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  • Dubai Travel Guide
    Dear Friends of GrapeshishaWe are delighted to announce that we have launched the Dubai Travel Guide, exclusively available on Amazon. Like our previous guide, it's available on Kindle and we are sure that anyone visiting will find it useful.…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 9:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

Latest UAE News

  • >UAE's tolerance of extremism is 'quite low' - The National
    The NationalUAE's tolerance of extremism is 'quite low'The NationalABU DHABI // The UAE's threshold for extremism is “quite low”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, said, explaining the country's recent terror group desig…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:50pm -
  • >UAE honours the past and present - The National
    The NationalUAE honours the past and presentThe NationalOne is the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, which offers a glimpse into the UAE's past by offering educational and entertainment activities, including traditional performances, falconry, rifle sh…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:50pm -
  • >Expat to walk across all seven UAE emirates - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comExpat to walk across all seven UAE emiratesgulfnews.comDubai: A Pakistani expat said he will walk 350km across all seven UAE emirates to mark UAE National Day. Mohammad Malek, 51, said he accomplished the walk in 2014 and will attempt the…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:03pm -
  • >Pakistanis praise UAE national identity - gulfnews.com

    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:55pm -
  • >Battle is on for hearts and minds of UAE employees - gulfnews.com
    Battle is on for hearts and minds of UAE employeesgulfnews.comDubai: Providing health insurance by itself may no longer be enough for UAE companies to retain their best talent. With mandatory health insurance becoming the norm in Dubai, as has been t…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Jordan arrests deputy head of Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing UAE - Al-Arabiya
    Al-ArabiyaJordan arrests deputy head of Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing UAEAl-ArabiyaIn the column that appeared on various websites and in social media, Bani Rusheid said UAE rulers were “the first sponsor of terrorism and had no legitimacy.”…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • UAE's female designers fashioning a bright future - BBC News
    BBC NewsUAE's female designers fashioning a bright futureBBC NewsFor Khawla bin Khedia it was receiving compliments about her homemade clothes that first set her on the path to becoming a professional fashion designer. "In my first year of university…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:26am -
  • UAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror list - Reuters
    Aljazeera.comUAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror listReutersDUBAI (Reuters) - Groups placed on a terrorism list by the United Arab Emirates can appeal against the designation if their "approach has changed", a senior UAE o…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:50pm -
  • UAE slams 'one-sided' Amnesty report - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comUAE slams 'one-sided' Amnesty reportgulfnews.com“The UAE Constitution enshrines the rights and freedoms of all citizens, including equality, freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly and association, freedom of religion and bel…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:20pm -
  • Why the UAE is calling 2 American groups terrorists - Washington Post (blog)
    Aljazeera.comWhy the UAE is calling 2 American groups terroristsWashington Post (blog)United Arab Emirates released a list of designated terrorist groups and organizations over the weekend, with more than 80 different groups from around the world bla…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:20pm -

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