Hit the Vagabond Road

The first thing that struck me about Zajazza (when I met him for my introductory DJ lesson) was the ease with which he played music. It didn’t matter if he was showing you how to…

The Mental State of Art

On 24th February, 2017, Chinese photographer and poet, Ren Hang took his life by jumping out off the 28th floor of a building. The New York Times obituary spoke of his cyclical depression and  his…

Car Park Tales

With the clubbing scene rapidly expanding in the beautiful city of Dubai, entrepreneurs are constantly searching for ways in which they can help move Dubai forward. The love for this bustling city makes them want…

A Creative Endeavour

Ramy Alawssy is a creative entrepreneur and founder of ING – the leading creative platform in Dubai. Hosting Talks, Workshops, and Portfolio Reviews, -ING has grown from a few close friends to a few thousand…

Artistic Expressions

Art is the Language of Love, which brings together various cultures and communities. Tashkeel is an independent contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating exactly such creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue. Established in 2008…

The Theatre Man

Dubai’s new-found love for art and everything creative is slowly getting its due days in the sun. But one could trace back the history of the city’s nouveau cultural renaissance to the establishment of its…

The Illustrious Magician

As a gifted youngster, Kristoffer Kang found his calling in illustration. Since college, for almost six years, he dabbled in the world till he found his taste of dream like mash-ups. “In terms of themes, I…

Of Beats and Bands

Mustapha and Richie were first college friends and then band mates at MURAL. Both with their hearts in music, were part of individual groups: Mu of “Helga”, a rock band who came out with an…

The Prince Charming of Comedy

Hidden away under the pretext of free nights in small bars around town, the Dubai comedy circle is warmly accessible to audience and performers alike, especially for a charming newbie like Luke Hacker. “I have…

The Comic Prodigy

It was a seemingly ordinary February evening, when a bunch of office goers huddled on the narrow, red carpeted steps of Courtyard Playhouse. Dubai’s very own community theater hidden in the arty lanes of upcoming Al…