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Can electronic dance music unite people in a time of division?

Can electronic dance music unite people in a time of division?

As part of the UN’s World Day for Cultural Diversity, Abu Dhabi-based Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist Scientific released Celebrate Diversity, an anthem to celebrate humanity’s differences. Staff writer Ferdinand Godinez talked to the Norwegian DJ to find out why …

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Meet the amazing doctor who combats animal neglect in the city

Meet the amazing doctor who combats animal neglect in the city

  We talk to the doctor who traded in the stethoscope to become the voice of animal welfare in Abu Dhabi “I often joke we get paid in cat food.” Surrounded by cats at her home – 29 of them …

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Is Hasan Malik the most talented musician in the capital?

Is Hasan Malik the most talented musician in the capital?

Since winning Flash Entertainment’s Emerging Talent Competition last November, 17-year-old Hasan Malik has been perfecting his soul and RnB sound from underground shows to the big stage. We chat with the humble teen to find out what he’s been up …

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This man put the spotlight on youth sport in the capital

This man put the spotlight on youth sport in the capital

Driven by his own love for the beautiful game, this teacher was determined to create a football community in Abu Dhabi “It was born out of a love for football,” reflects Seth Amoafo, founder of Pro Active Soccer Schools (PASS). …

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5 minutes with… Cultural curator Alia El Neyadi

5 minutes with… Cultural curator Alia El Neyadi

From a young dancer onstage to behind the scenes of the capital’s biggest cultural events – we chat UAE arts and heritage with former Emirati ballerina Alia Al Neyadi, an intern at Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Tell us …

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Help light the way for those who need it most in our community

Help light the way for those who need it most in our community

We take a look at an event that aims to shed light on the stigma of mental illness It’s estimated that one in four people globally suffer from mental health issues. Three hundred million alone live with depression. And whether …

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Meet the man who’s revolutionising the way we work

Meet the man who’s revolutionising the way we work

Inspired by his own entrepreneurial endeavours, this businessman is a driving force for local start-ups Staying in one place is not one of Bernard Lee’s strong suits. When I meet Lee – clad in a plain white shirt and jeans, …

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How a former pro tennis player is helping promote the sport in the UAE

How a former pro tennis player is helping promote the sport in the UAE

  What does it take to grow a sport? This former pro might have the answers… Being such a young country, the UAE has a long way to go before it can rival more experienced nations when it comes to …

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Can creativity be a significant inspiration for change?

Can creativity be a significant inspiration for change?

One local artist explains how art and nature go hand in hand Installation artist and associate dean at Zayed University’s college of arts and creative enterprises, Janet Bellotto has long been inspired by the theme of marine life. When she …

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Find out why this man typifies the strength of the human spirit

Find out why this man typifies the strength of the human spirit

Ahead of his participation at TEDxNYUAD, one man shares his story of surviving terrorism and finding success The distressing images that we see on television on a regular basis leave many of us numb to the daily horrors of war-torn …

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