Duo arrested after woman tried to switch urine sample to cheat drugs test

Duo arrested after woman tried to switch urine sample to cheat drugs test

A patient who was taken to hospital after losing consciousness was detained after his urine sample tested positive for morphine. The man’s girlfriend, who took him to a government hospital in Abu Dhabi, was also arrested for attempting to swap the man’s urine sample. She allegedly tried to submit her own urine in place of his when officers told her...

Beach goer is put off by ‘pollution’ in the water

Beach goer is put off by ‘pollution’ in the water

This is what Umm Suqeim Beach looked like this morning at 11am. I went into the water and saw a massive garbage deposit coming towards me: a thick, yellow, bubbly film and lots of plastic bags, bottle... »

‘Men in UAE wear the kandura, but why do women wear the abaya?’

‘Men in UAE wear the kandura, but why do women wear the abaya?’

I heard recently about the kandura and why men in the UAE wear it. But why do women wear the abaya? The abaya has become a cultural feature in countries that form the GCC, including the UAE. The main ... »

Homebuyer takes aim at ‘unbelievable’ estate agents

Homebuyer takes aim at ‘unbelievable’ estate agents

I received an email from an estate agent after I viewed a property twice, and did not make a decision on an offer immediately. It’s not like we would like to take longer than 10 minutes to make a deci... »

Ford Mustang marks 50th anniversary milestone with Dubai parade

Ford Mustang marks 50th anniversary milestone with Dubai parade

Petrolheads gathered in Dubai on Saturday to pay tribute to a motoring classic as the Ford Mustang celebrated its 50th birthday. More than 300 Mustang owners and enthusiasts revved their engines to show their love for the original muscle car, taking part in a parade around Dubai’s landmarks led by Dubai Police’s famous Mustang Roush patrol car. The...

No comment from White House on petition to kick Justin Bieber out of US

No comment from White House on petition to kick Justin Bieber out of US

Bollywood stars Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt mix it up for world peace

Bollywood stars Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt mix it up for world peace

Michael Jackson’s mother ordered to pay AEG Live for failed lawsuit

Michael Jackson’s mother ordered to pay AEG Live for failed lawsuit

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 ... »

Star of stunning show ‘The Imagineer’ talks preparation and performance

Star of stunning show ‘The Imagineer’ talks preparation and performance

The worlds of circus, theatre and film collide as visually stunning show ‘The Imagineer’ opens for a three-day run at the Meydan IMAX Theatre. The LA group La Petit Cirque have created a 70-minute acr... »

Liverpool banking on another Suarez show in Premier League title push

Liverpool banking on another Suarez show in Premier League title push

Liverpool may well be without Daniel Sturridge for Sunday’s must-win match at Norwich, but Brendan Rodgers is convinced that won’t matter one bit thanks to Luis Suarez. The Reds are hunting down their first Premier League title for 24 years and with just four games to go, they know the destiny of the top-flight trophy is in their hands – win their ...