The Art of ObservationNovember 29, 2015

Alternative Art Spaces For The Win

Looking into how the use of alternative art spaces can be utilized to reach a wider audience in the UAE. A couple of weeks ago, I passed by Al Serkal Avenue in the Al Qouz Industrial Area, which recently became an artistic hub for arts and culture in Dubai. Galleries Night was taking place, which

CommunityNovember 26, 2015

The Online Conundrum

In a time where cyberbullying is spreading, how will enforcing regulations impact it, and how will it influence schools and parenting styles? “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a nursery rhyme almost all of us heard growing up. Yet, this statement has been at fault in several situations. “Bullying”,

Just a NassasaryNovember 25, 2015

The Responsibility To Lead

What are the differences and significant changes that Omar ibn Abdul’Aziz, the 8th caliph of the Umayyad, made during his

AUSMUN SeriesNovember 23, 2015

AUSMUN Committees: A Brief Insight (@AUS_ModelUN)

This article elaborates on the structure of committees in the Model UN in the American University in Sharjah.

CommunityNovember 19, 2015

A Historical Moment In The UAE’s Road to Women Empowerment

Yesterday we witnessed a monumental moment in the history of the UAE’s journey in empowering women. This moment was when Her Excellency Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi chaired the UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) as the first appointed woman to ever take this position. It represents a hugely important moment in time for women empowerment in

Reflections of the MindNovember 18, 2015

Accepting Cultural Differences

Cultural differences are present everywhere, however it is best to keep the differences aside and embrace individuals for who they are rather than where they come from. Ever since I was young my parents encouraged me to make friends with people who were not from the same school, same nationality, same neighborhood, or even same

Musings of an “Entrepreneur”November 17, 2015

Workplace Flexibility

How does workplace flexibility impact the productivity at work? and what does it really mean for both the

CommunityNovember 13, 2015

Inspirational Women of The UAE by Spontiphoria – Aida AlBusaidy (@AidaAlB)

In a new initiative by Spontiphoria cafe and boutique, called Inspirational Women of The UAE, the cafe hosts a

Uno Momento: A Moment of ContemplationNovember 13, 2015

The Simple Life

Our lives are getting more complicated by the day. It would serve us well to reflect on the

Beyond InspirationNovember 10, 2015

So, Being Vulnerable is Good?

Taking the reader through the thinking process of why vulnerability could be inspirational and why embracing it could make us better human beings. I recently attended a leadership forum in Dubai. As a way of introducing ourselves, all 30 of us were asked to share what inspires us. The answer that caught my attention came from

You Have My WordNovember 9, 2015

Breaking the 4th Wall

An exploration of a unique meta-technique used in theatres, movies and even books. A heated argument between a

NationalNovember 6, 2015

Sail Books Are Now Sold at #SIBF

Introducing the publishing partnership between Sail Publishing and Alhudhud Publishing on the books digitally published by Sail, and

Exploring LifeNovember 6, 2015

VoIP Services Should Not Be Blocked in The UAE

Questioning why the TRA and telecommunication companies block VoIP services in the country and calling for the unblocking

The Words WithinNovember 3, 2015

Maid with Respect

The author looks at why there are so many negative reports when it comes to employing maids and

Sponsored ContentNovember 1, 2015

The Captains Of Culture, @CareemUAE

Exploring the corporate culture behind the UAE-based technology transportation start-up Careem, and the impact it had on the company’s productivity. “Speak to whomever you want and ask any questions. We want you to know what’s going well in our organization and what we can improve upon. This is a chance for us to learn.” That’s the first

Hidden PromisesOctober 29, 2015

The Commercialization of Education

Article in brief: the author discusses how education is being viewed in our modern age in a commercialized perspective instead of a learning perspective. Last week, in my Microeconomics class, the professor started explaining the cost-benefit analysis that states: one must always undergo the action that pays more than it costs. Within the discussion, the