Event series: ‘Portrait of a Nation’

26.10., 7 pm: Talk ‘50 Years of Transformation’ with Dr Frauke Heard-Bey, author and historian, David Heard, petroleum engineer. Moderated by Monika Krauss.

19.10., 7-9 pm: Talk & Performance by the artist Karima Al Shomely, who speaks about her research into the Emirati burqa, followed by a live performance. Moderated by Arsalan Mohammed.

05.10., 7-8.30 pm: Panel Discussion ‘Emirati Identity, Emirati Creativity’ with featured artists Zeinab Al Hashemi and Amna Al Dabbagh, as well as the world’s first Emirati spoken word artist Afra Atiq. Moderated by Arsalan Mohammed.

13.09., 1-6 pm: ‘Meet the Artists’: 23 of the featured Emirati artists and listen to their stories in a series of one-on-one conversations.

14.09., 3-5 pm: ‘A Sense of Place’: Featured artist Saeed Al Madani talks about his artistic practice and his experience of moving cities, which is the subject of his thesis.

16.09., 4-5 pm: Talk with Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival. Moderated by Nicola Graef.

16.09., 5-6 pm: Concert ‘Tarek Yamani – Peninsular: Portrait in Khaleeji Rhythms and Jazz’

30.09., 4-7 pm: Film Day ‘UAE on Screen’ with ‘Father’s Grant’ by Ahmed Zain, ‘Nearby Sky’ by Nujoom Al Ghanem, ‘The Art of Nature’, an ADMAF film to accompany the Abu Dhabi Festival’s 2017 Exhibition.