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Passing of the torch to the country’s youth

Passing of the torch to the country’s youth

The young generation is set to play a pivotal role in helping the UAE achieve its future goals according to the initiatives announced to celebrate International Youth Day. Launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu …

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The UAE is making an incredible difference to the world

The UAE is making an incredible difference to the world

Promoting tolerance, alleviating poverty and providing hope to those who need it most are at the core of the UAE’s continuing recent humanitarian efforts on a global scale. In a bid to provide support for Yemeni citizens affected by the …

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It’s time to celebrate the legacy of the founding father

It’s time to celebrate the legacy of the founding father

The UAE is celebrating Zayed Humanitarian Work Day on 4th June to honour the life and legacy of the UAE’s founder. Held annually on the 19th day of Ramadan, the anniversary of the founding father’s passing, the national celebration is held in recognition of …

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Is the weather in Abu Dhabi about to get rainy?

Is the weather in Abu Dhabi about to get rainy?

A series of research flights are being planned for the coming months as experts continue working on the country’s cloud-seeding efforts in a bid to address water scarcity. Dr Paul Lawson, a US-based scientist and one of the grant winners …

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How difficult is the ancient craft of Arabic calligraphy?

How difficult is the ancient craft of Arabic calligraphy?

Abu Dhabi World online editor Colin Armstrong tries his hand at a local pastime in this immersive art class What is it? Arabic calligraphy has been practiced in the Gulf region as far back as the eighth century, where oral …

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Ambitious goals to improve conservation in the UAE

Ambitious goals to improve conservation in the UAE

The UAE community is a key driver in achieving current and future environmental goals on a national level, according to a new sustainability survey. Released by the Emirates Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF), the 2017 Annual Report highlights …

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The UAE is top in the world for humanitarian aid

The UAE is top in the world for humanitarian aid

The country is once again being recognised for its philanthropic efforts in helping countries from different parts of the globe. For the fifth straight year, the UAE has been named as the world’s largest donor of development assistance in proportion …

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Would you like a healthy meal option in the air?

Would you like a healthy meal option in the air?

Etihad Airways has collaborated with Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) to introduce a range of healthy meals on flights. The new range, named Weqaya, aims to encourage travellers to eat a more balanced diet and promote good health, …

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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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Can learning old languages give us a valuable new perspective?

Can learning old languages give us a valuable new perspective?

A university course is helping students delve into a unique dialect to learn more about Emirati culture and heritage A huge part of living in a foreign country is learning the language. Granted, the fact that most people here speak …

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