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The Authority aims to build upon Dubai's status as a world-renowned multicultural city, actively encouraging the more than 200 nationalities living and working together in Dubai to contribute to a culture and arts renaissance in the region and the world.
The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s dedicated contemporary artist-led fair that showcases Emirati and local talent, will feature an entirely commissioned programme of new work by UAE Artists in the heart of Dubai, plus an open-studio exhibition from the Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R) Dubai.
The history of Dubai is intrinsically linked to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, which was established in 1859. Now an icon of the city’s unique architectural and cultural heritage, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is managed by Dubai Culture, the Emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, heritage and the arts.
Building on the major success of the first artist residency programme in 2011, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with the Delfina Foundation, Art Dubai, and Tashkeel, has announced the launch of the second Artists-In-Residence Dubai (A.I.R. Dubai) to be held in 2012.
The Gulf Film Festival is an annual event for the international film community to discover the best of Arabic cinema from the region. It also showcases international cinema to engender and develop film culture in the Gulf and create greater opportunities for the region’s filmmakers to screen their films and build on future projects.
The Dubai Festival for Youth Theater is an annual initiative that celebrates and fosters the art of theater in the UAE. Please click initiative to learn more.
Dubai’s dynamic and diverse community finds a wealth of information and educational experiences at the Dubai Culture's eight public libraries. The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority recently assumed ownership of these libraries and aims to improve services and introduce new initiatives to meet the growing demand for reading and literature. Supported by educational programmes, book readings, book signings, trainings and cross-cultural exhibits, amongst others, the Dubai Culture recognises the importance of public libraries in bringing Dubai’s eclectic mix of cultures closer together.
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The area of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood was built in 1859 and was famous for signature wind towers creating an iconic skyline for Dubai. Even today, the wind towers are regarded as cultural icon of the city. Following renovation and preservation, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is now a tourist village with a museum, a cultural centre, restaurants and an art gallery. The old Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood district gives a glimpse of old Dubai.
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