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H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh 

UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discusses gender equality, renewable energy, sustainable development, and data- and evidencebased policy making in the region.

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Saeed Al Madani

Emirati printmaker Saeed Al Madani’s work deals with multiple identity and in-between spaces

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Noura Alserkal

The scents and stories of the UAE inspire Emirati jewellery designer Noura Alserkal’s practice in London

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Sarah Alagroobi

London-based Emirati artist on the duality of identity that influences her creative practice

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Adil Khalid

A world class sailor and a recent participant in the Volvo Ocean round the world race. Here he tells us about his sport and his love for his country

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Tariq Al Gurg

Heads up the UAE's leading charity Dubai Cares. It is part of his daily job to help underprivileged children and to improve their quality of life

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Dr Majid Al Qassimi

works at protecting the UAE’s endangered species. He is one of a number of Emiratis with a keen eye on protecting the natural environment

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Khalid Najjar

Architect and owner of one of Dubai’s few boutique architecture firms. Here he shows us inside his home

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Mohamed Al Suwaidi

Mohamed Al Suwaidi helps to run the family business RAK Pearls and is extremely passionate about the jewel of the sea. He also helps us to remember the UAE's rich history

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Moza Al Matrooshi

Moza Al Matrooshi is a young design student from Ajman with ambitious plans for her emirate and her industry

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Abdulla Al Kaabi

Abdulla Al Kaabi has achieved a lot for the UAE film industry already and his ambition shows no sign of stopping

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Farah Al Fardh

Paper quilling artist Farah Al Fardh is the only Arab to ever join the UK Quilling Guild and is now going to great lengths to promote this art at home and abroad

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Salem Al Qassimi

After founding a design studio in Sharjah over six years ago, Salem Al Qassimi is still at the forefront of his industry

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Khalid Shafar

Khalid Shafar’s furniture has been exhibited all over the world and it is one of few truly homegrown brands. From Dubai, this designer has high hopes for the future

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Maitha Demithan

Harnessing the aesthetic qualities dictated by an unexpected creative tool, artist Maitha Demithan discusses process, photography, Cubism, and the importance of conversation in her work.

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Obaid Ismaeel Al Ali

Continuing the old Emirati pre-oil tradition of putting every piece of the date palm to use, the entrepreneur discusses the similarities between Shanghai and Dubai and how every Emirati is an ambassador.

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Ammar Al Attar

Artist Ammar Al Attar discusses the transformation of place, the documentation of space, the investigation of medium, and creating a historical photography archive for the UAE.

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Betlhem Desalegn Belayneh

It’s all about high-altitude training and motivation for the Olympic runner who represented the UAE at the Summer Olympic Games in London and has won four gold medals at the Asian Championships.

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Mohammed Khamis Khalaf

With 14 medals to his name, the UAE’s Paralympic powerlifting champion discusses Olympic victories and what it means to fight.

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Aisha Al Mansoori

At 26 years old, Aisha Al Mansoori became the UAE’s first female A380 pilot. She sits down to discuss women in aviation, her hometown of Khorfakkan, and how the common goal of air travel brings over 150 nationalities together at Etihad Airways.

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H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh

UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discusses gender equality, renewable energy, sustainable development, and data- and evidencebased policy making in the region.

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H.E. Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash

UAE’s ambassador to France, H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash discusses the issues addressed in his new book, Letters to a Young Muslim, and what mountains have taught him.