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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…
    - 78 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

  • >Top 10 Most Influential UAE Brands On LinkedIn - Gulf Business News
    The NationalTop 10 Most Influential UAE Brands On LinkedInGulf Business NewsJacob Thomas, head, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, MENA, said: “The brands we have identified in the UAE are leading among their peers in using LinkedIn's Marketing Solution…
    - 15 mins ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:42am -
  • >ADIB Completes Sale Of Barclays' UAE Retail Banking Business - Gulf Business News
    ADIB Completes Sale Of Barclays' UAE Retail Banking BusinessGulf Business NewsAbu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has completed the buyout of Barclays' retail banking business operations in the UAE with immediate effect, the lender said in a statement. Bot…
    - 15 mins ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:42am -
  • >UAE 12th most competitive nation - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comUAE 12th most competitive nationgulfnews.comThe UAE ranks first for the absence of inflation and the absence of organised crime globally, second for the effectiveness of government spending and third in terms of absence of government bure…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:01am -
  • >Create jobs to eradicate piracy, UAE hears - The National
    Create jobs to eradicate piracy, UAE hearsThe NationalDUBAI // Creating jobs and caring for orphans are areas where the UAE could help prevent another generation of young men in Somalia from taking up arms as pirates. That is the view of Omer Jama Fa…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:05am -
  • >Open more data to public to boost UAE eGovernment - The National
    The NationalOpen more data to public to boost UAE eGovernmentThe NationalDUBAI // A greater amount of open data could boost opportunities for entrepreneurs, aid homebuyers and keep the UAE's eGovernment services competitive with other countries, a co…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:05am -
  • >Omanis second worst traffic offenders in UAE - Times of Oman
    Omanis second worst traffic offenders in UAETimes of OmanMuscat: Omani nationals were the second biggest traffic offenders in the UAE between January and June 2014, according to media reports in the Emirates. The number of traffic offences committed…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:31pm -
  • >One in three UAE drivers is distracted on the road - gulfnews.com
    Al-ArabiyaOne in three UAE drivers is distracted on the roadgulfnews.comA Gulf News team randomly surveyed UAE roads in February this year. The team spotted couples cuddling while driving and motorists eating and drinking while on the move. Using mob…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:10pm -
  • France, UAE Close In on Spy Sat Deal - DefenseNews.com
    Washington TimesFrance, UAE Close In on Spy Sat DealDefenseNews.comDUBAI AND PARIS — The United Arab Emirates and France are expected to finalize the Falcon Eye spy satellites deal within the coming weeks while looking into the purchase of 40 Dassa…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:47pm -
  • national service recruits in UAE start training - gulfnews.com
    gulfnews.comnational service recruits in UAE start traininggulfnews.com“This day will go down in the annals of history as it's the first time that mandatory military service has been introduced in the UAE,” said Major General Shaikh Ahmad Bin Tah…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:10am -
  • At least 30 Libyan nationals arrested in the UAE - Middle East Eye
    Middle East EyeAt least 30 Libyan nationals arrested in the UAEMiddle East EyeAt least 30 Libyan nationals have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, including an Al-Jazeera employee. A source close to two of the men arrested identified them as…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:36pm -

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