Saudi woman urges women not to try and overturn driving ban in kingdom

Saudi woman urges women not to try and overturn driving ban in kingdom

The first Saudi woman to conquer Everest has urged her fellow countrywomen not to try to force the kingdom to overturn its driving ban. “It is every human being’s right to be able to go from point A to point B on their own,” said Raha Moharak, a 27-year-old graphic designer from Jeddah, who broke one of her country’s taboos by summiting the highest...

Dubai metro: Can men not read the women-only notice in big letters?

Dubai metro: Can men not read the women-only notice in big letters?

I’m regular traveller on Dubai Metro. When I take the metro home in the evenings I have noticed that male passengers are travelling in the ladies compartment and also the adjoining compartment reserve... »

Is there no way to sell a car in the UAE without aggravation?

Is there no way to sell a car in the UAE without aggravation?

Over the past few weeks I have been advertising a car for sale on one of the internet sites, getting thoroughly fed up with people calling and making insultingly low offers. My wife spotted a website ... »

Dear Frowning Flan lover: It would be my pleasure to make you quiche

Dear Frowning Flan lover: It would be my pleasure to make you quiche

Dear Frowning Flan lover, I have lived in the UAE for over 20 years and until now I still cannot find a decent quiche so I have to make them myself. I don’t think it’s the lack of cheese that is... »

Cityscape Global: Property buyers advised to do their homework before splashing the cash

Cityscape Global: Property buyers advised to do their homework before splashing the cash

Don’t fall for sales pitches at Cityscape Global that insist you make an immediate decision before the deal sells out, real estate professionals have advised. “It’s one of the biggest lies you come across in the market – anyone who tells you their project is almost sold out is definitely not telling the truth,” Haji Suleman, senior property c...

Cityscape Global: Homes just ‘seconds away’ from Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have gone on sale

Cityscape Global: Homes just ‘seconds away’ from Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have gone on sale

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Music stars Akon and Ginuwine playing in UAE this week

Music stars Akon and Ginuwine playing in UAE this week

Some of the music industry’s biggest international stars will be in the UAE over the next few days. Check out where the stars are expected to turn out right here. With more than 100 singles, Ako... »

R-Tex exhibition: Kids encouraged to build robots in UAE

R-Tex exhibition: Kids encouraged to build robots in UAE

If you’re a fan of sci-fi movies, robots might make you a little nervous.  From the Cybermen in Dr Who to the T1000 in Terminator, it’s not surprising many are convinced the machines will rise up agai... »

British singer Eliza Doolittle to headline fashion and music festival in Dubai

British singer Eliza Doolittle to headline fashion and music festival in Dubai

Eliza Doolittle is set to headline the Grazia Fest at The Dubai International Marine Club. The 26-year-old will be performing her chart-topping hits such as Skinny Genes and Pack Up at the fashion and... »

Man United boss Van Gaal refuses to blame players

Man United boss Van Gaal refuses to blame players

LOUIS VAN GAAL refused to lay the blame solely on his struggling defence and instead called on his team to take responsibility after an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester. United’s defensive frailties were once again on display as they let slip a commanding 3-1 lead at the King Power Stadium. Yet despite a second half capitulation that saw United...