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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What are Muslim Leaders From Around the World Saying About the American Election?

November 4, 2016 3:07 pm2 comments
What are Muslim Leaders From Around the World Saying About the American Election?

The 2016 presidential election has been a real circus so far, the race completely taking over the media within the past year. Any time you turn on the news there are a seemingly endless number of updates on how the candidates are preparing (or not preparing) for the next debate, […]

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Facebook Launches Workplace to help connect Organizations and Employees in MENA

October 11, 2016 10:46 am2 comments
Facebook Launches Workplace to help connect Organizations and Employees in MENA

Facebook announced today that Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work) will now be available to any organization across the MENA region that wants to use it. Workplace is a communications platform that helps organizations collaborate better, using familiar Facebook features like News Feed, Groups and Messages. The best of […]

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High Tech Hajj: how Saudi Arabia is embracing technology to make the holy pilgrimage go smoothly

September 7, 2016 9:56 am1 comment
High Tech Hajj: how Saudi Arabia is embracing technology to make the holy pilgrimage go smoothly

One of the 5 pillars of Islam, Hajj is the pilgrimage of Muslims to the holy city of Mecca and a requirement for every able-bodied, financially capable Muslim to perform at least once in their lifetime. The number of people who go to Mecca during Hajj has more than doubled […]

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6 Organizations to Donate to for International Day of Charity 2016

August 26, 2016 4:38 pm1 comment
6 Organizations to Donate to for International Day of Charity 2016

With September just around the corner, many people are getting ready for the weather to cool down, the changing of the leaves, and the “Back-to-School” season. But Labor Day is not the only holiday to look forward to in September; the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, September 5th, has been […]

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5 Arab Women Olympians Who Have Faced a Long Journey to Rio 2016

August 5, 2016 2:30 pm1 comment
5 Arab Women Olympians Who Have Faced a Long Journey to Rio 2016

As the 2016 Olympics draw near, athletes are gearing up and doing some last minute training before the games. Each of them have stories of how they reached the Olympics, but some of those stories stand out from the rest. We highlight the narratives of 5 women from Syria, Palestine, […]

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Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Mr. Shafik Gabr, Successful Businessman and Cultural Bridge Builder

July 29, 2016 3:11 pm1 comment
Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Mr. Shafik Gabr, Successful Businessman and Cultural Bridge Builder

ARTOC chairman Shafik Gabr is not satisfied with simply being an accomplished businessman, having found success with ARTOC Petroleum and Real Estate, but he also prides himself on being the philanthropist behind The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative. This novel East-West initiative brings together a group of young leaders from the Middle East, […]

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