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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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Why great art is flourishing in the Garden City

Why great art is flourishing in the Garden City

Artists, students, teachers, audiences, the government – we all have a role to play in developing the local arts scene, according to these Al Ain professors From family festivals to pop-up exhibitions in historical sites, Al Ain is certainly heeding …

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This sweet Japanese cafe will make your heart flutter

This sweet Japanese cafe will make your heart flutter

The first time I tried a Japanese cheese tart was in Osaka. We were on holiday, and with full bellies and just a little space left for something sweet, we came across a queue that stretched around the block. With …

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Time is of the essence at this awesome event

Time is of the essence at this awesome event

With 14 ten-minute plays and just one winner, Short+Sweet is back, and with it comes a host of amazing community theatreAccording to research, the average attention span tops out at around ten minutes. That’s not a lot of time, when …

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How can comedy help us make sense of the world?

How can comedy help us make sense of the world?

Staff writer Colin Armstrong catches up with English comedian Jason Manford ahead of his show in the capital to talk about psychotic comics and escaping reality through laughter What was the last thing that made you laugh? I like laughing …

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Do you know how our awesome ancient ancestors survived?

As new prehistoric findings are brought to light at Al Ain’s Hili dig site, we talk to the archaeologists to find out what this means for our understanding of life in the desert as we know it Although it’s only …

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How was life in Abu Dhabi before the progress?

How was life in Abu Dhabi before the progress?

As a civil engineer who helped build iconic landmarks like Heritage Village and the Etisalat building, veteran Abu Dhabi resident David Spearing has seen tremendous changes in his 50 years here. Ahead of the country’s 46th birthday, David relives his …

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This talent show winner has stars in his eyes

This talent show winner has stars in his eyes

We chat with a rising star to find out about his music writing methods and future ambitions his year’s big winner of the recently-concluded talent competition Project: Aloft Star first wrote a song when he was nine. He dedicated it to …

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Have your property questions answered

Have your property questions answered

District Real Estate’s director of business development, Alan Kaye, tackles your property dilemmas, from unreliable landlords to maintenance contracts  I rented an apartment through an Abu Dhabi real estate company and it would seem that the landlord, who lives abroad, is …

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It’s no more Mr nice guy for this comedic actor

It’s no more Mr nice guy for this comedic actor

Can Hollywood’s favourite funnyman reinvent himself in this new movie? Three decades is a long time to be typecast – and Vince Vaughn should know. When he first burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced 26-year-old in Swingers (1996) he …

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