La Perle’s stage is a hive of activity. With only a couple of weeks until opening night on 31 August, the venue – nestled between The W and Westin hotels in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City – is teaming with nearly two dozen personnel, all working to fulfil one man’s indomitable vision. That man is Franco Dragone, a former director of Cirque du Soleil, who is credited with fusing the high art of theatre and ballet with the audience draw of circus-style entertainment. Pavel Brun, Associate Assistant... Read More
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved Cabinet Resolution No (24) for 2017 on granting citizens of the Russian Federation an entry visa at all UAE’s entry points. The resolution states that citizens of the Russian Federation are to grant a 30 days entry visa at first time, renewable one time only for another 30 days, and subject to applied UAE regulations.
The resolution is expected to enhance... Read More
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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