Christian Borbon is a web producer for gulfnews.com.
Adopting the latest technology while staying true to tradition comes naturally to the UAE. The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening and the planned Mars Scientific City were highlights in a year that also saw the UAE Government taking big strides in its commitment to clean energy, efficient transport and smart governance
It was yet another tumultuous year for the region. Daesh was militarily defeated, but at a huge cost for civilians. In Syria, the inhumane siege of Ghouta and aerial bombing of civilian areas continued. Somalia experienced its worst-ever terrorist attack. Saudi Arabia led global efforts to fight terror, while trying to check Iran’s expansionism. With their brutal killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Al Houthis showed they are not prepared for peace. And Donald Trump’s move on occupied Jerusalem is bound to create further instability.
Jasem Ali Mohammad has a magnificent collection of jewels from the past and a unique collection of tools used by jewellers for centuries. Staff photographer Atiq ur Rehman ventured into the workshops of Blue Star Diamond and Al Taqm Almalaki Jewels & Precious Stones to get a closer look at the manufacturing process.
The Haj: Memories of a Journey exhibition, which runs till March 19, 2018 at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque, draws on Shaikh Zayed’s own Haj experience in 1979 while highlighting the experiences of Emirati pilgrims over the years. It features artefacts, historic photographs, multimedia displays, and ontemporary installations. The exhibition is an engaging narrative that charts the history and cultural context of this spiritual pilgrimage.Staff photographer Ahmed Kutty takes a closer look
Summer camps in Dubai ensure children make the most of their vacations. From swimming and ice skating to a range of trampoline activities such as dodge ball, slam dunk and foam pits to arts and crafts, there is always something to learn while having fun. Staff photographer Ahmed Ramzan captures the excitement
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