Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating your wedding anniversary or proposing to the one you love, Dubai is not short of special restaurants that cater for each and every special occasion.In this article we look at three...

Cannes 2016

A beautiful casting of notorious directors and glamorous actorsWith the Cannes 2016 all set to be opened from 11th May to 22nd May, excitement is in the air. The festival will be attended by leading stars and directors from...
Gone are the days when only an Emirates flight could get you easy entry into Dubai. Book the cheapest flight and save some bucks! UPDATE: We are thankful to DVPC for the prompt action and helping out and resolving the issue...
Civilization and culture must never cluster because otherwise it would rip civilization of generality; with local cultures, resultantly, obstructing its penetration doubtlessly with insurmountable resolve and resistance    History has always been on the qui vive, with intentions to...
Inspired by the Cambridge student who gathered a huge online following after posting sneak peeks from her university life in the form of Instagram posts, each accompanied by a novel-like caption, Palestinian writer Ziad Khalifeh thought that just like...
The day calls for a celebration, and the eclectic cake is a metaphor for bitter-sweet moments, struggle and separation, but also of inspiration, success, and joyFresh out of the oven, my country India leaves an aroma of stories that...
Amidst the delicacies in Ramadan, some experiences provide us food for the soul.Blessed are the people fasting in Dubai, and a special blessing is for the ones who spend Ramadan with family. It's as if even the watch observes...
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ~Kofi Annan~The only mistake...
'Presstitutes' - A word that we would think twice before saying, for the fear of mispronouncing, has comfortably found its way to the social media where even introverts speak their mind out. Gerald Celente, the American trend forecaster, coined this...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace.On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War,...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery.Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS),...
The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities....
The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is going on in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around...
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 have demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation...
During the first decade of this century, both governments and organizations were occupied by several analytical processes to reevaluate their achievements and shortcomings, cope with the mainstream trends of people, and of course, make plans for the future. Developed countries...
Recruitment process and HR practice in the Middle East still has a lot to improve, as is evident from the below examples.  Just like any other professional in the region, I have had my fair share of interviews and encounters...
You are probably aware that Linked is the world's most popular professional networking site. You've also heard from your friends and colleagues how they got a job or switched their career with the help of LinkedIn.Now, LinkedIn has come...
In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international...
Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there...
There’s sense of heightened anticipation that surrounds every movie buff and enthusiast, come the months of February and March. Each year, without fail, the Oscars bring in the feeling of ‘everything-is going-to-fall-into-place’ as far as adjudication of the best...
Vienna takes the top spot, Baghdad ranks lowestDubai ranked the top city in the Middle East and Africa region, with Abu Dhabi coming at a close 78th in global rankingVienna is the city with the world’s best quality of...
The Dubai Food Festival is gastronomists' paradise enriching their palate and their culinary experience beyond compare.Foodies mark your calendars!!!For three weeks, from 21st February to 15th March, the Dubai Food Festival will be on, presenting the entire world on...
Held in Feb every year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships features some of the best tennis players in the world both in the men's and women's game.The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is a favourite venue amongst all...
Saudis could face a five-year jail term and up to $800,000 fines for sending offensive tweetsSaudi based lawyer Humoud Al-Khaldi told Arab News that "penal action would be taken against offenders in compliance with Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber...
Facebook completes a Decade: From then to now...and to the future...the Facebook JourneyOn 3rd February, Mark Zuckerberg put up a very poignant post on his Facebook wall. The message spoke of the decade-long journey of Facebook, its evolution over...
A prudent strategy for watering down the water crisis in Delhi is to merge water management with the urban development master planThe Unachievable Election PromiseWhen AAP, the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) included the promise of 700 litres...
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...
Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news channel you watch, transnational newspaper you read or human rights centered websites you explore, you will find analytical articles condemning the ongoing Syrian bloodbath.  You will also come...
Nizami Ganjavi or the genius of the golden age of Muslims in the twelfth centuryOnce upon a time, was a storyteller of genius who told stories about society in a small scale and about humanity on a universal scale....
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,...
Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international...
by John Brian Shannon.For many, this is the time of year when we count our blessings and look forward to the new year with expectant hope. For all its pending concerns, 2014 looks to be a year of opportunity...
by Nicholas Brown.Many of the world's countries have been trying to address current or impending water shortages, adopt renewable energy sources, and more. However, while some have made strides, others are struggling. They need ideas, and Masdar is addressing this...
by Nicholas Brown. People often argue about whether the economy or the environment is more important. As they are both critical, we must find a way to protect both. Fortunately, much can be done for both the environment without compromising...
For all of us the New Year represents a lovely, large, blank canvas, which is all yours to paint in whichever colors you choose. So what do you want to achieve in 2014? A good New Year list will...
While analyses have abounded examining the details of the “secret” talks and evaluating the positions of the negotiating parties in the Middle East peace process, prominent Israeli writers have intensified their efforts, on “Israel's imminent existential threat” with much...
Global Water Distress: Water is a basic requirement for humanity, yet for 783 million people, water is a somewhat unattainable luxury. Eleven percent of the global population doesn't have access to clean drinking water, according to the African Wildlife Foundation...
If you intend to visit any Arab country, you are likely going to come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a mere self-serving interest group. No matter where you are, whether at street corners,...
There’s a growing concern that the advancement of technology will eventually outpace humans’ capacity to keep up. A man named Alvin Toffler wrote about this during the 70’s in his book titled ‘Future Shock’, a term he coined, defined...