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We’re back at Warehouse421 this Ramadan with two special screenings in conversation with Al Rabi’a, an experimental, process-led space by visual artist, Shaikha Al Ketbi.

Featuring walls lined with static and moving paintings depicting scenes from the artist’s dreams juxtaposed with fabricated recollections, Al Ketbi will continue to populate the space over a period of two months with additional paintings, furniture pieces and sculptures. Through this work, she explores themes of impostorism while excavating hidden truths within her own narrative in the context of mental health.

We will screen two Japanese films which will further delve into the exploration of dreams and impostorism, starting with the magical classic Spirited Away followed by The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary that will take us behind the scenes of the beloved Studio Ghibli.

Join us on this special film + suhoor special.

Free entry, first-come first-seated. See you at the Warehouse.


About Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomdic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Follow us into the dark.

About Warehouse421

Warehouse421 is a hub for creativity and an active participant in Abu Dhabi’s creative ecosystem, and is dedicated to supporting learning, making, exhibition and commercial activity relevant to the local and regional creative industries. Since November 2015, Warehouse421 has hosted 14 exhibitions and showcased the work of more than 200 local and regional artists and designers, providing a place for creatives to formally and informally convene. Warehouse421 offers public the opportunity to explore their creativity through interactive initiatives including talks, workshops, film screenings and performances.



Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz Industrial District, Dubai

LATITUDE 25.1419867

LONGITUDE 55.2254851


RTA Parking available around Alserkal Avenue.


From Sheikh Zayed Road, take the AL Manara exit (Exit 43) into Al Quaz. Go straight on AL Manara street until you reach the traffic light facing Home centre.

At this junction, turn right. Continue straight then turn right onto 17th Street, before the Avenue.

At the end of the road, turn left onto 6A Street for parking.