Who has not dreamed of owning his own music radio station, to pass his favourite music, the tunes of his childhood when all other public radios only broadcast programmes according to a very institutional grid? Younes Boumehdi has had...
Enjoy a truly cultural experience in one of Dubai’s most progressive neighborhoods at Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant Ethiopian cuisine has been gaining a whole new level of popularity globally off late and this is with good reason. The usage of highly...
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...
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...
Arabian Gazette Exclusive: Well-known celebrity Hermoine Macura interviews fashion photographer Rhys Simpson-Hopkins. Fashion photography in the Arab world is an art that few photographers master. Hermione Macura heads behind the scenes to meet a UAE-based photographer who offers a fresh perspective for local...
Hicham Lahlou already stands among the world's elite designers. This young French-Moroccan designer - a voluble, dynamic, ever smiling, generous and optimistic personality - is not only very talented but he is also very funny. So much so that...
Ruxeena Musthafa is an upcoming Dubai-based contemporary artist who began her tryst with the world art, at a very young age. Today, she creates stunning, inspiring works of abstract art that evoke the visceral as well as the intellectual...
Where some see empty soda cans and Nespresso Capsules as items that should be tossed into the trash, Mariska sees art. It is for this reason that Mariska Nell started creating art that combines painted portraits and recycled materials. Nespresso...
The world’s largest tin at 50kg was unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2017 at Atlantis, The Palm resorts Gala Dinner   Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur on New Year’s Eve 2017 to create the impossible...
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 government of Dubai has announced the launch of 'Dubai Font' - the first typeface developed by Microsoft ever for a city, and named after it. The font, which will be available in 23 languages, was developed simultaneously in...
With International Women's Day around the corner, we interviewed  Joy Ajlouny, Dubai-based professional who co-founded a unique app-based package delivery service. Joy speaks of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and the role of Arab women in societies today. Joy Ajlouny, co-founder...
Achievement is the desire to accomplish difficult tasks and to meet standards of excellence while affiliation, on the other hand, is the desire to link with others and have harmonious and satisfying relationships. But there are some conflicting views...
TPC Leadership Middle East, a group of coaching and leadership specialists led by Tracy May, a highly experienced leadership consultant and executive coach, organized a Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Breakfast yesterday for business executives and leaders from several top tier...
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...
I was contacted to attend the Harley-Davidson’s Open House 2012 - “Join the Ride, Change Lives” late last month. And to be honest, I thought it was no more than a marketing event where people will get-together for the sake...
They stood like goddesses, descended from the heavens, beholders gazing in awe. Eyes that held eternity, and breath forfeited; as if death by exquisiteness, had come calling. Such was their divinity and crafted to perfection it seemed God had...
Two of the biggest economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), UAE and Saudi Arabia are moving quickly towards cashless transactions. China (55%) and the UAE (26%) topped the list of countries adopting cashless transactions. Mastercard Advisors new global report The...
Wishing you a very Happy Eid from all of us at Arabian Gazette
Farah Al Fardh is an Emirati lady gifted with multiple talents. She takes great interest in acting, dancing and writing but her knack of paper wizardry clearly stands out. She developed an interest in paper-based arts and crafts at an early...
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...
Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and also the UAE's vice president and prime minister, announced plans on Wednesday of establishing a cultural district in downtown Dubai which will include a museum, two art hotels and an...
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...
World Class Master Piece, Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public this Saturday. Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in...
EF Education First's English Proficiency Index revealed on Wednesday that wide gaps exist in English skills across the world with women faring better at English than men. The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI), the world's most in-depth ranking of...
Hi again! Assuming that you have understood and accepted the classification of Arabic that I proposed in my previous piece, I will help you to start learning Arabic. The first and absolutely necessary step is to master the alphabet!...
Sharjah Light Festival which opens tonight to highlight the beauty of the city's grand monuments and heritage The Sharjah Light Festival, the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East, is a landmark global event highlighting Emirati, Arabic...
Hajj, one pillar of Islam, is one of five obligatory fundamental Muslim practices. It is incumbent upon every Muslim to make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lifetime, it they can afford...
“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,...
Qatar’s ultra-high-net-worth population rose 3% this year despite a 2% fall in the nation's total wealth, a study said on Tuesday. The report, issued by research company Wealth-X, said the total number of ultra high net worth individuals in Qatar stood...
Third Edition of Design Days Dubai Draws Global Industry Elite with an Innovative Public Programme for 2014 145 designers represented through gallery installations, new exhibiting platforms, talks, and workshops - showcasing the best of local, regional, and international talent....
The Background Punjabi cuisine is known to be one of India’s most distinct and popular type of cuisine offering quite a vast and interesting array of delectable and exotic dishes. The food is often cooked in a variety of culinary...
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...
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...
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...
Dubai-based body paint artist Alicia Goveas explains how art can be a means of escape, body art as a medium of message, and art's role in making the world a better place While we chance upon faces with a cursory...
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...
The Dubai Fitness Challenge designed to motivate people to pursue a dynamic and energetic lifestyle is set to commence on October 20, 2017. The new initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince...
Nizami Ganjavi or the genius of the golden age of Muslims in the twelfth century Once upon a time, was a storyteller of genius who told stories about society in a small scale and about humanity on a universal scale....
Just like 'Good vs Evil', the 'Rich vs Poor' topic has always stirred a lot of debate, and proven controversial at times. Many of us believe it is because we always view the less-fortunate as weak and helpless, and...