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ARTS & CULTURE: Art for Art’s Sake

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The Emirates is emerging as a regional arts hub with new art galleries and programmes being launched recently The UAE’s position in the Middle Eastern art scene is growing through the artistic appreciation of the government, exemplified in the willingness to invest, endorse, and support artistic enterprise. From Fujairah’s International Arts Festival to the Sharjah Biennale, Art Dubai to Abu ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Emerging Emiratis

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The Curtain Is Rising on the UAE’s Film Industry. The UAE is set to play a starring role in the global film industry, with several recent developments propelling it into the spotlight. Until recently, the UAE was best known for its short films, the makers of which were dubbed ‘Emerging Emiratis’. This included notable classics such as 100 Miles, a ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Preserving the past

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Al Jahili Fort has served as a home, a castle and a timeless icon.  For over a century, Al Jahili Fort has stood guard over Abu Dhabi, sheltering royalty, warriors and Al Ain’s coveted oasis. Al Jahili Fort no longer houses sheikhs or soldiers; its walls now protect a proud history, which future generations can glimpse through the museum and ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: All inclusive

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Emirates Review visits the Khorfakkan Club for the Disabled, which ensures no one with a disability gets left behind. Having a disability does not limit your potential. No one knows this better than the Khorfakkan Club for the Disabled. The UAE is aiming for 100 per cent inclusion for disabled people, and the Khorfakkan Club for the Disabled is playing ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Where Abu Dhabi was born

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Qasr Al Hosn is known as the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi; Emirates Review explores the rich history of the oldest stone building in the Emirate. The former home of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1966-2004), Qasr Al Hosn, has in one form or another, stood in its current location for over 250 years. At the beginning ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Educating the masses

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Emirates Review pays tribute to a man whose passion for education transformed hundreds of lives. In this article, we aim to shed light on a man with an inner eagerness for spreading knowledge and education. One who made a great impact on the lives of hundreds of people! How did he start off accompanying his brothers on fishing adventures and ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Ancient sounds

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The music of the oud can be heard throughout the millennia, and Beit El Oud in Abu Dhabi is ensuring a new generation of musicians will continue its song. The soulful strum of the oud is as old as civilisation itself. Legend has it that the oud was invented by Lamech, the sixth grandson of Adam. The story goes that ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: The sound of music

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The Elite Music Institute in Abu Dhabi is truly unique, and is on a mission to produce a new generation of dedicated musicians. Even babies in the womb are said to respond to music. Studies suggest that unborn babies exposed to classics such as Mozart and Beethoven grow up more intelligent. Learning an instrument is said to improve memory and ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Emirati passport – a brief history

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Emirates Review travels through the history of the Emirati passport. The Emirati passport is a little book with a long, colourful history. Up until the formation of the UAE in 1971, each constituting state was responsible for issuing its own passports and travel documents. There was no uniform passport, but all were printed in Arabic and English. Passports issued in ... Read More »

ARTS & CULTURE: Museum mania

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Emirates Review explores what will be a myriad of museums dedicated to art, history and theatre in Abu Dhabi. Crafted by the world’s greatest architectural minds, Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi is devoted entirely to culture and arts. A haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life, it houses the foundations for the Zayed ... Read More »

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