The Big 3 - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have always ruled the roost in the history of the American automotive industry. It began in the 1890's in the U.S. and grew to become one of the largest industries...
  Written by: John David Bailey, Financial Consultant  at  ACUMA Independent Financial Advice Gold is no stranger to this region.  In fact, it is fair to say that due to cultural evolution and Dubai’s envy as a trading hub, buying gold in the region...
  The drive through the picturesque mountain town of Fujeirah in UAE, is sweet liberation. It was hard to believe such scenic beauty exists, enveloped in the middle of a terrain that is mostly a desert.The Hajjar Mountains stand ominous guarding the...
The world energy industry is suddenly transforming into something very different from the industry we have grown accustomed to over the past decades. It used to be, pump and burn more oil, mine and burn more coal and build...
The mere thought of something being unfathomable in this present day and age, where even reading about the unknown petrifies us. The list of ambiguous stories might start with the very well-known but dreaded Bermuda Triangle. Alternatively known as 'The Devil's Triangle',...
The patent war is fast becoming a  joke. The only people who don’t seem to be amused are those who are involved in the lawsuit. For the past two years we have seen  software giants drag each other to...
During the election campaign, Mitt Romney’s statement that “China is a currency manipulator” resonated throughout his economic plan and he made it a talking point to drive through this opinion into the public domain. Many feel that China artificially...
Earlier this year when I was in California- I realized it was such a good break. I asked myself, if a “break” and a “vacation” are the same thing and I realized that they are different.  I had a...
Committees ! How many of us loath committees? Though committees on the surface seem to be the a good thing somehow it slows progress. There is a joke that asserts that a camel is just a horse designed by...
Gone are the days laughter is the best medicine!  Now it seems humour is the way to make serious issues important. It may sound like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. The Australian train company, Metro Trains Melbourne has created this...
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...
It seems like that even though the Greek debt crisis has been going on forever, the leaders are now finally getting to terms with the beast that is on their hands and they are now getting to terms with...
Everyone knows that more electricity is needed in developed nations and electrical needs in developing nations are skyrocketing. No problem there -- everyone deserves to live a good lifestyle and enjoy our modern technology to the fullest. The problem occurs in the...
McDonald’s is known for their world famous french fries. If you would like to know how much time and effort actually go into making something as seemingly simple as an order of McDonald's french fries, hopefully this video will be...
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...
It all started when Dito Von Tease, 33, was looking for an original avatar to use as his profile picture on Facebook. He chose a finger as a disguise because he was not keen on revealing his identity. The young...
What is online identity? It is the presence of one’s self in an online setting. It is the projection of one’s thoughts and ideas over the Internet, to be read and understood by many people at once. It is...
Cameras capture ideas through their eyes! This phrase illustrates a photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. It is called 'conceptual photography'. Few photographers are using Photoshop to edit and process the images but remember that all the magic...
Remember the story about the five blind men who stumble upon an elephant and describe it as a wall, a tree trunk, a snake, etc. on account of having come upon the elephant’s torso, foot, trunk? The idea is...
By Shima The moment the shutter of a camera clicks, a “thousand words” are captured as many would say. A photo speaks a volume... it contains lots of meanings... tells a story or two. Once a picture has been taken,...
Being a drop in the ocean, the one among  fifty million social networking users, comes with liabilities. In the age of technology and an  interconnected networking overdrive, in hugely popular social networking sites as Facebook and twitter,  it’s not...

Education Planning

Children are the most previous gift we can receive in life; as parents we want to make sure they get the best chances and experiences in life.  Living in Dubai, most people are aware of the cost of schooling...
There's no doubt that here in the UAE, a lot of expat families fall under a very similar financial umbrella - the husband is often the main breadwinner meaning the wife is highly dependent on the income stream he...

iBequest iTunes

Capitalism, consumerism, possessions… we’re so swamped chasing what new items we want, but do we ever stop to think about what it is we are buying, especially those online? And worse, what will happen to them once we are...

Mosaic of the Middle East

By Shima "Middle East, Mideast or Near East is the area around the south and eastern Mediterranean Sea, both sides of Red Sea and areas across the Gulf; from Iran to Morocco and Sudan to Turkey." This is one of the...
Do you own a farm with daily production of stock? Do you own a garage full of cars? Do you own a city ? Or are you now wondering how  insane these questions are? If you are still clueless to...
Press Release Employers use the Internet to hire senior executives, and more than 57% of employers research candidates online before hiring, making professional Internet presence imperative for candidates. According to a recent “Hiring Management in the MENA” poll conducted by Bayt.com...
A former Vogue photographer, Charney Magri came to the Middle East with a desire to document the beauty and intensity of women across the Arab world. TV news Correspondent, Hermoine Macura meets the famed photographer and finds out the...
Is dating a married man right or wrong? Instinctively, most of you would go for the obvious answer: wrong. But you may be as surprised as I was to hear that some women think otherwise. Ah, why is that surprising...
Special to Arabian Gazette by Hermoine Macura The word Calligraphy comes from the Greek words "Kallos" meaning beauty and "Graphie" which means writing. In the modern sense, calligraphy relates to "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious...
When the clock struck 00:00 on 1st January 2012, a feeling of melancholy struck many around the globe. The sole reason behind the dreaded feeling was the arrival of 2012 - considered as the Year of Apocalypse. But is...
If you are a wanderlust, and have an addiction for travelling, discovering cultures and people; bonding with the new city's colours, thoughts, smell and taste; then you would also know that a city's travel quotient is determined by its...
One of the most common myths about stock trading around the world is that "insiders" or more commonly called “traders and brokers” have a key to the market. They enjoy inside edge in the market and possess the secret...
Branding and marketing , have  entered a renewed phase with international brands. The strategy is simple, understand the mind of the consumer, and address his subliminal needs. Whether it is advertising, or marketing of products, these brands are always...
Unless you have been hiding under a sand dune for the past few years, you must have got an active Facebook (FB) account.  The level of activity and usage will probably depend on your age, gender and the proximity...
Qatar’s ace shooter Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah on Tuesday won the first bronze medal for the country in 2012 London Summer Olympic Games after beating Russia's Valeriy Shomin in a shoot-out. The Qatari olympian finished the competition with 144 points, 4...
  A timber-installation of all the 206 flags of each country participating in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Hope, at least the sun will shine throughout the Games :-) Big Ben: The Time has come! On Olympic Eve, from Parliament Square....
67 Women of Rugged Determination!, doing the thrilling 140km Olympic Cycling Road Race: This "peloton" of highly toned legs, is lugging it out through the hills, entering the Box Hill circuit in Surrey(supposed to be one of Britain's best...
If you are a musician or play any musical instrument, then you got to check out the Emirates Global Harmony website. Really cool ! Get featured on Emirates Harmony website gallery and also on Emirates flights ! What is Emirates Harmony...
The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamentalist groups, and state authorities are now common features of modern times. In most of the Muslim world, the core of...