MOJEH’s Culture Edit For March 2019

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The terrace at Tasca restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Plan ahead and fill your March agendas with these exciting events spanning across fashion, art and travel…

FASHION

Following a very successful inaugural event in 2018, Modest Fashion Week returns to Dubai this month at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah.

“Come to see the diversity of design in this amazing fashion movement; celebrate women’s achievements and inclusivity, come to get involved with fashion for a good cause, and celebrate the beauty and modernity of modesty,” says co-founder Franka Soeira. March 7-9 at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai.

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Rana Zone founder, Rana Al Sayyed, and models during the Dubai Modest Fashion Week 2017

ART

The art collection belonging to the late iconic musician George Michael has been published online for purchase by Christie’s auction house. Over 200 works by his own British contemporaries such as Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Marc Quinn are up for sale from March 8 – 15, with the flagship auction taking place on March 14 at 7pm. Christies.com

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Commissioned Portrait Untitled (George), 2007, Michael Craig-Martin

Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of the King of Bahrain and president of the Supreme Council for Women, Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB) returns this month for a fourth edition. The theme for 2019 is ‘legacies’ and will honour the heritage of Bahrain’s contemporary art scene, which spans almost 50 years. The fair runs from March 6 to 10 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. Btea.bh

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A piece by Bahraini artist Sarah Aradi

Korean Art, A Contemporary Take On Texture will showcase the works of 19 Korean artists who use a combination of classical materials like oil paint, ink, and ‘hanji’ paper made from the Korean mulberry tree, as well as less expected three- dimensional materials like cycle chains, steel nails, copper piping and artistic tools to produce their artworks – creating unique, unexpected, and extraordinary pieces that are most definitely a must-see. The exhibition will take place from March 13 to 28 at Opera Gallery Dubai. Operagallery.com

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Art by Jae-Hyo Lee

STAYCATION

You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at a far-flung destination upon check-in at one of Dubai’s most recent hotel openings, the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai.

Located along the shoreline of Jumeirah Beach, the resort’s chic and spacious rooms boast a luxurious, contemporary feel, many with stunning views across the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf.

With six restaurants and lounges, a spa and a kids’ club, the resort is the perfect escape for both couples and families alike. Mandarinoriental.com/dubai/jumeira-beach

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The Mandarin Oriental Jumeira offers a room with a view

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