Cairo International Book Fair to honor Egyptian author Abdel Rahman Al-Sharkawi

14/01/2018 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): Books in Egypt are often difficult to find, and if you do find them, they tend to be quite expensive. Variety also poses a big problem when it comes to the Egyptian book market. So, it’s safe to say that Egypt is not the best country for bookworm, except once a year. The time has come for Egyptian bookworms to rejoice. The 49th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) will begin on January 27 and will run until February 10 at the Nasr City Fair Grounds. This year promises variety, as 848 publishers from 27 countries will be taking place in the Fair. This edition also sees a prominent Arab presence as publishers from the region have increased by an impressive 167…

http://www.egyptindependent.com/cairo-international-book-fair-honor-egyptian-author-abdel-rahman-al-sharkawi/

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Swan Lake ballet to return to Cairo and Alexandria Opera House

05/01/2018 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): It‘s time to put on your dancing shoes as one of the most iconic, classic ballet performances returns to Egypt. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake will be performed at the Cairo Opera House between January 10-13, and the Alexandria Opera House on 17 and 18 January. For the first time since 2015, the Cairo Opera Ballet Company will bring back the iconic performance. Before 2015, the show had been performed on a couple of occasions after its 2003 debut, in 2011 and 2012. Now, Erminia Kamel, the current artistic director of the company is reviving the ballet, following ex-director’s Abdel-Moneim Kamel’s choreography. The music will be conduced by Egyptian maestro Nayer Nagui…

http://www.egyptindependent.com/swan-lake-ballet-to-return-to-cairo-and-alexandria-opera-house/

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Egypt’s President Sisi inaugurates East Suez Canal developmental projects

El-Sisi in Ismailia23/12/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to inaugurate Saturday several developmental projects in New Ismailia city, east of the Suez Canal zone, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. In statements reported by Al-Ahram, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said the president will inaugurate new fish farms east of the canal, including 3,000 tanks in the new phase. The new phase comes nearly a year after El-Sisi inaugurated a major fish farming project in the Suez Canal zone governorate of Ismailia in December 2016, in an attempt to narrow the gap between production and consumption. He is also set to inspect tunnel construction under the new and current canals. The president previously inaugurated the Suez Canal tunnels project, which connects vital eastern and western axes as a mean of service to Sinai’s developmental areas, according to the deputy head of the armed forces’ engineering authority, Ahmed Fouda…

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Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles

16/12/2017 (Arab News – KSA): RIYADH: Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious reform push in the conservative kingdom. The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic gave details of the new regulations that will follow the lifting of the ban on the official Saudi Press Agency late on Friday. “Yes, we will authorize women to drive motorcycles” as well as trucks, it said, adding that the royal decree stipulates that the law on driving will be “equal” for both men and women. There will be no special license plate numbers for female-driven cars, it said…

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1209911/saudi-arabia

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Special needs whirling dervishes tell their stories with theater play

Special needs whirling dervishes tell their stories with theater play08/12/2017 (Sabah – Turkey): The whirling dervishes group, “Umudun Kanatları” (“Wings of Hope”), consisting of autistic, physically and mentally impaired people and people with Down syndrome, is getting ready to take the stage with a play during the Şeb-i Arus (The Night of Union) ceremonies. Ülkü Bayram, the trainer of the team formed by the Sincan Municipality Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs in the Ankara province, spoke to Anadolu Agency (AA) and provided information about their play in line with the commemorative ceremonies for the 744th anniversary of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s death…

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2017/12/08/special-needs-whirling-dervishes-tell-their-stories-with-theater-play

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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah attends 46th National Day celebrations

