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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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How can the desert dunes make beautiful music?

How can the desert dunes make beautiful music?

Explore the subtle sounds and movement of the desert at the world premiere of a unique choreomusical. Winds shift particles of sand as they lift and settle on the dune, creating new patterns on the surface. As you look up, …

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Why the return of the NSO Symphony Orchestra is so exciting

Why the return of the NSO Symphony Orchestra is so exciting

After a brief hiatus, NSO Symphony Orchestra is back with a bang, and their upcoming performance is going to be all swing. Since it was founded in 2011, NSO Symphony Orchestra has become a bit of a capital institution. A …

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This is why the country’s rich heritage has stood the test of time

This is why the country’s rich heritage has stood the test of time

We find out how an annual hunting and outdoor sports event brings age-old Emirati traditions into the present. When we think of what life in the desert was like before the malls, skyscrapers and fast paced metropolis that we live …

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8 reasons you need to watch this amazing play

8 reasons you need to watch this amazing play

Performed by award-winning troupe Elevator Repair Service, Gatz isn’t a reproduction, nor is it quite an adaptation. Rather, this is a presentation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, read aloud in a sort of live version of …

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Why cultural preservation is on top of the agenda here

Why cultural preservation is on top of the agenda here

We often talk about culture whether it’s about a live theatre performance, a type of cuisine or even someone’s dress sense. But what exactly is culture? Why does it matter and what is being done to protect it? For many, …

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This is why a homegrown art culture is so important

This is why a homegrown art culture is so important

What can art say about the history, identity and culture of the place we live in? We put this question to three Abu Dhabi artists… A picture says a thousand words, so goes the old quote. And while that may …

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What goes on behind the scenes at the city’s biggest iftar?

What goes on behind the scenes at the city’s biggest iftar?

“We run like a German watch,” jokes executive chef Karsten Gottschalk. And so they have to. Because the team at the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel, with chef Karsten at the helm, is responsible for providing iftar for between …

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