Man accused of growing drug farm on balcony blames ‘gardener’ mother

Man accused of growing drug farm on balcony blames ‘gardener’ mother

A 31-year-old man accused of growing a drug farm on the balcony of his villa has claimed that his mother was the one who planted it. Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotics officers from Dubai Police raided the address at the villa in Bur Dubai last December and found hashish in the defendant’s closet, as well as marijuana plants growing from jars on t...

Investor question: what is happening to Downtown?

Investor question: what is happening to Downtown?

Downtown Dubai is probably the best place in the world – well, until last June. Ever since, signs have gone up saying: “We are currently working to enhance your experience”. Well, I’m sorry to t... »

We need more parks for children to play in

We need more parks for children to play in

When I go home every night after work, I see young boys who are playing football or cricket inside the underpass connecting Deira and Bur Dubai. Sometimes they kick or hit the ball towards my bicycle ... »

Was gun pointing a gag, or should I have called cops?

Was gun pointing a gag, or should I have called cops?

I was minding my own business sitting in the passenger seat of my colleague’s car on the way back from lunch in Jumeirah 1 when a car pulled up next to us. Inside were a couple of local-looking guys w... »

Colourful Kyoto comes calling for GCC visitors

Colourful Kyoto comes calling for GCC visitors

Japanese women dressed in traditional costumes walk in the procession of the Aoi Festival at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan, one of the three main festivals of the ancient capital of Kyoto dating back 1,400 years. It will be one of the many things tourism officials from Kyoto will be hoping to use to entice visitors from the Middle East after ...

Hugh Jackman promotes X-Men event at Ski Dubai

Hugh Jackman promotes X-Men event at Ski Dubai

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Fast and Furious UAE filming wraps up, stars share exploits on social media

Ranbir Kapoor may star in Bollywood hunk Sanjay Dutt’s biopic

Ranbir Kapoor may star in Bollywood hunk Sanjay Dutt’s biopic

To have and to hold joint accounts – or should couples keep cash apart?

To have and to hold joint accounts – or should couples keep cash apart?

Choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone is the most important decision you can make. Along with the eternal declaration of love and commitment comes an emotionally charged, grown-up choic... »

Leave a ‘book of influence’ at cool new Dubai art space A4

Leave a ‘book of influence’ at cool new Dubai art space A4

Alserkal Avenue, the arts district located in Al Quoz, has long been known as Dubai’s hidden gem. New art space A4 is now another reason to hit the cool, arty area tucked away in the city’s industrial... »

Calisthenics enjoying a Lycra-free comeback, coming to Dubai

Calisthenics enjoying a Lycra-free comeback, coming to Dubai

Apart from being tricky to pronounce, calisthenics conjures images of 1980s-style exercise videos with too much neon, Lycra and leg warmers. But those preconceptions are now changing. Calisthenics is ... »

Suarez and Sterling on target for Liverpool in victory over Norwich

Suarez and Sterling on target for Liverpool in victory over Norwich

Not content with marching on their first Premier League title in 24 years, Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool they have to do it in style as well. The Reds took a decisive step towards glory with a hard-fought victory at Norwich – a result that gives them a five-point lead over Chelsea with just three games to go. Raheem Sterling’s double and...