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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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This inspiring gesture can change a life

This inspiring gesture can change a life

After making a name for herself in the US crafting wigs for celebrities, Babe Savage moved to Abu Dhabi and put her craft to good use, helping cancer patients get their confidence back. Features writer Camille Hogg finds out more. …

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If you love film then you need to know Cinema Akil

If you love film then you need to know Cinema Akil

Growing up in the UAE, Butheina Kazim fell in love with what was a very community driven filmgoing experience. Now she’s aiming to reignite that passion for cinema with a new generation of film fans. Cinemagoing is a big pastime …

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Why you should dance to the beats of this Latino band

Why you should dance to the beats of this Latino band

From the heart of Cuba to the Garden City, Mango Sound is the newest resident band at Trader Vic’s, Al Ain Rotana, and the trio wants to help the UAE fall in love with Latin rhythms. We catch up with …

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Step into the imagination of this amazing author

Step into the imagination of this amazing author

After winning the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the 2018 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for her mythical tale, Otherworld, this Abu Dhabi-based teacher talks to deputy editor Hayley Skirka about the impact on her students and finding inspiration for future …

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Child anxiety is no joke and this author can help

Child anxiety is no joke and this author can help

Author and teacher Liam Kelly speaks to online editor Colin Armstrong about writing his first book, Worried William, and how he hopes it can inspire children and parents to open up about their emotions Tell us what Worried William is …

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