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Cultural Observer

When is Ramadan in 2017

People living and working in the Arab world might be wondering when is Ramadan in 2017. The Internet offers approximate answers as the precise...

‘Reading Box’ Opens in City Walk

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the launch of the second edition...

UAE to celebrate International Day of Happiness

The UAE, along with the entire world, celebrates International Happiness Day on 20th March every year. The UAE has accomplished many achievements in all areas,...

What is Pi Day?

Celebrate Mathematics on March 14th Celebrated in countries that follow the month/day (m/dd) date format, because the digits in the date, March 14 or 3/14,...

Fourth Edition of Dubai Art Season Announced

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and, will mark the fourth edition of Dubai Art Season...

Materialism and Commerce Have ‘taken Christmas hostage’

This year, Pope Francis warned that the holiday season has been taken hostage by the “lights of commerce.” During his annual Christmas Eve mass at...

The Perfect Last Minute Gift – Magazine Digital Subscription

Magazine digital subscriptions and any other type of subscriptions make the perfect Christmas or year end gift, because the receiver gets a little something...

Popular Kindle Books Under $2 Each

During the holiday season, Amazon has marked down a large number of Kindle books under $2 each. You can find ebooks from different genres,...

Books by Donald Trump Now Bestsellers

Firmly on the top of Google News during the past many months, Donald Trump also gained popularity on lists seemingly not related to politics...

Best Books of 2016: The Underground Railroad the #1 Book of...

Amazon announced its selections for the Best Books of 2016, naming Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad the Best Book of the Year. The...

Three Best Selling Biography Books in 2016

The curiosity people exhibit towards the lifestyle of celebrities is quite normal as they often search for reflections of themselves in the "rich and...

Three 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlisted push out of the comfort...

Do you love the art of literature? Do you crave to discover new authors? If you are searching for extraordinary books to grasp your...

Region’s first Japanese culture event, ANI:ME heralded as major success

Over 10,000 people attend inaugural ANI:ME event on Yas Island  Yoshitaka Amano of Final Fantasy fame topped list of Japanese pop-culture celebrities appearing...

Burj Khalifa will showcase the ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond...

Emaar Properties is celebrating more than fifty years of the launch of the James Bond franchise with an array of dazzling experiences, including the...

Sharjah International Book Fair will display 1.5 million books

This year’s Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) - third largest book fair in the world- will see the participation of 1,420 publishing houses from...

The Origin of Halloween

The origin of Halloween is most probably not known to many people. Until a few years back, October 31 actually marked the observation of...

Dubai Culture Launches ‘Reading Box’ Initiative

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced the launch of its ‘Reading Box’ initiative...

Emirates and Google to promote reading in Arabic

Emirates Airline and Google are ‘Celebrating Arabic Reading’ all through October in a collaboration to reach millions of smartphone users in the region, and...

‘Young Artist Award’ competition introduces ‘Architecture’ category

The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s announceed new updates to the ‘Young Artist Award’ competition in...

Dubai Opera grand inauguration later this year; Emaar has invested AED...

Emaar Properties has placed Dubai center stage in the fast-growing global arts industry with the pre-opening of its premier cultural destination, the multi-format Dubai...

Gearing up for a long Eid Al Adha holiday

With a few weeks left until Eid Al Adha, most of us already plan short breaks and foreign travels for the middle of September. Let's...

Our Summer is Filled with Culture & Arts Programme Kicks Off

Dubai Public Library Launches Eighth Edition of ‘Our Summer is Filled with Culture & Arts’ Programme · 11 day children’s programme to provide a variety...

Best Books of 2016 So Far

The best books of of 2016, at least so far in the year, now have been revealed by Amazon's editorial team. This is an...

First Day of Eid Al Fitr Forecast

The beginning of Eid Al Fitr this year will most likely fall just a couple of days before the weekend in July, giving workers...