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Sara Al-Huraiz
* 1983, from Dubai, Student

Sara finds it hard to define the difference between Arab and Western culture. In times of globalisation everything has merged together. In particular in Dubai. She went to British schools and had almost only Western teachers at University. She wanted to be photographed in the Heritage Village, because tradition – despite this replica only recently appearing in Dubai – is still very important.

My name is Sara al Huraiz. I am from Dubai, I am 21 years old. I graduated as a graphic designer. I really would like to see what the West thinks of the Arabs and I want them to see what we think of them. Because most of the things we think of them are not negative things. And I hope they have nothing negative towards us.

I don’t believe in the word culture clash. Because clash is like a disagreement, but what I see here in Dubai…because we are here very exposed to other cultures and most of the young people are experimenting. The way the West is living and the West ist thinking. We are having here Western schools and universities and we are in a class with Indians and Americans and we even had French friends in my class and I don’t believe in the word clash its just experimenting and learning from each others experiences.

Here our media its very open and they really show us everything whereas the Western media is a bit filtered and they don’t get so much to see. They just get to see the bad things about us. I think they hate the Arabs.

Its not us that are planing the things that are happening. Its people who are doing it under our name which is Islam.

I want to tell them (the West) that they are not to be blamed for what is happening in Iraq and most of the people here now that and its going to be over soon in sha’ allah.


Sara Al-Huraiz
* 1983, from Dubai, Student


 

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