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Preserving Saudi Arabia

August 25 2009
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The restoration project aims for Diriyah to become a national culture and tourism center. While the planned amenities and attracts are intended for all, emphasis is put on attracting and interacting with the large local population.

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Interview with Lamees Hamdan Gergash

June 25 2009
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Lamees Hamdan Gergash, the commissioner for the UAE’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale, spoke with Al Manakh shortly before the pavilion opened to a curious public. She gives some insight on what the UAE would like to achieve at one of the world’s most famous art events.

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Culture and might: French presence in the UAE

June 3 2009
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French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited the UAE last week to reinforce his nations economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation with the UAE.

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Cultural renaissance in Bahrain

May 31 2009
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As part of our coverage for Al Manakh 2, we recently visited some of the most important cultural attractions of Bahrain. From the renovated cultural centers in Al Muharraq to the pedestrian areas of Al Adliya, Bahrain is definitely on the right track to become a cultural hub for the region.

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Report from Jeddah

May 28 2009
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As part of Al Manakh 2’s coverage of Saudi Arabia (not covered in Al Manakh 1), Al Manakh recently held events and meetings in Riyadh and Jeddah. Al Manakh 2 correspondent Reda Sijiny (left) arranged for a thoughtful meeting with Dr. Sami Angawi (right), an architect and an expert on Meccah… (read more)

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Arabian Travel Market

May 23 2009
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From trained masseuses to folk dancers, the Arabian Travel Market 2009 (ATM) presented a talent-injected sales pitch to an audience of not only travel agents and investors but also a public hungry for any uplifting news. In sharp contrast to March’s Cityscape Abu Dhabi, engulfed by a sober reality [see Al Manakh report], ATM which ran from May 5th to 8th managed to deliver its visitors an optimism against economic crisis that has emotionally curdled the UAE for the past half year.

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