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What inspires Martin Šonka to be the best of the best?

What inspires Martin Šonka to be the best of the best?

The Red Bull Air Race Championship is soaring back into town on 8th and 9th February.  Looking forward to another successful year, 2018 champion Martin Šonka will be looking to keep his title this year as he competes in the Master …

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Find out how to get into running in the capital

Find out how to get into running in the capital

Helping people in the community to keep up with their fitness goals, House of Runners invites people of all abilities to lace up, meet new people and get into running. Online editor Colin Armstrong speaks with founder Ron George to …

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How does the UAE’s shifting urban landscape inspire artists?

How does the UAE’s shifting urban landscape inspire artists?

The UAE’s shifting urban landscape is a constant source of inspiration for the country’s artists.  Architecture of Loneliness, the latest exhibition at cultural destination Warehouse421, showcases photographers’ take on the city’s abandoned locations that were once thriving spaces. Here, editor …

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This inspirational lady will help you find peace

This inspirational lady will help you find peace

Having discovered her own life purpose, this mindfulness advocate wants to help people get in touch with their inner selves to achieve the right balance. “People tend to forget who they are, they forget their sense of purpose.” Laura-Helene Kopinski …

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What inspires this Grammy Award-winning singer?

What inspires this Grammy Award-winning singer?

Ahead of this year’s Abu Dhabi Festival, hosted by Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, multi-Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano singer Joyce DiDonato will make her Arab World debut with a pre-festival performance of In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music alongside …

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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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