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Sandstorm Comics: Building a Local Comic Book Industry

Entrepreneur and creative Mo Abedin launched Sandstorm Comics as a dedicated comic book production studio, educational space, and community site to fill a gap in the UAE’s creative industry.

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Probing Social Pressures With Textiles and Ice Cream

Emirati artist Maitha Hamdan, featured in a UAE Embassy exhibition in DC situating women in the intimate space of the majlis, uses video performance to explore the more public social restrictions imposed on women.

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Qatar's World Cup and Public Art: Expanding the Field of Dialogue

As Qatar gears up to host the FIFA World Cup in November, Qatar Museums is ensuring that visitors get a taste of the country’s cultural scene through new public art installations.

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Sawtasura Captures the Voice and Lyrical Heritage of Saudi Women

Documenting the voice and lyrical heritage of Saudi women, the Sawtasura crowdsourcing platform opens new windows for historians.

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The Meccan Modernist: Hatem Alzahrani, Poetry, and a New Saudi Synthesis

For Saudi poet Hatem Alzahrani, overcoming dualities is essential when understanding his own work and that of other Arabs.

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The Knot: Putting Young Emiratis at the Forefront of Memory Preservation and Storytelling

Founded by an Emirati cultural educator, The Knot reimagines how international visitors and local residents alike can learn about the UAE’s history and traditions.

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Oman Debuts at the 59th Venice Biennale With “Destined Imaginaries”

Oman is participating in the International Biennale of Arts in Venice with a multimedia group show highlighting the country’s conceptual art scene.

Ramadan Series Tackle Women’s Issues and Religion

Ramadan has always been an opportunity to introduce new ideas to nudge viewers’ reactions; this year’s series are generating much-needed discussion on women’s issues.

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