Children’s art exhibition

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The Oberoi Dubai & Artezaar.com come together to kick-start the year with love and joy – showcasing expressively beautiful artworks from child artists of Artezaar.com. Building on the positive vibes of the Tree of Joy Art Exhibit, this exhibition brings together the families of Dubai.

Not less than 18 child artists, aged 5 to 13 years, have come together and are exhibiting their paintings from Jan 16. These artworks symbolise and tell their unique story of love. The paintings will be on display at The Oberoi Dubai until February 10.

Named Love Stories, the exhibition will highlight the creativity of the children with each work of art resonating with the vibes of happiness and joy.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by award winning Bollywood actor Amit Sadh who has appeared in movies like Sultan, Gold, Super 30, and successful web series like Breathe, Avrodh: The Siege Within and soon to be released Jeet Ki Zid on Zee5.

"We are delighted to support the upcoming young child artists, as they showcase their expression of love," says Karim Bizid, general manager at The Oberoi, Dubai.

"It’s amazing how every single piece carries so much meaning, and how uniquely every child has translated what Love means to them," said Leena Kewlani, co-founder of Artezaar.com Art Gallery.

For more information, visit: www.artezaar.com.

Get set for thrills

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Bollywood Parks Dubai is set to relaunch on January 21 with nine new and action-packed world-class rides, an authentic Bollywood-themed shopping experience at the Bollywood Souq Bazaar, and a spectacular Indian food and beverage offering, including the debut of its Namaste India restaurant.

The park is also celebrating the reopening by launching a buy-one-get-one free ticket offer at Dh275 that will run until February 10. Now adventure seekers can enjoy a full day of park access at the world’s only theme park that showcases an authentic experience of Bollywood.

Be prepared to ride the world’s tallest swing ride, the Bollywood Skyflyer, that stands an exhilarating 460 feet tall.

There’s also the Wheel of Stars, a 55-metre ferris wheel; Taxi No.1, an exciting 88-metre family rollercoaster inspired by Mumbai’s famous yellow-black cabs; and Rodeo Ki Sawari, an exhilarating family ride with triple spinning action that has been inspired by the traditional Indian Rodeo experience.

A major expansion is the Mela Junction, home to the park’s exciting new rides and one of its most unique and Instagrammable locations. The park’s F&B offering has also been updated to include an authentic Indian cuisine restaurant, Namaste India, as well as mouth-watering food and beverage experiences across the park, that will give guests the opportunity to discover and enjoy the delicious flavours of Indian street food.

Tickets can be purchased online at dubaiparksandresorts.com.

Alserkal Avenue comes alive

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From new exhibition openings to food, music, culture, and outdoor activations, there’s plenty of happenings at Al Serkal Avenue this month.

Hermès Carré Club is coming to Alserkal Avenue for a week-long immersive pop-up in Concrete from January 15-20. This vibrant exhibition will plunge you into an imaginary world of creation and celebration of design in all its forms.

From January 20-31, join a mini flower bouquet workshop with Âme’s head florist, and learn the principles of flower arranging.

Don’t miss an exclusive live music performance by NOON band in front of Project Chaiwala this Saturday, January 16, from 5-8pm.

More details at alserkalavenue.ae.

Growing Like A Tree

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Growing Like A Tree, an exhibition curated by Sohrab Hura, opens at the Ishara Art Foundation from January 20 and will run until May 20.

The exhibition that looks at regional histories of image-making, will showcase works of 14 artists, photographers and collectives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Germany, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Singapore, including Farah Mulla, Sean Lee, Munem Wasif and archival photography by Nepal Picture Library that looks at the representation of women in public space.

As the first institutional showcase for many of the artists and the first curatorial venture by Sohrab Hura, the exhibition reveals a network of collaborations across geographies, where a strong sense of community and exchange emerges in contemporary lens-based practices. The artists tackle themes such as our interconnectedness with the environment, changing cities, the politics of exclusion, collective memory, public space and the archive.

The Ishara Art Foundation is the first permanent space in the Gulf dedicated to South Asian contemporary art and is located in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The ensemble of artists and collectives in the exhibition includes Aishwarya Arumbakkam, Anjali House, Bunu Dhungana, Farah Mulla, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Katrin Koenning, Munem Wasif, Nida Mehboob, Nepal Picture Library, Reetu Sattar, Sarker Protick, Sathish Kumar, Sean Lee, and Yu Yu Myint Than, along with site-specific interventions by Sohrab Hura.

Growing Like A Tree will be accompanied by physical and virtual tours, educational and public online programmes, newly commissioned artist texts and artist conversations over the duration of the show.

For more details, visit ishara.org.

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