Fraudster posing as woman conned man into sharing nude photos on WhatsApp, court told

Fraudster posing as woman conned man into sharing nude photos on WhatsApp, court told

An unemployed man pretended to be a woman on social media then used naked photos sent to him to try to blackmail a diamond ring and Dhs5,000 out of a man he had been messaging, a court has heard. Dubai Court of First Instance was told that the jobless Frenchman, 33, pretended to be a Lebanese woman on Instagram and seduced the 35-year-old Emirati m...

Why do cyclists in Arabian Ranches risk their lives?

Why do cyclists in Arabian Ranches risk their lives?

I have a question that I’ve been dying to ask for months. This is addressed to everyone that uses their bicycle around Arabian Ranches roads recreationally or as an exercise. Please don’t take this th... »

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Parent with pram: It always amazes me how rude commuters are on Dubai Metro

Ricardo (Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro’ - Letters, Jan 25), you have read my mind! I have a baby and am an avid metro commuter as I find the roads too dangerous to drive on. It is so cle... »

Why did the salesman fail to reward this honest taxi driver himself?

Why did the salesman fail to reward this honest taxi driver himself?

‘Expat raises 2,000 in donations for honest cab driver’ (7DAYS, Jan 25). While a beautiful story, it just did not sit well with me. There are so many things wrong with it that after the initial feel-g... »

Left to right: Ostberg, Al Qassimi and Loeb

Abu Dhabi Racing launches motorsports app for smartphones

Abu Dhabi Racing has launched a smartphone app to allow fans to keep up with the action on and off the track that the team hopes will “drive the growth of motorsports” in the UAE. Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, chairman of Abu Dhabi Racing (ADR) together with Sébastien Loeb, nine-times WRC Champion, and Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRC...

Shah Rukh Khan reality show will launch in March

Shah Rukh Khan reality show will launch in March

Bollywood actress says her Hindi has improved thanks to Salman Khan

Bollywood actress says her Hindi has improved thanks to Salman Khan

Warwick Davis: Being angry is a ‘waste of time’

Warwick Davis: Being angry is a ‘waste of time’

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... »

Javier Ballesteros ready for first major challenge in Dubai

Javier Ballesteros ready for first major challenge in Dubai

Javier Ballesteros will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father Seve when he competes in Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club this weekend. Ballesteros, who will be playing in his first main tour event since turning professional in November last year, is determined to crave his own place in the game with what he calls a natur...