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Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers

  A UAE resident celebrates the 42nd National Day one portrait at a time Esmeraldo Pangilinan is literally counting down the days till National Day – and for good reason. Every day that passes is one less for him to …

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Museum musings

Museum musings

Abu Dhabi Art returns to the capital’s cultural district to celebrate modern and contemporary works of art Abu Dhabi certainly has designs on becoming an internationally recognised art hub. With the purpose-built cultural district on Saadiyat Island, to the host of …

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Stars align

Stars align

The seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival gets ready to thrill and delight audiences in the capital For ten days in the capital, the city immerses itself in a celebration of filmmaking. Flashbulbs pop loudly as photographers snap away …

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A taste of Bollywood

Abu Dhabi Week gets lost in the magic of movies with a crash course on all things Bollywood Known for being boisterous, vibrant and outrageous, the Bollywood film industry certainly knows a thing or two about drama. Indeed, everything we’ve …

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

The art world is embracing Emirati artists like never before. Abu Dhabi Week caught up with two emerging talents to discuss their latest international exhibition   Artists in Abu Dhabi are making waves overseas with the first-ever group exhibition of …

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A true taste of the Med

A true taste of the Med

Arriving at the Monte Carlo Beach Club on Saadiyat Island is like entering a stylish high-end beach club in Southern France. High palm trees, flowery green delicate garden spaces and an impressive modern main entrance was just the beginning of …

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Enigma revisited

Enigma revisited

Abu Dhabi Week finds out the secrets behind the beam chatting to Samar Al Shamsi about her latest exhibition IF A picture is worth a thousand words, then Dr. Samar Al Shamsi is certainly well spoken, to say the least. The …

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan Kareem!

Now that the Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us, check out our favourite spots to partake in iftar and suhoor around the capital The Westin is offering two iftar banquets, a traditional one with an international influence at Fairways …

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Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

Abu Dhabi Week finds out more about the Holy Month of Ramadan A wizened muezzin, wrinkled from age and with white tufts of hair tucked behind his ears, slowly makes his way up a winding staircase to reach an open-faced …

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Technical talents

Technical talents

The diminutive Sumayyah al Suwaidi is a force of nature: mother of five, fashion designer, boutique owner, full-time job holder and art curator. She has also become one of the best known Emirati digital artists. She says she can’t really …

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