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Save the date for New Year’s – a superstar is coming here

Save the date for New Year’s – a superstar is coming here

Abu Dhabi gets ready to bring in 2019 with a bang as another global superstar is set to headline a gig in the capital. Taking place on Yas Island, the yet-to-be-announced artist will follow the likes of Katy Perry and Coldplay, whose sold-out …

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This student opera has an important message to share

This student opera has an important message to share

The desert is a hostile place. All things considered, it seems extraordinary that thousands of years ago, man didn’t just survive here, but thrived and created a civilisation in the most barren and inhospitable of places. Back then, water was …

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You have to see these images of the nation’s early cinemas

You have to see these images of the nation’s early cinemas

The UAE’s cinema-going culture will be in focus with the launch of a new photographic exhibition. Running at NYUAD’s Project Space from 21st October to 5th November, Cinemas in the UAE  by Ammar Al Attar will explore the little-seen stories behind the first …

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Did we see you at this cool season opener?

Did we see you at this cool season opener?

The city’s first open-mic poetry night celebrated its season seven debut with hundreds of culture fans at NYUAD. Welcoming local talent to the stage, the event, hosted by founder Dorian Paul Rogers, featured original performances from poets, comedians and singers. …

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How you can help protect our natural environment

How you can help protect our natural environment

Celebrating its 40th season this year, the Emirates Natural History Group has been showcasing the country’s flora and fauna to enthusiasts and experts alike for decades. We find out what the group’s all about. If you take a look around …

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How can the desert dunes make beautiful music?

How can the desert dunes make beautiful music?

Explore the subtle sounds and movement of the desert at the world premiere of a unique choreomusical. Winds shift particles of sand as they lift and settle on the dune, creating new patterns on the surface. As you look up, …

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Local culture will be protected with this new initiative

Local culture will be protected with this new initiative

Tourism projects in Abu Dhabi that support the Emirati manner of preparing coffee are set to be eligible for new licences from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The authority recently announced the initiative, …

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You need to meet this hilarious Emirati comedian

You need to meet this hilarious Emirati comedian

After a lifetime of trying to make people laugh, comedian Omar Kazim talks to online editor Colin Armstrong to explain where his ideas come from, what it’s like to be an Emirati comedian and why the world needs to have …

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Are you a cultural expert? This could be your perfect job

Are you a cultural expert? This could be your perfect job

Are you a creative influencer? If so, a new arts programme has issued an open call for a cultural collaboration – and you could be in line to participate. Launched by Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Tandem Al Emarat is …

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8 reasons you need to watch this amazing play

8 reasons you need to watch this amazing play

Performed by award-winning troupe Elevator Repair Service, Gatz isn’t a reproduction, nor is it quite an adaptation. Rather, this is a presentation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, read aloud in a sort of live version of …

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