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Identifying Quality in Arabic Children’s Literature Since 2009
Culture & Education | Wednesday 19 July, 2017 4:02 am
Since 2009, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature has been serving as a tool for discovering the often-hidden gems in Arabic children's literature, and establishing reputations of authors, illustrators, editors and publishing houses who have been working tirelessly to...
World-class trademark planned to help market Saudi handicraft
Culture & Education | Tuesday 18 July, 2017 4:29 pm
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced it is working to establish a world-class trademark for Saudi hand-crafted products through the Saudi Handicrafts Company. The effort was approved by the Cabinet within the National Transformation Program 2020 with the aim of...
Effat University wins two prizes at the International MATE ROV Competition
Culture & Education | Tuesday 18 July, 2017 9:09 am
Effat University has won two prestigious prizes at the  International MATE ROV Competition held in Long Beach California from 22-25 June 2017. Competing among 65 teams from 20 different countries, Effat University’s ECE (Electrical & Computer Engineering) Zoom Engineer team won...
 Dubai Culture Supports DEWA’s ‘Let’s Make this Summer Green’ Campaign
Culture & Education | Monday 17 July, 2017 3:07 pm
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that for the second year running it is supporting Dubai Electricity & Water Authority’s (DEWA) ‘Let's Make this Summer Green’...
1,564 Saudis participate in summer literacy campaign in Hail
Culture & Education | Monday 17 July, 2017 10:07 am
 A summer campaign to raise awareness about adult literacy in Hail targeted more than 1,564 citizens, including 773 males and 791 female in education centers. The director of adult education in Hail and the executive supervisor on the summer campaign, Hamoud bin Naif Al-Ali, said the campaign ...
National Geographic Abu Dhabi announces winners of its 2017 “Moments” Photography Competition
Culture & Education | Monday 17 July, 2017 9:06 am
National Geographic Abu Dhabi today announced the winners of its celebrated “Moments” photography competition, a regional competition set up by the factual entertainment channel in 2010 to support photography enthusiasts in the Middle East and North Africa.     Aspiring...
GEMS Education to provide scholarships & financial aid to students through UniConnect Programme
Culture & Education | Monday 17 July, 2017 4:01 am
Furthering it’s commitment to helping families, GEMS Education has recently launched the UniConnect Programme – a series of strategic partnerships designed to provide scholarships and financial aid to GEMS students seeking admission at universities within the region and across the...
Dubai Culture Supports Dubai Municipality’s Environmental Awareness Campaign
Culture & Education | Sunday 16 July, 2017 3:55 pm
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for cultural, arts and heritage, has shown its support to environmental protection efforts, by donating 100 used units to the Digital Devices Refurbishment Center of Dubai Municipality. This project aims to...
Okaz Theater — one of the most attractive features of the Saudi cultural festival Souq Okaz
Culture & Education | Sunday 16 July, 2017 7:57 am
There are many features that attract visitors to Souq Okaz; one of these is the Okaz Theater, which held the launch ceremony this year. The 2,500-seat theater is a principal feature of the festival that includes halls, offices and a stage. The venue also has traditional activities and popular...
King Faisal International Award winner urges review of Islamic political thought
Culture & Education | Thursday 13 July, 2017 11:04 am
The winner of the King Faisal International Prize 2017 for Islamic Studies, Prof. Ridwan Al-Sayyid, has underscored the importance of revisiting Islamic political thought and heritage in Islamic sources. Al-Sayyid was giving a lecture on Islamic political thinking, organized by the general...