Popular Dubai arts and theatre centre to close

Ductac announces it is closing down its current facility with no suitable alternative available

United Arab Emirates - Dubai - July 7 - 2010 : Leanne Jones, star of the musical Hair Spray pose for a picture with children at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre at Mall of the Emirates. ( Jaime Puebla / The National )

The Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre has announced that it is closing its facilities.

The announcement was made on centre's website which revealed that the organisation had been looking for a new location since the start of the year but had no choice but to close because of a lack of a suitable venue.

“We have been working diligently to locate alternative premises that would offer our customers and patrons an enhanced Ductac experience that reflects the evolution of the creative and arts community,” read the post on the website.

“Unfortunately we were unable to find a suitable location. As a result we have taken the difficult decision to close our current facilities.”

The spokesperson said the centre would continue to support arts and culture in the UAE through other avenues.

“We hope to provide our community with upgraded experiences at our assets in the future,” said the post.

It had been expected that Ductac, that was founded in 2006, would leave its current home in Mall of the Emirates, and move to new premises in September, located in Mirdif City Centre.

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