Passions Arabia’s essential guide. What not to miss in February.

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The Febrayer Festival

What: Music

Where: JACC, Kuwait

When: 1 – 9 February 2018

After the continuous and successful achievements throughout the years, JACC are proud to announce Febrayer Kuwait 2018 Festival that will be taking place this year in Kuwait. The Febrayer Festival, known to be one of the largest Festivals that occur in the Middle East, managed and organized by Rotana Audio Visual Co. in partnership with Abdullah Al-Ruwaished Center, will be presenting 5 marvelous concerts that will attract audiences from all communities. This year the festival will be bringing you the following great stars from the Arab world: Hussain Al-Jassmi & Mutrif Al-Mutrif / Nawal Al-Kuwaitiya & Sherine Abdulwahab (above) / Abdullah AlRuwaished & Assala Nasri / Majid Al Mohandis & Nabeel Shuail / Mohammad Abdo & Angham

jacc-kw.com

Aida

What: Opera

Where: Dubai Opera House

When: 14 – 17 February 2018

A tragic tale of forbidden love, Aïda follows the struggle of the Nubian princess, Aïda, and the young Egyptian warrior, Radamès, to decide between love or loyalty to their countries. The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aïda. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh as Ramadès has been betrothed to the powerful and extremely jealous Princess Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter.

dubaiopera.com

Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah

What: Cultural season

Where: Various venues across Kuwait

When: thru’ May 2018

Now well in to its 23rd annual cultural season, DAI has always presented a veritable selection of activities to inspire individuals from all walks of life and every interest imaginable, these activities include: lectures, concerts, educational opportunities, workshops, cultural excursions, film screenings, theatrical productions, and special events.

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Culture Fair: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

What: Exhibition by Aseel AlYaqoub

Where: The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

When: Opens 13 February 2018

One of our favourite artists and disruptors, Aseel Al-Yaqoub, opens at Kuwait’s Sultan Gallery with her latest artistic intervention in to the city. We know little about what to expect, but it’s a show we wouldn’t miss for the world. And neither should you.

sultangallery.com

The K-Files

What: Exhibition by Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Where: CAP Kuwait

When: thru’ 28 February 2018

Exhibition extended! Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s first solo exhibition in Kuwait will be on view until the 28th of February.

capkuwait.com