Art DubaiÕs annual Artists in annual residency programme for artists and curators, run in partnership withÊDelfina Foundation,ÊDubai Culture and Arts AuthorityÊandÊTashkeel.

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Brings together artists of various disciplines and culture for exhibitions around Abu Dhabi.

The Art Hub has exhibition space and rentable studios in Mussafah, focussing on emerging and established visual artists from around the world via workshops, exhibitions, and its artist residency programmes. Art Hub also runs an annual residency programme at its Liwa site.

Members from more than 15 countries socialise and promote an artistic lifestyle in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Big Band offers local jazz players the opportunity to perform as a group. Currently includes over 20 multinational musicians.

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Monthly book club meet-up, usually at an Abu Dhabi café.

Operates as a four-part harmony choir that celebrates the Broadway musical. ADCG is comprised of men and women from all over the world.

ADDS has been running for over 40 years and is a highly respected sub-section of The Club; it does three to four productions each year on the well-equipped stage of The Club's Main Hall.

The official umbrella organization representing all UAE photography associations; English-language meetings every second Monday of the month at the National Theatre.

Two studios, one in Abu Dhabi and one in Khalifa City, teaching the RAD ballet syllabus as well as jazz dance and hip hop.

On the Marina Breakwater. Dated. Used sparingly for performances and other events.

Exhibition and events centre with flexible spaces for larger concerts etc.

Dance classes for kids and adults, private and groups, mixed, couples and ladies only.

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Lessons taught include piano, guitar, drums and bass. AKM also sells, rents and repairs instruments.

Musical instruments and related services including equipment rental. Branches in Muroor Road and Electra Street.

Mixed adult choir. Each year it normally does a Christmas concert and a less formal event in late spring.

Exhibition and conference centre geared to larger events.

Seats 605. Available for private rental, with technical support provided.

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Run by music teacher and singer Stephanie Sell.

Music equipment retailer that also offers lessons.

Concentrates on teaching piano, violin, voice, classical guitar, electric guitar, flute, saxophone, and keyboard to beginners and intermediates.

Provides a space for people of all ages abilities to create and learn via different types of workshops and classes in various mediums.

Open mic event at the ArtHouse cafŽ in Abu Dhabi that aims to create a community of spoken word and art in the capital.

Ballroom dance studio with two locations in Dubai.

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American Women's Network monthly book club meet-up.

Non-profit community theatre company dedicated to staging plays tailored for the Emirati market.Ê

Monthly book club meet-up in Dubai Ð meets every third Saturday.

Dance and physical activities suitable for newborns to 9+years, including yoga, zumba, jazz dance, ballet, creative movement, Kindermusik, and more.

Book cafŽé in Al Wasl Square (food combined with literature that regularly holds events such as book signings, readings, and book clubs.

Monthly book club meet-up Ð meets in various downtown Dubai pubs.

Private and semi-private music and dance lessons for all ages and abilities.

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Private and semi-private music lessons for all ages and abilities. Branches in The Meadows and Mirdiff.

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Nine-member ensemble performing in a variety of styles from European music, madrigals and part songs, and modern music.

Capella Club is a dance, arts and martial arts centre in Dubai Marina.

Dance , drama, and music classes for children.

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Music classes for children (also dance and drama).

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The Centre for Musical Arts is a non-profit organization offering teaching programmes, concerts, recitals and workshops. CMA is one of only seven recognised examination centres in the UAE by the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music.

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Drama and speech school for children aged 5-16, with training for LAMDA exams available.

Chamber Music Abu Dhabi puts on concerts and also brings string quartets for week-long residencies to allow audiences and students to interact with the musicians.

Events management including the Short+Sweet play festivals and a programme of top-quality drama training for stage and screen.

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Workshops and masterclasses in contemporary dance by Krista Degaetano.

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As well as its improv comedy troupe, the Playhouse runs workshops and courses.

Newly refurbished 70 seater auditorium that houses improv comedy but is available for rental.

American and international style ballroom dancing.

Mainly supplies DJ gear also does sound and lighting rentals. Also runs DJ Academy (, a school for aspiring DJs.

Dance and theatre training opportunities for the complete beginner through to the young performer heading toward a professional performing career.

The largest skill based acting school in the UAE, offering accredited group tuition to children 3-18 years at DUCTAC.

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Drama Scene has been in operation since 2008 and is the only skill-based performing arts school in the UAE offering classes to children aged 3 to 18 years. It is now the largest provider of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations in the region, offering children aged 5 years and up accredited certification across performance disciplines such as Acting
and Musical Theatre.

Flexible Yas Island venue with good A/V equipment, able to large events, indoor and outdoors, all year round.

Non-profit group that has been presenting plays in Dubai for nearly 30 years. Various productions each year, plus regular social events and workshops.

12-week courses for all ages and abilities including arts, pottery, photography and graphic design.

Innovative performing arts classes in singing, dance and drama.

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An inclusive organisation dedicated to all genres of literature, set up as part of the Emirates Literature Foundation and based in Al Shindagha neighbourhood, Bur Dubai. Regular workshops and other events.

Professional performing arts training including LAMDA and ISTD, Trinity Musical Theatre and Rock & Pop syllabuses.

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The pioneers of comedy in UAE, Dubomedy also has classes in comedy, improv, tap dance, and acting for TV.

The arts centre on top of Mall of the Emirates includes the 543 seat Centrepoint theatre, the more intimate Kilachand studio theatre, and an exhibition space.

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Academic certificate and exam programs in piano, violin, cello, guitar and music theory. Creative group programs include
children’s choir, orchestra, strings ensemble, guitar, band and theory of music.

Elite also offers choreography and drama courses.

A professional group made up of locally based talent.

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Formal space that hosts a variety of shows, from local to international artists and performers.

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"DubaiÕs most inspiring community of photographers" Ð nearly 2,000 members. One or two meetups per month where members show about a dozen of their best shots and answer questions about them.

Aimed at developing UAE photography, encouraging and attracting talented artists, and supporting professional photographers, this respected annual competition features specialised workshops, exchange meetings and seminars, and solo and group exhibitions both here and abroad.

The Society was founded in 2005 under the auspices of the Ruler of Sharjah to support the history and development of photography in the UAE, to provide workshops and courses to improve professional standards, and to represent the UAE officially in regional and international forums.

Semi-formal organisation dedicated to the growth and opportunities of the Arabic writers who make up its members.

Provides training for musicians to graduate to The National Symphony Orchestra.

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Private home service for vocal training in classical Indian singing.

The first Abu Dhabi studio dedicated to dance. Courses (from ages 2.5 to adult) include ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, street dance, tango, Paso doble, ceroc, flamenco, salsa, bachata, and mambo – plus vertical flex, Latin aerobics, modeling, drama and voice.


High-end instrument store that also offers rentals.

Teaches children and adults fitness and dance.

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Non-commercial independent community for musicians and music lovers.

Gulf Photo Plus is a full service photography resource for all levels of photographers offering workshops, opportunities to buy and sell, and connect with others.

HIPA, established by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, is a prestigious annual photography competition. There's also a Saturday workshop programme.

Music lessons as well as tuition in ballet, jazz dance, hip hop, and more.

Piano, vocal and guitar lessons as well as dance classes.

HayleyÕs Comet is a theatre company for children located in Dubai Media City. It offers practical and professi