UAE Culture

HistoryJanuary 3, 2017

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

What 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

Looking 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

How 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?

Although 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

The 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

The 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

The 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

Cultural 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

How 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 Roberts talks about her experience as a New Zealander moving to Dubai early in her childhood during