Dubai Court

Financial investigator in Dubai accused of bribery

An auditor asked for a Dhs2.5 million bribe from someone he was investigating in exchange for clearing him in a financial report, a Dubai court has heard. The Egyptian accountant, who worked for the Ruler’s Court, was tasked with looking into a dispute between a Lebanese engineering firm owner and a UAE national who sponsored his company. Dubai Cou...

RERA rent calculator does not add up for this tenant

RERA rent calculator does not add up for this tenant

Having been in Dubai for five years now I was delighted to hear of the RERA calculator upon inception and even more so that it is designed to allow a fair increase for landlords while protecting the t... »

Help us stop the honkers outside grocery stores…

Help us stop the honkers outside grocery stores…

Kindly if you can help by conveying my message to the RTA and Dubai Police regarding honking outside grocery stores. Especially at night time since these stores close at 2am and reopen at 6am. We’re h... »

It’s time all of us in the UAE were made to recycle

It’s time all of us in the UAE were made to recycle

In the UAE people speak of green energy plans and carbon footprint reductions but what is missing is a community input. For example, my family and friends don’t take responsibility to help. I understa... »

Taylor Swift performs during the '1989' world tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Around the world in pictures

Photos: Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Mohammed at Meydan Nations Cup

Photos: Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Mohammed at Meydan Nations Cup

Around the world in pictures

Around the world in pictures

Coke Saudi video

Watch: Coca-Cola unites rival Saudi football fans

VAT

Business figures claim paying VAT would help UAE economy

The introduction of a value added tax (VAT) is unlikely to deter expatriate residents and foreign investors from coming to live and work in the UAE, businesspeople in the country have said. The UAE Ministry of Finance confirmed this month that it has been conducting studies on the implementation of a VAT and corporate tax draft law, along with the ...

Debbie Reynolds and writer-director Spike Lee

Three Hollywood veterans to get honorary Oscars

Melissa McCarthy launches plus-size fashion line

Melissa McCarthy launches plus-size fashion line

News of One Direction break leaves UAE followers in tears

News of One Direction break leaves UAE followers in tears

Woman working out

Workout the right way to avoid injuries

The new fitness season brings with it enthusiasm and plenty of action. Similar to a New Year, many will be taking to the streets to run, joining sports teams or signing up to a gym in a bid to get act... »

Things to do: Hopfest, Onam and Sports

Things to do: Hopfest, Onam and Sports

Hop to it The annual Irish Village Hopfest is a Dubai institution. Pop down to the old Garhoud favourite and enjoy some great music and entertainments in a gigantic air-conditioned marquee. theirishvi... »

Koi Lounge

Verdict: Sushi brunch at Koi

Japanese food is always an artful experience – pieces of fish rolled in nori (seaweed) and sticky rice, sliced to just the right size for just the right bite, and plated oh so delicately. But th... »

Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City close to completing $83m deal for Belgian forward

Manchester City are closing in on Wolfsburg forward Kevin De Bruyne and are set to complete a $83 million deal following Saturday’s game against Watford. Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs confirmed that the Belgian was set to leave the Bundesliga club and that there were just a few minor details to be resolved before the deal could be ...