CULTURE CORNER

The health benefits of dates

Dates are a staple in the UAE and are a delicious treat that have many nutritional benefits. According to an article on the Organic...

In the UAE: Proverbs, Riddles & Folklore

During our visit to the Sharjah Heritage Museum, we came across a few interesting Emirati proverbs, riddles and folklore. These are located in the children’s section...

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding

Open Doors. Open Minds. According to the website of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU): “Dubai is a uniquely modern and cosmopolitan...

UAE Martyrs’ Day

Earlier this year, in mid-August, HH Sheikh khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declared that November 30th each year will be observed...

In the UAE … Fact File

What is the correct way to greet in Arabic? How do you contact the relevant bodies for matters concerning the hospital, police or ambulance? What...

Know Your UAE … The Sharjah Heritage Museum

Whether or not you are new to the UAE, it helps to know as much about the culture and heritage of this constantly evolving country....

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Each year, thousands of visitors, including locals, expatriates and international tourists, make their way to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM). Most are usually...

The holy month of Ramadan in the UAE

Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is an important period of religious significance for Muslims all over the...

10 tips for educators who are new to the UAE

Make friends As expats, sometimes the friends we make here in the UAE have to serve as stand-ins for our family members. At some point...

National Traditional Handicrafts Festival In Al Ain

Have you been looking for a cultural event in Al Ain that is suited for your entire family? Are you looking for authentic local...