UAE Culture

HistoryJanuary 3, 2017

History of the UAE’s Land and Its Connection to Present People

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

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are the old civilizations that lived on the UAE’s land, and are we connected to them like other countries are connected to their previous civilizations? In the past, many thousand years ago, people have documented parts of their lives such as their beliefs and significant events on walls and even on stones. Without access

FamilyNovember 1, 2016

The Struggles and Accolades of Half Emiratis

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: 5 minutesLooking at the struggles that some half-Emiratis go through, and some of their success stories across the globe. The UAE is a country known for its diversity and openness in welcoming people from all walks of life who have established themselves here and call this place home. As a result of this growth, UAE Nationals have

UAE CultureAugust 21, 2016

How Did Family Generations in the UAE Change Across Time

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

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Reading Time: 5 minutesHow did the UAE society and families change across generations and time since the establishment of UAE till today? The UAE’s society is an amalgam of different elements and is as diverse as most major cities/countries of the world are becoming. But respect to old known families and the structure of tribal families still continues

UAE CultureJuly 31, 2016

Hello Neighbor! Can We Be Friends?

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.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesAlthough the world is interconnected, our relationship with neighbors is not as strong as it used to be. With that, we have lost the sense of neighborhood that we used to have in the UAE. Moving into my own house was one of my dreams coming true back in 2008. My little family was so

UAE CultureJune 24, 2016

Zayed’s City Lights

Shahla AlGhareeb (@ShahlaAlGhareeb)

Shahla is a 19-year-old Emirati who comes from a family of poets and naturally found herself interested in poetry. She views poetry as a form of self-expression and finds it fascinating how words can define certain ideas, perspectives and states of mind. She is currently a Psychology student with a minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and aims to raise awareness about mental health, violence, and gender-related topics.

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Reading Time: 1 minuteThe poem Zayed’s City Lights reflects the Emirati nation’s mourning of the late, and much loved, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in November 2004. That night the moon and clouds were competing to shine by exchanging seats in the calm starless sky. That night, cities’ lights went off- A grieving land after a frenetic

UAE CultureApril 10, 2016

Ship of the Desert

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.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe author urges decision makers in the UAE to pay more attention to camels and identify new investment opportunities which will make use of the large number of camels in the country. A typical Hollywood movie would normally depict life in old Arabia by showing a man wearing a Ghutra, traveling on his camels through

UAE CultureDecember 24, 2015

The Glory of UAE

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 author looks at how far the UAE has come since its inception and how its people still remain at the core of its development. The 44th UAE National Day has just passed and once again we’ve celebrated all the achievements of this great nation. The United Arab Emirates has come a long way since

UAE CultureDecember 10, 2015

Misconception of Women in their Thirties

Reading Time: 3 minutesCultural expectations at certain ages can cripple our growth, what do we do about them, and how should

SocietyDecember 4, 2015

A Subtle Expression of Nationalism

Meera Al Agroobi (@meerakay)

Meera is a 22 year old graduate from Zayed University Dubai. She double majored in Psychology and Media and currently works for Dubai Government in the Education sector. Her passions are ever-changing aside from coffee, traveling and reading. Meera enjoys talking to people, animals and herself.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHow does one express their sense of nationalism? Does it have to be with excessive exterior ways or

HistoryDecember 1, 2015

We Didn’t Ride Camels To School

Anna Louise Roberts (@ImAnnaRoberts )

Anna Louise Roberts (@ImAnnaRoberts )

Anna Roberts, an International Radio and TV broadcaster, is the Founder and Managing Director of Nudge, a communications advisory based in Dubai. The Kiwi moved to the UAE in 1994 at the age of seven from New Zealand with her family. Anna lived and worked throughout America, The Caribbean and Europe before retuning to live in Dubai five years ago. You'll find Anna running along Jumeirah Corniche on Friday mornings and will never miss watching an All Blacks Rugby game.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnna Roberts talks about her experience as a New Zealander moving to Dubai early in her childhood during