x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Emirati artists showcase work through Flying House promotion

Internationally acclaimed artist Salwa Zeidan opens her gallery in the capital this week.

Internationally acclaimed artist Salwa Zeidan opens her gallery in the capital this week. The Lebanese abstract artist has been absent from the UAE art scene for some time but now has teamed up with the Flying House, a non-profit institution for promoting local art, to showcase not only her work but also that of Emirati artists. Among them are Hassan Sharif, who is known as the father of modern art for the UAE, and Layla Juma, from Sharjah, who has won awards for her paintings. Other artists include Hussain Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Mohammed Ahmad Ibrahim, Mohamed al Mazrouei, Moza al Suwaidi and Abdul Rahman al Maaini. A selection of contemporary works will be on display at the Salwa Zeidan Gallery, on Khaleej al Arabi street, near Khalidiya Garden, from tomorrow. The gallery is open from 10am until 8pm, from Sunday to Thursday, and from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday.

Today is the last chance to enter Etihad Airways' putting challenge to win tickets to its latest destination - Melbourne, Australia. To coincide with next week's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shoppers at Al Wahda Mall are being given the opportunity to putt their way around a world map of Etihad destinations. Every participant in each session of the round-the-world putting challenge is entered into a draw to win a pair of entry tickets to the championship, at Abu Dhabi Golf Club from Jan 15 to 18. The putting challenge will continue at the tournament. The competitors with the best score from each of four days at Al Wahda Mall and the championship will be entered into a draw with the winner receiving a pair of tickets to Melbourne, Etihad's 51st destination, to which it starts flying on March 29. The Etihad putting challenge started on Wednesday. The final sessions are from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm today.

The Woman in Black is coming to Dubai for a two-week run as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The classic ghost story, which is still running in London's West End after 20 years, will be staged in Dubai from Jan 28 to Feb 6. Based on Susan Hill's novel, the drama has been seen by more than three million people around the world. It first came to Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah in 2005. This time it stars David Seddon and James Clarkson and is being directed by John Payton. The show is being staged by Popular Productions. * The National