The Words WithinMay 29, 2016

To Let – Not For Emiratis

The author discusses how being an Emirati can actually be a hindrance when seeking a home to rent in the UAE. In 1998, the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan was said to have been dismayed that there are UAE Nationals living in rented accommodation. His view was that all citizens should have their own homes.

CommunityMay 25, 2016

Finding Your Inner Writer

Creative Writing is being promoted more and more in schools around the UAE, what is the impact of

A 90s Kid PerspectiveMay 24, 2016

Linguistic Imperialism, or Empowerment?

With the English language becoming common between all communities, what does really mean for the other languages? English

LOL - Live Out LoudMay 23, 2016

Life. Rebooted.

The writer discusses starting over and picking up the pieces after a challenging time or a major change such as being made redundant, losing a loved one or going through health issues. What happens to an individual at this time and what are the physical, mental and emotional changes that might occur. Oprah Winfrey once

CommunityMay 22, 2016

Improving Wellbeing by Tackling Mental Health

What is mental health wellbeing, and is it for certain ages and not for others? and how can

NationalMay 19, 2016

Youth Circles’ From The Attendees Perspectives (@EmiratesYouth)

The UAE’s Minister of State for Youth Affairs has launched last week her main initiative for the year as The Youth Circles. We interviewed two of the attendees to know their perspective of it. With the country’s focus shifting on the youth, placing trust in their talents and capabilities, came the appointment of the Minister

CommunityMay 19, 2016

Transforming Space Science in the Arab World

The focus on space sciences in the UAE has been growing tremendously recently, here are some of the benefits

Mind and BodyMay 11, 2016

The Truth Behind Lies

As we have just passed April Fools’ Day, people had been trying to come up with the most

Emirati ReflectionsMay 9, 2016

Tolerance Is A Virtue

How a church in Budapest inspired the writer that tolerance and acceptance are key in safeguarding the society

NationalMay 4, 2016

What You Need To Know About The UAE’s National Reading Policy In Less Than 25 Points

We’ve all heard about the National Reading Policy, the National Reading Strategy, Reading Law, and we heard about tons of initiatives initiated by almost everyone. But what are the actual initiatives announced and by who? Here is all what you need to know summarized in direct 22 points. The National Reading Policy was announced yesterday by

Guest ArticleMay 3, 2016

I’m Not SORRY … And I Don’t Apologize For This Piece!

The author discusses a recurring topic of how women/girls are constantly using the word “sorry” which automatically puts

Back to HumanityMay 1, 2016

The Next United Nations Secretary General

Leading the world’s most important international organization is not an easy task. This is an election we should all pay close attention to. Let’s take a moment to grasp everything the world is going through today: we have wars in most of the middle east, extreme poverty in many parts of Africa, an influx of

Musings of an “Entrepreneur”April 28, 2016

Allowing a Business to Grow

In this article, the author shares some thoughts as she tries to work towards expanding her business. The

Habillez-MoiApril 26, 2016

Growth and Ascent of Fashion Bloggers

The rise of digital influencers in fashion, and how they grew to take this big role they currently

You Have My WordApril 24, 2016

Game of Tongues (#GameOfThrones)

The author sheds light on invented languages used in Film and TV. After watching the first few episodes of the popular HBO show Game of Thrones (GOT), I would sense how intricate the Dothraki language is, as several scenes are spoken entirely in Dothraki with English subtitles. From hearing the characters speaking it, you can tell

Pocket Full of BooksApril 21, 2016

Lost in Mars, Book Review on The Martian

Reviewing Any Weir’s best selling novel: The Martian, with its different science fiction elements and some of its human behavioral elements. The Martian by Andy Weir is a bestselling novel with a movie adaptation that left the world in awe of Mark Watney, the main character who by misfortune is left on Mars and finds