National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced that over 50,000 photographs from across the Arab world have been submitted for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers.
The story of Zara Naeem Dar, a Pakistani student who cracked the international ACCA exam is truly inspirational. The article says “She stunned the world by scoring highest marks in the competition, which was represented by 527,000 students from nearly 179 countries.” (“Queen of numbers: She figured them out before all else, world left impressed,” Feb. 26, Gulf Today).
Sharjah will play host to a diverse line up of photo talent as 51 of the world’s best photographers from across all over the world will advance the art and appreciation of photography at the fifth edition of the Xposure International Photography Festival, to be held from February 10 -13 at Expo Centre Sharjah.
The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and took place in association with Emirates Bodybuilding Federation (EBBF).
As part of the ongoing drive to promote global peace and stability across the world, Dubai-based International Institute for Tolerance launched two initiatives – the World Tolerance Network and Tolerance Decathlon. The move, launched in Dubai on Tuesday, is aimed at promoting tolerance and human dialogue as well as to establish the UAE as a global model of tolerance.
Indians emerged winners in the test of originality, aesthetics and creativity as children from across the UAE converged at one of the biggest national art forums to explore the Picasso in them. The 8th UC Dino Art National Competition, held this weekend saw Indians bagging 35 awards with Pakistanis, Sri Lankans Turkish, Sudanese, Jordanian and Iranian participants sharing 9 awards among themselves. Among the 11 Champions, Indians once again ruled the roost winning 9 prizes.
North Korea won’t send its women’s soccer team to a regional competition set to take place in South Korea in December. The East Asian Football Federation said on Wednesday that North Korea informed it in mid-September that it won’t take part
K-pop -- along with K-drama soap operas -- has been one of South Korea's most successful cultural exports to date.
Iraqi photographers from the city of Basra have dominated Xposure International Photography Festival’s #HomeCaptured contest, now in its third week, as Ahmed Lazem took home the first prize of US$ 1,000 while Saad Al Hamady claimed the runner-up position, winning US$ 750.