Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts

Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts is UAE’s premier hub for learning all forms of Indian Performing Arts.

We provide training that enables students to become complete performing artists via a holistic learning approach under the ‘Listen, Learn and Perform’ model. Our teaching methodology imbibes the philosophy that Learning is incomplete without being able to appreciate the art form through Listening and inculcating a habit of putting learning into practice by way of Performance.

At the institute, we teach 10 different disciplines of Performing Arts, and our students age from 4-year-old to 74-years young.

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Hindustani Vocal | Carnatic Vocal  | Kathak | Bharatnatyam | Oddisi | Bollywood Classic Dance | Tabla | Sitar | Keyboard | Harmonium

It’s always been an honor to be the part of Malhaar

It’s always been an honor to be the part of Malhaar. Faculty of Malhaar is so supportive, which makes our learning process so effective. My kathak guru Sameeksha Joshi a great teacher and teaches us with lots of love and patience. My Son Abhigyan is getting immense knowledge of Hindustani Vocal under the guidance of Manjit sir. He is an amazing human being and a fantastic teacher.

Pragya Verma

An amazing organization

An amazing organization with it’s soul built in to truly promote classical Indian music and dance to all. Hope to see them expand all over the world. Its an absolute honor to know the founder Mr.Jogiraj Sikidar. Wishing all the best to spread positivity, harmony and rhythm in everyone’s life.


Institute par excellence

Institute par excellence with respect to infrastructure and dedication by teachers particularly Ms.Samiksha for her kathak classes. My daughter has started liking the dance yet again after a break


Malhaar teachers have always been flexible

I have been a Malhaar student for more than a year. This performing arts school not just provides a solid platform for young students, but also for adults who always wanted to learn a skill, but never had the time before. I started learning Hindustani Vocal Classical music and soon joined Kathak class as well. As a working professional it is hard to find time, but Malhaar teachers have always been flexible with class times. I feel very happy that I am getting the chance to study at this age from the expert teachers.


We never expected her to enjoy this dance form

My daughter started Bharatnatyam a year ago with Malhaar. We never expected her to enjoy this
dance form considering this generation. I must praise Deepshree ma’am who really knows how to
get best out of each child and an amazing teacher who motivates and talks at kids level which
makes her more of a friend then a teacher. I was so pleased with Malhaar that I even started with
vocals which is commendable too.


Malhaar is doing exemplary work

Malhaar is doing exemplary work to preserve and promote Indian classical art forms. The Kathak teacher, Sameekhsa, is very passionate, caring, dedicated and disciplined. We are fortunate that our child can learn and be inspired from her.

Richa Goyal

The lockdown was a boon to me in many ways

The lockdown was a boon to me in many ways, despite the odds in life this group made me live with one such passion which went underneath many [email protected] the age of 50 I joined Malhaar to live my dream of singing sargam & I was blessed to be a part of Malhaar & my guru Jogi ji made my dream come true. A thorough musical school bringing soulful rendition early mornings & some beautiful singers to listen too.

Namrata Srivastava

Malhaar is the one stop destination

Malhaar is the one stop destination for your quest for music and dance. The teachers here are dedicated and hardworking and ensure kids go back with some learning everyday. The center organises many programs which shows their passion and dedication towards this art form…all in all excellent in every way…

Rajeswari Jaikumar

The teachers were very informative

Despite my age, I was able to learn so much in such a short time. The teachers were very informative, and took their time to make sure I understood everything, which made my learning experience very smooth and easy

Amal Kodimela

Excellent learning atmosphere

Very Good institute, my younger sister is learning vocal here and she is doing great , facility is very supportive, talented and highly dedicated , give full time and support whenever required . My sister praise a lot about her KATHAK teacher, she is very Good with kids and the way she teaches is very motivating and supportive… Excellent learning atmosphere… If you are looking for some cultural institute must visit here.

Ashish Saxena

I really admire the whole Malhaar Team

Me and my family have had amazing learning experience with Jogi Sir and other Gurus at Malhaar. I really enjoyed the way they make things easy for us to learn and always inspire to strive for the best. I really admire the whole Malhaar Team for their efforts to keep the Classical Music and Culture alive and lively always…

Shrikant Kabboor

An excellent professional team

My daughter Samruddhi is going to Malhaar from last 4 years for classical music and leaning from Jogiraj Raj Sir..
Jogiraj Sir and his team has excellent professional team in all form of various art, music and dance etc.
They also make sure students have interactive session with famous celebrities like Shubha Mudgal,Pandit Jasraj and many others.
I would recommend this is best place to learn and get exposed for the best kind of learning..

Nilesh Mandape

A great initiative

Great initiative to keep the tradition of Hindustani classical alive in the UAE.

Kapil Bhimekar

E-Learning at Malhaar

After successfully enabling e learning for students in UAE, we are now offering our regular courses to students around the world via zoom. Malhaar is proud to have students in Singapore, Indonesia, USA, Canada, UK, Bahrain, Spain, Switzerland, Bangladesh and China. You too can start your musical journey now.

Malhaar Baithak

A theme based intimate setting, where listeners get an unadulterated musical experience. Held once every month, this is a digital concert that is open to all music lovers. Click here to view our past digital Baithaks.

Morning Raga

Wake up every Saturday to the purest and unadulterated music with Malhaar’s Morning Raga. Our artists perform a raag that belongs to the morning pahar and viewers are also treated with a special guest interview with renowned performers from around the globe.

Click here to view our past Morning Raga Episodes

Media Update

Media Update

An Indian Oasis: Call it the NCPA of Dubai — the Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts is making Indian classical art forms irresistible for expats in UAE- Outlook Business Magazine, May 2018

Media Update

Indian schools in UAE making Indian dance, music lessons compulsory Generation at risk of losing touch with their culture, says Dubai artist- Gulf News- October 18, 2019

Media Update

Malhaar Baithak to mark Eid and Janmasthami in Dubai: Artists will present popular Sufi compositions from Bollywood and other Sufi poets- Gulf NewsAugust 19, 2019

May 18, 2021

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan virtual tribute to be headed by Rahat for Malhaar UAE: Gulf News

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July 19, 2020

Dubai-based Indian arts centre takes classical training online

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June 6, 2018

A place to learn classical performing arts

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May 5, 2018

An Indian Oasis:

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