OSN continues to demonstrate its commitment to investing in local talent and stories that resonates to the region with its announcement of the upcoming OSN Original Film “Yellow Bus”. The production has finished shooting, and is set to premiere on the platform later this year after its theatrical release. The original film, further cements OSN’s promise in creating and showcasing a unique blend of modern-day Arabia seen through untold stories derived from the region.

HE Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State, inaugurated the Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives exhibition today as part of Abu Dhabi Festival, which is held under Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, in the presence of HE Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, member of the Executive Council of the emirate of Abu Dhabi; HE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to His Highness the President and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and HE Huda I.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced the return of its Portrait of a Nation exhibition series, following the success of its first iteration in 2016. The exhibition is organised in conjunction with the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF), held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy. On display from 21 January to 16 April 2022 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives highlights the innovation and collaboration that shaped the UAE’s visual art landscape over the past 50 years, focusing on the people, histories and stories of a rich and multifaceted homegrown creative scene.

A new book is about to be published about His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which has been written by Raed Barqawi, one of the most respected journalists in the region and Executive Editor-in-Chief of Al Khaleej newspaper. Titled Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True, the book explores how, under the visionary leadership of His Highness, Dubai has become a leading global hub for talent and a place where the Arab youth can find the resources and opportunities to fulfil their dreams.

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