UAE Heritage

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

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.
Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

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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 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.
Abdulla Alwahedi (@Alwahedi)

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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

FeatureJanuary 26, 2016

In Memory of Mohammad Ali Zainal, The “King of Pearl”

Salman Karmostaji ( @S_Karmostaji)

Salman Karmostaji ( @S_Karmostaji)

Salman is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies at the AUS. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, he has always strived to succeed as an entrepreneur. He is currently working on launching his upcoming company, The Matjar. Salman’s column conveys his message in a clear and concise manner with the sole goal of bettering the world.
Salman Karmostaji ( @S_Karmostaji)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author talks about a Saudi businessman and philanthropist named Mohammad Ali Zainal who made great contributions to the field of education in the Arabian Peninsula. In the past few decades, the Arabian Peninsula has gone through countless changes and developments in the field of education. Today, it hosts several world-class universities and schools that

UAE HeritageJanuary 21, 2016

Lost Heritage is Lost Treasure

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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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe UAE is home to many expats who have lived here for many years. Unfortunately, countless of them left the country without documenting their stories and their perspective of the country’s development. It has been a year now, since I started writing for Sail Magazine. It has been a challenging yet wonderful experience, especially that

FashionJuly 12, 2015

A Piece in History: The ‘Ugal’

Moza Almatrooshi (@mozaalmatrooshi)

Moza Almatrooshi (@mozaalmatrooshi)

Column: The Heart of Making
Moza Almatrooshi is an Emarati artist and designer. After attaining a BA from Zayed University Dubai in Interior Design in June 2013, Moza began her journey in trying to find a place in the creative industry in the UAE, starting with catching a plane to Italy to intern in the UAE Pavilion in the Venice Art Biennale 2013. Since then Moza has dabbled in several experiences such as architecture, design, event planning, art exhibitions, and writing for independent publications. Moza continues to journey through life, art, and design.
With mass production sweeping the globe, artisanal talents struggle to retain relevancy. This column celebrates the beauty and human value added to a product that is created with skilled hands.
Moza Almatrooshi (@mozaalmatrooshi)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle Brief: Author visits an Ugalor, Arabian male headpiece maker, and explores the contemporary process of making it,

ReligionsJuly 4, 2015

Ramadan, Then and Now

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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Reading Time: 5 minutesArticle in brief: the author reminiscences about the traditions of Ramadan during his childhood. My seven-year-old Mohammad will fast

FamilyApril 1, 2015

Is It Clear? – Tuning TV’s to Appropriate Channels

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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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle in Brief: the author talks about his experience through the fast developing media sector and the need

UAE CultureFebruary 1, 2015

The Old Mosque in Fujairah

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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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle in brief: The author talks about his experience in visiting different mosques in the UAE and the importance of preserving old mosques. According to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, there are 4915 mosques in the UAE. The number of mosques has increased drastically in the recent years with the increase of population

UAE HeritageJanuary 1, 2015

Grandma’s Sewing Machine

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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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle in brief: The author reflects on his grandmother’s sewing machine and what it meant for the previous generations.