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CULTURE: Fort of history stands strong

CULTURE: Fort of history stands strong

As the heritage festival returns, we take a look at the historic fort that inspired the annual event Abu Dhabi’s oldest building stands proud amongst the skyscrapers that have risen around it. Qasr Al Hosn’s matte coral and sea stone …

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NEWS: Eclectic mix of artists banner university’s spring events

NEWS: Eclectic mix of artists banner university’s spring events

From hip-hop and funk to theatre and science, the New York University Abu Dhabi Art Center has prepared an eclectic collection of events for the spring edition of its performing arts programme. UK-based dancer Aakash Odedra relives his struggles with learning …

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NEWS: New eco-project to begin operation

NEWS: New eco-project to begin operation

Plans for a green desert, an ambitious solar energy vision and artificial rain enhancement: the UAE certainly has turned heads with initiatives to make the most of or offset its natural arid conditions. Now, a project that aims to use …

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NEWS: Saadiyat is about to say bonjour to an all new French school

NEWS: Saadiyat is about to say bonjour to an all new French school

Saadiyat Island is soon to welcome its first French school after the island’s developer, the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), and Lycee Theodore Monod signed an agreement. The campus will accept kindergarten and high school students, and will be …

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UPDATE: Art competition puts health in the frame

UPDATE: Art competition puts health in the frame

It is believed that art allows children to develop awareness through self-expression. Studies have shown that kids respond better to colours, drawings and artwork than words. This is the philosophy behind Color Splash, an inter-school painting competition open to Abu …

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UPDATE: Mushrif melodies to celebrate heritage

UPDATE: Mushrif melodies to celebrate heritage

The capital is celebrating its vibrant culture with a new series of outdoor performances at Mushrif Central Park. Umsiyat – ‘an evening’ in Arabic – will see a combination of music and poetry performed as part of the Abu Dhabi …

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UPDATE: The future is bright for award winners

UPDATE: The future is bright for award winners

Kick-starting the fourth Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the winners of this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize were celebrated at an awards ceremony. Keynote speakers including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Masdar chairman HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber hailed the …

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UPDATE: Warehouse launches bi-weekly art programme

UPDATE: Warehouse launches bi-weekly art programme

The capital’s latest creative hub has unveiled a new schedule of events and workshops to nurture the developing arts scene. Warehouse 421, which opened its doors to 10,000 visitors over three days in November, has launched Wednesdays at the Warehouse, …

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NEWS: There’s a health issue that’s begging to be heard

NEWS: There’s a health issue that’s begging to be heard

A recent survey reveals a general lack of awareness on the prevalence of hearing impairment in the UAE. According to MED-EL, a firm specialising in hearing implant systems, 81 percent of respondents have little to no awareness about the condition …

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NEWS: Could you travel across Europe with nothing but an energy drink?

NEWS: Could you travel across Europe with nothing but an energy drink?

  Are you an Abu Dhabi-based student who fancies a trip to Europe with friends? Then this is your chance to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The catch: you have to live off cans of energy drink. For …

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