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Emirates Photography Competition // Sixth Session 2011

Winners in sixth session 2011

Main Theme (Black & White through Creative eyes)

Grand Prize: “Sick Children” by H.Tahir Ozgur – Turkey

1st Prize: “jute monster” by Jashim Salam Salam – Bangladesh


2nd Prize: “Crowded Heads” by Karim Abiali – Canada

3rd Prize: “Portfolio – People of Maramures” by Montini Giulio – Italy

Full list of winners [Here]





Abu Dhabi 2011 // time-lapse film!

[via  Beno Saradzic]

Snoop Dogg @ Yas Arena, Abu Dhabi!

Shakira Concert in Yas Abu Dhabi!

[Photo via GulfNews]

Yahsat // Nation’s Pride in The Sky!

Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, has scheduled the launch of its first satellite, Y1A, on March 31,2011 from the Arianespace space station in Kourou, French Guiana.

To watch the launch LIVE click [Here]

Update: The scheduled March 30 launch of the Abu Dhabi communications satellite has been postponed for technical reasons

Latest Update: Yahsat’s Y1A launches successfully

Launch of Yahsat 1A

More About Yahsat [Here]

Earth Hour // March 26 at 8.30 pm

Earth Hour is the biggest environmental awareness campaign ever seen! It takes place once every year, the last Saturday of March. This year it will be Saturday 26th from 8.30 to 9.30 PM local time. The aim of this campaign is to raise environmental awareness and get us do small things in our daily lives that together can have huge impacts.

How to get involved? Simply Turn off the lights for 1 hour to save the Earth

[Earth Hour WWF]

Landmarks in Abu Dhabi confirming  “switch Off”:

Aldar Head Quarters, Yas Hotel (9pm – 10pm), Emirates Palace, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Al Mamoura Building , Marina Mall, Maqta and Mussaffah Bridges

Abu Dhabi Festival // 19th March – 4th April 2011

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