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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.…
    - 37 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 Firms Lose $2.8bn Due To Data Loss And Downtime - Gulf Business News
    Gulf Business NewsUAE Firms Lose $2.8bn Due To Data Loss And DowntimeGulf Business NewsData loss and downtime have cost UAE firms about $2.8 billion in the last 12 months, according to a new study by EMC. The UAE ranks 24th globally in terms of enter…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:14pm -
  • >Kane Williamson happy with progress made by Black Caps in UAE - Stuff.co.nz
    Stuff.co.nzKane Williamson happy with progress made by Black Caps in UAEStuff.co.nzBuilding depth and learning how to better play in the sub continental-like conditions of the United Arab Emirates were the cream on top of the ODI series win over Paki…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:38am -
  • >Second batch of UAE recruits begin national service - The National
    The NationalSecond batch of UAE recruits begin national serviceThe NationalDUBAI // Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has cleared 113 employees to join the second batch of national service recruits. Authority managing director and chief executive…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • >UAE officials pay respects to families of two pilots - The National
    The NationalUAE officials pay respects to families of two pilotsThe NationalThe Vice President of the UAE has paid his respects to the families of two pilots who died last week during military exercises in Cairo. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Sunday…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • >UAE coastline changes have a ripple effect - The National
    The NationalUAE coastline changes have a ripple effectThe NationalThrough the images he can see where and when expanses of water are in-filled to extend the coastline or create islands, or whether vegetation is being lost. The images also provide som…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • >UAE praises Saudi diplomacy efforts - The National
    Arab NewsUAE praises Saudi diplomacy effortsThe NationalThe UAE has hailed the work of Saudi Arabia in its dedication to “heal the rift” between Qatar and Egypt, Wam, the state news agency, reported. “The initiative by King Abdullah bin Abdulaz…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • >British Embassy releases full cautionary poem on UAE laws - The National
    British Embassy releases full cautionary poem on UAE lawsThe NationalThe poem re-imagines the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, as a story about fictional British expatriate Stu Nicholas and his poorly planned travel…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 8:58pm -
  • >UAE markets seen consolidating after heavy losses - gulfnews.com
    Macro InsiderUAE markets seen consolidating after heavy lossesgulfnews.comDubai: The UAE markets are expected to consolidate after heavy losses last week, though profit-taking cannot be ruled out, market participants said. The Dubai Financial Market…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 6:30pm -
  • >Saudi and UAE oil ministers defend Opec response to falling prices - The Guardian
    The GuardianSaudi and UAE oil ministers defend Opec response to falling pricesThe GuardianThe oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have defended Opec's decision not to cut production despite a glut, and blamed speculators and pr…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Military aircraft crashes in joint UAE-Egypt military exercise - Al-Arabiya
    Al-ArabiyaMilitary aircraft crashes in joint UAE-Egypt military exerciseAl-ArabiyaAuthorities are investigating the cause of the plane crash, which left four joint crew members dead, according to the agency. Egypt and the UAE conducted their Siham al…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 5:56am -

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