Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cultural Observer

Call for entries for 2016 Sheikha Manal’s ‘Young Artist Award’

Competition is open to all UAE residents, aged between 18-30 years The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

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...

First Day of Ramadan Announced

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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...

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...

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...

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...

First Day of Ramadan 2017 Announced

Saudi astronomer Doctor Khalid Al-Zaaq said today that the first day of Ramadan will likely fall on Saturday and end also on a Saturday....

‘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...

Sharjah – A World Book Capital 2019, UNESCO

Signalling a ground-breaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The Golden Age of Arab Sciences 1st UAE Exhibition Kicks Off

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, opened The Golden Age of Arab Sciences exhibition in...

Diwali Events in Dubai

Diwali is a traditional Indian holiday and it is celebrated by many expats in Dubai and in the UAE in general. That is due...

Celebrate 8th of March: International Women’s Day

International Women's Day, 8 March, is a globally celebrated day marking the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and...