Influenced by a multitude of factors including growing populations, changing demographics, improved access to education, rising incomes, ongoing research in the field of dietetics and nutrition, growing health consciousness and concern for the environment, global food trends are constantly...
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Thanks to globalisation, we now see a few major brands all over the world. McDonald’s is perhaps one of the most internationally recognised brands that can be found almost everywhere around the globe. While you might not be surprised...
Generally, the term flattery refers to compliment someone excessively especially in order to win favours. This has been practiced from a long period of time as people try to achieve their desired positions by praising the ‘bottlenecks’ or people...
The world-famous horseracing industry of Dubai came to the salvation of a crisis-hit family in Uruguay, all thanks to Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also an avid sponsor, owner and rider of horses. When the economic crisis...
Ever wondered if you decided to eat only the most expensive dishes all day long? If you thought it will run into millions, you're wrong. The guys at FinanceOnline.com did a fun experiment and compared the prices for various...
A Saudi catering company has announced it will hire 1000 young people to work at McDonald's restaurants in the central, eastern and northern regions of the Kingdom. Prince Mishal bin Khaled Al-Saud, president of the Riyadh International Catering Company (RICC), also owns McDonald's...
Real Madrid Café will be officially launched in Dubai on December 29th, 2014 as the first and only restaurant in the world named after and in collaboration with the popular football club. The momentous event will be made all the...
MENA residents stay in home-country and spend more during Ramadan Majority claim their day-to-day lifestyle remains relatively unchanged New study findings show the majority of residents in MENA prefer to stay in their country of residence during Ramadan and 60% spend...

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...
“The understanding of modern art art is that it defies logical interpretation. Modern Art has bypassed the embodiment of visual Esthetics and has in ways evolved into  a state of perverted surrealism.” A couple of years back, on 15th September,...
Geneva Auto Show 2014 unleashes the most ridiculously expensive cars When money talks, we all listen. Especially when it produces the sound of a throttling engine. The hottest wheels in the Geneva Auto Show this year promise to make your...
Are you stumped in Dubai about guiding your gastronomical choices and are facing a dilemma about where to go out for dinner one night? Try simplify your life by choosing out the brand new restaurant IRIS rooftop restaurant and bar...
Dubai-based body paint artist Alicia Goveas explains how art can be a means of escape, body art as a medium of message, and art's role in making the world a better place While we chance upon faces with a cursory...
What is Globalisation?  If you ask me to define globalisation, I would say it is the phenomenon of ‘One World’. It is the coming together of people from different walks of life, having different languages, cultures, living styles for...
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...
Paris Gallery, a Dubai-based perfume, cosmetics and jewelry chain announced on Thursday it has plans to open a shop in Iraq and intends to start its operations early next year. The firm also has plans to open five stores...
Global market research company Euromonitor International announced today the launch of a new eBook - Top 5 Beauty and Personal Care Trends by Country in the Middle East and North Africa, which identifies how the beauty market in the Middle...
Third Edition of Design Days Dubai Draws Global Industry Elite with an Innovative Public Programme for 2014 145 designers represented through gallery installations, new exhibiting platforms, talks, and workshops - showcasing the best of local, regional, and international talent....
I prefer a man who lives And gives expensive jewels Men grow cold As girls grow old, And we all lose our charms in the end. But square-cut or pear-shaped, These rocks don't lose their shape. Diamonds are a girl's best friend.  - Marilyn Monroe. Throughout history,...
Passion: An intense desire or enthusiasm for something Determination: Firmness of purpose; resoluteness The above definitions are from the dictionary on my MacBook Pro. When we read definitions of any word, we accept it verbatim.Blindly believing that we know what it means. But...
The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan celebrated in style the success of UAE winning the right to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan is not new to adventures. As a semi-professional skydiver he has spoken previously...
A study conducted in Jordan has found that wearing hijab (head cover) or niqab (face veil) increases the risk of vitamin D deficiency among women. The National Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, said it has found in a study that 37.3% of...
My friend is getting married this season. With a business startup venture that is raking in amazing moolah despite the economic slowdown, a string of intentionally/unintentionally failed affairs, and a Lexus car on top of that, at the age...
Contrary to popular belief, tablets were not invented by Steve Jobs/Apple. Pre-historic men used stone tablets in their caves to post messages in weird hieroglyphics and to play sudoku. It came with its own set of chisel and hammer...
A new Forbes Middle East list published on Sunday announced 36 billionaires, with an accumulated wealth of more than $121bn, come from the Arab world. According to the magazine's rankings, the total wealth of region's billionaires increased to $121.3bn from last year's...
The $68 Billion Challenge - Quantifying and Tackling the Burden of Chronic Diseases in the GCC: report by Booz Company Urgent Need for GCC Governments to Develop National and GCC-Wide Non-communi­cable Diseases (NCD) Agendas If GCC governments fail to enact measures to...
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...
After months of planning, the much-anticipated Carnival day in the historical town of Hertford in the beautiful English countryside  finally arrived. We even had our close friend Sandra fly out from Italy just for that day. I won't lie, I...
Every year, Muslims the world over, anticipate the arrival of the Holy Month of Ramadan. YouGov MENA surveyed 1,520 online Muslim respondents who live in the Middle East to understand their impressions of this special time of year. Key Highlights of...
JLL Survey Highlights Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends In order to determine and map out the futuristic developmental trends of leading metropolises, leading global property consultants, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) carried out the first City Momentum Index...
Dubai sets another Guinness World Record with 5.5 kms Handmade Gold chain Dubai Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival With A New Guinness World Record For The UAE We all know Dubai is a land of records and superlatives –...
Catherine Schwaab, Editor-in-chief at 'Paris Match', in an exclusive interview with Arabian Gazette reveals a few secrets on fashion in her new book 'Talk about Fashion' within the context of a globalized world. Fashion fascinates those in awe of it...
Quadrofoil – the world's first fully electric and completely environmentally friendly hydrofoiling personal watercraft – is now ready for production and available for pre-order worldwide, the Solvenia based company announced on Friday. Quadrofoil is an electric hydrofoiling personal watercraft (PWC),...
When Dubai does something, it does it in style. The latest beachfront development 'The Beach' at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is yet another testament that goes on to prove that there is a class in everything that Dubai does. PHOTOS:...
Bloomsbury’s officially opened at The Dubai Mall on Thursday 28th June 2012. The new boutique café in Dubai marks the one year anniversary of Bloomsbury’s which opened it’s doors to food lovers last year in Abu Dhabi. The new store...
Dubai's luxury hospitality group Jumeirah has unveiled plans to have marriages on the Burj al Arab helipad, creating the potentiality of unparalleled wedding ceremonies. Translated, its name means the ‘The Arabian Tower.’ But Burj al Arab, the imposing structure standing...