Insurance plans to cover mental health should be mandatory, say UAE doctors

Insurance plans to cover mental health should be mandatory, say UAE doctors

Doctors in the UAE are calling for legislation to make it mandatory for all insurance plans to cover mental health. Psychiatrists and psychologists speaking at the 3rd Child Mental & Behavioural Conference in Abu Dhabi this weekend said adults and children in the country struggling with psychological disorders often go untreated due to costs. T...

Landlord: Why should the rules always favour the tenant?

Landlord: Why should the rules always favour the tenant?

I had recently graduated from being a tenant to being a property owner (which I brought to avoid steep rent increases). The apartment I bought had a tenant living in until April 15 after which I had p... »

Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro?

Why are commuters so selfish on Dubai Metro?

There’s something fundamentally wrong with Dubai Metro. I’m not talking about the service, nor the carriages’ or the wonderfully clean futuristic stations, which all get top scores i... »

HR mafia forced me out of the UAE after 25 years

HR mafia forced me out of the UAE after 25 years

With reference to the letter regarding the ‘HR Mafia‘, I completely endorse the concerned writer. I was in grade 5 when I shifted to the UAE along with my parents in 1990. The rest of my s... »

Left to right: Ostberg, Al Qassimi and Loeb

Abu Dhabi Racing launches motorsports app for smartphones

Abu Dhabi Racing has launched a smartphone app to allow fans to keep up with the action on and off the track that the team hopes will “drive the growth of motorsports” in the UAE. Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, chairman of Abu Dhabi Racing (ADR) together with Sébastien Loeb, nine-times WRC Champion, and Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRC...

Warwick Davis: Being angry is a ‘waste of time’

Warwick Davis: Being angry is a ‘waste of time’

Sir Patrick Stewart

Star Trek and X-Men star Sir Patrick Stewart dreams of driving a racing car

Ed Sheeran says his music has been inspired by Coldplay

Ed Sheeran says his music has been inspired by Coldplay

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

Filmmaker Ali Mostafa keen to promote UAE movie industry

With local movie ‘From A To B’ currently on our big screens, filmmaker Ali F Mostafa might be forgiven for resting on his laurels. But no, the director and producer is still putting in the hard yards.... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Playwriting, Australia Day party and prizes in Abu Dhabi

Things to do in the UAE today: Playwriting, Australia Day party and prizes in Abu Dhabi

>>Registration is now open for the first-ever intake of writers for the Dubai Playwrights’ Studio at the new Dubai International Writers’ Centre in Al Shindagha Historical District (next to the ... »

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Dubai Marathon, Bon Jovi tribute act and fashion exhibition

Things to do in the UAE this weekend: Dubai Marathon, Bon Jovi tribute act and fashion exhibition

RUNNERS of all shapes and sizes will have been putting in the hard yards for months now ahead of the Dubai Marathon tomorrow morning. So get down to the starting line opposite Madinat Jumeirah or line... »

VIDEO: Watch the UAE beat Japan on penalties at the Asian Cup

VIDEO: Watch the UAE beat Japan on penalties at the Asian Cup

Take a look back at the dramatic penalty shoot-out between the UAE and Japan in the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup. After 5-4 shoot-out win, the UAE will now face Australia in the semi-finals on Tuesday, January 26. Video: AFC Asian Cup