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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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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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