Updated 24 January 2021
Arab News



The Ras Al-Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) returns with its 9th edition from Feb. 5-April 3. With the theme of Hope, the festival will present an outdoor exhibition of local, regional and international talents.

  • Om Kalthoom Al-Alawi

    Hailing from Saudi Arabia, the visual artist will be presenting her work “Stand Up Together II,”  a mix of abstract figures and contrasting colors that express humanity’s diversity.

  • Nuwair Al-Hejari

    A member of the Emirates Photography Society, the image maker will be presenting her work, “Harvest,” shot in Oman’s Bidya desert last year. 

  • Faisal Al-Rais

    The Emirati conceptual artist and photographer is strongly influenced by the work of American street photographer Vivian Maier. Through his photography, Al-Rais aims to deconstruct, reconstruct and highlight the beauty found in life’s simplest things. 

  • Azza Al-Nuaimi

    Hailing from Ras Al-Khaimah, the graphic designer is known for her retro 1970s style and pop art importation. 

  • Buddy Gadiano

    The Filipino artist based in Abu Dhabi documents daily life, diverse cultures and landscapes in his photography. 

  • Shadab Khan

    An Indian contemporary artist based in Dubai, he draws inspiration from the beauty seen in life through the telescope, microscope or naked eye.