Millennial Gulf

A series reporting on youth-led initiatives in the realms of culture, politics, technology, and entrepreneurship in the Gulf Arab countries. The goal of Millennial Gulf is to elevate the voices of youth in the region and deepen understanding of their concerns and aspirations.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: By and For UAE Youth

Dubai’s Expo 2020 puts young Emirati citizens and residents center stage at the Middle East’s first world exposition.

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The Gulf’s New Sound: Indie Music and Global Change

There is a new talented class of musicians in the Gulf states. Their music is a clarion call for personal change along with sociocultural renewal from Jeddah to Manama and New Orleans.

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Gulf States Promote Fitness and Well-Being This Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, Gulf initiatives encourage a balance between traditions of preparing delicious meals and staying fit.

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Latifa Al Khalifa: A Local Curator Showcases Gulf Societies

From collecting wedding photos and exploring the evolution of khaleeji music to using humor to write about how people behave during the holy month of Ramadan, a Bahraini curator brings to light intriguing stories about Gulf societies.

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Revitalizing Yemen’s Ancient Traditions of Coffee Cultivation

Young Yemenis set up coffee startups to bolster Yemen’s agricultural sector, setting the stage for economic recovery and social change.

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Abdullah Al Bahrani: Bringing Economic Education and Financial Literacy to Young Omanis

Through YouTube videos, podcasts, and innovative educational programs, an Omani microeconomist encourages informed discussion about key issues of diversification and youth employment.

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101: Stimulating the UAE’s Grassroots Art Scene

During the coronavirus lockdown, young Emiratis set up a platform to support emerging local artists and engage with a wider audience to inspire curiosity and raise awareness about the local art scene.

Mudhawi’s List: Advocating for Kuwaiti Women in Politics

Kuwaiti women have played a significant role on the political stage in recent years, but they have yet to reach equal representation in the National Assembly. Mudhawi’s List aims to support women to achieve a more promising future in politics.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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