A modern take on the traditional Café – a central coffee bar, complete with fire, serving traditional Emirati coffee and light bites. Sit back, relax and take in the ocean views through the arc of modern and urban totems.
Taking up drumming at the age of three as a hobby, Inaas became the first female to play drums in Syria, playing for the Mary Orchestra, the only female orchestra in the Middle East. In addition, she has participated in annual celebration of Sultan Bin Ali Al Owias Cultural Orchestra and the Al Sharq Orchestra. Her talent knows no bounds. Inaas can play classic percussion, Arabic drums, timpani, tambourine, congas, and she is also a singer!
KD, a Jordanian music performer and self-taught drummer and percussionist, is passionate about exploring new rhythms and melodies. His passion led him to discovering the unique Hang drum, an instrument generally played with the hands and fingers that can sound like a harp or bells. He’s now based in Dubai and performs the Hang drum at various venues and events around the city as a soloist, and also performs with different programmed music styles.
Cuban flautist Malena has a wealth of experience with her instrument. What makes Malena stand out is her widely diverse repertoire. Bringing a plethora of traditional Latin music to the table, she is also a consummate classical flautist and expertly proficient in traditional and popular Arabic music.
Sherine Tohamy became the first female student to graduate from Cairo’s Arab Oud House with first class distinction. In 2002, she took up teaching, first in Cairo in 2002 and then from 2009, in Bait Al Oud in Abu Dhabi. Sherine has released two albums and performed all over the world as a soloist or with international bands. She has performed with her own female band NAJMAAT since 2011. In 2015, she became an Oud Adjunct instructor at the New York University - Abu Dhabi Arts Center’s Music Department.