30 October, 2011

Cafe Culture


I got introduced to Cafe Culture a few months ago. I can't say I'm a regular there, but it struck me that something like this would do really well in a place like Dubai.

Essentially, a speaker is invited to speak to a gathering of members of the public in a cafe, about a subject that they are passionate about (usually their area of work). The speakers come from a variety of backgrounds - scientists, artists, politicians, teachers etc.; they usually speak for about 30 minutes after which they take questions from the coffee-sipping audience. If the issues being discussed are contentious, there is usually a lively discussion.

Not being in Dubai myself, I can't physically organize this, but if anyone is up for it, I'd be more than happy to suggest a few venues and speakers. It would also be great if someone could find out if we need permission to do this sort of thing and if so, how we can go about getting it.

If anyone is interested, do let me know by leaving a comment here/sending me an e-mail on the address on my profile.



Anonymous said...

Awesome an idea though it seems, this is likely gonna be more trouble than is worth it. All it takes is one speaker to go off on an anti-UAE rant, and the place'll shut down in no time.

Faisal Haji said...

I love this idea ... can't wait to visit it when I come back to Dubai. Thanks for sharing

Diana said...

where is this cafe in Dubai ?

Hamlet said...


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