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Middle East’s first Hallyu festival in Abu Dhabi

Middle East’s first Hallyu festival in Abu Dhabi

According to “CJ Entertainment”, a Korean music company, their upcoming K-con festival for Korean culture “Hallyu” is going to be held on 25th March in Abu Dhabi’s “The Arena” open auditorium in UAE. The festival will include Kpop performances and other activities that would enable fans to enjoy Korean culture and what it offers including […]

Sharjah Art Foundation announces education and art meeting

Sharjah Art Foundation announces education and art meeting

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 9th annual March Meeting that takes place during a week of events from March 11–15 that includes exhibition openings, performances and other discursive programmes. March Meeting 2016: Education, Engagement and Participation, March 12–13, will consider how institutions, initiatives, curators and artists have increasingly prioritised their relationships with audiences and communities. […]

UAE’s coast dances to the Georgian tunes

UAE’s coast dances to the Georgian tunes

UAE’s eastern coast danced February 21 to the tune of the spectacular show presented by the Georgian State Youth Dance Company during the third day of Fujairah International Arts Festival (FIAF). The young 39 virtuous talented dancers, in the age group from 9 to 11 years, proved unmatched performing skills that together, with fascinating polyphonic […]

Thousands participate in Dubai’s first international yoga festival

Thousands participate in Dubai’s first international yoga festival

The streets of Dubai were filled by Yoga enthusiasts as the city hosts its first international yoga festival. The festival which launched on Friday attracted thousands of yoga lovers, among them were the oldest yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. The events started with a mass yoga session in one of Dubai’s main streets, […]

UAE appoints ministers for happiness and tolerance

UAE appoints ministers for happiness and tolerance

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates has announced the creation of a minister of state for happiness, as part of a major government shake-up. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, said the minister would drive policy “to create social good and satisfaction”.A new post of minister […]

UAE’s Fujairah braces for its First International Arts Festival

UAE’s Fujairah braces for its First International Arts Festival

The organizing committee of Fujairah International Arts Festival (FIAF), scheduled to be kicked off on February 19, has finished putting all the last touches and agendas of the event. The festival is organized by Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA) under the patronage of H.H. Shiekh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme […]

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

Egypt became the third Arab country to ban Qatari website”Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” website operated from London, after Saudi Arabia and UAE. Saudi Arabia and UAE had previously announced they’d be banning and blocking the website accusing it of “spreading lies and distorting facts in news dealing with affairs in the two countries.” “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” announced on […]

Marijuana laws take a new turn in Middle East

Marijuana laws take a new turn in Middle East

Recently Mexico became one of the few countries to legalize marijuana cultivation and possession, joining Bangladesh, Colombia, Uruguay, and others. But in some regions, most specifically the Middle East, there is a set of strict laws when it comes to cannabis possession or cultivation. Marijuana or cannabis is not specifically banned in Islam but its effects have been […]

British detained in Dubai for “twitter abuse”

British detained in Dubai for “twitter abuse”

An ex-football club executive accused of social media crimes in Dubai will have to spend Christmas in prison, after his case was adjourned until January, according to BBC report. Ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh pleaded not guilty to cyber slander at a Dubai hearing on Monday. Haigh had been due to complete a two-year prison […]

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

  Infiniti, one of the region’s fastest growing premium automotive brands, has today announced the conclusion of  ‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ announcing Thea Myhrvold with TeachMeNow.com as the winner of the $US40,000 in seed funding for her business. The programme in Hong Kong, closes out what started in the Middle East and called on participants had […]

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