Rachel McArthur

Interview: Catching up with Amr Diab

Interview: Catching up with Amr Diab

Amr Diab needs no introduction. The Egyptian superstar is popular across the globe — he has fans everywhere from the GCC to Europe, the United States and Australia.

RACHEL MCARTHUR: Amr Diab needs no introduction. The Egyptian superstar has fans everywhere from the GCC to Europe, the United States and Australia.

 Alexander McNabb

Death of My Laptop: No Tears, Just Blessed Relief

Death of My Laptop: No Tears, Just Blessed Relief

ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s always a significant moment when you bid goodbye to a piece of technology that’s been a part of your life.

 sarah walton

‘Bah Humbug’: Bye, Bye Christmas, Hello Suntan

‘Bah Humbug’: Bye, Bye Christmas, Hello Suntan

SARAH WALTON: The relentless tyrrany of Christmas makes me a quivering wreck. It’s time to escape Santa’s clutches and head for the surf.

 Steve Royston

‘Speaker’s Corner in the Gulf?’: No Chance!

‘Speaker’s Corner in the Gulf?’: No Chance!

STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Red Lines’ exist and any expatriate who’s spent more than a couple of years living in the Gulf knows what they are.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

New Venue Highlights ‘Literary Potential of Dubai’

New Venue Highlights ‘Literary Potential of Dubai’

M. LYNX-QUALEY: The opening today of a new venue in Dubai which encourages artists and authors to meet is further evidence of the growing cultural scene in the city

 sarah walton

Dubai’s Unsustainable Businesses: When’s a farm not a farm?

Dubai’s Unsustainable Businesses: When’s a farm not a farm?

SARAH WALTON: It’s gorgeous, the food is delicious and it’s incredibly good value. So why do I have a problem with The Farm?

 Alexander McNabb

Dubai: Boom Again But Have Lessons Been Learned?

Dubai: Boom Again But Have Lessons Been Learned?

ALEXANDER MCNABB: The signs of growth are clearly evident. Could we be returning to the heady days of 2006-7?

 sarah walton

Service With A Grunt: Par for Course in UAE

Service With A Grunt: Par for Course in UAE

SARAH WALTON: I’ve done the hard yards in the service industry so I feel entitled to comment on the appalling nature of service in restaurants here.

 Alexander McNabb

‘Genetic Imperialism’: The UAE Takes A Stand

‘Genetic Imperialism’: The UAE Takes A Stand

ALEXANDER MCNABB: Genetically modified food is becoming a battleground between large U.S corporates and small states. The UAE is on the side of ‘right’.

 Mich Cafe

Digital Prayer Beads: New Technological Marvel

Digital Prayer Beads: New Technological Marvel

MICH CAFE: I’d noticed that some women coming into the shop where I was working were carrying a new device. So I did a little investigating

 Mich Cafe

‘Let’s Paint Dubai’s Ugly, Grey Wheelie Bins’: Why Not?

‘Let’s Paint Dubai’s Ugly, Grey Wheelie Bins’: Why Not?

MICH CAFE: I’d like to see a wonderful idea which has brightened up the streets of Amman implemented in Dubai.

 Alexander McNabb

The UAE’s ‘Blue Pencil’: A Much Lighter Touch

The UAE’s ‘Blue Pencil’: A Much Lighter Touch

ALEXANDER MC NABB: My recent experience of being, ah, ‘moderated’ is a far cry from my experiences over the past 25 years

 Francis Matthew

Education: The Battle Ground of and for The Future

Education: The Battle Ground of and for The Future

FRANCIS MATTHEW: The Gulf states need a population which is educated to take its proper place in the global economy, and to take part in multinational endeavours to help run the world.

 Alexander McNabb

UAE To Block ‘Hate Movie’: The Right Approach?

ALEXANDER MCNABB: Internet users in the UAE will not be able to see ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ and see for themselves what a foul work it is.

 Alexander McNabb

Etisalat Threat: Register, or Lose Your Number

Etisalat Threat: Register, or Lose Your Number

ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you don’t register your SIM card, you’re going to have your line cancelled. It’s part of the slightly obtuse campaign, ‘My number, my identity’.

 Francis Matthew

“Silence” Leaves the UAE Vulnerable to its Critics

“Silence” Leaves the UAE Vulnerable to its Critics

FRANCIS MATTHEW: Lack of political inclusion, and the lack of regular statements, offers an opening to criticism of the country. But this should not ignore its liberal social agenda.

 Abu Muhammed

‘A White Wife and A White Life’: The Goal of the Colonised?

‘A White Wife and A White Life’: The Goal of the Colonised?

‘In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.’ Thurgood Marshall A recent article on the Al Jazeera News website by Sudha G. Tilak titled Whitening Cream: Fair deal for India’s Women? –took me back to the days growing up black in the US; years before the hay days of […]

 Alexander McNabb

Time Running Out for Natalie Creane: Please Help

Time Running Out for Natalie Creane: Please Help

ALEXANDER MCNABB: She is lying in Rashid Hospital on a ventilator four years after she was injured in the Emirates Palace Hotel. Desperate times for Natalie and her family

 Editor, MEP

UAE Boat Shooting: India Investigation

VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: India is calling for an investigation after the US Navy opened fire on one of its fishing boats. One man was killed and three others injured in the incident off the coast of the UAE.

 Alexander McNabb

UAE and Waste: On Your Bike You Old Mucker

UAE and Waste: On Your Bike You Old Mucker

ALEXANDER MCNABB: Where in blue blazes is somebody who’s making his living rooting through bins going to find Dhs 1,000 to pay a fine?

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