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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 Plácido Domingo’s riveting performance at the soft opening of Dubai Opera last Wednesday night. It…

‘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 ceremony, after an evening peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite…

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, but talk to National Award-winning kathak maestro Birju Maharaj and all you hear is humility…

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 mystical singers of West Bengal. So it was quite a surprise to find Chittoor House,…

TOWIE’s Billie Faiers and Ferne McCann wow in colourful saris as they step out for Jasmin Walia’s Diwali party

TOWIE’s Billie Faiers and Ferne McCann wow in colourful saris as they step out for Jasmin Walia’s Diwali party

While the stars of TOWIE are mostly known for their tumultuous relationships and love of partying, they recently got together for a far more traditional celebration. Billie Faiers and Ferne…

How a cup of cocoa before bed ‘can help improve your memory

How a cup of cocoa before bed ‘can help improve your memory

Chemical found in the beans could help fight against dementia   Chocolate could help stave off dementia by increasing blood flow to a part of the brain that helps with…

International schools collect $6bn in fees in Gulf

International schools collect $6bn in fees in Gulf

  International schools operating in the Gulf are raking in a total of $6 billion in fees, according to a new report. The expansion of international schools in the region…

Gulf investors, Blackstone buy stake in Dubai’s GEMS Education

Gulf investors, Blackstone buy stake in Dubai’s GEMS Education

Dubai’s Fajr Capital said that it led a group including Blackstone and Bahrain sovereign fund Mumtalakat in acquiring a “significant minority stake” in United Arab Emirates-based GEMS Education. No price…

Realty sees broader stability in the UAE

Realty sees broader stability in the UAE

Dubai: The UAE’s real estate sector gained well-earned stability during the third quarter of 2014 due to prudent steps introduced by regulatory authorities and sensible conduct shown by property developers…

Women driving campaign dropped

Women driving campaign dropped

Women will not take to the streets on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of a nationwide campaign launched on Oct. 26, 2013 calling on the Saudi government to lift…