Akaal Saib wants to jump off Burj Khalifa skyscraper

Three-year-old has high hopes of leaping off Burj Khalifa skyscraper

A three-year-old’s obsession with the world’s tallest building has literally soared to new heights – the little one says he now wants to jump off the skyscraper. After watching Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise plunge off the Burj Khalifa in ‘Mission Impossible 4’ numerous times, Akaal Saib has fixated himself on a similar mission. Featured in 7...

‘Is it right that a tenant has to suffer for a failure of actions by the landlord?’

‘Is it right that a tenant has to suffer for a failure of actions by the landlord?’

Rent is rising, but access to facilities is blocked I’ve been a resident in Downtown Dubai for three years, living in the same apartment.   My landlord, which is a repected company in UAE r... »

‘Landlord threatening to boot me out if I don’t pay increase’

‘Landlord threatening to boot me out if I don’t pay increase’

I rent in Sky Gardens, DIFC. My landlord is increasing my rent by 8.6 per cent, while the increase calculator (rent index) says there should be no increase since what I am paying is already at the hig... »

Open Minds: How are atheists viewed by Muslims?

Open Minds: How are atheists viewed by Muslims?

How are atheists viewed by Muslims in the Arab world? Nowhere in any of God’s revelations does it say that we should be judgmental or hurt those who do not believe – or force them to believe. Th... »

Send cash to any UAE resident from your mobile phone

Send cash to any UAE resident from your mobile phone

A new smart phone app allows RAKBank customers to send money to any UAE resident with a valid mobile number. Beneficiaries can withdraw the cash from any RAKBank ATM machine using a code sent to their mobile in a text message. The one-time code remains valid only for 24-hours. Senders can send up to Dhs5,000 daily and can send to family, friends or...

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron have reportedly split after summer romance

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez split after two-month romance

Kanye West has ditched fried chicken in favour of three smoothies a day

Kanye West has ditched fried chicken in favour of three smoothies a day

Jackie Chan’s son nabbed in Beijing drug bust

Jackie Chan’s son nabbed in Beijing drug bust

Beauty goes from the top to bottom

Beauty goes from the top to bottom

I’m lying on my front, mortified, with my bottom sticking in the air – as bare as the first day it ever felt air. My derriere is about to be chemically peeled in the manner of a celeb – in... »

Dining out the right way

Dining out the right way

Whether it’s a business meeting over lunch, dinner from the local takeway, or a fast-food meal with the kids, eating out has undoubtedly become a part of our lives. Mostly we eat out because it’s easy... »

Playing the Blaine game

Playing the Blaine game

To some he is plain crazy, to others he is a miracle worker  This is the last guy you should ever say ‘I dare you’ to. That’s because David Blaine, the 41-year-old magician, illusionist and thrillseek... »

Lance Armstrong admits his lying was all too easy

Lance Armstrong admits his lying was all too easy

HE FINALLY came clean two years ago and the honesty hasn’t stopped there, with Lance Armstrong admitting he would still be lying about doping had he thought he could have got away with it. The American drugged and bullied his way to seven successive Tour de France victories before he was unmasked as a cheat in one of the biggest scandals to have ev...