Dubai Weekend: Brimming With Arts, Culture & Generosity

Xavier Mascaró Departure

Dubai was abuzz with arts, culture and high fashion over the weekend. Though the weather is hot, Dubai remains the coolest of cool when it comes to all things haute and glam.

Warehouse Shines With Arts & Culture

Taking a voyage into the UAE’s past, Wednesdays at the Warehouse program presents a compelling mix of activities this Ramadan, aimed at performing arts enthusiasts and families. ‘The Journey of the Pearl’ live performance interpreted pearling stories from the UAE’s heritage, while on 29th June 2016 between 4 pm to 6 pm, families can participate in a guided boat-building workshop to create their own structure at Warehouse 421.

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Exhibitions & events at Warehouse 421 focus on the UAE’s pearling heritage.

The current exhibition Departure is ongoing until September 4, 2016 and Lest We Forget: Emirati Family Photographs 1950-1999, has been extended to July 31, 2016. Warehouse421 Ramadan hours are from 10am-4pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm daily, closed on Mondays.

The Third Line Presents ‘Coming Up Roses’

The Third Line opened Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition Coming Up Roses over the weekend as part of their fabulous Summer 2016 programming.

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Farah Al Qasimi’s ‘Coming Up Roses’ is on exhibit at The Third Line.

Exploring ideals of beauty, femininity and desire, the new series of photographs and video develops a performative vocabulary exploring the universal quest for independence, and the unease of women entering adulthood. Coming Up Roses runs through July 16, 2016.

Careem Community Initiatives Ongoing Through Ramadan

The region’s leading chauffeur-driven car booking service and home-grown app, Careem, is inviting and encouraging the UAE community to get involved and support its special initiatives to help make a difference this Ramadan.

CAREEM team preparing daily Iftar meals to hand out to CAREEM Captains.
CAREEM team preparing daily Iftar meals to hand out to CAREEM Captains.

"Ramadan is a special time for us at Careem. Every year, we try to come up with innovative ideas to give back. Naturally, our Captains are close to our hearts and we strive to make sure they know how much they mean to us. Far from their families and dedicated to providing the best experience to our passengers, our Captains are at the core of the growing Careem family. We’ve decided to "be Careem" and provide them with daily Iftar meals. We’re even taking it one step further and will match all tips captains receive from customers during the last week of Ramadan. If our Captains have made your lives easier, help us by giving back to them this Ramadan.", noted Aura Lunde, General Manager Careem UAE.

This Ramadan, Careem has partnered with Omo to make it easier for everyone to donate clothes to those in need through the ‘Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan’ initiative. Each day, between 10AM-4PM, customers are encouraged to log on to the Careem application to arrange a complimentary pick-up of the clothes they wish to donate. A Careem Captain will then visit the specified location to collect each donation, and then Omo will wash the clothes and send them to the Red Crescent. Donating clothes has never been easier! #SATOL

As Ramadan is a time to reflect and to be thankful, Careem is further focusing on generosity and giving back through its partnership with “Emirates Islamic”. Customers who would like to visit the mosque during the Holy Month are able to avail complimentary rides to attend both the Isha and night prayers by using the promo code “EmiratesIslamic”.

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