Photo & Art Walk: Meydan Racecourse

Ended - Saturday 11 December 2021

Altamash Urooj is a Venezuelan/Pakistani professional photographer. He was born in 1984 in Karachi and moved to Dubai to pursue his bachelors in fine arts in 2004. A graduate from the American University in Dubai with a BFA in photography, he divides his time between commissioned photography and fine art projects.

One of the winners of the Sheikha Manal's Young Artist Award (2008), He has exhibited works in prestigious spaces including Tashkeel (2020), The Empty Quarter (2010), Art Space (2007), Ayyam Gallery (2008) and Meem Gallery (2008). His work has also travelled to the University of Arizona in Tuscon (2006) and the School of Visual Art gallery in New York (2009).


Elizabeth Maley-Craig is a horticulturist who studied at Merrist Wood in England specialised in landscaping, irrigation and propagation. She arrived in Dubai in 1977 from London where she had been Chief Propagation of the Royal Parks. She started Plantorama and has been landscaping ever since. She has written two books- 'Gardening in the Gulf' and 'Indoor and Balcony Plants'. She also worked with Channel 33 on a TV show called 'Gardening in the Gulf'.


Date: 11 December 2021
Time: 4 - 7pm


9 spaces left


Meydan Horserace Arena


AED 185.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Tashkeel reserves the right to reschedule any gathering in adherence to current Dubai Government regulations. As such, all workshops and events are socially-distanced and capacities are limited. Visitors to Tashkeel are required to submit proof of vaccination upon registration/arrival, wear masks at all times and use the sanitiser stations available.

With the kind support of Dubai Racing Club, Tashkeel presents a very special walk for artists and photographers at Meydan Racecourse. Open to all abilities (from first-timers to professionals), this walk will help participants find narratives within the image-making process by introducing an engaging, collective exploration of the key areas of Meydan; the tracks, stables and the course.

Under the guidance of photographer Altamash Urooj and horticulturist Elizabeth Maley-Craig, participants will access technical advice and instruction as they explore the various types of vegetation that shape the site and witness the track team as they carry out day-to-day maintenance. We will also meet the world-class groomers responsible for the horses.

Meydan Racecourse builds upon the 14-year legacy established by Dubai Racing Club. It is the ultimate venue for horseracing and has propelled the UAE’s horseracing scene to great heights internationally. Spanning 1.5 km, it consists of a 1,750 m dirt track and a 2,400 m turf track.

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