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Art is a powerful medium to this creative

Art is a powerful medium to this creative

As new exhibition iAM More opens on 20th September, features writer Camille Hogg sits down with participating artist Annik Le Page to talk about feminism and the complexities of representing women in art. Q – Your work focuses on the …

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Let us introduce you to the most inspirational ten-year-old in town

Let us introduce you to the most inspirational ten-year-old in town

At just ten years old, Sainath Manikandan has made it his mission to protect our planet, making sure his peers follow in his eco-friendly footsteps. Having recently won a prestigious Diana Award – an accolade only given to the brightest …

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This brave woman has made her mark in the community

This brave woman has made her mark in the community

As the founder of Stutter UAE, Farah Al Qaissieh heads up a support group to lift the spirits of those struggling to make their voices heard If her memory serves her right, Farah Al Qaissieh’s verbal struggles started at a …

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A urinal for a masterpiece? Find out what this author really thinks

A urinal for a masterpiece? Find out what this author really thinks

As a lecturer in the department of archaeology and history of art at Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Robert Kilroy recently published his book – Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain: One Hundred Years Later – where he re-examines a classic and controversial work …

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Saving the planet is all in a day’s work for this man

Saving the planet is all in a day’s work for this man

From working as a public area attendant at Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport to becoming a recycling attendant in the hotel’s housekeeping department, Mohamed Yassar Abdulla Abdul Jappar has wasted no time in making his environmental mark. The Indian …

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Why this athlete is taking on the ultimate test for charity

Why this athlete is taking on the ultimate test for charity

As the only UAE-based triathlete participating in Ultraman Florida 2019, Romeo Puncia is determined to make his mark in the three-day endurance event that sees athletes cover over 500km of terrain. In addition to completing the course, the emergency medical …

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Why Abu Dhabi is the world’s next tech landmark

Why Abu Dhabi is the world’s next tech landmark

Meet the man who is leading the charge for the UAE’s tech revolution. “The days of the full weekend are over. I really believe it’s over,” Dr Saleh Al Hashemi tells me over a cup of tea in a local café. …

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This inspiring story just has to be heard

This inspiring story just has to be heard

When a car accident left Theban Salem Al Mheiri in a wheelchair, he was determined to transform his disability into an ability by advocating for the rights of all people with disabilities across the UAE. Theban Salem Al Mheiri remembers …

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How can dance inspire a cultural connection?

How can dance inspire a cultural connection?

When she moved here over two decades ago, former dancer Gulnara Alekseeva developed a passion for local arts when she founded children’s dance group Show Ballet Glamorous. Features writer Camille Hogg sits down with her to find out how dance …

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This inspiring new book could make big changes

This inspiring new book could make big changes

In 1993, archaeology student Michele Ziolkowski arrived in the UAE for a series of excavation projects. While here, she met Sheikh Abdulla Suhail Al Sharqi from the Fujairah ruling family, who would become her future husband. The couple went on …

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