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Modern magic

Modern magic

As some of the world’s top magicians make their way to the capital for The Illusionists 2.0, we sat down with the show’s trickster, Jeff Hobson, to find out how he went from class clown to comedic conjurer and what …

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Grand designs set to shape the capital

Grand designs set to shape the capital

Neighbourhood communities in the capital will become even more liveable, thanks to a new set of guidelines unveiled by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC). The Abu Dhabi Community Facility Planning Standards (CFPS) spells out specific requirements for both …

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Abu Dhabi  Classics  stages a  comeback

Abu Dhabi Classics stages a comeback

Music aficionados will be harmonising with joy, as revival of an eight-month music festival has been announced to take place in the capital. After a three-year break, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has resurrected Abu …

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Charting the course

Charting the course

As the Volvo Ocean Race gets ready to set sail next month, Abu Dhabi Week spoke to Ian Walker, skipper of Azzam – the Volvo 65-foot yacht of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing – to find out more about their …

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New food festival offers something to chew on

New food festival offers something to chew on

Food lovers in the capital are sizzling with excitement following the announcement of a new mega food festival. Taste of Abu Dhabi, a jam-packed al fresco food, drink and music festival, will take over du Arena on Yas Island as …

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Composer takes centre stage

Composer takes centre stage

The Volvo Ocean Race’s Abu Dhabi stopover is off to a swimming start, with news that the Oscar-nominated composer, George Fenton, will open the festival. Fenton is to perform with the highly acclaimed Blue Planet in Concert, which opens the …

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Socceroos bounce into the capital

Socceroos bounce into the capital

Expatriate Australians and footie fans across the capital will be treated to an international show-down this coming October, as the Australian national football team takes on the United Arab Emirates’ squad. Taking place at Al Jazira Sports Club, the southern hemisphere …

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Capital’s critters need your help

Capital’s critters need your help

Abandoned animals across the capital have had their cries answered, as a crisis appeal to help those in need has been launched. Animal Action – Abu Dhabi, a volunteer group here in the capital has begun work on their first …

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Jet off with Etihad, in style

Jet off with Etihad, in style

Residents will soon be able to jet off to their next holiday in style, as Etihad Airways has announced additional flights are on sale for both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The national airline of the UAE is …

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Megamall to complete Yas Island ‘puzzle’

Megamall to complete Yas Island ‘puzzle’

As storeowners move into Yas Mall, we sit down with Aldar’s executive director of Asset Management, Talal Al Dhiyebi, to find out what the megamall has in store. How is the work progressing?  We’re now in the final preparation stages …

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