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December 11, 2012

Dubai International Film Festival features Emirati directors telling stories of real-life drama.
10:26 GMT

Directors in this year’s Muhr Emirati category at Dubai International Film Festival are taking on sensitive social issues.

Zainab Al Askari says she's left the acting biz for good
10:02 GMT

Fans of Zainab Al Askari were over the moon when reports surfaced that the former Khaliji actress would be making a comeback.

Katy Perry
07:12 GMT

After wowing crowds with her performance at the World Parachuting Championships, Katie Perry promises Dubai fans she'll be back.

Dubai International Film Festival
07:04 GMT

Film fans are celebrating the the best of Arab cinema at Dubai International Film Festival this week.

The Opera House goes empty
06:58 GMT

Cairo Opera House has postponed its annual Christmas concerts because of security concerns.

Mohamed Karim was named 'best actor' at the Monaco International Film Festival (Photo: Mohamed Karim official site)
06:26 GMT

The Monaco International Film Festival has awarded Egyptian actor Mohamed Karim the prize for best actor for his leading role in 'Facebook Romance'.

December 10, 2012

Yasser Abdel-Rahman (Photo: Facebook)
13:00 GMT

Award-winning Egyptian composer and violinist Yasser Abdel-Rahman wowed audiences when he performed a selection of film scores at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on 6 December.

Bassam Mortada's documentary film 'Reporting Revolution'
12:48 GMT

A look at the documentary films featured at the Cairo International Film Festival on its special Arab Spring day on 3 December.

El Ultimo Jinete (Photo: Gibraltar Chronicle)
09:12 GMT

Spanish musical ‘El Ultimo Jinete’ (The Last Horseman) took audiences in a magical adventure centuries back from the deserts of the Middle East to Victorian England on Wednesday, in Teatro del Canal, Madrid Spain.

Dubai International Film Festival 2012
08:52 GMT

A list of the best films at this year's Dubai International Film Festival.

Cairo International Film Festival 'Closing Ceremony' (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)
08:46 GMT

There was little to celebrate as the 35th Cairo International Film Festival closed its curtains after a disappointing year.

US band OneRepublic will perform at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 14, 2013 (Photo: Facebook)
08:23 GMT

The pop-rock band is set to open the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in February next year.

Juma says Hollywood bad girl Lindsay Lohan is 'down to earth and very intelligent'
08:08 GMT

The festival head honcho reveals all as the Dubai International Film Festival 2012 gets under way.

06:53 GMT

The Algerian singing legend's biopic is lurching from drama to drama but only off-screen!

Cate Blanchett arrives for the screening of Life of Pi on Sunday (Photo: Virendra Saklani / Gulf News)
06:33 GMT

The fantastical world of award-winning director Ang Lee’s film, Life of Pi, came alive on the red carpet on the opening night of the ninth Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) at Madinat Arena on Sunday.