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Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

As she prepares to take the stage for the UAE’s first ever ladies-only concert at Yas Waterworld on 21st March, Emirati pop star Balqees Fathi talks to us about women empowerment, overcoming social anxiety and representing Arabs around the world  You come from a family …

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This stunning landmark will open to the public

This stunning landmark will open to the public

The Presidential Palace will open to the public for tours for the first time next week.  Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, tweeted the announcement that …

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How to immerse yourself in Emirati culture

How to immerse yourself in Emirati culture

How well do you know Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s culture and history in general? Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of local traditions by taking part in these activities. Despite calling the UAE our second home, many of us don’t …

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8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Just as the excitement of the festive period subsided, the weekend came knocking… via GIPHY We know you’re probably tired from all the merriment so here are 8 chilled ways to spend the weekend, whether you have little ones in …

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Filipino residents celebrate Noche Buena

Filipino residents celebrate Noche Buena

Celebrating the season, expats in Abu Dhabi recently gathered together for Noche Buena, traditionally marked on Christmas Eve. Hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, the event featured traditional food and a …

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How to make the perfect cup of karak chai

How to make the perfect cup of karak chai

Is karak your cup of tea? We explore the history behind the drink and where you can get the perfect blend here in the capital. It’s estimated that as each day dawns around the world, approximately two billion people will …

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This is how you make the most of winter

This is how you make the most of winter

You don’t need us to tell you that the temperature is dropping. We’re just here to tell you all about the cool activities and events that come hand-in-hand with the season. Winter in Abu Dhabi is a hot topic: when …

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Why we need more art galleries in the capital

Why we need more art galleries in the capital

Abu Dhabi-based artists Rachel Emmett, Unni Kriens and Josef Holmes present Colourscapes, a new collaborative exhibition featuring contemporary art and photography encompassing themes of Arabia and Europe. Editor Rachael Perrett sits with the artists to talk about the benefits of …

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How can you be a force for positive social change?

How can you be a force for positive social change?

Respect, coexistence and celebrating the value of a harmonious society will come to the fore with the launch of a new government initiative that aims to inspire UAE residents to become active agents for positive change. Announced by the Ministry …

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Why you should be excited about this historic fort

Why you should be excited about this historic fort

An important fragment of Abu Dhabi’s past will be in the spotlight as a historic landmark reopens to the public following extensive renovations. Opening on 7th December with a full week of activities, Qasr Al Hosn will host art exhibitions …

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