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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Sunday
Jan032010

A Key is a Key - live at The Fridge 6th Jan

An indie Danish group called A Key is a Key will be performing at The Fridge on 6th Jan. I have not heard of them before, but I looked up their music and I think it will be a good small gig. Also seeing the event poster with the band members dressed in lederhosens gives me the impression they will be a good laugh as well.

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Sunday
Jan032010

Burj Dubai Grand Opening

There is so much talk about Burj Dubai's inauguration that is scheduled for 4th Jan which reminded me of something I heard on the radio a year ago, 2nd Jan 2009 to be precise.

I was listening to BBC Correspondents Look Ahead presented by Stephen Sackur where each guest looked back at 2008 and also talked about what to expect in 2009. Towards the end of the show, Sackur asked the presenters to share "one reason to be cheerful about the coming year".

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Sunday
Jan032010

Top 10 events in Dubai in 2009

Didn't have a chance to share this earlier, but here is a list of my top 10 events in 2009 in Dubai (including one in Abu Dhabi). What was your favourite event in 2009?

1. Dubai International Film Festival: 9th-16th Dec 2009
This is the only week when cinephiles in Dubai are treated to regional and international movies and documentaries and I love losing myself watching movies during this festival and falling in love with some gems. Hands down it is my favourite week in Dubai and you can read my complete review here.


2. The opening of The Empty Quarter
Earlier this year saw the opening of The Empty Quarter, the only gallery in Dubai devoted exclusively to fine art photography. This made my day and I love the work they show. Here are two exhibitions that stood out for me.

Dubai Transmutatations: 20th Oct-28th Nov 2009
A very unique photographic project by French photographer Martin Becka captured Dubai using techniques that date back to the very beginnings of photography. The images of modern Dubai were captured with a wooden photographic tool of a very large format on negative waxed papers, using a process invented approximately 160 years ago by Gustave Le Gray. The photographs were then printed on albumin paper and toned with gold. It was fascinating seeing images of modern Dubai taken using ancient techniques.

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Saturday
Jan022010

A wrap up of movies in 2009 - part 2

Here's another lovely movie montage that covers movies made in the past year, 2009: The Cinescape. I posted another one called Cinema 2009 a few days ago which is slighlty longer, but brilliant.


2009 - Cinescape is made by Matt Shapiro aka oyguvaltshappy, a 17 year old aspiring film maker. It's a well made montage and it looks like he's get better at this year by year (he's been making these cinema retrospectives since 2006).

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Saturday
Jan022010

Merry New Year

The first day of the new year in Dubai has been met with rain and hail storm. I didn't step out last night, and didn't step out today. Decided to enjoy being cosy at home and spend time with the family.

2009 had more downs than ups, so I hope 2010 will be different. Here's my personal wishlist for 2010:

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Wednesday
Dec302009

Music Video: Fan death - Reunited

If hitchiking can be this much fun, I'd give it a try. My favourite part is the Axl Rose impersonator.

Saturday
Dec262009

A wrap up of movies in 2009

I don't know who Kees van Dijkhuizen but I want to be his friend. He's put together this great clip called Cinema 2009 - 1 Year, 342 Movies, 12 Months of Production, 7 Minutes. I love the editing and the music.

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Tuesday
Dec222009

Dubai International Film Festival 2009 - Review

Sunday
Dec062009

The Dark Lens: The Dubai Invasion by Cedric Delsaux

Saturday
Dec052009

Dubai International Film Festival 2009

The 6th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival is back this month, from 9th-16th Dec. With over 170 films from 55 countries in this year's line up, here's my top 15 recommendations to watch this year:

Corso: The Last Beat

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