Salsa at La Dolce Vita, Al Ain, next Thursday, 25th January

Due to popular demand, we are happy to annouce our LDV annual Latin festival taking place on the 25th January in La Dolce Vita, with FREE entrance and a FREE salsa & Bachata class by our international salsa instructor. 💃🏻🕺💃🏻
Doors will be opened from 5.30pm with juice bar and snacks available! It also includes the opportunity to try what you have learnt in the social dancing straight after the lesson. We are so exited and hope to see you all there! 👫👬👭
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Farida Mohammad Ali at Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi on 8th Jan

Umsiyat series singerFarida Mohammad Ali will be performing at Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, on Monday, 8th January. The concert, which is part of the Umsiyat series, starts at 8 pm..

Tonight’s performance presents one of Iraq’s leading Maqam singers, Farida Mohammad Ali. Her voice extends over two octaves from a rich contralto to a keening soprano that she enriches with the microtonal inflections and ornamentation that are a major part of the Maqam singer’s art.

The two-hour programme includes a variety of Iraqi Maqam and the most beautiful songs by famous Iraqi female singers of the 1940s and 1950s, such as: Sadiqah Al-Malaya, Salima Murad and Zohoor Hussain. In addition, a collection of songs from the legacy of Nazem Al-Ghazali, which are known to all audiences throughout the Arab world, will be performed. Also included are melodies and traditional songs of Basra. The songs will be interspersed with a collection of well-loved Maqam by the great Arab poets, Al-Mutanabbi, Baha’ al-din Zuhair and Elia Abu Madi, as well as Iraqi poets such as Jabbori Al-Najjar and Abd Al-Karim Al-Allaf. The programme’s modern musical section is by composer Muḥammad Ḥusayn Kumar, accompanied by traditional Iraqi instruments. The season is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, the Emirates Red Crescent President’s Assistant for Women’s Affairs.

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Dar Al Zain Festival in Al Ain Convention Centre until 23rd Dec.

Dar Al Zain Festival

This winter, Al Ain region will see the creation of a special ‘outdoor village’ in the city, packed with entertainment, food and activities. The first-ever Dar Al Zain Festival will take place between 14th and 23rd of December. Hosting families and lovers of the outdoors, the Festival promises to be the go-to event spread over 10 days.
Entry fee: 
Adult: AED 30 on weekends and AED 15 on weekdays
Kids:  AED 15 for kids under 12 and free  entry for those under 6
20% discount for a group of 5 or more
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The programme will feature special performances by Arab celebrities organized especially for the Festival:
Myriam Fares: on December 14
Mohammed Al Shehhi : on December 15
Balqees Fathi : on December 22
Majid ALMohandis : on December 23

Children will have the lion’s share of fun at the Dar Al Zain Festival, though, as they will be able to enjoy a dedicated play area and to take part in the Festival’s activation. The Festival will feature a minimum of 20 curated shows, along other family-oriented activities, designed to attract family members of all ages.

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