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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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The 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

EntertainmentMay 16, 2017

Batman, Superman, and Logan Walked Into A Coffee Shop- The Beauty of @MEFCC

Deenah Rashid (@Deena_Rashid_)

Deenah Rashid (@Deena_Rashid_)

Editor at Sail Publishing
Deena is a recently graduated student who completed her Bachelor’s in International studies with a specialization in Culture and Society. She currently works at an art gallery in Dubai, but is also a freelance editor/proofreader and writer.
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Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) started only a few years ago at the Dubai International Marine Club. Back then it was a small event, with a spark that has now become Comic Con’s distinctive atmosphere. There are and always will be detractors and critics of MEFCC, myself included, finding fault with some of

CultureNovember 27, 2016

How Disney Projects Orientalism Through Their Movies

Mariam Khalifa (@thesleepwriter)

Mariam Khalifa is a senior student at Zayed Univeristy, majoring in International Studies, and specializing in Culture and Society. Her hobbies include writing short stories, poems, and photography. She is interested in all topics relating to culture, society, art, and lifestyle.

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What are the aspects of Orientalism that are found in Disney’s movies like Aladdin (1992) and Mulan (1998),

CultureOctober 27, 2016

Why Do People Choose Shopping Malls To Spend Their Free Time In The UAE?

Dr. Mona Al Ali

Dr. Mona Al Ali

Dr. Mona Al Ali is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of Sharjah, UAE. Her research focuses on visitors studies. Moreover, she is interested in researching UAE society and the dramatic change it has been through. Dr. Al Ali has a strong passion for museums, Islamic history, and art, with many publications of her own in those fields. She 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.
Dr. Mona Al Ali

Ever realized the reasons behind why people go to shopping malls in the UAE? And how many academic

EntertainmentSeptember 20, 2016

The Story Behind Guinness Book of Records

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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What’s the origins of the Guinness Book of Records and what drives people to break records. I have always had a fascination with this reference book since I was a child. It appeased my desire for knowledge and fulfilled my curiosity of wanting to know who the best in every conceivable field was. It had

Film & TVJuly 28, 2016

A City in a Filmmaker’s Lens

Marwah Fuad (@marwah_f1)

Marwah Fuad is an Emirati portrait artist born and raised in Abu Dhabi. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Cultural Communications from Zayed University. She has contributions in both art and tourism fields.

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How has filmmaking influenced the tourism industry in the past two centuries, and how people perceive certain cities over the others. Throughout history, the film industry did not have great influence on the tourism industry. By the 20th century, which was the prosperous era for filmmaking; tourism marketers started to collaborate with filmmakers to utilize

EntertainmentJuly 19, 2016

What’s My Name? #MuhammadAli

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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The legend Muhammed Ali and how vital his name change was for him and for others after him. Embed from Getty Images “I am the greatest” he roared to the skeptic reporters ahead of his 1964 world title match with Sonny Liston. No one believed his claim, as he was the heavy underdog in this

EntertainmentJuly 6, 2016

The Comeback of Emirati Theatre This Eid

With the non-profit Emirati theatre scene struggling to make a comeback, due to all the financial setbacks, the

Film & TVApril 24, 2016

Game of Tongues (#GameOfThrones)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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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

Film & TVApril 7, 2016

The Evolution of Movie Franchises

Jessica Foreman

Jessica Foreman

Jessica Foreman is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle based writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding The British Broadcasting Company, and running a print and online based magazine whilst at university. She is currently looking towards starting her Masters in Mobile and Personal Communications as well as broadening her horizons through travelling.
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It’s tempting to think of movie franchises as relatively new, but in one form or another they’ve been