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Why this producer is optimistic about the future of local films

Why this producer is optimistic about the future of local films

As the manager of local film and television at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Hana is on a constant lookout for interesting stories to feature, both here and around the region. Just some of the projects she has worked on include …

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This community group strengthens cultural ties

This community group strengthens cultural ties

With 2019 being declared the Year of Tolerance, what better example of multiple cultures living in harmony is there than the meet-up group Abu Dhabi Speaks? We sit down with one of the organisers, Juma Mahmoud, to talk about how …

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Meet the man behind Sri Lanka’s famous restaurant

Meet the man behind Sri Lanka’s famous restaurant

Named as one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia, Ministry of Crab is the brainchild of chef Dharsan Munidasa.  The famed Sri Lankan restaurant currently has outlets in Colombo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Manila and a new branch opening soon in …

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Meet the man who’s watching over the upcoming Hindu temple

Meet the man who’s watching over the upcoming Hindu temple

Born and educated in the UK, Pujya Brahmavihari Swami – the lead monk overseeing the development of the new Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi – walked away from a promising career to follow a spiritual path.  Aside from his role …

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Is this tribute band as iconic as the real Led Zeppelin?

Is this tribute band as iconic as the real Led Zeppelin?

Replicating the music of a band as iconic as Led Zeppelin is no easy feat. But that’s exactly what four-piece group CODA has been doing for years. As the troupe prepares for its performance in Abu Dhabi on 25th April, …

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Life was the inspiration for this creative venture

Life was the inspiration for this creative venture

After conquering her own battles with mental and physical health, Suzi Curtis decided to use her art to empower other women through activewear brand Kymoo Sport. Features writer Tamara Clarke talks with Suzi about combining art and apparel and giving …

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It’s time to land your dream job with these tips

It’s time to land your dream job with these tips

When it comes to the big interview, this is how to conquer your nerves and net your dream job. You’ve pressed your suit, done your research and now you need to show off your skills in that interview for your …

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Engineering the best coffee is this man’s passion

Engineering the best coffee is this man’s passion

Engineer Cavid was a confirmed tea drinker until he tried a cup of coffee in Russia that changed his life. After moving to Abu Dhabi for a job in the petroleum field, Cavid founded 42 Coffee Roasters to continue his …

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How this chef lost and regained his passion in the kitchen

How this chef lost and regained his passion in the kitchen

After a childhood spent roving the wilds of France, chef Bastien Meyrat, chef de cuisine at JW Steakhouse, believes we should have more respect for our food. Here, the chef tells us about French gastronomy, Asian influence and what he’s …

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All you need to know about barbershop singing in the UAE

All you need to know about barbershop singing in the UAE

Laura Roberts found solace in singing and decided to share that experience with a group of friends. What she didn’t know was that the gathering would become the foundation for Voices of Harmony, winner of the ChoirFest Middle East 2017 …

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