Explore the diversity of home this UAE National Day


The 8th annual Hekayah | The Story brings together a stellar line-up of performers to discover culture and the meaning of home in the region.

What does home mean to you? Is it your country, your city, or your family?

At the 8th annual Hekayah | The Story, the best line-up of poets, spoken word artists, musicians, and storytellers come together to celebrate the UAE National Day. Belonging to diverse backgrounds and cultures, the one-of-a-kind event showcases the beautiful multi-cultural dynamics in the region.

The stellar artists explore their heritage through brilliant cultural performances live on The East Plaza.

The lineup is selected through a collaborative curatorial process by key players in the cultural, poetry, arts, and writing communities across the UAE. This year it includes Farah Chamma, Osama Motassem, Maryam Khalifa Alshehhi, Dorian Paul Rodgers, and Bill Bragin.


Date & Time

28 November



The East Plaza, The Arts Center


For tickets and reservations visit Hekayah | The Story

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Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.