Hotel cleaner stole tourist’s cash for sick father’s treatment

Hotel cleaner stole tourist’s cash for sick father’s treatment

A cleaner at a five-star hotel in Dubai stole about Dhs180,000 worth of currency from the safe in a guest’s room after he changed the security code.  The 29-year-old claimed he needed the money to help treat his ill father back in Pakistan. Dubai Court of First Instance heard that on January 12, an Austrian businessman, aged 56, went to take money ...

What message does three years for rape send out?

What message does three years for rape send out?

The Middle East, including the UAE, is known for stiff penalties and fines for crimes and infractions of the law. This is good because people living and working here in the UAE tend to be more obedien... »

Police urged to stop drivers from harassing women on Dubai streets

Police urged to stop drivers from harassing women on Dubai streets

I think it is high time that the Dubai Police and government created an education programme to stop drivers harassing innocent women walking down the road. I always ensure that I dress modestly and co... »

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Why give me six sachets of ketchup for one burger?

How many tomato ketchup sachets does one person need? I regularly get takeaway and it seems that ketchup sachets come with everything – even salad! The other day, I ordered a burger and it came ... »

Test Drive: Cadillac ATS Coupe 2015

Test Drive: Cadillac ATS Coupe 2015

When most of us think of a Cadillac, we tend to think of a huge, gas-guzzling saloon with big seats and an even bigger grille. However, the 2015 ATS Coupe could not be farther from that image. This is a sporty, sleek, agile two-door that is as fast as it is good looking. That said, with a 3.6l, six-cylinder engine under the bonnet, it is also still...

Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna snapped at  Jay-Z Tidal launch

Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna snapped at Jay-Z Tidal launch

Your guide to ‘Meet D3′ at Dubai Design District

Your guide to ‘Meet D3′ at Dubai Design District

Real world Willy Wonkas – meet Bompas & Parr

Real world Willy Wonkas – meet Bompas & Parr

Disabled models determined to turn heads at fashion show in Dubai

Disabled models determined to turn heads at fashion show in Dubai

Two women with cerebral palsy will take to the catwalk this weekend for a fashion show in Dubai that includes models with special needs. Bindiya Farswani, 30, will make her way down the catwalk in her... »

Your guide to ‘Meet D3′ at Dubai Design District

Your guide to ‘Meet D3′ at Dubai Design District

This weekend, Dubai Design District (D3) will be hosting ‘Meet D3′, where residents can explore the district, see free performances, and get to know Dubai’s design scene. Here’... »

Real world Willy Wonkas – meet Bompas & Parr

Real world Willy Wonkas – meet Bompas & Parr

Chewing gum factories aren’t just the realm of Willy Wonka, the creative candy making genius from the Roald Dahl stories. Bompas & Parr, the experimental food artists and architects from England, ... »

Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president after World Cup dispute

Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president after World Cup dispute

Mustafa Kamal has resigned as ICC president, still accusing India of influencing the outcome of the Cricket World Cup quarter-final win against Bangladesh. “Everyone saw what happened during the Bangladesh-India match… India has influenced the outcome of the match using its position [in the ICC],” Kamal, a Bangladeshi, said at the airport on ...