After the screening, which predictably received a lengthy standing ovation, producer Walter Parkes admitted that the film was meant to be a narrative, inspired by the book I Am Malala, which Yousafzai wrote with the help of Christina Lamb.
Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.
One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.
I'm angry. As a woman film blogger, I need twice as much effort and talent to get a quarter of the recognition that my male counterparts receive. I notice it on a daily basis and I've grown to really hate it.
Human rights have been a curious case when it comes to the UAE and the other Gulf Arab states for quite some time. The most widely reported concerns in the Emirates have had to do with workers in Dubai, the UAE's second city.
If the United Arab Emirates can maintain strong cooperation with Pakistan, if India can cooperate on counterterrorism efforts with Pakistan despite Kashmir-related tensions, and if countries from the United States to the Arab World can mend relations.
At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.
Take it from , founder of the Theme Park Guy -- an elaborate website that details his travels to worldwide theme parks--that empty parks are the place to be. Here he advised us on 8 of the world's emptiest theme parks.
As friends boasted about their procurement of $187 roundtrip tickets to Abu Dhabi on Etihad, I urged them to consider adding Oman to their itinerary; a five hour drive from AD or a quick, cheap nonstop flight departing close to every hour of the day.
The force is strong with Abu Dhabi. Not only is the middle east capital of the United Arab Emirates a filming location to Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the city has been making a big push to attract other productions.
Never mind the merry-go-round. August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day, which means we're aiming for high-stakes thrills, baby! You wanna go for the ride of the life? Check out these seven roller coaster wonders and remember: Keep your hands inside the car at all times.
When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.
A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.
Who would have thought that a single mother of three who once lived in the projects in Southeast Texas would one day live the life of her dreams in a far away land? It is her faith and great determination that leads to endless possibilities.
Following the evolution of a line is not solely about the refinement of the actual garments. Often that is an outcome of the designer's evolution. The life experiences, the attraction to new and varying aesthetics as well as the maturation of the designer all influence the growth of a collection.
Still a bit to go until the Palme d'Or and Un Certain Regard prizes are announced in Cannes, and speculations are aplenty regarding the winners. Some say the festival was devoid of great works of art, others complained about the Festival de Cannes typical bureaucracy.
Simeon Goodson should be a household name in comedy. He's been performing in various New York City clubs, bars, and anywhere really since 2004, and his effortless delivery matched with his unique laid-back observational humor. It'll come.
Once in Cannes, I hit the ground running. Picked up my credentials, again a flirt fest of pat-downs, s'il vows plaît madame and merci's, and went to visit the United Arab Emirates pavilion, which has seen some changes.