Clean Up campaign: Environment boss calls for on-the-spot fines for litterbugs in UAE

Clean Up campaign: Environment boss calls for on-the-spot fines for litterbugs in UAE

The UAE’s top environmentalist has called for wardens to be placed around the Emirates with the power to fine litterbugs on the spot. Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), said fining people is the most effective way to change attitudes when it comes to littering. Al Marashi said she is awaiting a response from m...

No quiche in sight at three Dubai supermarkets

No quiche in sight at three Dubai supermarkets

Is there someone important in this town who has a problem with quiche? I only ask because when it comes to finding it in Dubai, it’s right up there with capable drivers, inexpensive schools and un-man... »

Why is reckless and careless driving so prevalent in Dubai?

Why is reckless and careless driving so prevalent in Dubai?

We read so much about accidents in Dubai that I got to thinking: why is it that reckless and careless driving is so prevalent in Dubai? I looked around for comparisons from other countries. One in par... »

What kind of rule is that? Students at UAE school need a sick note from a government hospital

What kind of rule is that? Students at UAE school need a sick note from a government hospital

So I’m a 11th grade student and I’ve been in a government school for four years. This year the school made new schools rules and one of them, which I really dislike, is that if you are absent you have... »

Cityscape Global: Work on Mall of the World will begin in 2015

Cityscape Global: Work on Mall of the World will begin in 2015

Work on the first phase of the largest shopping mall in the world will begin next year, officials have confirmed. “We expect to complete phase one of Mall of the World in three years, after we start digging next year,” Khalfan Belhoul, vice president of strategy at Dubai Holding, revealed at property exhibition Cityscape. Launched in July, the Mall...

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Cimate change: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has obtained restraining order against stalker

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has obtained restraining order against stalker

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Irina Shayk and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio coming to Dubai

Cristiano Ronaldo’s supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk (pictured) and Victoria Secret model Alessandro Ambrosio are heading to Dubai for a restaurant opening. The Russian and Brazilian supermodels will... »

Things to do in the UAE today: Teen comedy course, art for the heart and gala dinner

Things to do in the UAE today: Teen comedy course, art for the heart and gala dinner

Here it is folks! The latest list of random things to do in the UAE today. If you’re looking to make some new friends, how about trying roller skating? Or maybe you fancy some art therapy? There... »

Dubai institute set to host European Day of Languages

Dubai institute set to host European Day of Languages

In the cultural melting pot that is the UAE, it’s easy to feel pretty guilty if you don’t speak at least two languages. But don’t worry, there’s help at hand if you want to try and communicate a littl... »

Man United boss Van Gaal refuses to blame players

Man United boss Van Gaal refuses to blame players

LOUIS VAN GAAL refused to lay the blame solely on his struggling defence and instead called on his team to take responsibility after an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester. United’s defensive frailties were once again on display as they let slip a commanding 3-1 lead at the King Power Stadium. Yet despite a second half capitulation that saw United...