Name of the organization or artist

Shubbak Festival






United Kingdom



Website URL


Missions and objectives

hubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) supports and celebrates the diversity of Arab artists’ creativity and innovation through its professional, participatory and engagement programmes, national touring and biennial multi-artform festival. Working nationally and internationally, we commission, initiate and develop projects that encourage a wide range of creative approaches in an artist-led process.

Shubbak Festival is the UK’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to London every two years. The festival returned with its tenth edition in the summer of 2021 with an ambitious digitally led programme conceived especially for the exceptional post lockdown conditions.


Main Activities

A biennial Arab arts and culture festival based in the United Kingdom


Contact person

Alia AlZoughbi