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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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This amazing young skating star tells all on getting on the ice

This amazing young skating star tells all on getting on the ice

Meet the UAE’s first male and youngest national team figure skater Inspired by a TV show at just six years old, Emirati-British ice skater Dhiyab Al Darmaki has become the youngest member of the UAE national team. Now ten, the …

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Find out about this amazing Roald Dahl show in the capital

Find out about this amazing Roald Dahl show in the capital

As a classic Roald Dahl tale is brought to life, we sit down with director Maria to talk about the pressure of living up to childhood imaginations Q – You’re best known for your groundbreaking work directing Shakespeare, but now …

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This poet explains why your words are important

This poet explains why your words are important

University lecturer by day, poet by night, Jaysus talks spoken word in Abu Dhabi When Jaysus Zain, 26, moved here two years ago, he expected nothing in the way of a spoken word scene. After joining one of the UAE’s …

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Five minutes with… Singer Nicola Warwick

Five minutes with… Singer Nicola Warwick

The multi-award winning, sultry sounding front woman of The International Playboys, the house band at Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, is about to complete a lifelong promise to herself and release her first album. We sat down with the South …

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VOX Cinemas top boss spills his impression on local films

VOX Cinemas top boss spills his impression on local films

Every year filmmakers and industry heads from the UAE visit film festivals around the world to promote locally produced films and keep up with trends in the movie business. Jacques Kruger, GM of Vox Cinemas is just one such person …

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Are cartoons good for kids? This creative guy certainly thinks so

Are cartoons good for kids? This creative guy certainly thinks so

Creative leader and big kid Adam Khwaja talks bringing Emirati heritage to life through cartoons A self-confessed animation nerd, Cartoon Network Studios Arabia’s creative director Adam Khwaja gets to do all day what most young kids dream of: watch cartoons. …

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