What’s On has tickets to the launch of The Island, a Art Bar pop-up at Madinat Jumeirah for Art Dubai. Win tickets to Thursday’s party.

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As Art Dubai opens its doors, Absolut presents The Island, a large-scale Art Bar created in collaboration with Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili, located on Madinat Jumeirah’s Fort Island. You and a friend could be there this Thursday enjoying Cairo Liberation Front, DJ Business Class and a host of other performances at this stunning the pop-up venue at the heart of Art Dubai.

The Island is an extension of Khalili’s artistic practice, which uses photography and the written word to unpack historically constructed landscapes. Khalili has been given free rein to fully conceptualise and create his Art Bar, from drinks to décor and entertainment to ambience. Working closely with artist Arnar Ásgeirsson on the concept and design, The Island is inspired by Dubai’s skyline and Khalili’s idea of ‘past futures’. The installation features a 15 metre-high facade of a mountain, which will be set against the backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers, juxtaposing Dubai’s natural desert landscape of mountains and sand dunes against its modern cityscape. 

The Island will be crammed with Dubai’s arts elite on Thursday – and this is your chance to be there. It’s a night not to be missed. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway with drink vouchers. All you have to do is fill in the form below before Wednesday March 18 at 5pm. Usual terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be notified by email on Thursday morning, while their names will be added to the guestlist. You also get access to Art Dubai on the day.

*This competition has now closed*

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