Society

FamilyMay 14, 2017

Lesson Learned– Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

Column: Emirati Reflections
Abdulla holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. His abstract passion for history and literature with a hint of photography adds to his noble enduring quality. Abdulla enjoys visiting museums, art exhibitions and likes to spend his spare time in the outdoors. His column “Emirati Reflections” is a mixture of stories from the past and insights of the present, which blend together and formulate his understanding of the UAE’s culture.
Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

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What are the lessons we learn after the sudden loss of a family member? I published my last article in the summer of 2016, and since then I have been suffering from writer’s block. I don’t know the reasons behind that block, but one thing I am sure about, is the fact that not being

Women EmpowermentApril 17, 2017

Unpaid Domestic Work: A Tale of Disproportionate Gender Representation

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Column: Hidden Promises
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

How come women’s unpaid work is considered unimportant to the development of society and isn’t counted within its GNP. Despite common belief, there has never been a time in history where women did not work. The work done by women that usually gets disregarded is that of unpaid domestic nature. Unpaid work is usually defined

CultureApril 12, 2017

To The Ones Who Got Killed In The Name Of Honor

Lulwa A.M. (@A_Lulwaal)

Lulwa is a growing writer and artist from Kuwait. She holds a BBA in International Management. She is an aspiring philanthropist, an avid reader, an enthusiast for knowledge, a feminist and a cosmopolitan. Her major topics of interest, which are reflected in her articles, include cultural diversity, tolerance, women empowerment, literature, and education. Lulwa also reviews books on her Instagram account.

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Countless women are killed every year in the name of honor; our societies harbor such injustice and we are all passive participants. Almost every evening, when the inhabitants of the oldest apartment building in the outskirts of the youngest and most urbanized city in the country were supposedly in a deep sleep, a certain man

SocietyApril 2, 2017

Making a Habit to Give (@YearOfGiving)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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The author lauds the initiative of the government in launching the “Year of Giving” and looks at ways that we can all give back to our community. 2016 was declared as the “Year of Reading” in the UAE, and this resulted in many noteworthy initiatives, as well as a platform for the bookworms of the

SocietyFebruary 23, 2017

The Joys And Woes Of The Desert

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Encouraging readers to explore the nature of the UAE, but also with caution to those who are negligent and cause harm to the environment. While the UAE may be famed for its glitz and glamor, and iconic structures such as the Burj Khalifa and Etihad Towers, one must not forget some of the real beauties

ScienceJanuary 24, 2017

The Journeys of 2 Women in UAE’s STEM

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob is an Aerospace Engineer in Emirates Advanced Investments Group. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering specializing in aeronautics and a BSc in Computational Mathematics specializing in physics. Also, he is currently completing his MSc in Information Security from Khalifa University and an MBA from Abu Dhabi University. Yaqoob is interested to write about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art, culture, and community.
Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

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Who are some of the women examples in STEM fields, and how rich are their experiences and their lessons? The small percentages of women in STEM fields have always been a concern by many (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), whether inside or outside the STEM fields, especially with the fact that their

SocietyJanuary 22, 2017

Power in Numbers, The Car Plates Craze!

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Exploring people’s fascination with fancy car plate numbers and how far they would go to attain these. In

Social MediaJanuary 2, 2017

Social Media Destroyed Privacy

Fatma AlSahoul (@Fatmalsahoul)

Fatma is a nineteen-year-old student who’s currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in Finance at Zayed University in Dubai. Fatma has always dreamed to be a successful entrepreneur one day with countless innovative ideas that will help make a positive difference. She also wouldn’t mind to pursue a career involving her passions, writing and public-speaking. Conversations around topics like history, politics, and religion fascinates and interests her. Fatma’s column titled “A 90's Kid Perspective” includes this 19 years old’s perspective regarding different current affairs. This column is a safe place where all opinions are welcomed and respected.

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People giving up their privacy on the internet via social networking sites has turned into a terrifying trend.

InspirationalDecember 29, 2016

Tolerance In A Globalized World

Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

Column: 12 Lessons
Shamma holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights and a BA in International Affairs. She currently works as an instructor at Zayed University. Having volunteered with people with disability for more than 10 years, she devotes her career and free time to work closely with vulnerable groups to create a visible impact in society. Having interests in philosophy, human psyche, sociology, and literature her column “12 Lessons” will focus on issues that we face as a part of the trial and error process that is life.
Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

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In today’s globalized world, we are connected more than ever before, but does that mean we are more

FeatureDecember 7, 2016

5 Reasons Why I Would Enroll My Daughter in Sharjah Girl Guides (@ShjGirlGuides)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, a digital publishing house for online magazines and ebooks, and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Magazine, an online magazine about community and culture written in English by Emirati columnists. Iman is a multi award winner in digital publishing, entrepreneurship, and literature. Iman has also completed the Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Course in Yale University. Besides her work in publishing, she also lectures in Canadian University in Dubai.
Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

What benefits can you expect for your daughters once you enroll them in Sharjah Girl Guides? And does it matter for the girls as they grow up and for their communities. I was invited the last month to the annual ceremony of Sharjah Girls Guide (SGG), in which Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al