afikra Dubai Vol. 24

With the aim of stirring fruitful conversations within a community of curious individuals, afikra presents the 24th Dubai edition of its monthly salon-style evening where members of the community present about cultural and historical topics they are curious about, but not experts in. 

Topics are never announced beforehand and have included 1960s Egyptian film, Ottoman legal traditions, Omani architecture, the history of the hair salon industry in Casablanca, the great authors of postmodern Sudan and more. Check out previous afikra talks here. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and snacks for the picnic-style evening on the rooftop. An English-language exhibitions tour will be offered prior to the event at 5pm, with check-in at the Welcome Desk. 

The event is free and open to all. RSVP is required.

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afikra is a global organisation that aims to promote the diversity and richness of Arab culture and history. Through monthly events around the world, they have grown into a global community of volunteers and presenters exploring forgotten topics celebrating Arab heritage. afikra started in New York in 2014 and has since expanded to Washington DC, Montreal, Dubai, Beirut, Bahrain, London and Amman with over 200 topics covered to date.

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