Insurance plans to cover mental health should be mandatory, say UAE doctors

Insurance plans to cover mental health should be mandatory, say UAE doctors

Doctors in the UAE are calling for legislation to make it mandatory for all insurance plans to cover mental health. Psychiatrists and psychologists speaking at the 3rd Child Mental & Behavioural Conference in Abu Dhabi this weekend said adults and children in the country struggling with psychological disorders often go untreated due to costs. T...

Landlord: Why should the rules always favour the tenant?

Landlord: Why should the rules always favour the tenant?

I had recently graduated from being a tenant to being a property owner (which I brought to avoid steep rent increases). The apartment I brought had a tenant living in until April 15 after which I had ... »

Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro?

Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro?

There’s something fundamentally wrong with Dubai Metro. I’m not talking about the service, nor the carriages’ or the wonderfully clean futuristic stations, which all get top scores i... »

HR mafia forced me out of the UAE after 25 years

HR mafia forced me out of the UAE after 25 years

With reference to the letter regarding the ‘HR Mafia‘, I completely endorse the concerned writer. I was in grade 5 when I shifted to the UAE along with my parents in 1990. The rest of my s... »

The Dubai Marathon has huge impact on city’s economy, say organisers

The Dubai Marathon has huge impact on city’s economy, say organisers

Friday’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was the biggest in its 16-year history – not just for the runners competing, but also for the impact it had on the city’s economy. With more than 25,000 people participating in the marathon, 10km and 4km fun run events – plus volunteers and spectators lining the streets – organisers have ...

Peter Rowe, right, takes a selfie with friends Jacob Kerstan, left, Andrew Wright, third from left and actor Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia.

Rocky fans run up famous Philadelphia steps – and bump into Sylvester Stallone

Bollywood stars praise music composer at film launch of Shamitabh

Bollywood stars praise music composer at film launch of Shamitabh

Jennifer Aniston receives ‘sweet’ message from Reese Witherspoon after Oscar snub

Jennifer Aniston receives ‘sweet’ message from Reese Witherspoon after Oscar snub

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

With local movie ‘From A To B’ currently on our big screens, filmmaker Ali F Mostafa might be forgiven for resting on his laurels. But no, the director and producer is still putting in the hard yards.... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Playwriting, Australia Day party and prizes in Abu Dhabi

Things to do in the UAE today: Playwriting, Australia Day party and prizes in Abu Dhabi

>>Registration is now open for the first-ever intake of writers for the Dubai Playwrights’ Studio at the new Dubai International Writers’ Centre in Al Shindagha Historical District (next to the ... »

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Dubai Marathon, Bon Jovi tribute act and fashion exhibition

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Dubai Marathon, Bon Jovi tribute act and fashion exhibition

RUNNERS of all shapes and sizes will have been putting in the hard yards for months now ahead of the Dubai Marathon tomorrow morning. So get down to the starting line opposite Madinat Jumeirah or line... »

Djokovic and Federer renew rivalry

Djokovic and Federer renew rivalry

Roger Federer may have been bundled out of the Australian Open early this year, but he will return to Dubai next month to continue one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. The defending and six-time Dubai champion will once again battle with reigning world number one and four-time Dubai title holder Novak Djokovic, when play in the Dubai Duty Free T...