The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic night

Experience culturally-diverse voices with both leading and up-and-coming musicians and poets presenting their own original material.

“Abu Dhabi is home to a rapidly expanding group of poets who strive to find common ground as they cast aside geographical differences and language barriers… who believe in sharing poetry for love, healing, enlightenment and education…” – Khaleej Times

The Season 7 Lineup and Dates:

  • Season Opening / Open Mic Night – Friday, Sep 28
  • 5th Annual Rhyme-O-Ween / Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Friday, Oct 26
  • Open Mic Night – Friday, Nov 16
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Friday, Dec 14
  • Open Mic Night – Friday, Jan 25
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Friday, Feb 22
  • 7th Anniversary Show / Open Mic Night – Friday, Mar 29
  • Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing – Friday, Apr 19

Rooftop Rhythms and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi are committed to providing a platform for locally based artists to share their original creative work in front of a supportive community. In an effort to foster local talent, we ask that all musicians play or sing original material. This event is hosted by founder Dorian Paul Rogers and features the smooth sounds of DJ A.L.L.A.D

“A great night of poetry filled with passion…”BBC