Millennial Gulf

A blog 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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Abdulla BinHindi: The Rise of NFT Art in the Gulf

A Bahraini artist and toymaker transforms his nostalgia-driven artistic practice into NFT art during the pandemic.

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Young Artists Animate Oman's Quiet Art Scene

Omani youth spearhead national pavilions in Dubai and Venice as upcoming artists Abdulrahim Al Kendi and Mays Al Moosawi draw recognition for their novel explorations of love, religion, and self-acceptance.

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Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale: A New Platform for Saudi Artists on the World Stage

As Saudi Arabia’s first biennial contemporary art exhibition, the Diriyah Biennale showcases Saudi talent and puts the country on the international arts calendar.

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Zayed University Adopts Experimental Approach, Prompting Skepticism and Support

Students, faculty, and community members are apprehensive about a new interdisciplinary approach pitched by a collaboration between the UAE’s Zayed University and U.S. educational technology developer Minerva.

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IN NARRATIVE: Exploring Urban Gulf Spaces Through Fiction

A Kuwaiti-Bahraini duo engages Gulf architects, designers, and the public in bringing the built environment to life through storytelling.

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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.

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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