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Get yourself Ramadan-ready with these fast facts

Get yourself Ramadan-ready with these fast facts

Here are the most interesting facts about Ramadan that you probably didn’t know. Marking the ninth Islamic month, Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate a ritual that has been a practised for over 1,000 years. Ahead …

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Here’s your guide for Ramadan etiquette

Here’s your guide for Ramadan etiquette

The UAE is home to a majority of non-Muslim expats, so how can you avoid offending people who are fasting? We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts during the holy month.  Fasting for an entire month is both refreshing …

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You asked and we’ve answered all of your questions about Ramadan

You asked and we’ve answered all of your questions about Ramadan

We address some of the most pertinent questions about fasting in Ramadan.  As a non-Muslim member of the community, it is only fair for you to ask questions about Ramadan. Contributor Ayesha Ghaffar answers some of our readers’ most popular …

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Have you seen the street art at Reem Central Park?

Have you seen the street art at Reem Central Park?

Reem Central Park has been redesigned with vibrant artwork inspired by culture in Abu Dhabi.  The skate park and sport courts have been covered with colourful murals and designs. Local artist Mohammad Ahmad Ebrahim along with a team including Ramin Haerizadeh, …

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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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