Bundespräsident Richard von Weizsäcker und Sheikh Zayed © Bundesarchiv, B145 Bild 00007499 / Fotograf: Ulrich Wienke

YEAR OF ZAYED Special Issue DiscoverME

German magazine DiscoverME in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi have published a special issue “YEAR OF ZAYED” dedicated to the German-Emirati relations, with a focus on the lifetime and governance of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

"Make Films, not War" © Universal

"Make Films, not War"

From Flanders to villages across the UK and Germany, muffled bells will toll on November 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I. In this article we share with you a presentation by Dr. Alexander Sschwarz about the important role, which film production played to promote peace in a time of war.

Science Film Festival © Goethe-Institut

Science Film Festival 2018

In cooperation with Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, Children´s City in Dubai and with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center in Al Ain, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region is presenting the Science Film Festival 2018 in its sixth year. The festival takes place from 7 October to 23 November 2018.

Jeem Logo © Jeem

JEEM.ME is a website about gender, sex and sexuality in Arabic-speaking countries, which provides users with information, articles and stories in Arabic.

SAWA Museum Academy © Goethe-Institut

SAWA Museum Academy

SAWA means TOGETHER, and TOGETHER selected participants from Germany, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and Palestine will learn and study methods of museum management, and TOGETHER German and Emirates-based experts will teach them.

Bauhaus building Dessau, Walter Gropius (1925–26), Südseite Photo (detail): Tadashi Okochi © Pen Magazine, 2010, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

Tracing Bauhaus

Much of what we associate with ‘modernism’ in architecture and design originated in a small German art movement that existed for only 14 years yet left internationally distinguished traces. In 2019, the Staatliches Bauhaus will commemorate its 100 anniversary.

Boys reading © UAEBBY

Books - Made in UAE

The project Books – Made in UAE supports the development of a sustainable local children’s book industry by training young and aspiring authors and illustrators in the creative process of producing children’s books in Emirati Arabic language.

Artist in Residence program © Stal Gallery, Muscat, Oman

Artist in Residence program

The Artist in Residence program fosters the development of the Omani art scene, and its outreach activities provide the guest artists with excellent preconditions to getting acquainted with Omani artists, culture and society.

Deutsche Saison Qatar © Qatar Museums

Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017

Every year, Qatar Museums runs a year of culture, and in 2017 Germany will be the host country for the Year of Culture program. Through a variety of exhibitions, festivals and events, the Year of Culture promotes mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between countries.

Backstory © Goethe-Institut Libanon


BACKSTORY The Film Residency, in cooperation with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Cinema supports young filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.

The Hamburg Kitchen Sessions meet the Arabic Music Sessions ©

Music spaces in the Arab World

Living rooms turn into concert halls, kitchens morph into auditoriums. Popular entertainers jamming on couches, up-and-coming artists showcasing their skills between coffee tables and bookcases.