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A Rose, by Any Other Name

Embark on an immersive journey into memory and identity through the art of perfumery with celebrated Emirati artist and perfumer, Mona Haddad.

A Rose, by Any Other Name
A Rose, by Any Other Name

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

PAUS;, 1202 Al Wasl Rd - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Join us in an immersive exploration of fragrances as we delve into the essence of scents that permeate our interpersonal relationships and personal identities.  Guided by the celebrated Emirati artist and perfumer, Mona Haddad, together, we shall uncover the timeless craft of perfumery; reflect upon the subconscious associations we form between smells, memories, and emotions; and hear Mona's poignant reflections on what it means to be a young, modern Emirati woman dedicated to preserving this venerable tradition in contemporary times.

All materials will be provided at the venue.

Just bring with you your love for perfumes and a cherished memory to inspire your creations.

Workshop Experience:

Participants will embark on a sensory journey guided by Mona Haddad, delving into the intricate art of crafting perfumes using time-honored Emirati recipes and techniques.

Q & A Session with the Artist:

Following the immersive workshop, participants will gather for an interactive discussion with Mona Haddad.

Art Exhibition:

The event will include an exhibition showcasing Mona's artworks, inspired by her personal experiences grappling with the intricacies of her mixed heritage. These pieces present a visual distillation of her attempts to unravel and embrace the complexities of her lineage, enriching participants' appreciation of the ability of art and other cultural expressions like perfume-making to convey both personal and social narratives. The artworks shall complement the workshop experience, offering a deeper, more nuanced perspective on the themes of individual identity and belonging.


  • A Rose, by Any Other Name

    The ticket includes access to the workshop, interactive discussion, art exhibition, and F&B (coffee, tea, and food).

    AED 150.00


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