Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts is the hub of Indian performing arts training in the UAE. It is the one-stop destination for learning the age-old traditions of Indian classical music, dance, theatre as well as art & craft in modern environment. The institute is approved by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai.

At Malhaar, we are passionate about nurturing the talent of the young and those young at heart.

Skills and knowledge of the Indian music have been passed down from Guru (teacher) to shishya (student) over thousands of years. This tradition is considered to be the best and most effective way of learning and is very much alive even today.

Indian music is an aural tradition and was very rarely written down, but instead learnt directly from the teacher.

Whether it is Indian classical music or dance (KathakĀ and Bharatnatyam) or instrument (Tabla, flute, harmonium), Malhaar’s team of specialist teachers provide classes in small groups and are dedicated to nurturing and developing your innate talent in Indian performing arts.

Students at Malhaar will be examined and certified for high school and university degree courses in Vocal, Dance, Instrumental as well as Percussion, by the examiners from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, India.

An eclectic programme of workshops with living legends, recitals, live performances, events and many more will dot every academic year.

Malhaar’s custom-built performance space at Jumeirah Lakes Towers is home to all its activities.

Malhaar is also home to UAE’s first Indian classical ensemble, Malhaar.

Get in tune with your talent with Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts.



Long Term Courses
Tabla3 terms per year under the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalay mandal curriculum. Beginners, intermediary and Advanced Batches available
Kathak3 terms per year under the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalay mandal curriculum. Beginners, intermediary and Advanced Batches available
Hindustani Classical Music3 terms per year under the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalay mandal curriculum. Beginners, intermediary and advanced batches available
Carnatic Classical Vocal
Theatre & SpeechTrinity College of London's syllabus is based on a structured framework. Learn speech & drama, acting skills and group performance. Different batches available.
Short Term Courses
Short Term and Skill Enhancement Courses
Raag Rang

14 week program focusing on one Raga. Deep learning and understanding about a Raga and application of the same in various forms of music

Swar Sadhna

14 week program where students learn the techniques of Riyaaz and how to use the voice to its full potential

Devotional Music

14 week program where students learn various original devotional compositions and understand stories behind each of them


14 Week program orienting students on how to sing Ghazal and Nazm, choice of Shayari, voice modulation and nuances specific to this form of music

Bengali music

28 week program comprising Rabindra Sangeet. Nazrul Geeti, Shyma Sangeet, Raag Pradhan and Folk music.

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Mentors & Trainers

Name:Jogiraj Sikidar
Genre: Vocal
Name:Vaishali Mhaisalkar
Genre: Kathak
Name:Sanjeev Dixit
Genre: Theatre
Name:Madhumita Dasgupta Roy
Genre: Bangla Music
Genre: Flute
Name:Prashant Yeware
Genre: Tabla
Name:Manjit Singh
Genre: Hindustani Classical Music
Name:Sreekutty S. Rupesh
Genre: Carnatic Music
Name:Priyancka Ghate
Genre: Bharatnatyam
Name:Rekha Ramachandran
Genre: Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Bollywood Dance
Name:Nikita Kelkar
Genre: Kathak
Name:Mrudula Nair
Genre: Art & Craft
Name:Sandhya Venkiteswaran
Genre: Bharatnatyam
Genre: Vocal, Tabla and Guitar

Term Dates

  • Term 1: September - December 2017
  • Term 2: January - March 2018
  • Term 3: April - June 2018


Malhaar offers its students opportunities to attend different workshop series where they can observe and learn from the legends of Indian performing arts. Viraasat (heritage) and Mausiqi (tradition) feature the leegends while Whitelight Unplugged is again a series designed to offer a serious platform to art lovers to share, learn and work with one another in a celebration of talent.

Gen-Next Take On the Musical Mantle

Seven years after Malhaar, UAE’s popular Indian music ensemble, gave their first public performance on the prestigious Global Village stage, Malhaar Junior for under-18 performers literally followed in Malhaar’s footsteps with their grand musical debut at Global Village ‘City 1016 Winter Wonders Concert’