Hamida Aman Builds Cultural Bridges and Promotes Peace Through a Community Music Festival

  Kabul-born Hamida Aman Organises a non-profit peace concert at Dubai’s Zabeel Park, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding   Featuring seven talented alternative music artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Africa, “Salam Aleikum” concert was held at Dubai’s Zabeel park for the first time. The […]

UD Insider: Artist Ruben Sanchez Brings Street Life Culture to the Lake-side Community

  Dubai-based Creative Group – ING Creatives – teams up with graffiti and multi-talented artist, Ruben Sanchez for an original community initiative   ING Creatives, a Dubai-based organisation that supports local artists and creative professionals teamed up with Artist Ruben Sanchez for a JLT community initiative. The Spanish-born graffiti artist, Ruben Sanchez created a colourful […]

UD Insider: Valleydez Gives Creative Designers an Outlet to Shine in Dubai’s Fashion World

  High-end designer boutique gives artists a life-time opportunity with its first ‘Dare to Create’ art competition   High-end designer boutique – Valleydez is sponsoring an art competition titled ‘Dare to Create’ in an effort to promote aspiring and emerging artists. The art competition requires participants to submit an illustration, photograph or any piece of […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Things I like about being a Blogger

    My previous Top 10 List was about being raised by parents from the Gulf region. I come from a moderately conservative family. We are not liberal, but we’re also not extremely conservative or religious. Here’s a link for that post if you missed it. Today’s list includes the top 10 things that I […]

Interview with LCF Senior Business Manager

I must start by apologizing for not writing in a while. Basically, I was on a break from my University course and I was trying to make the most out of my free time. Apart from catching up on much-needed sleep and not doing much really, I managed to make a few trips to the […]

BCBG’s Living the Bon Chic Life Celebrates 25 Years of Style in Dubai

  This post is another project that I did for my web news production class in University. I had the pleasure to meet Lubov Azria, wife of renowned designer Max Azria, and Chief Creative Officer for the BCBG Max Azria group. Lubov and her team are very professional and talented individuals, and I’m glad that […]

Photo Essay: Sole DXB Event in Dubai

  Today’s post is another University project that I just completed for this term’s photojournalism course. I present to you: My Photo Essay on Sole DXB event that took place on the 14th and 15th of November. I was there on the 14th of November for a few hours, taking photos and meeting up with […]

Event Review: London College of Fashion “Art of Dress” Exhibition in Dubai

  When I received the invite for the private view event for London College of Fashion‘s “Art of Dress” exhibition, I was so excited and knew that this would be the perfect topic for my next video journalism University project. I had attended LCF back in 2009, as a first step towards changing careers into […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Tips for Making it in the Creative Industry

  When I first decided to change careers from IT to journalism back in 2008, I had no idea about the way to get there. I didn’t realize that it would be a completely different route to what I was used to, or to how I eventually got my IT job. Doing things the hard […]

UD Review: Sushi Art DIFC

  It’s been a roller-coaster ride with this blogging journey…with so many ups and downs. But I think that I’ve finally reached a decision about what I don’t want to continue doing on this blog. Unless I get invites from friends, I don’t plan on doing as many reviews as I did in the past. […]