Entertainment & Arts | Descendent of Arab Musical Legend Brings Nostalgia to Lebanese Festival

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s traditional summer festivals harked back to the Arab world’s musical past this year, highlighted by a performance by the great-granddaughter of the legendary 1930s diva Asmahan in a mountain palace. Asmahan captivated audience at a moment when European colonialism had replaced the Ottoman Empire, and cultural icons reached the masses via … Continue reading Entertainment & Arts | Descendent of Arab Musical Legend Brings Nostalgia to Lebanese Festival

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | Minister of Culture Meets British Treasury Secretary

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, who is also Governor of the Royal Commission for the Province of Al-Ula, met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philippe Hammond. During the meeting, they discuss files of common interest between Saudi Arabia and Britain in the cultural fields and the … Continue reading Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | Minister of Culture Meets British Treasury Secretary

ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq. It was a metropolis in ancient Mesopotamia that became one of the most important sited in … Continue reading ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

ART & CULTURE | Acropolis Museum Opens Ancient Athens Neighborhood Site Below Its Base

Athens, Greece – Greece’s Acropolis Museum opened an excavation  site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighborhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times. The museum, which site at the foot of the Acropolis hill in Athens, houses masterpiece sculptures of … Continue reading ART & CULTURE | Acropolis Museum Opens Ancient Athens Neighborhood Site Below Its Base

EMIRATES – France’s Imperial Theatre Reopens Following UAE Restoration Efforts

Paris, France – The Chateau de Fontainbleau’s historic Imperial Theatre has reopened to the public, following years of restoration works made possible by contributions from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. In recognition of Abu Dhabi’s contribution to the restoration, the theatre has been renamed as the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al … Continue reading EMIRATES – France’s Imperial Theatre Reopens Following UAE Restoration Efforts

EMIRATES | Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces Major Exhibitions For New Seasons

Abu Dhabi, June 14, 2019 – Louvre Abu Dhabi’s 2019-2020 season will launch in September and will include four exhibitions to explore how the arts have channeled and acts as a witness to society throughout history. It will be accompanied by live performances, world-renewed installations, music, poetry and family events. Commenting on the new season, … Continue reading EMIRATES | Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces Major Exhibitions For New Seasons

KSA | Saudi Arabia Launches “Gold Card” To Attract Global Talent

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has launched its Extend Residence Program (the Gold Card), which aims to attract the cream of international talent to work in the Kingdom. The ministry invited consultants and agencies to conduct an analysis of what incentives should be provided to provide to attract foreign talent to Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Arabia Launches “Gold Card” To Attract Global Talent