Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

August 17, 2018 1:45 pm2 comments
Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly high tech, with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. This year, the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change. It has finally ended a ban […]

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Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

June 28, 2018 2:32 pm1 comment
Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) has introduced new projects aimed at developing the aviation industry under the umbrella of the Dubai 10X initiative with plans to offer both air and space travel. The ‘Retractable Aircraft Cabin’ project will enable airlines to re-distribute their capacity on demand for each flight in […]

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5 Trends in the Muslim World Reshaping a Woman’s Public Role

March 8, 2018 11:21 am2 comments
5 Trends in the Muslim World Reshaping a Woman’s Public Role

  This International Women’s Day gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate the triumphs of women and makes us wonder if 2018 is the year that puts the world on the right side of modern history. Women all across the globe are shattering the glass ceiling and the Muslim world […]

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startAD and Etihad Airways partner to develop entrepreneurship ecosystem

February 9, 2018 11:14 am1 comment
startAD and Etihad Airways partner to develop entrepreneurship ecosystem

Etihad Airways and NYU Abu Dhabi-based innovation and entrepreneurship platform startAD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE through the exchange of knowledge, expertise and training. The agreement was signed by Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, and Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing […]

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From Palestine with Love

February 5, 2018 5:01 pm1 comment
From Palestine with Love

Tabari Artspace is proud to present El Beit, a collective showing of contemporary and modernist Palestinian artists exploring themes of identity through painting, photography and sculpture. Featuring the work of three artists – Hazem Harb, Mohammed Joha and Sliman Mansour – the exhibition reflects on the collective experience of lost identity and […]

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Zikr: A Sufi Revival premieres at Sundance

January 19, 2018 12:04 pm0 comments
Zikr: A Sufi Revival premieres at Sundance

ZIKR: A Sufi Revival aims to shed light on a crucially misrepresented religion, revealing an Islamic practice of inclusion, acceptance, art, joy and understanding. By dancing and singing alongside members of the Tunisian group Association de la Renaissance du Maalouf et du Chant Soufi de Sidi Bou Saïd while they revel […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, a new cultural landmark for the 21st century

November 7, 2017 1:06 pm1 comment
Louvre Abu Dhabi, a new cultural landmark for the 21st century

  The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public on Saturday November 11, with a spectacular week-long series of celebrations. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world. An iconic […]

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Modern Scientists Continuing the Legacy of the ‘Golden Age of Science’ from the Muslim World

October 23, 2017 10:54 am0 comments
Modern Scientists Continuing the Legacy of the ‘Golden Age of Science’ from the Muslim World

Ever sit in algebra class and wonder, “who came up with this stuff?” Or sit in a doctor’s office and look at a poster of the circulatory system and think, “who was the first to figure that out”? The contributions of scientists from the Golden Age of the Islamic world […]

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WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

October 16, 2017 9:18 am1 comment
WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. Shadia Bseiso, a Jordanian versed in jiu-jitsu, dreams of encouraging more Arab women to take up sports – and […]

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 11 Pakistani Female CEOs Who Are Defying Odds

October 3, 2017 3:23 pm4 comments
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 11 Pakistani Female CEOs Who Are Defying Odds

Salma Jafri’s first rejection from a multinational company resulted in a turning point for her career. The CEO of the company knew Jafri’s family well and was aware of customs within the family that expected girls to marry early and become stay-at-home moms. That interview made Jafri realize that she […]

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