Culture

ArtJanuary 11, 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi (@LouvreAbuDhabi) – A Dream That Came True

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali works as a museum expert and consultant. She worked as an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of Sharjah.Prior to her academic career, she worked in the museum field for several years. Dr. Al Ali has a strong passion for museums, Islamic history and art. She has written few publications and has been giving talks related to the history of museums in UAE, impacts of social change in museum development, museum and identity, and strategies to attract visitors to museums.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes  Opening Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi as the first universal museum in the Arab world put the

HistoryDecember 29, 2017

Why I Want To Be A Historian

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Column: Just A Nassasary.
Nasser AlFalasi was born the year the cold war ended. For those who don’t know the year the cold war ended, Nasser’s columns in SAIL is exactly for that reason. Nasser’s undergrad was in Financial Services at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He then pursued his graduate studies at NYU, NYC concentrating in global affairs with a specialization in international relations and transnational security. His major interests include history and global affairs. Most of his columns will be in regards to those topics. By the way, if you haven’t already found out the year Nasser was born, its 1991.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes  Reflecting on why I chose social history as a field of study for my Ph.D., and why

LiteratureDecember 24, 2017

5 Tips for Every Bookworm Visiting A Middle Eastern Book Fair

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes  Here are five tips to make sure your experience of a book fair was worth the wait

ReligionsDecember 7, 2017

Friday Prayers Should Cultivate Peace, Not Traffic

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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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Mosques are a place of peace and respect, but why is it that some people abandon these

PhilosophyNovember 27, 2017

Moral Obligation: Libertarianism vs. Communitarianism

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Debating the morality of libertarian and communitarian philosophy. It is 1942. The 2nd world war has been

Book ReviewsNovember 23, 2017

#BookReview Origin by Dan Brown

Adeeb Nami (@Adeeb_PawsUp)

Adeeb is a marketing student at AUS. He is a voracious reader and a book enthusiast. He first discovered the joy for reading through Enid Blyton’s different stories, specifically the Secret Seven series. He believes in the power of words and communication, which is why he actively seeks out volunteer work, public speaking activities, and literature festivals.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes  In the most recent book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, the author takes us

InspirationalNovember 20, 2017

I Exist Because I Want To

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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Reading Time: 5 minutes  Rarely do people think about the reason for their existence and the meaning of their lives. As a result, many do not reach their utmost potential. This article discusses the different reasons for our existence, and how our perception of our lives changes the way we live our lives and affects the world in

CultureOctober 30, 2017

Why You Should Take Your Children To A Museum?

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali works as a museum expert and consultant. She worked as an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of Sharjah.Prior to her academic career, she worked in the museum field for several years. Dr. Al Ali has a strong passion for museums, Islamic history and art. She has written few publications and has been giving talks related to the history of museums in UAE, impacts of social change in museum development, museum and identity, and strategies to attract visitors to museums.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesMuseums are great spaces for learning and getting inspiration. Children who visit museums with their parents are more likely to visit museums in adulthood.  To visit a museum in the weekend or on holiday might not be the first option parents choose for their children, especially in the United Arab Emirates. Parents would consider places that

Book ReviewsOctober 25, 2017

#BookReview Captive by Jere Van Dyk

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesAlthough religion is their claim, it is clear that culture validates blood, and vengeance, an act that is forbidden

EntertainmentSeptember 24, 2017

Back to School in Pink and Blue

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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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe media continues to push the blue and pink agenda towards children who are easily influenced into following stereotypes. It’s the annual back to school season, and this year my children are starting kindergarten, which means we are now joining other parents in shopping for school bags and accessories. I took my children along so