#ZeroFoodWaste: Dubai Plans to End Food Waste Once and for All

#ZeroFoodWaste: Dubai Plans to End Food Waste Once and for All

A new campaign, launched in Dubai, is encouraging people to aim for zero food waste, days before the World Food Day on the 16th of October.     #ZeroFoodWaste is going viral, and it’s helping to spread the word about food donation drives, competitions, and resources for restaurant and grocery store owners to learn how to […]

10 Delicious Indian Recipes That Are Not Chicken Tikka Masala

10 Delicious Indian Recipes That Are Not Chicken Tikka Masala

Stop ordering takeouts and start tackling Indian food with these simple recipes for flavorful curries, samosas, and more. Oh, and just so you know, there’s a lot more to life than chicken tikka masala.     This pakora and bhaji recipe that will make your heart sing      Click here for recipe.     These […]

15 Young Adult Books Everyone Should Read, No Matter Their Age

15 Young Adult Books Everyone Should Read, No Matter Their Age

We live in the golden age of young-adult (commonly known as YA) literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of all ages. In the likes of Harry Potter and Hannah Baker, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best […]

PALESTYLE: Help a Refugee Woman Provide for Her Family with This Fashion Brand

PALESTYLE: Help a Refugee Woman Provide for Her Family with This Fashion Brand

by Nadine Arab

Imagine that you could participate in empowering a refugee woman and her family by simply purchasing a product. This is exactly what entrepreneur Zeina Abou Chaaban, Founder of PALESTYLE, thought of when she first visited refugee camps in Lebanon back in 2009.   A post shared by Palestyle Fashion (@getpalestyled) on Oct 1, 2017 at […]

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

by Nichole Miranda

Dubai has the entire map of the world tucked in between its little nooks and crannies. If meandering around dark alleys in old Dubai is always on your weekend agenda, you’ve probably inhaled fragrances from every corner of the world. Whether you’re making out with a doner kebab after a pub crawl or are getting […]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Excise Tax in the UAE

Everything You Need to Know About the New Excise Tax in the UAE

Yesterday marked the day when the sin tax (AKA excise tax) was put into effect in the UAE. Earlier this year, it was announced that it will be applied to items that are believed to be harmful for one’s health — in order to build a healthier environment and increase the state’s income.     […]

Manzil Downtown Dubai: A Place to Call Home

Manzil Downtown Dubai: A Place to Call Home

Hotels, you either love them or you hate them, they often come off as being too big, too impressional and lacking soul. But that was then and this is now — and hoteliers have learned, going back to their roots of personal abodes, hence the boutique hotel. Millennials flock to them, business men feel at home, […]

Shahin Zartosht: The Iranian Model You Seriously Need to Know About

Shahin Zartosht: The Iranian Model You Seriously Need to Know About

by Nadine Arab

International Iranian model and fashion designer, Shahin Zartosht, got banned from appearing on his homeland’s public TV. After receiving an invitation to appear on a popular TV show in Iran, Zartosht was informed that an order came from the Iranian TV Security department to ban the appearance of the public figure. The shocking news sounded […]

UAE Petrol Prices Continue to Rise for the Third Month in a Row

UAE Petrol Prices Continue to Rise for the Third Month in a Row

The Ministry of Energy just announced a hike of more than 5% for both petrol and diesel, reflecting the global surge in crude oil prices, as reported by Khaleej Times.     The new domestic fuel prices, which will be the highest since September 2015, are effective from October 1. Price per litre of Super […]

These 5 Sectors in the UAE Are Hiring in Huge Numbers

These 5 Sectors in the UAE Are Hiring in Huge Numbers

According to a recent survey by KPMG, more than half of UAE’s CEOs are planning to increase their staff in the next three years. It was reported that around 56% of the CEOs announced that they’ll expand the number of employees by 5%. The remaining CEOs, however, said that they would only recruit between 6%-10% […]