Parents are considering music, dance and other performing arts as mainstream career options for their kids, say teachers.
This was the first in a series of Music in Hospitals programme presented by the month-long Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF).
UAE's GEMS schools ensure that students receive music education from specialist music teachers throughout their time in the school.
"I don't regret it for a moment ... It's my life's best decision."
The initiative was aimed at encouraging the Memon community to experience the Emirati tradition, culture and gain a deeper understanding of the civilisation.
In the 2000s, she was commissioned to design the iconic Shaikh Zayed Bridge that connects the Capital city with the mainland. The dune-shaped bridge was opened to traffic in 2010.
A month before her untimely death, renowned architect Zaha Hadid spoke to Khaleej Times columnist Mariella Radaelli.
The girl, who hails from Angamali in Kerala, was the only non-Arab among the eight finalists who clashed for the title, Munshid Sharjah (Singer of Sharjah).
Dubai-based creative dance group Avega Dance Creation define themselves as a bunch of 'dance-crazy group that lives passion in movement.
Emirates Heritage Festival in RAK sheds light on traditional games and art forms.