Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts

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

Malhaar Centre For Performing Arts’ aim is to provide training that enables students to become complete performing artists. The Centre offers a holistic learning approach under the ‘Listen, Learn and Perform’ model.

Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts

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


LISTEN to maestros through interactive sessions, music appreciation workshops and concerts.


LEARN from accomplished gurus who teach exclusively at Malhaar. Our gurus are trained under the guru-shisya tradition and have several years of teaching and performance experience.


PERFORM with peers and gurus. At Malhaar, we groom students to become performers who are stage ready
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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.


The best Institute in UAE

Probably the best Institute in UAE which engages its students in pure Indian Performing Artforms (Music / Dance / Instruments). Enriched with the learned faculties, MALHAAR has been a great influence on the growth in the musical abilities of my daughter. Our gratitude to the founder of Malhaar, Guru Shri Jogiraj Sikidar for leading this endeavor in performing arts.

Sourav Banerjee, Parent

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, Malhaar Student

Excellent learning atmosphere

Very Good institute, my younger sister is learning vocal here and she is doing great, the 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, Sibling

I highly recommend Malhaar

I went to Malhaar and took classes for vocal training. The signup process was very simple. I spoke to Sir Jogi and explained my requirements. I did not know what to expect as I had never taken any classes before (I am a musician). Sir Jogi was amazing at explaining the music and theory. We went through exercises, theory, and the history of music. The classes were very extensive and very well planned out as per my schedule because my work involved a lot of traveling. Beyond that, as my classes were one on one I could work on connecting the dots between my life and my music with the help of my teacher. He took the time to listen to what I was going through and helping me connect that to the music inside me. I highly recommend Malhaar to anyone who wants to learn and/or improve their musical and performing arts capabilities.

Samie Tariq, Musician

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.

Avnee Bhatt, Parent

You are never too late to learn

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 the 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. I got an opportunity to participate in Malhaar’s annual event last year (2019) for a group Kathak performance that gave me a further confidence boost. I told my friends about Malhaar in India, they also joined the music class as myself. The experience of learning an art skill has been almost therapeutic for me. I recommend Malhaar is a fine school for both children and adults. It is true, ‘you are never too late to learn’.

Ambica Doerr, Student


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