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?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s impossible to resist Beirut’s diverse and immutable charms. So why bother?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The food had been very good indeed. But we had picked our way carefully around an outrageously expensive menu and wine list.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Let me run you through a typical conversation with the Emirates ID Card people.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Qatar’s authorities are under pressure to act and the arrest of two major public figures is an interesting development
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s been an unmissable soap opera for some time. Now there’s an interesting twist in the tale.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Same old, same old on The Palm but residents of International City have no cause for complaint
ALEXANDER MCNABB: A movie being made about the assassination of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh plays fast and loose with the truth.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We all have our ‘guilty pleasures’ when it comes to food. Mine’s the Kerala poppadum
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s definitely been worth the pain and disruption as Summer arrives with a bang in the UAE
ALEXANDER MCNABB: More high tech at Dubai Airport should lead to less furrowed brows in the Immigration Hall.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s a charming tradition in the UAE that landmarks are frequently known by the company nearby…
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Teachers will be torn between exasperation at having to fit so much more in and glee at getting (even) longer holidays.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you’re looking for a case study of what not to do look no further than Masafi water.