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Najat Makki: Luminescence

A survey exhibition on Emirati artist Najat Makki.

Performing arts programme

World-class, contemporary, popular and home-grown performing arts programme including music, dance and theatre.

An enriching public programme

Artist talks, workshops, master classes, guided tours, curated film screenings and other creative programmes.

Home of Abu Dhabi’s Culture

Home of Abu Dhabi’s Culture

Home of Abu Dhabi’s Culture

Home of Abu Dhabi’s Culture

Upcoming Events

A calendar of innovative visual and performing arts programme will celebrate the Cultural Foundation throughout the year.

8:00 PM
20 Sep 2019
Performances

Aziz Maraka – UAE Premiere

Aziz Maraka is a Jordanian music star and composer, a recording artist and producer, and will make his UAE debut at the Cultural Foundation. Maraka is known for his eclecticism, releasing music ranging from acoustic piano and violin combinations to purely electronic tracks. He is the innovator of the ‘Razz’ musical style, an Arabic rock-jazz fusion which has garnered regional attention. Tickets: AED 75, AED 100, AED 150 The prices mentioned do not include VAT.

5:00 PM
24 Sep 2019
Workshops

Gelli Printing with Salama Nasib

Learn the art of Gelli printing with Salama Nasib, using some cut-outs and found objects to create your own Gelli print.

Entry: AED 250

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8:00 PM
26 Sep 2019
Performances

Caracalla Dance Theatre

Maestro Abdel Halim Caracalla founded one of the most prominent dance theatres of the Middle East. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Caracalla Dance Theatre has created its own dance style and performed at the most reputable theatres, opera houses and cultural capitals around the world portraying our Arabic cultural heritage and capturing global press recognition. Tickets: AED 200, AED 450, AED 650, AED 800 Language: Arabic The prices mentioned do not include VAT.

6:00 PM
30 Sep 2019
Workshops

Painting workshop with Najat Makki

Learn how to transform your dreams into a painting using a palette of colours inspired by the sea and desert within the Emirati natural environment. Create your own artwork in a masterclass with the Cultural Foundation’s featured exhibition artist, Najat Makki.

Entry: AED 250

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8:00 PM
03 Oct 2019
Performances

Anouar Brahem Quartet

Anouar Brahem is the oud’s conjuror, a master at bringing out the acoustic magic which this ancient traditional Oriental lute carries inside its calabash: the musical heritage of the Arab and Islamic worlds. The Anouar Brahem Quartet will perform The Astounding Eyes of Rita, which is a delightful new composition by the Tunisian oud master. Tickets: AED 75, AED 100, AED 125, AED 150 The prices mentioned do not include VAT.

8:00 PM
05 Oct 2019
Performances

Wust El Balad

Wust El Balad is a pioneering band in the Egyptian and Arab underground music scene. Formed in Cairo in 1999, they have paved the road for alternative music in the region, fusing Middle Eastern sounds with western tunes. Tickets: AED 75, AED 100, AED 150 The prices mentioned do not include VAT.