Author: Colin Armstrong

What will you get up to this weekend?

What will you get up to this weekend?

The weekend is here, bringing with it a whole world of opportunity and fun-filled events that will get you up and out of the house. So what’s going on over the next few days? Thursday 24th May  Celebrate the holy …

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Should you allow children to do martial arts?

Should you allow children to do martial arts?

We’re protective of our children, there’s no doubt about that, but would learning karate, judo or jiu-jitsu harm your child or assist in their development? Okay, we know what you’re thinking: children and fighting can’t be a good mix. But …

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Could a new mindset change your life for the better?

Could a new mindset change your life for the better?

No two people see the world in the same way and we can’t all deal with the pressures of life with ease. Find out what you can do if it’s all getting too much and how a simple shift in …

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What is going on in the capital this Ramadan weekend?

What is going on in the capital this Ramadan weekend?

The holy month is here and so is the weekend, so what’s going on over the next few days? Thursday 17th May  Gather your friends and test your knowledge with questions covering a wide range of specialist subjects that will have …

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These charity initiatives embrace the spirit of Ramadan

These charity initiatives embrace the spirit of Ramadan

The giving spirit of Ramadan is off to a generous start with the launch of a number of philanthropic initiatives to help those less fortunate, both in the UAE and overseas. In honour of the Year of Zayed, the Emirates …

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Why capital students sent a positive message to the world

Why capital students sent a positive message to the world

Internet culture, youth empowerment and Kanye West were just some of the topics on the schedule at a recent educational event in the capital led by students aiming to spread a message of positivity among their peers. Tackling key challenges …

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This is who will represent the UAE at the Club World Cup

This is who will represent the UAE at the Club World Cup

Al Ain FC will contest the FIFA Club World Cup against the world’s best this December The club secured qualification for the tournament, which will be held in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 12th to 22nd December,  after winning the Arabian …

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Why drivers need to be safe on the road this Ramadan

Why drivers need to be safe on the road this Ramadan

A leading road safety advocate has issued a reminder urging motorists to ensure extra caution on the city’s roads during the season. Having analysed insurance data from the Ramadan period last year, RoadSafetyUAE found that the majority of accidents took …

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How difficult is the ancient craft of Arabic calligraphy?

How difficult is the ancient craft of Arabic calligraphy?

Abu Dhabi World online editor Colin Armstrong tries his hand at a local pastime in this immersive art class What is it? Arabic calligraphy has been practiced in the Gulf region as far back as the eighth century, where oral …

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