Wealth is often a curse to health; especially in a thriving economy that boasts ample resources. The UAE is easily categorised as a nation where the issues of obesity and diabetes are posing a dangerous threat to a percentage of...
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...
The marriage between Islam & media was never a smooth one, but Social Media is providing a truce "To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and...
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...
OpEd - Harun Yahya calls on all the people of the world, especially the youth, who want love and brotherhood to prevail in the world -to unite and defend the rights of millions of innocent people and join forces as the bringers of...
World Luxury Expo, a main event of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2013, finished on a one hundred year high with Aston Martin, the quintessential British sports car brand, airlifting the latest Vanquish in spectacular style onto the helipad of...
A thousand miles apart, Where worlds collide and days are dark You may have my number, You can take my name, But you'll never have my heart Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, and face it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The blessings and benefits of the holy month of Ramadan continue to rain-down in the Emirate of Dubai with Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre participating in Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ sixth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative on...
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...
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...
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...
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:...
Paul Kenny is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cobone.com, an e-commerce website founded in late 2010. Cobone.com is the largest daily deals company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of revenue and also...
Becoming culturally competent in the Middle East melting pot Managing cultural diversity is an integral element of life in the Middle East. Traditional approaches to building cultural awareness provide information - on the traditions, beliefs and common practices -...
The 6 types of social media sharers When it comes to social media, what you share, how frequently you share, and the networks you use to share can indicate more about your personality than you might think.  According to a...
Marrakech the Ocher City of light will finally have a Grand Museum of Islamic Art worthy of the name  Founded in 1062 by Youssef Ibn Tachfin, first ruler of the Almoravid dynasty, Marrakech is at once imperial city, city of light,...
The Western Union Company reports tremendous success with ‘WU Wish’ - a programme that encourages people to describe their wishes for someone other than themselves, and aims to fulfil the most deserving among them. WU Wish has recorded more...
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...
The ongoing construction bonanza has led Gulf Arab states to spend on average more money on interior design than their counterparts in Japan, Europe and the United States, according to a study by Ventures ME. The study showed some building...
Tala Badri is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Musical Arts (CMA). Born and educated in Dubai, Tala studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is the only female Emirati music graduate to date....
About 3 million pilgrims will arrive in Makkah for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in October, many of them coming from a wealthy background. To cater to their need for luxury accommodation, hotel investment companies, including InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Starwood...
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...
Dubai Duty Free Records 10% Increase in Sales Activities in Q1 2014 Dubai's Airport Terminal 3 contributes 62% of the overall sales Sales figures and tabulations for the first quarter of sales activities for 2014 have been released by all leading...
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...
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...
Taiwan as a hub of tourism is one that remains in relative obscurity. Boasting of myriad cultural legacies, Taiwan however is a must-see tourism locale. Man is a social animal. This popular phrase says it all for the inherent nomad...
It takes only 21 days to change a habit. Oh, so bad habits don't die hard after all? Let us all take the 21-day test and see what changes we can bring about to our health. Dubai-based chiropractor Dr Helle...
A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase London’s only Tower Bridge facing single dwelling with floor to ceiling windows and outstanding views over the River Thames. Offering an impressive 10,000 sq ft of luxury living space spread over...
“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,...
Al-Noor Holdings, a Qatar based company has announced its plans to raise the budget for a movie series on the life of Prophet Mohammed to $ 1 billion. The biographical moive will be produced as a series of seven films,the...
Do you have any idea how humans became the swarming, world-straddling species that we are today? Out of so many other reasons you could think of, cooking is one of the biggest reasons for giving a new outlook to...
Prayers of worship are sacrosanct. The atmosphere of calmness and peacefulness that they generate is incomparable, aided immensely by the ambience which ensures that one leaves all tensions and worries far behind. As if, allowing the higher power –...
Scandinavian countries topped the list in the World Happiness Report 2013. In his graduation speech Bill Watterson, the creator of the legendary comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes coerced us to make a distinction between desire and happiness. While a desire stems from attaining...
Car ownership is a top priority among Millennials, reveals study. An Uber investor recently claimed that millennials don't care about cars.This raises the question: how important is owning a vehicle to the youths of UAE? It turns out car ownership...
Merlin Digital's introduces yet another range of smart innovative products Merlin Digital, a leading technology company dedicated to making a smarter world through innovative offerings, has unveiled its range of travel products. Pioneering in introducing groundbreaking gadgets each time has...
Lee Westwood wins in Atlantis Golf Challenge ahead of DP World Tour Championship The brand Dubai never ceases to amaze. Way back in 2005, a practice match between tennis legends Roger Federer and Andre Agassi was held on top of Burj...