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...
Electricity rates in Germany drop by up to 40% during the hours in which solar power or wind power are active - and this is what Merit Order Ranking is all about, using the cheapest available electricity source FIRST - and then...
As many of you know most of the gasoline available in North America today has a biofuel component of between 5 - 10 percent. Newer cars and trucks are E85 compatible, meaning they can operate with up to 85...
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's. Many of those old, reliable PV solar-powered satellites are still up...

Hold your horses !

Maybe if you are like me who is scared to drive on some of the Dubai roads, especially Emirates road, here's some good news. Local media is reporting that Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in co-ordination with Dubai Traffic Police...