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.
||Clean05 - Talal Salem, the Sharjah Poet - Emirati Stories||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...||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - Hanady Al Hashmi - The Mountaineer - Emirati Stories||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 - Emirati Stories||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' - Emirati Stories||A young Emirati woman's journey through electoral mandates||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - Leila Al Marashi - Artist of The Power of Pink - Emirati Stories||The Power of Pink or what 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|