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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.



Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, UAE

LATITUDE 24.517315

LONGITUDE 54.370661


Visitors can park their cars in the available parking spaces next to Warehouse421


From Abu Dhabi City:Follow the (E10) or Corniche Street towards Port Zayed (Secondary Entrance). Join 20th Street and at the 2nd roundabout turn left. From Dubai (Travelling on E11): Take Saadiyat Island / Yas Island exit onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E12), Continue onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway following the signs for Port Zayed (Secondary Gate). Join 20th Street, and at the 2nd roundabout, turn left. Key landmarks nearby Warehouse421 are Abu Dhabi Vegetable Market and Mina Center.