02/12/2017 (Emirates 24/7 – UAE): H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has affirmed that the UAE Union is a source of pride for all UAE people and their leadership that has been the key enabler for the developmental and economic renaissance witnessed by the nation at present. H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi made the statement during his presence tonight at a programme of events and activities marking the 46th National Day that includes a headline Emirati cultural musical performance, dazzling fireworks, traditional entertainment, among many other activities in front of the signature Julphar Towers. “The achievements made over the past few years make us satisfied with what we have made as we have undoubtedly become among the world’s most advanced nations across all fields and we will determinedly continue our drive to achieve the ambitions of our people for sustained progress, glory and prosperity,” said H.H. Sheikh Saud…

http://www.emirates247.com/news/government/ruler-of-ras-al-khaimah-attends-46th-national-day-celebrations-2017-12-02-1.662566

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Abu Dhabi to celebrate nation’s 46th National Day with heritage events, fireworks

25/11/2017 (Emirates 24/7): In celebration of the spirit of the union, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, DCT, in partnership with other government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi will host a programme of activities to mark the UAE’s 46th National Day, including a number of national and heritage events as well as fireworks displays, between 28th November and 5th December. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General of the DCT, said, “As we celebrate the UAE’s 46th National Day, we seek to reflect national pride and showcase our spirit of patriotism and loyalty to the leadership that has brought our homeland the esteemed modern status and prosperity it has today. We invite all UAE residents and visitors alike to join us in celebrating this historic milestone as we introduce events and celebrations that will focus on the UAE’s rich heritage and help bring together people of different nationalities in a celebration of the country’s cultural diversity.”…

http://www.emirates247.com/lifestyle/abu-dhabi-to-celebrate-nation-s-46th-national-day-with-heritage-events-fireworks-2017-11-25-1.662261

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Louvre Abu Dhabi welcomed 30,000 visitors during opening celebrations

18/11/2017 (Emirates 24/7 – UAE): Louvre Abu Dhabi has welcomed 30,000 visitors, 227 artists and performers and numerous VIPs and official visits during its opening celebrations. The museum was opened to the public on Saturday, 11th November. “Welcoming thousands of visitors to Louvre Abu Dhabi during the opening week has been an honour,” said Manuel Rabate, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi. “Walking under the dome and seeing the rain of light for the first time is an awe-inspiring experience, and a dramatic backdrop for the multicultural performances and concerts. Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening week has been characterised by a truly joyful, creative atmosphere, which has inspired Abu Dhabi’s residents and visitors.” In total the museum presented 25 events by 227 artists across four days of public performances, including choreography by Lucinda Childs and Lemi Ponifasio; traditional Emirati Al Ayaala, Chinese and Dogon parades; a music video montage of found TV footage by Emirati artist Hind Mezaina; and other multicultural music, dance and art performances…

http://www.emirates247.com/news/louvre-abu-dhabi-welcomed-30-000-visitors-during-opening-celebrations-2017-11-18-1.661993

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39th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon kicks off

 

39th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon kicks off11/11/2017 (Sabah – Turkey): Thousands of runners will throng Istanbul on Sunday to run the 39th Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only cross-continental race. The slogan this year is: We are running for the future of our children. Some 73 elite athletes, including 24 from Turkey, will participate in the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Sponsored by Vodafone for the sixth time, the event is expected to break the attendance and racetrack records. In the men’s category, Paul Lonyangata of Kenya, who clocked his best at 2:06:10 in April this year, will be the favorite. He will be closely followed by Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor and Ezekiel Kemboi Omullo and Ethiopian athlete Bazu Worku…

https://www.dailysabah.com/sports/2017/11/11/39th-vodafone-istanbul-marathon-kicks-off

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Sheikh Mohammed celebrates Flag Day at Union House

03/11/2017 (Emirates 24/7 – UAE): The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that the UAE flag will always be a symbol of UAE’s unity and a source of pride for its citizens. The flag will constantly inspire the UAE people to continue on the journey of development and progress initiated by the founding fathers led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”The UAE flag is a precious national asset that we need to preserve through hard work and diligent efforts, so that the UAE can attain global leadership. His Highness stressed that knowledge will always be a key factor in the UAE’s effort to win the global race,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said…

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/sheikh-mohammed-celebrates-flag-day-at-union-house-2017-11-03-1.661256

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