‘Kalima’ unveils plans to publish anthology of Arab diaspora literature

October 14, 2018 7:36 am0 comments
‘Kalima’ unveils plans to publish anthology of Arab diaspora literature

The Kalima Translation Project at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Pessoa, the largest online Portuguese-language magazine, to translate and publish an anthology of Brazilian literature in Arabic. The anthology will include a number of […]

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Why Tourism in Turkey on the Rebound ?

September 18, 2018 1:52 pm1 comment
Why Tourism in Turkey on the Rebound ?

The economy in Turkey is suffering, but most of the tables are occupied on the first floor of the Sultanahmet Köftecisi restaurant, where the walls are lined with photographs of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting the establishment and four generations of the family that has run the place since its […]

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Move help UAE expatriates’ transition to retirement confidently

1:05 pm2 comments
Move help UAE expatriates’ transition to retirement confidently

A UAE Cabinet decision announced on Sunday granting long-term visas for expatriate retirees is seen as a major social stabilizer and economic booster, attracting more people with advanced skills and enhancing the UAE’s ability to build a knowledge-based economy, experts said. To read more, click here.  

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Brits flock back to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt

August 28, 2018 12:11 pm2 comments
Brits flock back to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt

British holidaymakers are flocking back to destinations that until recently were feared by many to be at risk of unrest or terrorism. The big winners are Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, although the two Arab countries have yet to recover their full potential, according to the latest findings from ForwardKeys and […]

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Saudi Pushes Ahead With Its Entertainment Drive

August 17, 2018 1:27 pm1 comment
Saudi Pushes Ahead With Its Entertainment Drive

The Saudi government is pushing forward with an ambitious and expensive drive to develop its domestic tourism and entertainment sector, with potentially major consequences for the shape of Saudi society and its economy. To read more, click here. 

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Portrait of 18th-Century Muslim American Proves the US Has Always Been Home to Many Faiths

July 7, 2017 12:41 pm0 comments
Portrait of 18th-Century Muslim American Proves the US Has Always Been Home to Many Faiths

A portrait on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) will probably challenge many people’s understanding of early American history, particularly in regards to the presence of Muslims during that formative period. The small 1822 canvas, painted by James Alexander Simpson, is one of two known portraits of Yarrow […]

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