7:00 PM19:00

Panel discussion "Balance for Better"

On March 17 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm there will be panel discussion 'Balance for Better" at Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery.

Among the panelists Amani Al Shaali, photographer, Abeer Abdoula, film director, Esraa Zidan, artist part of the exhibition "Tribute to Women" and Natalia Gorbatyuk, fashion designer.
The moderator is Zaahirah Muthy, also curator of the exhibition "Tribute to Women".

RSVP by March 15 to Miss Valentina della Rocca 0544426598/

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10:00 AM10:00

Full day workshop

Full day workshop: in the morning the artist Madhuri Bhaduri will conduct a practical workshop on "Moon: acrylic painting", followed by a buffet lunch. In the afternoon the artist Esraa Zidan will talk about "How artists present themselves" and Marina Stoponja will conduct a talk about "Focus on Ceramic sculpture".

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11:00 AM11:00

Watercolour Basics - Dubai Skyline

Watercolour Basics is for beginners and participants will have 1 practice paper and 1 painting by the end of the class. The workshop will follow a step by step guidance where the instructor Valentina will help you create beautiful paintings. The students begin with a little bit of theory and an explanation about the medium, then learn and practice all watercolour techniques and then create a final painting: a Dubai skyline. All the materials provided are professional and the goal here is to teach how to paint well in one class, (it is possible!). ‘There are no mistakes in art, only happy accidents.’

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11:30 AM11:30

Ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement

The workshop will have a lecture about Ikebana, the traditional Japanese flower arrangement, a disciplined art that expresses the beauty of the nature and natural simplicity in the composition.

Afterwords, there will be demonstration conducted by the expert Ms. Harue Oki and, finally, the students will be provided with cut flowers and they will create the beginner forms of Ikebana.

Participants need to bring scissors and newspaper (to bring the the flowers back).

Workshop will be on February 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

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to Mar 9

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy


Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy by Majid Alyousef and Abdulrazzak

The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and the practice of calligraphy with extensive presentation of the letter-forms, shapes and anatomy.

Participants will develop their own design/monograms based on the exercises they carry on during the workshops sessions.

Workshop will be spread thru 4 sessions for 3 hours each, always on Saturdays from 3 pm to 6 pm. Starting with February 16th, then following February 23rd / March 2nd/ March 9th

The course will be in English and/or in Arabic, it depends on students.

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11:30 AM11:30

When West Meets East / Fashion talk and workshop

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When West Meets East by Natalia Gorbatyuk, Ph.D, the founder & CEO, Sophy G


Why is fashion centered in Paris? What did bring Oriental traditions into Western style? What does stand behind a powerful trend of #modistfashion and what will the fashion look like by 2050?

"Spirit of Arabia in Modern Fashion" by the graduate of Italian School of Style and Fashion, professional stylist and personal shopper Margaret

 the style & image workshop with tonnes of interesting facts about Oriental influence on fashion and useful tips on how to create your personal stylish looks with the spirit of Arabia

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Dubai Meets The World - Opening Exhibition
10:00 AM10:00

Dubai Meets The World - Opening Exhibition

Curated by Enas Elkorashy 

17 November 2018 - 28 February 2019

Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery, Dubai


Opening reception: Saturday, November 17 at 10am

It is a privilege to invite you to the inauguration of Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery and its first exhibition of its first exhibition, Dubai Meets the World.

About the exhibition

The exhibition reflects the city’s identity by holding various exhibitions inside the Aisha ALAabbar Art Gallery by introducing artists from across the globe in one single space assembled in a cultural mélange.


This year Aisha AlAbbar Art Gallery and in the middle of the UAE’s celebratory “Year of Zayed” it honors to present its first exhibition with a unique selection of masterpieces presented by renowned and award-winning modern Egyptian artists such as Georgie Bahqoury, Guirguis Lorfy, Sayed Saad ELdin, Sayed Abd Elrasoul and Samir Fuad, showcasing their work in the gallery exclusively.


In addition to that, the gallery pride itself in hosting contemporary artists from various nationalities such as Ahmed Abdel Fattah presenting the masterpiece of “The tribute sculpture of H.H Shiekh Zayed AlNahyan” Ahmed Abdel Fattah Youssef, Abedel Aziz Elmahdy, Blu Smith, Britt Boutros Ghali, Eiman Elgibreen, Fahad AlNaymah, Habby Khalil, Hend Adnan, Iveta Bencova, Karima Alshomali, Laura Iniesta, Marina Fontana, Matilde Tibuzzi, Maysa Mohamed, Najlaa Alsaleem, Nazir Tanbouli, Patrizia Polese, Romany Hafez, Shrouq Bint Fahd, Souske and Talal Altukhaes 

Aisha Alabbar will present one of her newest artwork during the opening day with the knowledge that she has specialized in photography since 2008. The opening of the art exhibition was a dream that attracts the artistic energies around the world to be the meeting point of the arts of all kinds and fields. Alabbar believes in the importance of art in communicating the artist's idea to the public and strongly believes in the impact of art on our current society.

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