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How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster

How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year grant to experts in the UAE and US to research rising sea levels. The $2.1m funding (approximately AED 7.7m) will help scientists to understand the forces behind sea level changes and …

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The youth will play an enormous role in the nation’s success

The youth will play an enormous role in the nation’s success

“You are the hope of this nation, you are the future of this nation, not the barrels of oil,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, once said to the UAE’s young people. It’s with this …

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These homegrown athletes are the latest toast of the town

These homegrown athletes are the latest toast of the town

Athletes from the UAE have shown that they pull no punches when it comes to martial arts by ranking first place in a recent international jiu-jitsu competition held in Abu Dhabi. The annual World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a key …

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This awesome family festival is returning to Abu Dhabi

This awesome family festival is returning to Abu Dhabi

Last year it welcomed over 197,000 visitors and now the Mother of the Nation Festival is returning to Abu Dhabi. Running from 22nd to 31st March on the Corniche, the third edition of the festival, will once again pay tribute …

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Is this the weekend inspiration you’re looking for?

Is this the weekend inspiration you’re looking for?

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy! Thursday 25th January  Shop some great goods from UAE-based vendors selling handmade and unique items at …

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Your phone camera can make you the next big thing

Your phone camera can make you the next big thing

The search is on for the next big thing on the silver screen with a GCC-wide short film competition using smartphones. The Small Screen, Big Film competition, hosted by the British Council, is open to budding directors in the Gulf …

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Why we should celebrate this noble initiative

Why we should celebrate this noble initiative

Humanitarianism, generosity and honouring the man that made the nation are to be the core values for the year ahead as the Year of Zayed gets underway with a number of initiatives and considerable donations for global causes. Recognising the …

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A giant leap for children in the UAE awaits

A giant leap for children in the UAE awaits

In an effort to boost the country’s space ambitions, the UAE Space Agency has launched a new initiative targeting future generations. Dubbed the Youth Council, the programme was founded to inspire and provide support to young Emiratis who are interested …

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How robotics is inspiring these young people to dream

How robotics is inspiring these young people to dream

The world is improving, everything is becoming computerised, so why can’t we be involved with such things? Now, we can programme robots and make them do whatever we want and that fascinates me. Programming a robot is fun as well …

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Does this teacher have the perfect equation for artistic awareness?

Does this teacher have the perfect equation for artistic awareness?

Former teacher and cultural promoter Kurt Blum believes education is the crux of artistic awareness Art is all around us: in the architecture of a building, the decoration of a hotel or restaurant, the design on advertisements. And yet, there …

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