DUBAI NEWS
Dubai is the first city in the world with its own MS font

Dubai is the first city in the world with its own MS font

Sheikh Hamdan directs all government entities to use it in official correspondence Dubai crown prince Sheikh Hamdan on Sunday launched “Dubai Font”, Microsoft’s first font to be created…

Dubai’s Damac set to launch sales of Aykon City apartments

Dubai’s Damac set to launch sales of Aykon City apartments

Damac Properties has announced that it is launching new residential units comprising studios, and one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the east towers within The Residences at Aykon…

EVENTS

Dubai Opera could be Emaar’s greatest performance

Dubai Opera could be Emaar’s greatest performance

It wasn’t the two hours of incredible singing that was the most memorable part of…

‘Spotlight’ wins top Oscar prize on night of racial critique

‘Spotlight’ wins top Oscar prize on night of racial critique

Catholic Church abuse movie “Spotlight” was named best picture, the top award at Sunday’s Oscar…

Birju Maharaj brings kathak magic to Dubai

Birju Maharaj brings kathak magic to Dubai

  He has been mesmerising audiences with his dance moves since the age of seven,…

Baul music, language of the soul

Baul music, language of the soul

Mukolakkal in Nedumangad (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) is the unlikeliest place to meet a “baul” artiste, those…

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GULF

Kuwaiti minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant

Kuwaiti minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant

Kuwait’s interior minister said on Monday that a man who rammed his car into a group of police officers last week, killing one of them, “belonged to an…

Details of Muslim antiterrorism coalition still sketchy, analysts say

Details of Muslim antiterrorism coalition still sketchy, analysts say

Dubai: The announcement by Saudi Arabia of the formation of an Islamic antiterrorism coalition is now being parsed by analysts who are now examining the details of the…

Gulf business leader says Mideast pays $1 trillion for gender gap

Gulf business leader says Mideast pays $1 trillion for gender gap

Dead Sea, Jordan — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in “bite-sized” infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers…

Ending the carnage in Pakistan

Ending the carnage in Pakistan

The carnage caused by a suicide attack at a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday highlights a continuing legacy of senseless bloodshed and blatant murder in a…

WORLD

Glance at Iran’s parliamentary elections

Glance at Iran’s parliamentary elections

DUBAI: Iranians are voting Friday in the country’s first elections since the Islamic Republic sealed a landmark deal with the United…

New Dubai Wharf homes set for sales launch

New Dubai Wharf homes set for sales launch

  Dubai Properties on Sunday unveiled a new residential tower at Dubai Wharf, a multi-million dirham mixed-use project in the heart…

LAFESTYLE

Fashion designer hotels for a stylish stay

Fashion designer hotels for a stylish stay

Amongst the most interesting projects are collaborations on hotel properties that represent their unique touch Design masterminds from the fashion world have always extended their creativity and…

OPINION

The world of big data

The world of big data

Number of mobile-connected devices are expected to surpass 10 billion by 2018 In a day, people send more than 144.8 billion emails, post more than 340 million…

PROFILES

Jokha Al Hussaini, founder of Shumookh Engineering Consultancy

Jokha Al Hussaini, founder of Shumookh Engineering Consultancy

Jokha Al Hussaini, the first Omani female engineer, founded Shumookh Engineering Consultancy in Muscat in 2011. Failing to secure a university place after finishing high school, the…

RETAIL

Win Life-Changing Prizes

Win Life-Changing Prizes

Take a chance and surprise yourself — there’s almost no end to the possibilities of winning amazing prizes and raffles. Each year, the prizes offered at the…

REVIEWS

Dubai’s Arabtec said to be in talks on takeover targets

Dubai’s Arabtec said to be in talks on takeover targets

By Staff writer Sunday, 4 January 2015 Dubai-based construction giant Arabtec Holding is reportedly seeking advice to identify potential acquisition targets.According to people with knowledge of the…

SPORTS

Asia Cup: Malik, Akmal take Pakistan home against plucky UAE

Asia Cup: Malik, Akmal take Pakistan home against plucky UAE

DHAKA: Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal each scored a half-century as Pakistan survived early innings jitters to beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by seven wickets in…

TECHNOLOGY

‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles

‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for surfing waves than the Web. Amid the palm trees and…

TOURISIM

Middle East tourism rebounds strongly after slump

Middle East tourism rebounds strongly after slump

  After three years of declining figures, tourism numbers have rebounded this year, with data from a United National agency showing 4% growth in the first 10…