Etihad says there is ‘no evidence’ of threat to flights in Iraqi air space

Etihad says there is ‘no evidence’ of threat to flights in Iraqi air space

Etihad Airways says that there is “no evidence” that planes could be attacked by militants if they fly through Iraqi air space. The firm released a statement as a a number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, said they have devised alternate flight plans for their planes. Air France specifically said it d...

Why are Muslims not supposed to drink alcohol?

Why are Muslims not supposed to drink alcohol?

While nowadays many of us use the term alcohol to refer to drinks that come in many forms, in the Quran what is actually prohibited is any type of intoxicant. An intoxicant is any substance that, if t... »

Streets cats just trying to survive like rest of us…

Streets cats just trying to survive like rest of us…

Why are people in Dubai so cruel? So many people call the authorities to take poor outdoor cats away that have been sterilised and are not causing any harm to anyone. They’re just trying to live and s... »

Praise for municipality in handling spider invasion

Praise for municipality in handling spider invasion

Hats off to Dubai Municipality for their absolutely amazing service! Found two colonies of poisonous Red Back Spiders in my garden this afternoon. Made a phone call to the Municipality and one hour la... »

Aston Martin building exclusive super saloon for the Middle East

Aston Martin building exclusive super saloon for the Middle East

Oh Aston Martin, you teases. The folks at Gaydon have released these peaks of a new super saloon being built exclusively for the Middle East. The limited series will carry the historic Lagonda badge that once adorned “the finest of fast cars”. The firm said it will be offered exclusively in the Middle East as a result of market demand, however, it ...

Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif competing to get waxed at Madame Tussauds

Shah Rukh Khan lends his name to luxury real estate project in Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan lends his name to luxury real estate project in Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside his house for Eid Al Fitr

Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside his house for Eid Al Fitr

Likes don’t lie – what you can learn from Shakira’s 100 million Facebook milestone

Likes don’t lie – what you can learn from Shakira’s 100 million Facebook milestone

Whenever, wherever, we’re meant to be together… Millions of people worldwide have clearly taken Shakira’s lyrics to heart after she recently stormed past the 100 million ‘likes’ milestone on Facebook.... »

Dis-comfort eating – leading expert helps people take the emotion out of food

Dis-comfort eating – leading expert helps people take the emotion out of food

In a world where obesity and diabetes are common, comfort eating, overeating or binge eating are big issues. That delicious slice of chocolate cake or that cheeky packet of crisps can be an occasional... »

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

24 students from twelve different UAE schools, aged 6-18 years, participated in an environmental initiative recently called ‘Students for the Earth’. The students were provided plain t-shi... »

Will Waratahs win first Super Rugby title or will the Crusaders reign again?

Will Waratahs win first Super Rugby title or will the Crusaders reign again?

DANIEL FOUNTAIN SAYS – WARATAHS TO WIN IT ALL OK, the stats are not on the side of the men from New South Wales. The history books tell us they haven’t beaten the Crusaders since 2004 and have lost their past 11 encounters with the New Zealand powerhouses. And while home advantage counts for a lot in Super Rugby, the final being at the Sydney...