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Thursday, July 18, 2024
A Boy from Shindagah: When Home was a Hut
Issue 141
by Joanna Andrews
I was raised as a fighter during an era filled with obstacles to survival. The bare necessities for life were scarce. We dug wells for brackish water...Read more
AL BURAIMI stepping back into my past
Issue 140
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
I took a day trip to the neighbouring Sultanate of Oman in mid-January and was overwhelmed by the reception I received from our Omani neighbours. I have...Read more
Empowering Women
Issue 113
by Joanna Andrews
When we think about the world’s most influential women, not many Arab names feature in the top 10. That’s not to say they haven’t played an active role in...Read more
Deliciously Camelicious!
Issue 112
by Joanna Andrews
Camels have long played an important role in the UAE heritage and culture; providing much-needed nutrients to the country’s inhabitants and as a valuable...Read more
Understanding the Sufi way
Issue 111
by Linda S. Heard
Defining Sufism ‘Tasawwuf’ is strewn with complexities and anomalies. In principle, Sufism is inextricably linked with Islam, yet although there are Sufis...Read more
An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Issue 109
by Alice Johnson
Muna Easa Al Gurg needs no introduction – as guest host on UAE TV show ‘The Entrepreneur’, Chairwoman of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) and Director of...Read more
Challenging Perceptions
Issue 108
by Alice Johnson
Emirati artist Lamya Gargash is considered one of the UAE’s most creative minds. You just need to look at her manipulated imagery to understand why. Alice...Read more
Nabati Poetry a Glimpse of the Past
Issue 108
by Wendy Christie
Nabati poetry has long been a feature of daily life in the Arabian Peninsula, dating back to the 16th century. Wendy Christie reports on its contemporary...Read more
Dubai Creek – a remnamt of old Dubai
Issue 107
by Alice Johnson
Recently nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Creek in Dubai is also the subject of a new award-winning documentary. We take a look at this...Read more
From the Midwest to the Middle East
Issue 105
by Colin Duling
Winning second place in the Al Habtoor essay competition, llinois College student Colin Duling visited Dubai recently. It’s clear the city and its people...Read more
From Aural to Written Tradition The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2012
Issue 105
by Alice Johnson
The fourth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature continues to grow in popularity as it caters to the growing UAE literary sceneRead more
Al Ain achieves UNESCO World Heritage Status
Issue 104
by Philip Weiss
The fact that Al Ain is a treasure trove of historical sites has long been known in the UAE. Now the rest of the world is to learn of its importanceRead more