuesday.

The world number three in doubles enjoyed the interaction with the animals, taking selfies with the birds and a baby rainbow boa constrictor and she even held a hissing cockroach!

Watch Caroline Garcia's Animal Selfies

 

The Green Planet, region’s first bio-dome, recreates a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and... Read More

Watch world’s most innovative 3D artists in action during Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival, 1 – 7 March at City Walk

Watch world’s most innovative 3D artists in action during Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival, 1 – 7 March at City Walk

23 Feb 2017

Artists participating in the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival have started working on their creations at City Walk ahead of the official start of the event that will take place from 1 to 7 March 2017.

The public have an invaluable opportunity to watch some of the world’s most accomplished 3D artists, many of them pioneers of new styles and techniques, at work. City Walk will be transformed into an ‘open air canvas’ for the artists to create their works.

The week-long Festival... Read More

World number two Angelique Kerber enjoys Dinner in the Sky

World number two Angelique Kerber enjoys Dinner in the Sky

22 Feb 2017

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA top seed Angelique Kerber got a bird's eye view of the Dubai Marina yesterday, as she was joined by friends including WTA President Micky Lawler, for Dinner in the Sky.

The world number two was thrilled to experience arguably the world's most unique dining concept, as Dinner in the Sky takes guests 50 metres up, suspended by a crane, to enjoy a meal. The Dinner in the Sky concept was introduced 10 years ago in Belgium and Germany and since then... Read More

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