The Event

THIS IS PALESTINE is the one of the biggest Palestinian cultural events ever staged. Through hip hop, poetry, comedy, theatre, music, and a week-long exhibition of first-class art and design, This is Palestine will show you a side of Palestine you’ve rarely seen before.

From March 12-19, 2014, as part of Dubai Art Week, and under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development in the UAE, more than 200 works of visual art and design will be on display and up for sale at Dubai’s Meydan Theatre. First and foremost is Jamal Al-Mahamel (“Camel of Burdens”), one of the most iconic paintings in the Arab world, which will be put up for auction at the end of the festival. You’ll also have a chance to buy your own piece of Palestinian-designed jewellery, furniture or fashion. Our exciting programme features a different set of performers and award-winning feature films every night of the week.

The world has heard enough narratives of Palestine as a place of violence, occupation and victimhood. It’s time we recognize its amazing creativity and achievement. Join us as we celebrate a different side of Palestine!

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