Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi

F1 fever is taking over the UAE capital for the fifth year in a row this weekend. Here’s the scoop on what’s happening on the track and on the stage at Yas Marina.   The Races The Yas Marina Circuit gates open on Thursday, Oct. 31 for the Public Pit Lane Walk and autograph sessions. […]

Quarter Tone Frequency Features Middle East’s Best Underground Music

Quarter Tone Frequency Features Middle East’s Best Underground Music

Following this year’s successful Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Bass Camp in Dubai, RBMA announced the launch of a new monthly radio show called Quarter Tone Frequency, “an exploration of authentic oriental sounds”. Quarter Tone Frequency will showcase some of the Middle East’s best underground musical acts from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and the UAE. Some […]

Photo of the Day: Sunshine Over Dubai

Photo of the Day: Sunshine Over Dubai

What a stunning shot. Photographer Michael Cruz captured the infamous Burj Khalifa at just the right moment, with a ray of sunlight bursting through ominous clouds above the Dubai skyline. With the golden sands of UAE’s desert in the foreground, the scene captures perfectly the city’s complex layers. (Click the photo to see a larger […]

GCC to Impose Medical Tests to ‘Detect’ Gay Travelers and Keep Them Out

GCC to Impose Medical Tests to ‘Detect’ Gay Travelers and Keep Them Out

  Health officials in Kuwait will soon introduce a so-called medical test for detecting homosexuality in travelers wishing to enter any GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member country. Come again?! GCC countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are very strict when it comes to homosexuality. Being gay is […]

Our Favorite Dubai Food Blogs

Our Favorite Dubai Food Blogs

One of our favorite time wasters is perusing food-related content online – from drooling over food porn to searching for new recipes. Since Dubai has fast become one the world’s best cities for culinary eats and treats, we decided to give you a round-up of our favorite Dubai food blogs. Let us know if we […]

94 People to Be Tried in the UAE in Attempts to Overthrow Government

The one country that does not accept any form of opposition is the UAE and with good reason if you see the demise the Arab Spring has left in its path of destruction, you wouldn’t want any of that happening under your own roof. Ninety four people have been held in the United Arab Emirates, […]

UAE’s 41st National Day

Today marks the 41st United Arab Emirates National Day. It represents the formal independence from the United Kingdom and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country.  Festivities arise all over the country with many celebrations. A lot of different events are also coincing with the National […]

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