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Spare time for a symphony

Spare time for a symphony

Abu Dhabi Week meets the music-makers with a mission Abu Dhabi’s diverse population has contributed to the growing music scene here; from local rock bands and singing duos from the grassroots to professional musicians – the capital is truly expanding …

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All that glitters

All that glitters

This year’s International Jewellery and Watch Show is all set to razzle-dazzle visitors Tick tock. It’s time for the 22nd edition of Abu Dhabi’s International Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS). The return of this exhibition will see an extensive showcase …

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Home is where the art is

Home is where the art is

Abu Dhabi Week scrubs up with doctor and artist Elwin Buchel, as the South African canvas-surgeon put down his palette to give us an insight into his vigorous life Walking along the corridor of a sterile apartment block, we didn’t …

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Local sounds

Local sounds

Photo Credit: Angeli Castillo Abu Dhabi Week sat down with founding member of White Cube, Waleed, to find out more about their new recording studio in the centre of the capital’s beating musical heart The summer of 2013 saw the …

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Festival in focus

Festival in focus

The capital comes together for a celebration of culture and community The darkened room stirs with excitement as long, sweeping curtains part. A hush falls over the audience as the stage appears and the first notes dance through the air. …

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Caring for Cameroon

Caring for Cameroon

One Abu Dhabi-based organisation is aiming to make a difference in central Africa Miniature mountains of grey and white powder sit patiently on the red earth, waiting to be mixed into concrete. After preparing the materials, volunteers and construction workers …

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Masterful memories

Masterful memories

How one artist is using her unique style of art to offer lasting reminders of life in the capital The Grand Mosque is such an imposing structure, that it’s hard to imagine it ever being perceived as ‘subtle’. But that …

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Fortifying foundations

Fortifying foundations

Abu Dhabi Week checks out what will be on offer at this year’s Qasr al Hosn Festival Tucked away under the capital’s familiar high rises and surrounded by the bustling sounds of streets filled with traffic there stands a piece …

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Deep and meaningful

Deep and meaningful

Abu Dhabi Week dives back in time to discover more about pearl diving A not so long time ago, Abu Dhabi – and the rest of the UAE – was better known for its homegrown pearl diving industry rather than …

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Pottering about

Pottering about

  Our reporters get fired up to try out a pottery class at the Abu Dhabi Art Hub Live. Create. Exhibit. The motto for the Abu Dhabi Art Hub certainly sums up everything it aims to achieve. The hub is …

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