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Reel Palestine

18 January - 26 January
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 50

Reel Palestine was set up by group of friends in Dubai in 2014 and launched its first pop-up festival in January 2015 with the purpose of showing Palestinian culture and tenacity through film, submerging viewers [...]

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Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) 

18 January - 26 January
[various Sharjah locations]
AED 15

This new annual film festival from Sharjah Art Foundation runs from 18-26 January and looks like a useful indie/arts-oriented alternative to the mainstream film festivals in Dubai (now apparently suspended) and Abu Dhabi (long deceased). [...]

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Quoz Arts Fest

25 January - 26 January
Alserkal Avenue Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Quoz Arts Fest returns for its 7th edition on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January 2019, 10am to 10pm on both days. It's bigger and broader than before, and it has a theme – CTRL+ALT+ACTION, [...]

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ACAW FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections

25 January - 26 January
Alserkal Avenue Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Asia Contemporary Art Week's FIELD MEETING, an annual forum for arts professionals, takes place off-site for the first time in Alserkal Avenue. It runs alongside Quoz Arts Fest on 25 and 26 January. Some 300 arts [...]

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Short+Sweet Dubai

25 January
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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AED 100 – AED 800

The Dubai edition of the world’s biggest ten-minute play festival is back at The Junction for the seventh time, running from 25 January to 9 March. We’re promised the largest ever Short+Sweet Dubai, with over [...]

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Meiro Koizumi: Sacrifice

25 January
Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

A performance by the Japanese video artist that uses VR to create a unique experience of complete absorption in the suffering of a young man who as a child experienced war in his village. Five shows [...]

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7.30 pm

Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi: day one

25 January @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
NYUAD Arts Center Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 100

The fourth edition of Abu Dhabi's Short+Sweet festival of 10-minute plays doesn't have the heft of Dubai's marathon run, but it does give you a more easily digested hit of a dozen plays from a [...]

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8.00 pm

Rooftop Rhythms Season 7: Open Mic Night

25 January @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
NYUAD Arts Center Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic night: always busy and always good with poets reading their own material, occasional open-mic musicians, hosting by Rooftop Rhythms' founder Dorian Paul Rogers, and cool intermission sounds from [...]

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9.00 pm

Hani Shaker and Wael Jassar

25 January @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Al Majaz Amphitheatre Sharjah, + Google Map
AED 100 – AED 600

Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s 2019 events season opens with this concert by two top talents from the more traditional end of contemporary Arab music. Egypt's Hani Shaker is known for his romantic compositions, and a 40-year musical [...]

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