About This Show
"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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
03 - Jalal Luqman - Digital Artist and Author of "The Armagondas"
Jalal Luqman’s name is well known today both locally and internationally. But his journey to becoming the UAE’s first digital artist in the 1990s was not a walk in the park. Though his passion for computers and art showed at a young age, reality forced him first to make other professional choices. After a dramatic event that turned him from wealthy to poor overnight, while he was studying business in the USA, he managed to finance and complete his degree by doing blue-collar jobs, while secretly following art classes in the evening. Jalal’s art is sometimes qualified as dark, and has gone through different phases, using a large variety of media. A few weeks ago he also published his first book, The Armagondas – Volume 1, which is an epic fantasy graphic novel inspired by true events. In this interview, Jalal Luqman explains his journey and remembers life as a child, when his father worked as one of the first lawyers in the country.Read more »