Twinning: Abu Dhabi & NYC

February 24, 2017 1:10 pm3 comments
Twinning: Abu Dhabi & NYC

New York City is a place like no other; full of diverse people looking to make it in America. NYC is known as the “Capitol of the World,” but why settle for just one? Abu Dhabi has emerged as a striking complement to NYC after its recent urban landscape makeover. […]

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The Corporate Response to #NoMuslimBan

February 3, 2017 10:38 am1 comment
The Corporate Response to #NoMuslimBan

Last Friday, newly elected American President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order banning all immigrant and non-immigrant entry from Yemen, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya for 90 days. The specifics of the travel ban are hard to parse out:What is the fate of  green card holders? What […]

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Abu Dhabi ranked among fastest-growing destinations in the world

January 16, 2017 4:07 pm2 comments
Abu Dhabi ranked among fastest-growing destinations  in the world

Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the fastest-growing destinations in the world, and the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East, in a new report by financial services giant Mastercard. The Global Cities Index Report recognized the UAE capital’s compound annual growth rate of 19.81% in overnight visitors between 2009 and […]

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Launch of UAE’s first Environmental Endowment

January 6, 2017 11:31 am1 comment
Launch of UAE’s first Environmental Endowment

As the UAE officially marks 2017 as ‘The Year of Giving’, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC) and the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) – part of the world’s leading conservation organization – start off the year with the launch of a first-of-its-kind […]

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The Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates life in Oman

December 19, 2016 11:40 am1 comment
The Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates life in Oman

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will be proudly presenting its very own production entitled ‘Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey’ in January 2017. This ground-breaking production, consisting of a series of vivid musical tableaux representing different aspects of life in Oman, will be taking the audience on an incredible expedition […]

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First Ever Arab Film Institute Launches at DIFF 2016

December 12, 2016 10:17 am1 comment
First Ever Arab Film Institute Launches at DIFF 2016

The first ever Arab Film Institute (AFI) was launched during the Dubai International Film Festival. Headquartered in Dubai, the non-profit cultural association will provide a platform where Arab films’ past, present and future is discussed, imagined and celebrated by those who contribute to the development of the industry. The new […]

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Junaid Jamshed: Uniter, Divider, Singer, Soul

December 8, 2016 11:27 am2 comments
Junaid Jamshed: Uniter, Divider, Singer, Soul

Three weekends and half a dozen programs ago, my Executive Producer and I had a debate. The topic was Junaid Jamshed. My EP wanted me to record an episode of “Mahaaz” with Jamshed. I was abhorred, and our argument proceeded. In this debate, Junaid Jamshed was all the wrong things. A […]

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National Geographic Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE’s National Day with ‘The Emergence of a Union’

November 30, 2016 10:08 am5 comments
National Geographic Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE’s National Day with ‘The Emergence of a Union’

National Geographic Abu Dhabi has created a special film commemorating the genesis of the UAE and the unification of the seven emirates. ‘The Emergence of a Union’ will air at 3 pm and repeat at 10 pm on the UAE’s National Day, 2nd December 2016, on National Geographic Abu Dhabi. […]

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DIFF’s Prestigious Cinema of The World Programme Continues to Grow

November 18, 2016 11:27 am1 comment
DIFF’s Prestigious Cinema of The World Programme Continues to Grow

More of this year’s most anticipated movie titles from around the globe have been confirmed to feature in the renowned Cinema of the World category at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival. With twelve of the latest and greatest works from globally recognized filmmakers and actors, DIFF will showcase exciting […]

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Creative art installations, captivating talks and inspiring performances converge in the UAE capital as Abu Dhabi Art 2016 opens

November 14, 2016 10:34 am1 comment
Creative art installations, captivating talks and inspiring performances converge in the UAE capital as Abu Dhabi Art 2016 opens

The eighth edition of Abu Dhabi Art opens its doors to the public at Manarat Al Saadiyat from 16-19 November, bringing together a combination of exhibitions, stimulating discussions and creative forms of artistic expressions presented as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary program including live performances and visual art installations. Held […]

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