+971 magazine — a blend of the old and the new

DUBAI - Alia Bin Haider, Asma Al Bulooki and Zainab Al Abbas, three students from Zayed University’s College of Communication and Media Science recently unveiled their graduation project at Dubai Mall. Thus came into existence +971 magazine.


Muaz Shabandri

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Published: Tue 28 Dec 2010, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:07 AM

The three worked together to create +971 magazine, which aims to bring together people of different nationalities through the stories of Emirati achievers,.

“There are a lot of Emiratis who are not represented in popular media and their stories are not known to the world. Through this magazine, we wanted to showcase the achievements of these people who are an important part of our identity,” says Alia Bin Haider, who worked on the project along with Asma and Zainab for over two months.

“It was a great learning experience and there was an overwhelming response to the magazine. People really want us to bring out another edition and we are considering to make it a regular in the future,” added Alia.

The 156 page magazine showcases Emirati talents in the field of art, fashion, business and much more. Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim, Vice President of Zayed University said “The students apply what they have been studying in their courses throughout the years and then work on making a practical project. These projects are then evaluated on how realistic, beneficial and positive or negative the results will be.”

Divided into five sections: Vintage, Souq, Mirror, Fashion and Art, each segment sheds light on Emirati achievers.

“We wanted to bring together the old and the new UAE and share it with our readers, both Emirati as well as non Emirati. It is a way of letting the world know that Emiratis are talented, creative and vocal,” added Alia.


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