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Why language is so important to cultural diversity

Why language is so important to cultural diversity

Ever since he first met people from the Gulf in his student days, Nasser Isleem, a senior Arabic language lecturer at NYUAD, has been fascinated by how languages can splinter and evolve. Following the publication of his book, Yalla Narmis: …

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This Emirati athlete is ready to lock and roll

This Emirati athlete is ready to lock and roll

She may be one of the UAE’s top female jiu-jitsu players, but 17-year-old Mahra Al Hanaei doesn’t let that go to her head. As she prepares for the Abu Dhabi leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour …

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How this local DJ worked his way to the top

How this local DJ worked his way to the top

Music runs through Saif Alnaji’s blood, but it’s not all about dropping the latest tracks for the young Emirati DJ, who hopes to inspire people in the UAE to follow their dreams. If you’ve ever flipped on the radio or …

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This golfer is a true inspiration

This golfer is a true inspiration

As she prepares to return to Abu Dhabi to retain her title at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, reigning champion Aditi Ashok talks to editor Rachael Perrett about inspiring fellow Indian women and her parents’ instrumental role in her …

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How you can make a difference to the local ecosystem

How you can make a difference to the local ecosystem

With over 20 years of diving experience, Kathleen Russell is passionate about our oceans. Going beyond sharing her hobby with others by teaching people to scuba dive, she’s now pushing for more awareness on marine conservation and education around local …

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Did you know that Sheikh Zayed was a big fan of cars?

Did you know that Sheikh Zayed was a big fan of cars?

A banker by trade, Mohammed Luqman Ali Khan became fascinated by motoring history when writing his publication Automobiles of the Nizams. Now, as he prepares to publish landmark study Automobiles of Sheikh Zayed, features writer Camille Hogg sits down with …

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This is what Santa’s lead elf has to say

This is what Santa’s lead elf has to say

What is it really like to be Santa’s right-hand man? How do elves make so many toys every year? And what do they get up to after the festive season? We chat with Santa’s lead elf to find out!  What …

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This is how the festive season is celebrated around the world

This is how the festive season is celebrated around the world

With so many nationalities here in Abu Dhabi, we ask the people that live here how they celebrate the holiday season! Kiren, India Where I come from, which is Kerala, the festivities and celebrations are very different to the ones …

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This inspiring man want to help you spread happiness

This inspiring man want to help you spread happiness

Celebrating Life Bakery founder Manmeet Singh speaks to online editor Colin Armstrong about paying it forward, spreading joy and making a difference in the community. Your bakery operates a #cakeforcake initiative. Tell me about the concept… Whenever someone buys a …

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Will it be three-in-a-row for Tommy?

Will it be three-in-a-row for Tommy?

We speak to back-to-back Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship winner Tommy Fleetwood ahead of his return to the capital in January.  What excites you most about the upcoming Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship?  It’s crazy to think that this year …

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