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  • Welcome to the Order of Never Hide
    When I first heard about the mysterious movement “The Order of Never Hide”, I was intrigued to find out more about this ‘secretive non secret society’. Within moments I signed up and completed the challenges. I felt so accomplished, I was n…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Jun 14, 1:49am -
  • No Woman No Drive

    - 27 Oct 13, 2:12am -
  • Trips to Dubai: Top Travel Tips
    Travelling to Dubai isunlike visits to other popular tourist destinations and there’s more that youneed to be aware off before embarking on your trip. While it’s an Islamicstate, it’s considerably liberal in comparison to its neighbours, but…
    - 25 Jul 13, 11:49pm -
  • Wellnesia - Discounts on 400+ beauty & spa treatments in and around Dubai
    New in Dubai! Wellnesia is shaking the deal market with discounts on over 400 treatments at top salons and spas. Wellnesia is a new beauty & wellness website providing customers access to more than 400 discounted beauty, spa and lifestyle treatments…
    - 7 Jul 13, 2:36am -
  • Summer Breaks - Summer means fun, and the best kind of fun is with Jumeirah
    As many of the readers to this blog know, we love Madinat Jumeirah – it has air of sophistication to it, but without compromising the Arabian feel that we like. We remember when it first opened – and while many other hotels have opened subsequent…
    - 29 Jun 13, 1:24pm -
  • Dubai in 2013, a timelapse
    One of the most recent timelapse pieces of Dubai, from earlier this year
    - 14 May 13, 11:46am -
  • Baku is the new Dubai
    There have always been pretenders, but when they have money, anything can happen. And Baku is only 3 hours from Dubai. Hello Azerbaijan:Ibrahimov went straight to his architects and said, “Draw this exactly the way I did.” Avesta Concern, the c…
    - 11 Feb 13, 12:49pm -
  • Knowing Aviation as a career
    The airline industry is one that many of our readers come to search for on our site. I think we have been mentioned by some aviation sites as recommendations for Dubai. And it becomes important for people considering their career as the pattern ofo…
    - 11 Feb 13, 12:43pm -
  • Arabs in Paris
    Son's of Yusuf - from 2 of Arabia's Most Wanted. If you like Jay-Z and the rap game. If you like the original, you'll love some of the adaptation of the lyrics. "She said Ya’koob “Can we get married at the Mosque?” I told her look you need to…
    - 25 Jan 13, 9:25pm -
  • Fresh Prince of Dubai
    Actually it's the Fresh Prince of Emirates Hills, but very amusing. Some weekend fun. Enjoy! (HT AD Living)
    - 5 Jan 13, 11:55am -

Latest UAE News

  • >Veteran space explorer praises UAE's space ambitions - gulfnews.com
    The NationalVeteran space explorer praises UAE's space ambitionsgulfnews.comColonel Hadfield, who has 21 years of experience as an astronaut and has completed three space flights, was invited to the UAE by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:01pm -
  • >Asian, Western firms bid for UAE oilfields: sources - Asharq Alawsat English
    Asharq Alawsat EnglishAsian, Western firms bid for UAE oilfields: sourcesAsharq Alawsat EnglishAbu Dhabi, Reuters—Asian and Western firms have bid to help operate the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) biggest oilfields after a deal with oil majors expire…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:47pm -
  • >Teenager quits scholarship to play for UAE - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comTeenager quits scholarship to play for UAEgulfnews.com“Cricket in England is better organised and they are more professional, but I feel in the UAE you have better opportunities. I can always go back later. My first love and aim is to p…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • >UAE charity distributes iftar at Al Aqsa - gulfnews.com
    UAE charity distributes iftar at Al Aqsagulfnews.comOccupied Jerusalem: The UAE's Humanitarian Appeal International (HAI) has distributed thousands of iftar meals at Al Aqsa Mosque, and 10 tonnes of food supplies to underprivileged families in towns…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:55pm -
  • >UAE makes 'Green Diesel' mandatory - Emirates 24/7
    UAE makes 'Green Diesel' mandatoryEmirates 24/7This follows the UAE Federal Cabinet decree aimed at raising the UAE's standards of diesel fuel from 500ppm to 10ppm, whereby all commercial diesel vehicles and equipment motorists are to use the ultra-l…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:14pm -
  • >Canadian astronaut shares his experiences - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comCanadian astronaut shares his experiencesgulfnews.comGeneral Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also attended the lecture, held as part of series of lecture…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:06pm -
  • >United Arab Bank posts half-year profit as UAE economy gathers pace - Out-Law.com
    Arabian GazetteUnited Arab Bank posts half-year profit as UAE economy gathers paceOut-Law.comLast month, UAB signed an exclusive five-year agreement with global insurer Zurich to market and cross-sell their general insurance products to customers acr…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:45pm -
  • UAE donated Dh55m for Palestinians in Syria - The National
    The NationalUAE donated Dh55m for Palestinians in SyriaThe NationalABU DHABI // Aid worth Dh55 million to provide food to Palestinian refugees in Syria was approved by the UAE on Monday. The grant meant that the UAE had pledged Dh539.5 million in sup…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:03am -
  • Main objective behind UAE's Mars mission - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comMain objective behind UAE's Mars missiongulfnews.comHis Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, spoke of the larger vision behind this project: “We chose the epic…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:01pm -
  • Gaza unrest fuels Qatar, UAE dispute - The Daily Star
    The Daily StarGaza unrest fuels Qatar, UAE disputeThe Daily StarRelations between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain sank to a new low in March when the three governments withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, accusing it o…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:27pm -

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