In early 2007, writer and theatre director Michael Schindhelm was appointed by the Dubai authorities as consultant on a projected opera house, and in early 2008 found himself with a broader remit as director of the newly founded Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. His diary of 2008 is a partly fictionalized account of his first twelve months of both working and living in Dubai. In hardback and eBook (kindle)
Michael Schindhelm (1960) lives in Ticino (Switzerland) and in London. He is a writer (German), filmmaker, performing arts expert and cultural advisor for international organizations. He worked also as playwright (librettist), TV presenter (Der Salon, Swiss TV) and translator.