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This amazing young skating star tells all on getting on the ice

This amazing young skating star tells all on getting on the ice

Meet the UAE’s first male and youngest national team figure skater Inspired by a TV show at just six years old, Emirati-British ice skater Dhiyab Al Darmaki has become the youngest member of the UAE national team. Now ten, the …

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Find out about this amazing Roald Dahl show in the capital

Find out about this amazing Roald Dahl show in the capital

As a classic Roald Dahl tale is brought to life, we sit down with director Maria to talk about the pressure of living up to childhood imaginations Q – You’re best known for your groundbreaking work directing Shakespeare, but now …

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This poet explains why your words are important

This poet explains why your words are important

University lecturer by day, poet by night, Jaysus talks spoken word in Abu Dhabi When Jaysus Zain, 26, moved here two years ago, he expected nothing in the way of a spoken word scene. After joining one of the UAE’s …

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Five minutes with… Singer Nicola Warwick

Five minutes with… Singer Nicola Warwick

The multi-award winning, sultry sounding front woman of The International Playboys, the house band at Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, is about to complete a lifelong promise to herself and release her first album. We sat down with the South …

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VOX Cinemas top boss spills his impression on local films

VOX Cinemas top boss spills his impression on local films

Every year filmmakers and industry heads from the UAE visit film festivals around the world to promote locally produced films and keep up with trends in the movie business. Jacques Kruger, GM of Vox Cinemas is just one such person …

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Are cartoons good for kids? This creative guy certainly thinks so

Are cartoons good for kids? This creative guy certainly thinks so

Creative leader and big kid Adam Khwaja talks bringing Emirati heritage to life through cartoons A self-confessed animation nerd, Cartoon Network Studios Arabia’s creative director Adam Khwaja gets to do all day what most young kids dream of: watch cartoons. …

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The ITU World Champion tells us what it takes to be the best

The ITU World Champion tells us what it takes to be the best

Flora Duffy, a professional triathlete who represents Bermuda, has had a rollercoaster few years culminating in 2016 being her best yet. From achieving her first ITU podium in Abu Dhabi in 2015, she has gone on to be crowned ITU …

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A local author tells all on her kids’ book on the capital

A local author tells all on her kids’ book on the capital

We chat with a Dutch author-illustrator about her discoveries while writing illustrated kids’ encyclopedia, The Key to Abu Dhabi What inspired you to write a picture book about Abu Dhabi? The initial idea popped up during our move from Budapest to …

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Can music inspire change? One inspiring composer thinks so

Can music inspire change? One inspiring composer thinks so

We speak with an influential Emirati composer about his work and inspiration ahead of a world premiere in Abu Dhabi As the youngest composer to ever release an album on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon music label, Mohammed Fairouz is one …

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We put the spotlight on the Emirati out to challenge perspectives

We put the spotlight on the Emirati out to challenge perspectives

Eager to create conversations around stereotypes, Sara Alahbabi’s eight-piece photography series ‘Here’s What They Think of Me’ recently won the Gulf Capital – Abu Dhabi Festival Visual Arts Award. We speak with the 23-year-old Emirati about gender roles and national …

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