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BETTER WORLD FUND Expo 2020: The Institut Français in the UAE Supports the Better World Fund with its project around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals around disability. ABU DHABI ART The INSTITUT FRANÇAIS UAE WILL SUPPORT THE PARTICIPATION OF FRENCH GALLERIES Expo 2020 The Institut Français participates in Expo 2020 and signs a partnership agreement with Cofrex SHARJAH FILM PLATFORM The Institut Français in the UAE is supporting the 4th edition of the Sharjah Film Plateform Festival, organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Cultural Network Calendar

  1. THE 6th EDITION OF THE NIGHT OF IDEAS !

  2. Francofilm

  3. ART DUBAI

  4. Litterature live festival

  5. Concours artportchallenge

    Launch of concours #artportchallenge

  6. Cinema Akil summer throwback festival

    L'Institut Français des Emirats Arabes Unis s'associe à Cinema Akil pour promouvoir le cinéma français lors de son festiva

  7. Alliance Française Dubai presents UAE Classical Talents

    Pianist Aldo Dotto invites us to A Windy Journey with flutist Carlos Teixeira, and clarinetist Andrii Opanashchuk.

  8. Expo 2020 - Day of France : Berywam Beatbox concert

    As part of Day of France, the Institut Français will support the French Beatbox group Berywam.

    Expo 2020 - Day of France : Parade of French schools

    Parade of french schools during Day of France

    Expo 2020 - Day of France - Art explora presents a danse performance

    Oct 2 : In partnership with the Institut Français, Art Explora will inaugurate an ambitious display program of artworks.

  9. Art Explora : meeting with Bruno Julliard

  10. Louvre Abu Dhabi : Expo Dragon Dragon and Phoenix

    Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced its second international exhibition of 2021, Dragon and Phoenix – Centuries of Exchange betwe

  11. Sharjah International Film Festival

    Sharjah International Film Festival is dedicated to enhance the media literacy of children and youth, foster children’s & yo

  12. Xavier Demaistre and Rolando Villazon concert - Abu Dhabi Classics

  13. Expo 2020 : The Institut Français presents Inner telescope

    A documentary film on the realization of an artwork commissioned by the Space Observatory (CNES) and performed by the French a

  14. Expo 2020 : Rougerie Foundation

    A yearly International Architecture Competition that supports and accompanies the development of visionary biomimetic architec

  15. Expo 2020 - The Institut Français presents Art explora

    In partnership with the Institut Français, Art Explora will inaugurate an ambitious display program of artworks.

    Alliance Française Dubai presents "A French-Russian night" concert

    Violinist Nikolai Managazze and pianist Oleg Polansky will offer the most beautiful pages of the French & Russian repertoire f

  16. Nuit de la poésie

    Young Architects and Landscape Albums competition

    The AJAP competition rewards young professional architects who stand out for their design and innovation skills.

  17. Sharjah Book Fair

    The Institut Français in the UAE will participate in the Sharjah International Book Fair.

  18. Expo 2020 : The Institut Français presents Life underground

    On the occasion of Expo 2020, the Institut Français in the UAE will support Life Underground exhibition.

    Expo 2020 : The Institut Français in the UAE invites you to rethink mobility

    Expo 2020, an essential reference for innovation and foresight, is an opportunity for the City of Saint-Etienne and the Cité

  19. The Institut Français presents French designers at Dubai Design Week

  20. Abu Dhabi Art

    Abu Dhabi Art, major event of the UAE art scene will take place from November 17 to 21.

    Alliance Française Abu Dhabi presents the exhibition Âme روح

    The exhibition Ame روح presented by the Alliance Français Abu Dhabi will highlight the questioning of the construction of

  21. Sharjah Film Platform

    The Institut Français in the UAE is supporting the 4th edition of the Sharjah Film Plateform Festival, organized by the Sharj

  22. Expo 2020 : Better World Forum

    The Better World Fund and the Institut Français UAE will support the production of a short film and invite you to a one-day p

  23. Campus France Gulf Tour

    The Gulf Tour is an annual student fair that takes place in several countries in the Gulf region.

  24. Nuit de la poésie au Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Cette année, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la Langue arabe, l'Institut Français propose un voyage artisti

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