14 episodes

"Emirati Stories" is an audio podcast that gives you the opportunity to discover the Emirati culture and society through individual life stories and subjectivities. In a calm and friendly atmosphere, Emirati guests from a variety of backgrounds speak about themselves at their own pace, sharing their aspirations, motivations and sometimes also their doubts, going back to the roots and key influences of the past.
Halfway between journalism and literature, away from the whirlwind of geopolitical news, this programme aims at providing a foreign audience with new tools to understand the way people in the Arabian Gulf think and see the world around them.

Emirati Stories Nathalie Gillet

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    • 3.8, 4 Ratings

"Emirati Stories" is an audio podcast that gives you the opportunity to discover the Emirati culture and society through individual life stories and subjectivities. In a calm and friendly atmosphere, Emirati guests from a variety of backgrounds speak about themselves at their own pace, sharing their aspirations, motivations and sometimes also their doubts, going back to the roots and key influences of the past.
Halfway between journalism and literature, away from the whirlwind of geopolitical news, this programme aims at providing a foreign audience with new tools to understand the way people in the Arabian Gulf think and see the world around them.

    Sultan Al Hajji - Part 2

    Sultan Al Hajji - Part 2

    Is there an Emirati way of working or leading a team? How different are Emirati work ethics from other ones in the world? Based on his experience as a senior executive of oil and gas company Total,, Sultan Al Hajji shares his insights and observations.
    In the last part of our conversation, Sultan tells us how a personal loss changed his relationship with others and redefined priorities.

    • 38 min
    Sultan Al Hajji, the Oil and Gas Executive - Part 1

    Sultan Al Hajji, the Oil and Gas Executive - Part 1

    Sultan Al Hajj is the son of a self-taught oil and gas worker - who was also one of the last Emiratis to strike against British leadership – and the grandson of a “medicine man” providing psychological relief to fellow villagers.
    Sultan grew up in Sharjah before the UAE became a country, and made it to some of the highest positions at the oil and gas company Total in Abu Dhabi. He is also the President of the Alliance Française institute. In Part 1, Sultan shares a number of colourful childhood memo

    • 40 min
    Alamira Reem and Arsalan, a husband and wife team

    Alamira Reem and Arsalan, a husband and wife team

    Emirati architect Alamira Reem Bani Hashim came back from 12 years in California with a PHD in Urban Planning, becoming the 1st female Emirati with that distinction. In this episode she explains why she left her country at 17 to study abroad on her own. Describing herself as an overachiever and perfectionist, Reem experienced depression, an imposter syndrome, but also found herself and her own identity. Her husband Arsalan explains how they met and what matters for them as a couple in the Emirati context.

    • 46 min
    Alamira Reem Bani Hashim, the Abu Dhabi researcher (1/2)

    Alamira Reem Bani Hashim, the Abu Dhabi researcher (1/2)

    Alamira Reem Bani Hashim explains how evolving political priorities and social realities in the UAE have shaped Abu Dhabi's development over decades, before and after the discovery of oil. Reem is an Emirati researcher and PhD holder in Urban Development who recently published "Planning Abu Dhabi", a book on Abu Dhabi’s urban history over the last century. This episode is part 1 of our interview.

    Music: "All Together", by CSoul
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    • 38 min
    Sara Al Shorouqi, the executive woman

    Sara Al Shorouqi, the executive woman

    Sara Al Shorouqi, 41, is a senior Emirati female executives in one of the UAE's biggest investment groups. Her father (a teacher) and mother (an artist), played a crucial role in building self-confidence and managing a career while raising 4 children as a single mother.
    In this episode, Sara speaks about her battles against stereotypes in the workplace - and outside the UAE in general - about Emiratisation, and how medical issues finally changed the perspective
    A true feminist voice with an Emirati twist

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rashed Hassan, the Actor

    Rashed Hassan, the Actor

    Rashed Hassan is a young film actor in Abu Dhabi. His passion for movies and storytelling as a child later took a new turn when the national service gave him the opportunity to meet experienced actor Mohammed Ahmed, and audition for a role in a Humaid Al Suwaidi feature film.
    In this episode Rashed shares his experience of the UAE's recently introduced national service, his emotions when he is acting, his idea of the ideal life partner, what he learned from a part-time job as a concierge agent at a hotel.

    • 54 min

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