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The cultural roots of the UAE will surprise you – find out why

The cultural roots of the UAE will surprise you – find out why

The capital’s recent CultureSummit set the debate on cultural identity ablaze. We take a look at how diversity has a role to play in the UAE’s own journey When we think of what the UAE means, we think of a …

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How a remarkable exhibition is setting the scene for Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

How a remarkable exhibition is setting the scene for Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

With 90,000 people having experienced the first behind-the-scenes Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition, it is no surprise the upcoming second edition is generating significant buzz. We go beyond the canvas to find out what makes art, art We don’t always speak …

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Tune in and explore an amazing world of music

Tune in and explore an amazing world of music

Promoting equality through the arts, some of the most accomplished performers in the world are coming to Abu Dhabi in a showcase of tolerance The UAE recently ranked third globally in an index for tolerance and given the country is …

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Get interactive at exciting new installation

Get interactive at exciting new installation

Three UAE-based artists have come together to design installation artworks for the second edition of a major exhibition for next month. Hesam Rahmanian, Ramin Haerizadeh and Rokni Haerizadeh were chosen by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture (TCA) for the …

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The Garden City gets set to celebrate its unique culture

The Garden City gets set to celebrate its unique culture

What do camels have in common with music? Discover this and much more at the Al Ain cultural programme UNESCO World Heritage sites, historical forts, royal residences – Al Ain is undoubtedly the cultural heartland of the emirate, if not …

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Our writers go potty for this creative workshop

Our writers go potty for this creative workshop

Staff writers Camille Hogg and Colin Armstrong take the wheel and find out pottery is not as easy as it looks What is it? Established in 1994, Abu Dhabi Pottery is your go-to place to get creative with clay. Founder Homa …

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Could you take on the terrifying mountain?

Could you take on the terrifying mountain?

As competitors flock to one of the world’s largest sand hills, the Liwa Sports Festival 2016 sees drivers descend on the Liwa desert to be crowned the king of the (sand) castle. But it’s not all about taking part; the …

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MILESTONE: A look at the UAE’s inspiring journey as a nation

MILESTONE: A look at the UAE’s inspiring journey as a nation

  In the grand scheme of things, 45 years really isn’t a long time; it’s less than half a century. It’s younger than the invention of the first computer you use every day, and also the emails you type on …

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PREVIEW: Exhibition by Mark Luscombe-Whyte

PREVIEW: Exhibition by Mark Luscombe-Whyte

Famed British photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte has opened a stunning exhibition at The Galleria. Take a look at his award-winning photography inspired by the capital and the Arab world. Presented by The Galleria and Architectural Digest Middle East, the exhibition features …

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CELEBRATION: Happy Thanksgiving!

CELEBRATION: Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re not American it’s likely your experience of Thanksgiving is informed by Hollywood movies – copious amounts of stuffed turkey and Pumpkin Pie, but there’s more to it than that. To find more we talked to Theresa F Weber, …

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