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How Abu Dhabi plans to spread positivity about life in the city

Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has launched Abu Dhabi Story, a new platform designed to grow community spirit

How Abu Dhabi plans to spread positivity about life in the city

Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (ADGMO) has launched Abu Dhabi Story, a new platform designed to grow community spirit and share the untold stories waiting to be retold.

The platform will showcase stories sourced from Abu Dhabi via Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, offering a window into the lives of Abu Dhabi’s multi-cultural community.

All the stories will show citizens and residents sharing their favourite places or aspects of the city, celebrations of diversity, inclusion and community, a statement said.

The first features on the platform include Dorian Rogers, an educator who started Rooftop Rhythms, a spoken-word poetry night connecting members of the Abu Dhabi community through their love for prose.

Also featured is Ahmed Al Blooshi, who was encouraged by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's Deputy PM, to peruse a career in the museum field. After completing his higher education, Ahmed now works at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The platform will also showcase members of the community who have practiced acts of kindness to benefit the wider community, including Khawla Barley who established Goals UAE, an organisation that provides inclusive recreational activities for People of Determination.

Maryam Eid Al Mheiri, director general of the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, said: "The channel will amplify authentic stories and share inspirational untold stories of people, places and communities of Abu Dhabi. Speaking to who we are, what we believe, and where we are going. Stories that celebrate the people, personalities and hidden gems of our emirate."

To find out more, visit and follow the platform on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter at @AbuDhabi_Story.

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