The dallah, or the Arabic coffee pot, was just pulled off the wood fire with a fresh brew of light cardamom coffee as the first guests walked in. They were three young Emirati men who had just finished their military service, and some of their friends. Ahmad Nasser stood up from the soft, comfortable red cushions and carpets surrounding the fire, to greet them. ‘Marhaba, shabaab,’ he welcomed his guests, inquiring about their health and about their families, in true Emirati greeting fashion.
It’s not big on shopping malls, five-star hotels or freakshake cafes. Instead, Al Ain has something else – the charm of an old Arabian town, traditional in lifestyle and rich in heritage. Palm-tree orchards spreading as far as the eye can see, boulevards lined with evergreen trees, a flower garden that has won international awards and over 70 parks and grassy plains surrounding hot springs are all good reasons for Al Ain’s nickname: The Green City.
Later in life, his collections were displayed at the Guggenheim in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, and a number of other locations. The death of world-renowned Emirati artist Hassan Sharif has left the UAE's art scene in a state of shock and sadness.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".