Palestinian embassy in UAE to hold sit-in to show solidarity with Gaza

Palestinian embassy in UAE to hold sit-in to show solidarity with Gaza

A sit-in to show solidarity with Gaza is expected to be held in Dubai on Tuesday evening. The Palestinian embassy and Consulate along with Palestinian social committees have called on their countrymen residing in the UAE to show solidarity with the people of the Gaza strip and to highlight their suffering. The 22-day Israeli assault on Gaza has cla...

Judging by people’s manners – we’re all guilty of being a bit uncivilised…

Judging by people’s manners – we’re all guilty of being a bit uncivilised…

When I was growing up, my parents told me that civilised people are those who display manners and courtesy. By that measure we have a long way to go. Just look at the way people here drive on the road... »

Can I have my exact change please?

Can I have my exact change please?

Everytime I go to the supermarket and pay by cash, I am not given the exact change. For example I went to a big supermarket yesterday and my bill was Dhs298.85 and I received change from my Dhs500 of ... »

Firms, please stop SMS-essing about with my mobile number

Firms, please stop SMS-essing about with my mobile number

I hate marketing SMSes. I really do. I find nothing more pointless, nay, exasperating, than receiving texts inviting me to take part in some arbitrary sale on handbags or ladies’ fashion. Firstl... »

MH17 victims’ family: Airline is lacking compassion

MH17 victims’ family: Airline is lacking compassion

The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic on Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organise a flight home to Houston for the boys’ grandmother. Harun Calehr, the uncle of victims Miguel and Shaka ...

Homeless man arrested for stalking Rihanna

Homeless man arrested for stalking Rihanna

Kim Kardashian celebrates North West’s first steps on Instagram

Kim Kardashian celebrates North West’s first steps on Instagram

Watch Priyanka Chopra pull out the punches in ‘Mary Kom’ trailer

Watch Priyanka Chopra pull out the punches in ‘Mary Kom’ trailer

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

Schoolchildren get creative with environmental message during ‘Students for the Earth’ initiative

24 students from twelve different UAE schools, aged 6-18 years, participated in an environmental initiative recently called ‘Students for the Earth’. The students were provided plain t-shi... »

UAE adventurer Adrian Hayes reaches summit of K2

UAE adventurer Adrian Hayes reaches summit of K2

UAE-based adventurer Adrian Hayes has successfully made it to top of K2, the world’s second highest and one of the most deadly mountains on earth. According to information relayed by Professiona... »

Best things to do in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE over the Eid Al Fitr

Best things to do in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE over the Eid Al Fitr

Some of you might only have two days holiday or you might have got the entire week off this Eid – find something for every taste in our guide to events in the UAE and beyond… ——... »

Watch Nigeria’s Segun Toriola win 41-shot rally at Commonwealth Games table tennis

Watch Nigeria’s Segun Toriola win 41-shot rally at Commonwealth Games table tennis

Amazing scenes at the Scotstoun Sports Campus as Nigeria’s Segun Toriola produces a breathtaking defensive display to win a 41-shot rally against Singapore’s Ning Gao during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.