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Shine Out at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The eighth edition of the international literary event, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) was inaugurated by the Crown Prince and Deputy ...

A Union's Exchange: Navigating the 21st Century

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

Happiness sheltered us from the tyranny of time, As we all united...a nation in its prime. O young ones, you live in a time of blissful spring, Needl...

Explore the Richness of the United Arab Emirates With a Semester in Sharjah

College Tourist | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

With fast growing economies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE quickly becoming hot destination for international companies, students who are looking to gain experience in a culture that will help their future job prospects should take note.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

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.

New Day for Publishing in the Middle East

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The Emirate of Sharjah continues to position itself as a leading partner in the Middle East and Africa for writers, poets, intellectuals and lovers of the written word with the identity launch of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the establishment of Sharjah Book City.

The Middle East Among Us: Artist Nasser Alzayani in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I caught up with the kind, thoughtful, wise-beyond-his-years artist inside the Odeon Cinema in Florence during Middle East Now, and it turned out to be a highlight of my festival. After the interview, do check out the slideshow of his work below.

Sharjah Biennial 12: A March Through the City

MutualArt | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

The plaintive cry of the mizmar undulates through the air. Ahead of the musicians, four men, impeccably dressed in high street fashion, lead the funeral procession with heads held high. But they don't walk in mournful solemnity. They strut.

Good Environment for Sustainable Business

Badr Jafar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Badr Jafar

It is easy to think that one person, or one business, can never make a meaningful difference, and that short-term priorities usually prevail. However that attitude is in itself as unsustainable as the actions that it will precipitate.

The Clusters of Light: An Oratorio About Islam

Teri Johnson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Teri Johnson

In late March 2014, I traveled to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to attend world's most elaborate oratorio about the story of Islam. This opening production was created to help change the world's negative perceptions of Islam by presenting its core values.

'The Shawati' Interviews': The Brain That Sings Filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Catching up with the beautiful, intelligent, insightful Al-Agroobi, as I did to interview her for Shawati' Abu Dhabi, is always a pleasure and her answers cut to the heart of the matter.

The Sharjah International Book Fair

Teri Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Teri Johnson

For the past 32 years the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has brought together authors, publishers, families and literary enthusiasts.

Fake Plastic Souks: The Glory Years

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Naked Neo Lladro figurines draped in mini bikinis comply with local mores in Sharjah where authorities have asked shopkeepers to "behead" mannequins a...

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

Viator | Posted 06.08.2013 | Travel
Viator

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. Here's a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.

The Women Trailblazers of Gulf Arab Art

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The 20th century witnessed a string of influential women who have impacted the world of Western art from Gertrude Stein to Peggy Guggenheim. Perhaps unknown to some even in the arts field, a mixture of native and expatriate women across the Arab Gulf States have also played a major role.

Kuwait Art Museum Succeeds Where Others Have Failed

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

As the art world descends on the Gulf cities of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Doha, each March visitors would well to keep in mind another Gulf city t...

Political Islamists Arouse Suspicion in the UAE

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The movement that has swept most states in the region was initially built on social ideals that the political Islamists don't necessarily subscribe to, but joined under the understanding that "the end justifies the means."

How Urbanisation Is Changing Emirati Identity

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Abu Dhabi clearly realizes the danger of the disappearing UAE culture, and rather than battling globalization, Abu Dhabi is employing the strategy of using that unstoppable force to promote Emirati culture.

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

Does The UAE Have A Superior Publishing Model?

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These awards are another example of just how much the SIBF is reaching out to western publishers, backed, as always, by Sheik Sultan Al Qasimi, whose ...

The UAE Is One Nation ... It's Time Our Passports Said So

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The UAE's efforts to promote national identity are being compromised by our distribution of national identity documents that blatantly discriminate between citizens.

Air India Pilots, Crew Brawl During Flight

Times Of India | Saurabh Sinha & Neha Lalchandani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI: The Maharaja witnessed his first in-flight Mughal-e-Azam at 30,000 feet above sea level on Saturday, as two members of the cabin crew--one ...

The UAE's Dual Representation at the Venice Biennale

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Unlike every other country that took part, the UAE was the only one that was officially represented in two separate pavilions across a canal from each other.

Sharjah's Steady Pace Is Showing Its Strength

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Perhaps the biggest asset that Sharjah holds is the leadership of Dr Sheikh Sultan, whose vision continues to shape this cultural oasis of the Gulf.

Art's Powerful Message for the Merchants of Death

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The video installation by the Palestinian graphic artist Sharif Waked, sums up the sentiments of many Muslims who are repulsed by the "death industry" propagated by cowardly terrorists.

The Face of Power in the UAE is a Woman and Her Name is Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi.

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Sheikha Lubna represents the 21st Century woman. She is cutting through veils of discrimination with serious substance, style and a smile.