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In conversation with Emirati Writer and Director Abdulla Al Kaabi

Next year, a decade will have passed since the Dubai International Film Festival was inaugurated and it will be The Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s 7th year. With the formation of multi-billion dollar projects such as Dubai Studio City and Image Nation Abu Dhabi we can only expect the film movement to grow and eventually become an industry that contributes to the GDP of the UAE.  Last year,&n ...

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Setting records in Fujairah

A profile of pioneering rugby star – Ibrahim Murad   There is a saying in the UK you can be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond.  The implied meaning in this statement is that to improve yourself you must seek out different and more challenging environments to test yourself. Undoubtedly you will be out of your comfort zone with feelings of anxiety, stress and ...

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Dr Mohammed Abdullah Saeed, Director Fujairah Medical Zone

Dr Mohammed Abdullah Saeed, FMZ Director Fujairah Medical Zone working to meet the needs of the emirate     The Fujairah Medical Zone (FMZ) oversees the health and medical sector in the emirate embodied in three major hospitals, a number of primary health care centres, specialized treatment centres such as for Thalassemia, as well as numerous medical and dental clinics spread all ove ...

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The largest private medical care provider in the East Coast aiming higher still

As Fujairah grows in economic and population terms, one area still gives residents a pause for thought as standards in medical care, particularly the private sector, are still considered lagging behind larger emirates such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.    One local company attempting to change that is Al Sharq Health Care, a subsidiary company of Fujairah National Group, owned by H.H. Shei ...

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Former Fujairah resident on way to realize a dream after becoming published author

Many of us harbour dreams and aspirations, perhaps even from childhood, of achieving something more than the run-of-the-mill career; something we feel to be more worthwhile and stimulating, glamorous even.     Once in a while that dream comes true for some people, and the more benevolent souls among us rejoice, feel inspired and draw strength to hang-on even tighter to their own hopes ...

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Indian Social Club - Fujairah, a labour of love and community backbone

Mr. Veda Murthy, President and founding member of the Indian Social Club- Fujairah is in his ninth term as serving president and despite some health set-backs, his enthusiasm and passion for the club, and what it represents, is still burning brightly.   The club was established in 1991 thanks to the vision of leading Indian members of the community and the generous backing of H.H. Sheikh Ha ...

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Ancient cupping therapy in a modern setting

The ancient treatment of cupping is a well known form of complementary medicine practiced throughout the old world. Here, in the Middle East, it has taken on added significance since it was fully embraced and recommended by Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).   Cupping has been used in the treatment and cure of a broad range of conditions such as blood related disorders; haemophilia and hypertension ...

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New management of Fujairah Tennis Club aiming high

The Fujairah Tennis & Country Club (FTCC) is under new management and ambitious plans are in place to improve services and create a tennis academy to rival any other in the UAE, according to the new management.   The new CEO of FTCC is Oktay Talibov and at just 28 he is already a well established entrepreneur having set up a couple of Dubai and Fujairah companies, one of which is now ...

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Through Fatima’s eyes... a retrospective on Fujairah’s transformation

  As the UAE celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Union, many expatriates living in Fujairah will make the best of their vacation time and enjoy the best of what the emirate has to offer. But how much do we know about the history of the emirate and what it was like in 1971, when the Union was first announced?   Most of us expatriates arrived here many years after that historic day, ...

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Fujairah Coin Collector hopes to spread love of traditional hobbies among children

In 1988, a young Fujairah school boy was inspired by a popular children’s magazine to start collecting stamps and coins and 23 years later, Saif Mowailah Al-Yamahi, a Sergeant with Fujairah Police is as enthusiastic as ever about his now considerable currency collection worth an estimated Dhs3.7 million.   He has amassed more than 16,000 coins and paper currencies from all over the wo ...

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