This Week: ‘Bin Roye’ Stars Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan In Dubai

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This weekend with Eid, the Pakistani film Bin Roye opens in theaters in the UAE, and in honor of the opening the film’s stars stopped in Dubai this week. Among the stars who attended the red carpet event at Vox Cinemas in Bur Juman were Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed, Armeena Rana Khan, and Javed Sheikh.

In addition to the film premier, some art exhibitions also wrapped up in Dubai this week.

Bin Roye stars visit Dubai

Humayun Saeed, and castmate Armeena Rana Khan, at the premiere in Dubai.

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‘Bin Roye’ costars Humayun Saeed and Armeena Rana Khan attended a red carpet event at Vox Cinemas in Dubai this past week.

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Thursday brought the UAE premier of the Pakistani film Bin Roye, and star Humayun Saeed and the rest of the film’s leading actors and actresses attended a red carpet event in Dubai to mark the occasion. In addition to Saeed, Armeena Rana Khan, Javed Sheikh, and Mahira Khan, director/ producer Momina Duraid attended the big event on Thursday. Duraid, an acclaimed TV series producer, told The National that the film is all about emotions, particularly the different “dimensions of love” and how there can be a fine line between love and hate. Bin Roye marks her move onto the big screen as it is the first film she has directed.

Ramadan Charity Exhibition ends

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Dubai artists helped raise money for the Al Maktoum Foundation by donating pieces for The Art of Giving

Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue

FN Designs at Alserkal Avenue collaborated with the Al Maktoum Foundation for a charity art exhibition for Ramadan called The Art of Giving. Artists from all over Dubai donated pieces for the charity show, which opened on July 8 and ran through Thursday night.

Lawrie Shabibi’s Poetry in Stone ends

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In creating the pieces for ‘Poetry in Stone,’ Mona Saudi used different types of stone found all over the Middle East.

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Also at Alserkal Avenue, Lawrie Shabibi presented a show by world-renown Jordanian sculptor Mona Saudi. Poetry in Stone marked her first solo show in the UAE, and it featured seven pieces she sculpted between 2003 and 2012. As one of just a small handful of female Arab artists who sculpts, Saudi holds an important place in the region’s art scene. Despite all the civil unrest and the civil war in Lebanon she has lived through, her pieces evoke an incredible feeling of peace. She often finds herself inspired by the concepts of growth and fertility and starts with basic shapes to transform them into something new in every sculpture she creates.

The exhibition opened on May 25 and wrapped up on Thursday.