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Where to celebrate World Book Day

Where to celebrate World Book Day

Every day is World Book Day at these cool public libraries around the city On 23rd April, the world will mark World Book Day, an annual celebration declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation to promote reading. The UAE, …

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These dancers hope to leave a lasting impression

These dancers hope to leave a lasting impression

It’s all about opening minds, starting conversations and having a lasting impression with Camille A Brown’s ink. The arts are often talked about in the context of being a platform for dialogue, of creating a space where people – no …

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What to expect from Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019

What to expect from Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019

Back for its 29th edition, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is celebrating much more than the written word Change is in the air at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) with a whole new look to its cultural programme. From 24th …

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How to connect with culture and celebrate heritage

How to connect with culture and celebrate heritage

World Heritage Day encourages a celebration of culture and the monuments that underpin history. From well-aged historical sites to newly established ones and cultural organisations, Abu Dhabi is quite the cultural mecca and ADW is here to tell you where …

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This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

When it kicked off in 2012, Rooftop Rhythms ushered in a new flavour of poetry and influenced an entire genre. Now as the event celebrates its seventh season, there’s no doubt the spoken word movement is still gaining momentum in …

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Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

The world premiere of a locally commissioned music project celebrates Emirati heritage and its global influence. Music is a powerful tool – and when it comes to understanding our past and celebrating heritage, it’s a unique way of sharing our …

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Is this the perfect way to engage with theatre?

Is this the perfect way to engage with theatre?

A unique theatre festival is back with a slew of local and foreign talent. It’s tempting to think that Short + Sweet – the multi-form theatre festival of ten-minute plays – was intended to cater to people’s shrinking attention span. …

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This is your chance to join a growing community

This is your chance to join a growing community

Back for the tenth year, Abu Dhabi Art is looking to inspire the community to take an interest in the arts and be part of the conversation The late Richard Attenborough once said, “Art is not an elitist gift for …

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Why it’s important to protect national music heritage

Why it’s important to protect national music heritage

While the music lives on, ensuring that the oud maintains its timeless magic requires dedication and commitment. The calluses on Amro Fawzy’s hands tell the entire story. For 20 years, the Egyptian oud maker has eked out a living by …

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This student opera has an important message to share

This student opera has an important message to share

The desert is a hostile place. All things considered, it seems extraordinary that thousands of years ago, man didn’t just survive here, but thrived and created a civilisation in the most barren and inhospitable of places. Back then, water was …

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