The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) is in its eighth edition this year and has a focus on local talents across the board.
RAKFAF features over 100 international and local artists, from 33 countries, that will exhibit their works, from film and photography, to visual arts that adhere to the festival’s 2020 theme of “Connected Communities.”
A 17th century pearling village called Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village is hosting this unique national medley of art extended over a two months period until March 31st
Emirati jewelry designer Azza Al Qubaisi is showing her precious designs in silver, white gold, diamonds as well as natural materials synonyms with Emirati culture including sand and palm branches.
The Abu Dhabi based designer spoke about her inspiration, “Most of the work I’ve created focuses on my environment. I want to capture the stories of the past, traditions and heritage. I think for me it’s about discovering more about me and my identity,” she told Arab News.
Emirati filmmaker and festival grant recipient, Hamad Abdullah Saghran, who hails from Ras Al Khaimah will also be screening his short film And What’s Next?. “Last year’s visit to RAKFAF encouraged me to prepare this film idea because I thought it would be a great opportunity to participate in a homegrown festival in my home Ras Al-Khaimah," he told local media.