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2-3 MARCH 2018

nyu abu dhabi|Saadiyat ISLAND|United Arab Emirates

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FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL

Celebrating its second year, the Festival was held on 2 and 3 March 2018 between 3pm-10pm at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) located on Saadiyat Island.

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FESTIVAL

Celebrating its second year, the Festival was held on 2 and 3 March 2018 between 3pm-10pm at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) located on Saadiyat Island.

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PERFORMANCES

The Festival showcased the remarkable talent of Emirati, regional and international artists singer Shamma Hamdan, iconic 90s Kuwaiti pop group Miami Band and R&B star Sal Houdini among others

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FOOD / MARKET STALLS

The Festival offered a wide array of culinary delights for food-lovers – from Mexican style cuisine and Arabic food outlets to Nutella-inspired desserts.

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FESTIVAL TALKS

More than 10 Emirati and international speakers inspired Festival attendees with their thoughts and insights, including social media star Taim Al Falasi, astronaut Terry Virts, author of Adnan’s Story Rabia Chaudry, and comedian, mentor and philanthropist, Abdullah Al Qassab.

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FESTIVAL TALKS

More than 10 Emirati and international speakers inspired Festival attendees with their thoughts and insights, including social media star Taim Al Falasi, astronaut Terry Virts, author of Adnan’s Story Rabia Chaudry, and comedian, mentor and philanthropist, Abdullah Al Qassab.

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PERFORMANCES

The Festival was packed with the greatest of artists and performances including iconic 90s Kuwaiti pop group Miami Band, R&B star Sal Houdini and Emirati singer Shamma Hamdan.

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FESTIVAL

NYUAD’s plazas and walkways were transformed into a street festival making the event a perfect day out for families and anyone looking for a fun, rewarding and thought-provoking experience.

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WORKSHOPS & ACTIVATIONS

Festival-goers enjoyed a host of unique and creative workshops – from designing 3D printed limbs to silkscreen printing and learning Ethiopian dance moves, the Festival offered something for everyone.

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FORUM

The Forum welcomed global thinkers, visionaries, innovators and policy makers to hold intimate dialogues around some of the world’s greatest short and long‑term ‘moonshot’ challenges that are changing the way we think of the world and our place in it.

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FORUM

The Forum welcomed global thinkers, visionaries, innovators and policy makers to hold intimate dialogues around some of the world’s greatest short and long‑term ‘moonshot’ challenges that are changing the way we think of the world and our place in it.

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FORUM

The Forum welcomed global thinkers, visionaries, innovators and policy makers to hold intimate dialogues around some of the world’s greatest short and long‑term ‘moonshot’ challenges that are changing the way we think of the world and our place in it.

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FORUM

Event sessions explored China’s role in a new era of globalisation; polarisation in politics and society; artificial intelligence; and the prospects for a cancer-free world.

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FORUM

Event sessions explored China’s role in a new era of globalisation; polarisation in politics and society; artificial intelligence; and the prospects for a cancer-free world.

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FORUM

Event sessions explored China’s role in a new era of globalisation; polarisation in politics and society; artificial intelligence; and the prospects for a cancer-free world.

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FORUM

Event sessions explored China’s role in a new era of globalisation; polarisation in politics and society; artificial intelligence; and the prospects for a cancer-free world.

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SPECIAL FELLOWS

A Special Fellows Programme took place during the Forum, offering future Emirati leaders access to today’s global thinkers.

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