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  • UAE’s no-homework policy could benefit girls over boys, say education experts

    February 18, 2020

    In response to a ministry decision to scrap homework at hundreds of public schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Dr. Natasha Ridge highlighted the important role homework can play in boy’s education.

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  • Highlights from Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Arab News
    February 16, 2020

    The UAE’s Ras Al-Khaimah Fine Arts Festival recently kicked off its eighth edition in the Al-Jazirah Al-Hamra Heritage Village. The festival brings with it a packed program that includes thought-provoking exhibitions, keynote speeches and more than 100 local and international artists hailing from 33 different countries.

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  • Why you need to be at Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Grazia Middle East
    February 14, 2020

    Middle East fashion magazine, Grazia, heralded the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival as the “mother of all regional festivals” in their article highlighting the Festival’s expansive spread of art.

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  • National Geographic Photographer Tells AURAK About His Work

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah
    February 03, 2020

    US Honorary Guest Artist to the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Kiliii Yuyan gave a number of presentations to students from local programs and universities, including the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opens Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2020

    The Filipino Times
    February 02, 2020

    Hi Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival on January 31st at the Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village. The VIP opening was also attended by ambassadors, dignitaries, festival partners, and local and international artists.

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  • 7 artworks to see at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival this year

    AD Middle East
    January 29, 2020

    With more than 100 artists from 33 countries exhibiting their work over the course of the festival this year, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) will celebrate the theme of Connected Communities with numourous local and international artists, painters, sculptors, designers, filmmakers and photographers over a two month period. Here are just a few to look out for from 31 January to 31 March, 2020.

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  • Call for action after report reveals high bullying rates in UAE schools

    The National
    December 28, 2019

    UAE schools have been urged to do more to protect children after a major international survey found nearly a third are regularly targeted by bullies. A direct link was found across the world between rates of bullying and classroom disorder, so improving discipline could also help improve student happiness and reduce bullying rates, Natasha Ridge of the Al Qasimi Foundation, said.

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  • RAK Ruler receives RAK, Bristol exchange program participants

    Sharjah 24
    December 22, 2019

    His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi received a group of Ras Al Khaimah employees who participated in the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Government Exchange Program between Ras Al Khaimah and the city of Bristol, UK.

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  • The UAE's arts scene is as vibrant as ever – but we need more critique

    The National
    November 14, 2019

    It is important that the blossoming of the arts scene in the UAE synchronizes with a greater appreciation of the need for criticism – meaning honest evaluation, both positive and negative. The UAE has a vibrant and diverse the cultural landscape, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, for example, will celebrate its eighth year in February with large-scale art and sculpture exhibitions, outdoor film screenings and workshops.

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  • Emirates Publishers Association Opens Educational Publishing Seminar

    Publishing Perspectives
    October 28, 2019

    The educational publishing event examines progress and plans for the United Arab Emirates’ educational publishers in aligning their efforts with goals of the country’s ministry of education to create what’s described as “a pioneering and global knowledge society.” More than 20 speakers, group leaders, and facilitators are on-hand in today and tomorrow’s programming, including the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Arts & Engagement Director Caitrin Mullan.

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