Lebanese indie veterans Adonis to play Dubai

Adonis will perform in Dubai this week.
Updated 03 April 2018

Lebanese indie veterans Adonis to play Dubai

DUBAI: Arabic pop-rock band Adonis will perform at Industrial Avenue in the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort on April 6. The four-piece, led by frontman Anthony Khoury (pictured), formed in 2011 and have since established themselves as one of the most popular independent bands in the Arab music scene. Their third album, 2017’s “Nour,” was produced by Jean-Marie Riachi, renowned for his work with mainstream Arab pop stars, and added a more commercial twist to the band’s sound, incorporating electronic beats.

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to go ahead in 2021

Updated 12 July 2020

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to go ahead in 2021

DUBAI: It has been announced on Sunday that the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will go ahead in 2021. The festival will feature a programme of both digital and live, physical events, and is scheduled to run from Feb 4 to 6, 2021. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of the UAE’s biggest literary festival held a number of different literature-themed events online, including digitally releasing content from past events and producing a programme of live online events with celebrated authors.

 In light of the success of these virtual-only events during the pandemic, the organizers decided to incorporate physical and digital components to the 13th edition of the festival. 

The “phygital” approach has been taken by fashion weeks and other events, including the BET Awards, over the past few months. 

Dubai Design Week has confirmed this weekend that the sixth edition of its annual festival will be an amalgamation of physical and virtual events. 

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is known for bringing together an array of celebrated names in the literature world under one roof. 

A number of events and festivals have been cancelled recently in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Up until today, the fate of the UAE’s annual literary festival was uncertain.