A UAE minister said on Tuesday he fully supported the idea of devising a dress code in the country that is in line with the local traditions. He also supported the idea to create a federal law that effectively...
Four GCC countries have been ranked in the top 10 worldwide list of millionaire households, reflecting the growth in private financial wealth in the MENA region which reached $4.5 trillion in 2011, a new study revealed. The UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain ranked...
Kamal Hassan is a 20-year veteran of the business world with expertise in corporate strategy, innovation management, performance excellence and business development and growth. He has been an active supporter of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups in the...
Beautiful Minds by Husna Mohammad Rahul: The Math Genius The continuous line of students and their high pitched chatter filled the room. They were all waiting for their turn, for the dental screening scheduled at the school. The happy smiles and...
Prince Mitaab Bin Abdullah, head of the Saudi National Guard, announced on Tuesday he will create a department within the force that will be tasked with recruiting female soldiers. According to a newspaper report published in Okaz, a leading Saudi newspaper, Prince Abdullah said...
The ancient city of Babylon was once home to the fabled Hanging Gardens, but now an extended oil pipeline popping out from dirt has dug up a conundrum: what is more valuable? Iraqi heritage or oil wealth? While many people...
The chase to host the 2020 Summer Games was cut down to a three horse race between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo after Doha and Baku were dropped from the running by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. Doha, capital...
In our day-to-day life, we quite often observe that our relationships with people who hurt us deeply, one-time or habitually, turn sour as it becomes hard for us to forgive. It is unavoidable that we come across some people who,...
Dear Mr. President, I do not agree with you. By supporting this resolution you have set a wrong example for the world. God created man and woman, Adam and Eve to cohabit, not two men or not two women. Your...
According to a World Bank report, almost 30% of Moroccans between 15 and 29 years of age are unemployed. The study also noted that those most likely to suffer unemployment are uneducated city dwellers. Based on innovative research that focuses directly on...
Can creativity be taught? Here's the deal; I make it a habit to read at least two articles a day about technology advancements. Most of these articles talk about upgrades for existing inventions. For example, TVs are getting bigger, thinner...
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...
Obesity is reaching epidemic levels and no country seems to be immune to this disease. Though the concern for health is evident for many, the financial burden on a country's economy could be crippling. The US has just started...
A relationship between two people is usually based on trust, affection and respect. To love and be loved is the most precious feeling a person can have, but in some cases - with the passage of time - people...
Doha's ambitions of transforming itself into the fashion capital of the Middle East got a big boost when leading Italian fashion designers and executives of top clothing brands attended a two-day fashion event. The gas-rich Gulf nation held its first ever Italian...
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...
A new research shows that male life expectancy would be equal to female by 2030, which means that the gap which was very prominent since the records began in 1841, is now set to close in. Professor Leslie Mayhew, a...
Saudi Arabia has decided to set up a ministerial committee to reconsider lifting the ban on physical exercise for women, by allowing women-only sports clubs, the country's Al Watan daily newspaper reported. The development comes amidst opposition from the...
Asia’s newly expanding yachting class is facing overcrowding issues as the newly rich across the continent are spending more money on buying luxurious big boats as a sign of prestige. Less than 4% of the world’s 7000 superyachts belong to Asian...
By E. Nina Rothe It is no secret that religion becomes an undeniable part of a person's identity in the Arab world. While most often the media concentrates on the more epidermic responses of the Muslim communities in the countries of...
"You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering." ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel Art is an effective means of communicating the experience of pain than words ever could. The painful experience...
European governments must do more to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims fuelling discrimination especially in education and employment, a new report by Amnesty International demanded. The international human rights group accused France and Belgium of systematically denying...
To a girl who grew up with the music of Journey, knew most of their lyrics and made up the rest, the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey by filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz was...
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus! This is not only a title for John Gray's best seller, but among many men, it is considered a fact. A new research conducted by Dental Care Plus Implant Centres...
Press Release Procter & Gamble’s Olay has been named the Top Beauty Brand 2012 in the BrandFinance® Top 50 Beauty Brands report released today with a brand value of US $11.8 billion. Runner up Avon struggles into second place despite losing...
Authorities in the UAE said The Dubai Creek is one of the six locations being considered as world heritage site. If selected, the creek would join Al Ain on the prestigious list which also includes famous wonders like The Giza...
Authorities in Dubai have announced hiking the price of cigarettes from August as part of their wider campaign to reduce cardiovascular diseases in the emirate and counter under-age tobacco usage. Tobacco products in Dubai cost an average AED8 (US$2.2), but...
The government of UAE announced on Tuesday it will be taking practical steps, including new legislation, to curb the practice of Emiratis owning exotic animals as pets. Animal rights activists have urged the country's Ministry of Environment to prevent the...
Hello! How are you? What's new? (Marhaba! Kayf al-haal? Ma al-jadeed?) مرحبا! كيف الحال؟ ما الجديد؟ If you have read my previous post about introductions and listened to the podcast enclosed with it, you should know how to introduce yourself in...
You might be thinking why didn't you get selected even after having a good interview? There might be many reasons but the most common is that many job seekers fail to create an impression through their resume which, as...
By E. Nina Rothe The 5th annual Gulf Film Festival begins today, screening 155 films from 40 nations through the 16th of April. All showings are free and open to the public at Grand Cinemas, Dubai Festival City and the...
The Internet is revolutionising the way the Saudi society interacts and distributes news. A county with a young and dynamic population of which 70% are below the age of 30, coupled with steep Internet penetration of 40%, this shows...
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 Saudi Olympic Committee chief has denied the Kingdom is sending women athletes to London Olympics this summer, local newspapers reported on Thursday. "We are not endorsing any Saudi female participation at the moment in the Olympics or other international...
A United Nations report has ranked the UAE as the happiest place in the Arab World. The First World Happiness Report placed the nation in the 17th position on a global basis, making it the happiest country in the Middle...
Tala Badri is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Musical Arts (CMA). Born and educated in Dubai, Tala studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is the only female Emirati music graduate to date....
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus! This may not actually be the case. Both sexes are not worlds apart, according to Australian statistician John Croucher, who insists their behaviour is simply in the 'numbers'. In his book ...
!مرحبا (Marhaba - Hello!) Can you answer me in Arabic? Good for you!! So how's it going? ما الجديد؟ (Ma al-jadeed - What's new?) If you've been practising your greetings as suggested in my previous piece, you must be...
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...
ا، ب، ت، ث...ا Do you know the alphabet by heart already? If not, you should check out my previous piece in which I discussed the importance of learning the alphabet and where I enclosed a podcast with the...