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 […]

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 […]

Coffee Culture Takes on a New Wave

  Here’s a news story that I did for one of my University projects. The course is called “Web News Production” and it really helped me in a lot of ways. I learned how to write news stories for the web, add photos to a slideshow (coming soon in my next project) and create a […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Signs you Were Raised by GCC Parents

  This post might resonate with a good deal of people who grew up with Arab or Asian parents. Since both cultures have a lot of similarities – especially when it comes to the family and social issues. If you need some introduction to the way things are in the Gulf Region, have a look […]

Majestic Muscat: Souvenir Shopping at Muttrah Souq

  Crowne Plaza Muscat offers its guests a complimentary shuttle bus service to a couple of tourist attractions. These include the “Grand Mosque”, the “Grand Mall”, and a traditional street market called “Muttrah Souq“. Since I grew up in this region, visiting a mosque wasn’t exactly something that I would choose to do while on […]

Cultural Post: The Gulf Region Lifestyle

  If you need some introduction about life in the Gulf region, and a general idea of the social structure there, you can check out my previous cultural post, titled: The “Bubble” Life. Today’s topic is somewhat relevant. It can also be considered more of a personal topic since I’ll be talking about my specific […]

Random Post: Planning versus Improvising

  I must admit, I have a crazy obsession with lists. I make lists for everything; from to-do lists for the next day’s tasks, to grocery/random shopping lists, to future plans lists. My uncontrollable compulsive obsession with lists even gets me writing lists for the topics that I want to discuss with the people that […]

Cultural Post: The “Bubble” Life

  As most days in the city of Dubai, it was hot and sunny and I was walking at the Marina promenade after a nice breakfast at a cafe in the area. And as I was lost in my own trail of silly thoughts – mostly about planning what to do next – a certain […]