Fines for Eid slaughtering of animals in Abu Dhabi

Fines for Eid slaughtering of animals in Abu Dhabi

People caught slaughtering sacrificial animals in homes, public parks or places other than municipal abattoirs will be fined Dhs500, Abu Dhabi Municipality has said. Officials issued the warning following the high demand for animals, including sheep, goats and cows, as people across the emirate prepare for Eid Al Adha. The municipality said yesterd...

Please save natural beauty of beaches in Dubai

Please save natural beauty of beaches in Dubai

Thirty-seven years ago, we moved from the US to Dubai. It was a magical time for us. The operative word we used to describe Dubai to our friends back home was “change”. Working six days a week was cha... »

Disappointed: My son was given answers before the test at Dubai school

Disappointed: My son was given answers before the test at Dubai school

 What’s with the schools in Dubai that they hide children with learning disabilities away from tests that might harm their school’s reputation? My son had to do an international test to see if their s... »

Who needs waiting staff? Just talk to the till…

Who needs waiting staff? Just talk to the till…

When did tills start running restaurants? Three times in recent weeks, my wife or I have asked a waitress for something slightly different from the menu, such as an omelette rather than scrambled eggs... »

The inaugural Dubai Grand Car Parade last year

Dubai Grand Parade of supercars and bikes is round the corner

Registration is open for the second annual Dubai Grand Parade, the flagship event of the Dubai Motor Festival. The event is a chance for owners of luxury and exotic vehicles in the UAE to drive their prized possessions through the Emirate’s streets in a city-wide procession. The Dubai Grand Parade will take place on the afternoon of Friday, Novembe...

Sir Roger Moore on James Bond: I’d struggle to keep up with Daniel Craig

Sir Roger Moore on James Bond: I’d struggle to keep up with Daniel Craig

First pictures of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin on their wedding day

First pictures of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin on their wedding day

Pharrell Williams and Armin Van Buuren to perform at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concerts

Pharrell Williams and Armin Van Buuren to perform at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concerts

Sir Roger Moore on James Bond: I’d struggle to keep up with Daniel Craig

Sir Roger Moore on James Bond: I’d struggle to keep up with Daniel Craig

Roger Moore played iconic spy James Bond more than any other actor, but he admits that he’d struggle to keep up if he had to compete with Daniel Craig back in his day. Moore, who was famously handed B... »

VIDEO: Kids in UAE drive home road safety message in mini Audis

VIDEO: Kids in UAE drive home road safety message in mini Audis

It was a scene we are all too used to on UAE roads. There was congestion, rubber necking. It was noisy and people were frustrated. Some, impatiently even attempted to reverse up and drive a different ... »

Things to do in the UAE today: hair chalk, art exhibition and Las Vegas

Things to do in the UAE today: hair chalk, art exhibition and Las Vegas

It’s time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself. Fancy a new look? You could try hair colouring chalk and you’ll be helping a charity too, or you could enter a competition at Barasti to... »

Ultimate goal: Footballer Frederic Kanoute inspires youngsters at KAFO Academy

Ultimate goal: Footballer Frederic Kanoute inspires youngsters at KAFO Academy

Frederic Kanoute is surrounded by a group of aspiring young footballers who are hanging on his every word, patiently waiting for the chance to impress him. The 50 or so youngsters are the first members of the burgeoning KAFO Academy in Dubai, run by the former West Ham, Tottenham and Sevilla striker, along with a host of highly qualified coaches fr...