Saba Wahid is a well-known TV presenter and chef with a dynamic on and off screen personality. She prides herself on the ability to adapt in any environment, but kitchen is the place where she feels most at ease. Her...
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...
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in its shocking report titled ‘Avoiding Future Famines,’ revealed one-third of food produced globally is wasted and fails to reach the consumers' plate. The amount of wastage exceeds 1.3 billion tonnes every year, the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Time and space bear no relevance, in the midst of such majestic imposing grace. These endless monuments of nature, bear the epiteths...
Members of the Qatari royal family are in advanced talks to buy Valentino, one of the top Italian dressmakers, a British news website reported. Permira, a London-based private equity firm which owns the Italian label, and the Emir of Qatar are...
Gulf nations, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are home to the world’s highest consumption rates of cosmetics, according to a study conducted by Epoc Messe Frankfurt and published by the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Saudi Arabia ranks first among Gulf...
The Qatari royal family has bought iconic Italian fashion house Valentino for €700 million ($857.46 million), snapping one of the most prominent purchases it has made so far. Valentino said Mayhoola for Investments SPC, which is backed by a leading...
Let me tell you a story. It is a story of why the UAE and the wider Gulf region is such a confusing place for a relative newcomer. In October 2011, I was walking along on an upper floor of...
“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,...
Dude, Where’s My Car? - Driving in Dubai for Dummies! The girl with the dragon tattoo driving beside your car on Sheikh Zayed Road seems to be a multi-tasking guru. While driving she is talking on the phone, checking emails,...
Medical Research, has in the past, given us a lot of  information on  maintaining an active lifestyle , a healthy diet and its benefits. But apparently this seem to have not done enough in terms of  spreading awareness, as...
Which are the world’s fattest nations? You probably dodn’t need Google to find out that USA, home to many fast food and dessert chains, topped the list. However, you might have been surprised to learn that 4 GCC countries...
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...
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 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...
The total value of Dubai’s diamond trade, including rough and polished diamonds, soared 12% to $39 billion in 2011, Dubai's precious commodities authority said in a report. ‎ The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC), which did not provide separate import...
If you open the classified section of any newspaper, you shall see advertisement of training classes for every subject in school, cooking, driving a car, learning a new language, swimming, and even horse riding. It seems there are means...
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...
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...
Ever thought that you should be saving money, but don’t know where to start or how to go about it? Well, you’re not alone. It turns out that financial pressures and debt woes are the single biggest source of stress...
It's Save Energy Wednesday! Have you been switching off to get switched on? Did you plan a greener journey to work today? Share a snap of your energy-saving activity or your utilities bill! Watch your electricity and water bills fall by...
It's Cash Savvy Kid Thursday! Did you make a budget plan with your child? Have you involved them in the thought-process behind their allowance? Get creative – snap a pic of you and your kid with your new budget plan! Share...
A survey conducted by Yahoo! Maktoob Research has revealed that one third of Arab women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region shop online with single women most active online shoppers. The survey quizzed 1,000 women of all ages across MENA...
Body language, as the name suggests, is the language of the body. Signs and hints conveyed to the other by facial expressions, mutual space, body gestures, subtle specific attention, touch, breathing, and eye movements are some of the major aspects of...
It's Make a Pledge Friday! What have you pledged? What’s your savings goal? Let’s go – we want to see you with your written pledges! Share a snap of you holding your written pledge and make your savings goal known to...
“They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. It was a time when the unthinkable became thinkable and...
It's Silly Things Saturday! Have you named and shamed your silly spend? Go on – take a picture of that silly splurge and upload it today! Share a picture of your most extravagant, regretted purchase with our community – we’ve all...
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...
My Top Five Reasons: 1) Productivity is linked to a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are at work, at home or your personal life, a healthy body equals a productive mind. 2) Your mind, body and soul are all connected. When you...
Got a weekend to spare and want to spend it at an amazing destination? Let me help you get to one of the most amazing places in the UAE, which literally is a beach paradise. Location: When entering the city...
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...
Even better, slap me…. And call yourself a GOOD Muslim! Or in this case, beat the living daylights and burn the hair off of an anti-government-decision activist in a public gathering just because you claim to have an upper hand...
  Self confidence is one of the most attractive features in a person. It reflects a person's  overall evaluation of his or her own worth. Your sense of perception has a huge impact on how others perceive you. The more...
One part of the world is plunged into depression, financial and physical. Whereas, the other part of the globe seems to be in oblivion to the miseries. Have we really become so self absorbed and selfish? That people are...
UAE residents will win AED100, 000 in prizes for decorating the best vehicles on the National Day parade. Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island Leisure Drive will come alive in a sea of red, white, black and green patriotism during a Union...
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...