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International artists awarded grants at Sharjah Art Foundation awards

International artists awarded grants at Sharjah Art Foundation awards

Sharjah Art Foundation awards Production Programme grants to eleven international artists in an announcment after a performance in the Sharjah Desert. The awardees selected by Sharjah Art Foundation were Sarah Abu Abdallah, Mohamed Fariji, Rula Halawani, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Khaled Kaddal, Basir Mahmood, Amina Menia, Khaled Sabsabi and Mariam Suhail. Grantees also include Haegue Yang […]

Tents could house 2022 World Cup fans in Qatar

Tents could house 2022 World Cup fans in Qatar

Despite Qatar spending billions to upgrade infrastructure and build hotels, thousands could camp under canvas in desert close to stadiums, as organisers believe this to be a more creative way for Qatar to meet FIFA requirements. Their World Cup bid in 2010 said it would create more than 55,000 rooms, but authorities said in January […]

International artists participate in Dubai’s horse fair

International artists participate in Dubai’s horse fair

From intricate oil paintings to life-sized sculptures, artists specialising in equestrian art have showcased their works to a discerning crowd who are passionate about purebred Arabian horses at the 12th Dubai International Horse Fair Art Gallery. Silvana Pittin from Venice, Italy, has been painting, riding and celebrating Arabian horses for more than 20 years. “I […]

Iraq exports natural gas shipments for the first time in its history

Iraq exports natural gas shipments for the first time in its history

A government spokesman says Iraq has exported the first shipment of natural gas condensate in its history, a key development for the OPEC member struggling to feed a cash-strapped economy amid an expensive fight against the Islamic State group. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad says a gas carrier sailed Sunday from the southern port of […]

UAE launches its world-first entertainment venue, Zero Gravity

UAE launches its world-first entertainment venue, Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity has unveiled its much-anticipated 2,000sq/m expansion, including a 39m glass-fronted infinity swimming pool, 800sq/ft multi-use stage and one of the world’s first permanent installations of the coveted L-Acoustics K2, X Series and ARCS Wide entertainment systems. The system, which is complemented by Clay Paky lighting, Kvant lasers, Universal Effects and more than 100 […]

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, said during a press conference Thursday, March 17, 2016, that analysis of scans of famed King Tut’s burial chamber has revealed two hidden rooms that could contain metal or organic material. This comes after four months of technical studies in Japan, radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabi asserted with 90 percent certainty […]

UN to adopt a plan to house 400,000 Syrians

UN to adopt a plan to house 400,000 Syrians

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said he will ask countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian refugees. On his first visit to Washington since being appointed to head the UN refugee effort, Filippo Grandi said the world must do more to end the crisis. “On March 30, I’m […]

Dubai international horse fair draws global attention

Dubai international horse fair draws global attention

Passionate horse breeders, traders, professionals and enthusiasts across the region are saddling up for the 12th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside the 13th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, this month. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the Dubai International […]

Saudi artist holds first US solo exhibition at the Smithsonian

Saudi artist holds first US solo exhibition at the Smithsonian

Remounted Saudi artist, Ahmed Mater, will present his first U.S. solo exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. ‘Symbolic Cities’ is being presented in collaboration with Culturunners in partnership with Art Jameel, a Community Jameel initiative, and Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA), and will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur […]

All-female Brunei flight crew lands in Saudi Arabia

All-female Brunei flight crew lands in Saudi Arabia

Three Royal Brunei Airlines pilots have made history by being the company’s first all-female flight crew, making their first journey to Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive. Flight Captain Sharifah Czarena, assisted by Senior First Officers Sariana Nordin and Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem flew the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Brunei to Jeddah, on […]

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