Dubai Culture showcases emirate’s cultural, artistic destinations at ATM 2018

Sun 29-04-2018 13:54 PM

DUBAI, 29th April, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Culture has showcased the emirate’s thriving artistic and cultural scene in partnership with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, during the Arabian Travel Market 2018.

During the recently concluded event, Dubai Culture presented selected art works from art galleries in Dubai such as Al Marsa and Mattar bin Lahej to encourage Emirati and UAE-based artists to showcase their talents in front of an international audience. This supported Dubai Culture’s vision of establishing Dubai as a creative and sustainable global city for culture, heritage, arts and literature by activating the Emirate’s cultural influence and strengthening its soft power both regionally and globally.

Dubai Culture also showcased the Etihad Museum, which is the first museum that focuses on the political history of the UAE, in addition to distributing the 7th edition of ‘ArtMap’ a comprehensive artistic and cultural guide to major events and exhibitions taking place across the UAE that is published bi-annually in collaboration with ArtintheCity. The Authority also displayed artistic works in the VIP section, including photographs chosen by Ali bin Thalith, Secretary-General of Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, seven sculptures by Emirati artist Matar bin Lahej, a calligraphy piece by artist Wissam Shawkat, and other artworks by Khaled bin Saliman and Naja Mahdawi.

Dubai Culture worked alongside Dubai Tourism at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 to enhance Dubai’s position as a global hub for culture and creativity. By participating in the event, Dubai Culture supported the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to enhance the happiness and comfort of people living in the Emirate of Dubai by promoting a vibrant and sustainable multi-cultural society.

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