By Nathalie Gillet
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"Emirati Stories" is an audio podcast that gives you the opportunity to discover the Emirati culture and society through individual life stories and subjectivities. In a calm and friendly atmosphere, Emirati guests from a variety of backgrounds speak about themselves at their own pace, sharing their aspirations, motivations and sometimes also their doubts, going back to the roots and key influences of the past. Halfway between journalism and literature, away from the whirlwind of geopolitical news, this programme aims at providing a foreign audience with new tools to understand the way people in the Arabian Gulf think and see the world around them.
||Clean08 - Rashed Hassan, the Actor||Rashed Hassan is a young film actor in Abu Dhabi. His passion for movies and storytelling as a child took a new turn as a young man when national service gave him the opportunity to meet experienced actor Mohammed Ahmed, and audition for a role...||3 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - Thabet Al Qaissieh, the Stargazer||Thabet Al Qaissiyeh is a 36-year old entrepreneur who runs a family business. Two years ago he decided to build a space observatory on the family farm in the Abu Dhabi desert. He is now working with one of the most prestigious universities in the...||3 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi, The Green Sheikh||--||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 - Talal Salem, the Sharjah Poet||As a child, Talal Salem Al Sabiri, now a 40-year old poet from the emirate of Sharjah, used to go to the sea with his father for diving and fishing trips. Those moments still inspire him today. His beginnings as a poet started with music, playing oud...||15 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - Hanady Al Hashmi, The Mountaineer||Hanady Al Hashmi, 31, discovered a passion for mountains and mountaineering five years ago, after starting to hike through... the desert. Since then she has climbed four of the world’s Seven Summits - the highest peaks of each continent, switching...||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 - Jalal Luqman, Artist and Author of The Armagondas||Jalal Luqman’s name is known today both locally and internationally. But his journey to becoming the UAE’s first digital artist in the 1990s was not a walk in the park. Although his passion for computers and art showed at a very young age, reality..||1 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - Suhaila Al Dhaheri, the Student Rep'||A young Emirati woman's journey through electoral mandates||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - Leila Al Marashi, the Artist of The Power of Pink||What the colour pink and breast cancer can teach a young artist and entrepreneur||1 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean00 - Introduction - Emirati Stories||Emirati personalities from a variety of backgrounds walk us through their life experience, their sources of inspiration, their motivations, sometimes their doubts. In a quiet atmosphere of Abu Dhabi, away from the whirlwind of news, guests speak...||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Warm and in confidence
A conversation that have enough time to develop itself giving the listener the opportunity to be part of the story... The warm tone gives the feeling of a cosy environemment, ideal to speak in confidence between friends.