Dubai resident finds two-foot lizard in garden

Dubai resident finds two-foot lizard in garden

A resident has described her surprise after coming across a two-foot-long Monitor Lizard in her garden. British expat Alison Lawlor spotted the native species in a plant pot at her home in Emirates Hills. The creatures are native to the UAE but are seldom seen in the city. She said: “It’s quite a large creature so I’ve been keeping my cats away fro...

Police need to be role models on the road

Police need to be role models on the road

Lots is reported on the extreme dangerous driving habits on our roads. I travel daily from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and what you see day in day out is worthy of a documentary for the ‘unbelievableR... »

Building being demolished

Letter: Rundown buildings need to be torn down in Abu Dhabi

This letter is to express my disgust at  Abu Dhabi Municipality for not demolishing buildings which are about to fall that represent a hazard, let workers live there, overcrowding a small street. Also... »

racism

How can we consider ourselves civilised when racism still goes on

Over the weekend, I could not stop thinking about the problems with the world with racism being the most common. But really, If in this century and time we are still being racist just because we spot ... »

Burj Khalifa 3-D printing

Video: 3-D printing of Burj Khalifa

Pictures: My Summer competition entries

Pictures: My Summer competition entries

Pictures: Inside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletes Village

Pictures: Inside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletes Village

Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Cairo on its journey to Abu Dhabi

Video: Solar Impulse 2 starts final leg to Abu Dhabi

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Nakheel makes Dhs2.95bn net profit in H1 2016

Nakheel made a net profit of Dhs2.95 billion in the first six months 2016 – a four per cent increase on the net profit of Dhs2.83 billion in the same period in 2015. The property developer handed over 1,177 units to customers, with its retail, residential leasing and hospitality businesses all performing strongly and contributing to the H1 20...

Will Smith to attend Dubai screening of Suicide Squad

Will Smith to attend Dubai screening of Suicide Squad

Online mobbing – is it freedom of speech or trolling?

Online mobbing – is it freedom of speech or trolling?

Selena Gomez, Elton John and Major Lazer coming to Dubai

Selena Gomez, Elton John and Major Lazer coming to Dubai

Take an all-round approach to your fitness

Take an all-round approach to your fitness

‘Mix it up’ is the mantra of this Dubai fitness heroine – she combines running, Pilates and CrossFit Yasmine Salaam loves to run. The Dubai resident and mother-of-three has so far completed five... »

Dubai set for popular culture festival PopCon

Dubai set for popular culture festival PopCon

It’s not just for nerds and geeks – PopCon is celebrating all things popular culture. The festival is coming to Dubai on October 27-29. The three-day festival will be showcasing elements o... »

We love: Breakfast and pool access

We love: Breakfast and pool access

We are lovers of both pools and breakfast food, so we love this deal from Sofitel Downtown Dubai. Have breakfast at the hotel’s international restaurant, Les Cuisines, and then have a day by the... »

Al Qassimi

Al Qassimi ready for Finland’s ‘super speedy’ rally

Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi hopes to deliver success for his Abu Dhabi Total WRT team in Finland this weekend after completing a successful 160km test run. The Emirati driver will be back behind the wheel of his DS 3 rally car this weekend at round eight of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Neste Rally Finland. Taking place from July28-...