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Culture & Education | Monday 15 August, 2022 12:19 pm
Zayed University (ZU), a flagship Higher Education institution, has recently launched (The UAE Inclusive Youth Network) which successfully educated and trained 41 students over the summer of 2022 to become peer educators and facilitators in topics related to people of determination inclusivity,...
Influential artwork of renowned Lebanese artist Aref El Rayess draws more than 12,000 visitors
Culture & Education | Sunday 14 August, 2022 9:32 am
The first institutional retrospective of the late Lebanese artist Aref El Rayess (1928 – 2005) organized by Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) in partnership with Sharjah Arts Foundation, presented more than five decades of artworks that reveal the rich and complex artistic practice during the...
Japan warns citizens of the approaching Typhoon Meari
Culture & Education | Saturday 13 August, 2022 4:14 pm
Typhoon Meari is expected to make landfall on Japan's Pacific coast close to Tokyo on Saturday, during the annual Bon summer holiday season, the weather agency said. The agency warned of disasters including potential landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, overflowing rivers, strong winds and ...
SZGMC to launch tenth 'Junior Culture Guide programme'
Culture & Education | Saturday 13 August, 2022 3:54 pm
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (SZGMC) will launch the 10th edition of the ''Junior Culture Guide programme'', as part of the ''Young Builders'', a youth capacity building programme that combines the initiatives and activities the mosque had launched over the years, providing a platform for...
Where We Are Going Today: Plant Cafe in Saudi Arabia’s Abu Arish
Culture & Education | Friday 12 August, 2022 12:29 pm
The sleepy southwestern city of Abu Arish in Jazan province is known for producing and exporting salt and, more recently, for a cafe that combines the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Seven months ago, Plant Cafe opened its doors to residents of the area, and Jazan city should take...
Major fall in global food prices for July, but future supply worries remain
Culture & Education | Saturday 6 August, 2022 5:14 pm
Food prices dropped significantly in July, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline since hitting record highs earlier in the year in the wake of the developments in Ukraine, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported. The UN agency has published its latest eagerly awaited...
Saudi tourism spending grew 52% to $25.5bn in 2021
Culture & Education | Friday 5 August, 2022 11:56 am
Overall tourism spending in Saudi Arabia, including residents and foreigners, rose 52 percent in 2021 to SR95.6 billion ($25.5 billion) from SR63.4 billion the previous year, data published by the Saudi Central Bank, also known as SAMA, revealed. The numbers, however, paled compared to 2019...
Ministry of Culture and Youth launches Career Excellence Awards 2022
Culture & Education | Wednesday 3 August, 2022 3:27 pm
The Ministry of Culture and Youth has launched its Career Excellence Awards this year with the aim of improving the Ministry's performance and competitiveness. The awards will help promote the cultural, media and youth sectors locally and internationally and mobilise their contribution to the...
Saudi heritage: Silent Thamud inscriptions speak of Hail’s ancient cultural legacy
Culture & Education | Tuesday 2 August, 2022 10:08 am
Ancient Thamudic inscriptions and drawings adorn almost every street and alleyway in Hail, a testament to the region’s ancient cultural legacy, which has been drawing increasing numbers of tourists to the area.This city in the north of the country has thousands of Thamudic inscriptions dating...
Saudi tourism, AI among final proposals for Misk Leaders 2030 program
Culture & Education | Monday 1 August, 2022 1:44 pm
Twenty-seven Saudi leaders from government, business and non-profit sectors presented their final proposals for the Leaders 2030 program at a ceremony on Sunday. The program will be overseen by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, or MISK, which allows talented individuals to...