The annual festival of the Dubai Summer Surprises is all set to get underway yet again! An event which was initially launched in the summer of 1998, by the Dubai government with a view to promote Dubai as a...
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have tried to master the art of time management by either reading up on time management skills, or using an electronic-based day planner or a manually prepared paper-based time-table to...
UAE is the USB for Business. Here we are constantly communicating and interacting with people from different and diverse backgrounds. As today, the main tool for communication in Business is Emails, some of us are forgetting the most common etiquette...
Place: Dubai Story: Ramadan in the UAE Objective: To connect with 150 nationalities and explain the religion of Islam. Ramadan is the holy month in which Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Holy Quran. In 2011 Ramadan is anticipated to commence on...
Daily deals website Groupon has shut more than 10 offices around China and laid off hundreds of staff, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Groupon Inc.'s China joint venture has fired a large number of workers for poor performance...

Eid in Dubai

Dubai, a real cosmopolitan city with its own unique culture, celebrated Eid with gaiety and fervor. This year key business entities came out in support of 'Eid in Dubai', which unveils a host of festivities to mark the festive...

People in the UAE are known for their exuberant lifestyles, catching up with latest trends, buying new phones, cars, or designer clothes. Living within the means is something unheard of. But a recent survey has shown that behaviour is...
The 2011 Edinburgh International Festival climaxed on Classic Arabian folk tales inspired by the influence of the Arab Spring that has swept the Middle East and North Africa region since January this year. "Alf layla wa-layla" - the Thousand-And-One Nights...
Majority of residents in Middle East indulge in meat-based diet, which pushes the minority vegetarian group in an awkward predicament. Meveg, a vegetarian support group in Dubai, hopes to introduce a vegetarian lifestyle. The group aims to educate and...
The 6th edition of the Domotex Middle East Exhibition was opened at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on12th September. The largest trade fair encompasses a spectrum of Carpets and Floor Coverings with creative designs and innovations. The...
For all the Apple fans, here is something that is going to brighten up your spirits and make you happy. Finally, the official Apple online store is now available in the UAE. And as it seems, it is going...
Debit card usage is on the rise in India and elsewhere as people seek to relieve themselves from carrying large amounts of cash and rein in credit cards spending. Recent research by the Reserve Bank of India shows debit...
Here's how it goes, whenever my husband comes home with a big smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye and a certain look that he gives me that says what a wonderful world! I know that...

What smells so good?

By Dina Kobeissi If you visit any department store these days and ask for the latest fragrances of famous brands, you'll find sooner rather than later that these smells are leaning towards oriental scents; with Oudh, musk and bukhoor as...
Advertising is an important ingredient for the success of every business. Organisations spend millions every year on advertising. The sole purpose is to educate the public about the product or service and eventually increase sales. The obvious reasons for spending...
Mango, Zara, Burberry, Loius Vitton and many more labels have always been rejoicing the display of their collection and made a remarkable position in the field of fashion industry. Setting up different themes and the collections display with every...
Earth squirming under seven billion population, vanishing natural resources, increasing global warming and environmental hazards all need a savior to protect our species and prolong the symptoms of the world soon coming to an end. The reckless exploitation, ignorant...
By M.S Shah Jahan America is down. Europe is in chaos. Middle East is tormented. China is slow. So who pays such fabulous prices for fabulous diamonds? That is the question. For diamonds, the first association with weddings comes from an...
Foreign supermarkets are set to launch their retail operations very soon in India and are promising their shoppers a world-class experience that centres on quality, excellent customer services, cleanliness, and better bargains. This is a far cry from the...
For a family, it is increasingly becoming a necessity to have more than one iPad. Suresh Kumar, who works for IBM and resides in the United Arab Emirates says despite tablet computer considered as a luxury, having iPads at...
Every woman likes shopping. The revolution of online shopping os bringing her the choice to avoid busy shops, surly sales executives and long waits for changing rooms. Shopping with Jen, a lovely friend of mine, is fun but also...
�Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. ~ Anthalme Brillant Savarin Just when the world woke up to the delights of Epicurean experience, and the health benefits of going Organic, food trends in Indian...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week inaugurated Berlin's first fully functional energy-surplus three-bedroom house that will produce twice as much energy as it needs, a project she said will serve as a showcase for renewable energy and climate protection. The...
Besides assembling cars and manufacturing mobile phones and laptops, China has come up with a smart fabric that can clean itself. Engineers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hubei University of Nationalities say they have created a chemical coating...