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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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Find out who’s helping people in the capital get the write stuff

Find out who’s helping people in the capital get the write stuff

We sit down with author and writing coach Janet to talk 4.30am wake-up calls and the importance of setting goals With over 750 members, Abu Dhabi Writers’ Workshop helps beginner and seasoned fiction writers hone their skills with a goal of …

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Could you help to save endangered wildlife in the UAE?

Could you help to save endangered wildlife in the UAE?

In a bid to protect endangered marine species, a local wildlife fund is calling on more organisations to get involved. Through the Gulf Green Turtle Conservation project, Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with the World Wide Fun for Nature (EWS-WWF), …

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5 minutes with… esteemed French ballerina Dorothee Gilbert

5 minutes with… esteemed French ballerina Dorothee Gilbert

We chat with the decorated performer from the Paris Opera National Ballet ahead of her appearance at the Emirates Palace in January How did you begin in ballet? Like many young French girls, I started dancing when I was seven …

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How can you teach children about the UAE through reading?

How can you teach children about the UAE through reading?

When they moved to Abu Dhabi, Samantha Wyatt and Brenda Bell Davis realised that when it came to teaching little ones about our city, there wasn’t much around. Inspired by the challenge, the pair set out to create their own …

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INTERVIEW: 5 minutes with… Mubadala Community Cup winner Ege Topkoc

INTERVIEW: 5 minutes with… Mubadala Community Cup winner Ege Topkoc

Fresh from his win in the region’s biggest tournaments, we catch up with a budding ten year-old tennis star Every year, the region’s largest amateur tennis tournament, the Mubadala Community Cup, sees over 300 aspiring players aged eight and above …

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JAW-DROPPING: We dive in with shark researcher Rima Jabado

JAW-DROPPING: We dive in with shark researcher Rima Jabado

The region’s only shark researcher is on a mission to involve the community to help protect the species she loves Rima Jabado is a geek. “I’ve been obsessed with sharks since I was a kid.” Yes, while most children dreamt …

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INTERVIEW: 5 minutes with…the Abu Dhabi Toastmasters

INTERVIEW: 5 minutes with…the Abu Dhabi Toastmasters

Engineer by day, public speaker by night, Umakanth chats with us about the art of public speaking and seeking tips from Barack Obama What is Abu Dhabi Toastmasters? Our group is a part of the larger Toastmasters International organisation founded …

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INTERVIEW: We speak to Les Miserables star Hayden Tee

INTERVIEW: We speak to Les Miserables star Hayden Tee

You may have been to Dubai Opera to see him on stage with Les Miserables but now the young actor is heading to the capital for a masterclass. Taking time away from the spotlight, Australian actor Hayden Tee will be …

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CLASS ACT: Projects fighting to keep children in education

CLASS ACT: Projects fighting to keep children in education

With an estimated 59 million primary school-age children worldwide out of education, we take a look at two capital initiatives fighting to keep the kids in class… While most of us might not have used much algebra since school, there’s …

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