Folkloric dance is an important part of Middle Eastern identity, but dancers in the United Arab Emirates are adding a modern twist to their performances. The Sima Dance Company has been established in Dubai since 2014 and merges cultural dances, like Dabke and Sufi, with contemporary steps.
Lit in Athens and brought to Abu Dhabi, the arrival of the Flame of Hope marked the start of the Special Olympic World Games in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the global sports event dedicated to people with intellectual disabilities was held in the Middle East.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Mohammad Naciri, a regional director for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, spoke to Euronews about the current state of the women’s rights cause amongst Arab states.
Best-selling author and life coach Tony Robbins, famous for helping people like President Clinton and Serena Williams in times of personal and professional crisis, came to the UAE to share his advice with an audience which included parliamentarians.
Pope Francis on Monday (February 4) was welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and the Vice-President of UAE and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at Abu Dhabi's presidential palace.