Topless Butlers in Dubai? Just Another Ho-Hum
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Hoping to provoke an ‘official investigation’ into a ‘scandal’ a Dubai-based newspaper was sadly disappointed
Immune to ‘Planning’: The Curious Dhofari Disease
DHOFARI GUCCI: If the Swiss are at one end of the planning spectrum then my fellow Dhofaris at the furthest extreme
Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014
SARAH WALTON: It’s going to be a very busy year indeed on the dining front in Dubai. Here are my predictions.
Traffic Increase, Property Prices Rocket: Dubai’s ‘Groundhog Day’
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.
‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE
JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.
‘Dubai Landlords, Beware: We’re Up To Your Tricks’ – Authorities
ALEXANDER MCNABB: As the price of Dubai’s rents heads to the stratosphere some robust plans have been put in place to protect tenants
UAE: Expats and Citizenship, the Great Debate
“We must not rely on oil alone as the main source of our national income. We have to diversify the sources of our revenue and construct economic projects that will ensure a free, stable and dignified life for the people.” Sheikh Zayed
DAVID WESTLEY: Dubai and Abu Dhabi may become less Arab in the way London is less English than it once was, but both would be much more UAE.
Silvena Rowe In Dubai: What do we Think?
A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve – she meant that maybe we would see a grander scale movement towards modern middle eastern cooking in this city’s restaurants.
SARAH WALTON: A couple of months back, I told you about a chef who was going to move to Dubai and set up shop, and I was pretty excited. Silvena Rowe meant something to me that tickled a nerve…
A Step Back in Time To The Wonder That Is Hatta
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Whether it’s to take in the beautifully welcome retro of the Hatta Fort Hotel or the natural beauty that surrounds the town it’s a trip well worth taking.
Dubai Road Rage Incident: The Law Takes Two Courses
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It may have come as a surprise to the individual who filmed and loaded the video on YouTube that he was potentially breaking the law.
A Happy Accident: The Undiscovered Joy of Doha
SARAH WALTON: If you happen to find yourself in Doha by accident, and a lot of people do, here’s a guide to the high-spots.
Dubai Expo 2020 – The Possibilities
Dubai is seriously upping its game with its bid to host the World Expo 2020.
Plant the Flag: ‘Arabs With Altitude’ Conquer Everest
MONDOWEISS: Palestine has a new hero – Raed Zidan – who’s become the first Paletinian man to scale the world’s tallest mountain.
It’s ‘Summertime’ and In Jumeirah ‘The Cotton Is High’
MICH CAFE: An unlikely source of the world’s favourite garment fabric is to be found in the leafy streets of Dubai’s exclusive residential district
Infographic: Dubai gets Inventive for Expo 2020
There is no doubt that Dubai has been one of the most surprising cities in the world over the past 30 years, rising up from the sand in a state of constant re-invention.
DAVID WESTLEY: Dubai has been one of the most surprising cities in the world, rising up from the sand in a state of constant re-invention.
Dubai’s Top 5 Restaurants: A Personal Choice
SARAH WALTON: I’m often asked what are my favourite restaurants in Dubai – well then, here they are.
Dubai’s International City: Where Freehold Isn’t So Free
ALEXANDER MCNABB: If the smell of the nearby sewage disposal plant isn’t enough to get your back up the introduction of new ‘systems’ certainly will.
Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer
SARAH WALTON: How did I not know of it before? The heavenly taste of freshly baked feteer is a treat worth celebrating.
Zarooni’s Hard Lesson: Don’t Mess With ‘Brand Dubai’
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The success of Dubai’s Godolphin Stables has been one of the pillars that has built Dubai’s reputation. The doping scandal comes as a huge shock.