From bibimbap and Samsung to K-pop and romantic drama TV shows, there’s no denying the large influence that Korean culture plays in these modern times.
But there’s much more to Korean culture than meets the eye – a fact that will be highlighted at the returning Korea Festival 2017, taking place from 12th October to 24th November across various venues.
Running under the theme K-Culture in Motion, the free event is designed to cater to children and adults with a series of family-friendly programmes that aim to instil a deeper appreciation of the East Asian country.
Activities include a Korean speech contest for non-native speakers, friendly taekwondo competition pitting Emiratis against Korean athletes and kimchi masterclasses for curious food lovers.
The festival will also include live shows directed by top Korean directors including the Lights in Harmony hologram show; Darkness Poomba, a modern interpretation of a traditional dance with music; the children’s musical, Treasure Hunters; the non-verbal musical, Nanta (pictured, above), and the contemporary take on the Korean classic fable, Tale of Rabbit.
The Korea-UAE art exhibition, meanwhile, will feature art works created to show resemblance between the two countries through subjects of women and nature.
For more details and a full schedule of events, visit: uae.korean-culture.org