Flyer caught with drugs in shampoo bottle at Abu Dhabi airport

Flyer caught with drugs in shampoo bottle at Abu Dhabi airport

A passenger caught carrying cocaine in two shampoo bottles and two wine bottles through Abu Dhabi International Airport has been sentenced to 10 years in jail. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court gave the sentence to the Lebanese man after he was found guilty of trying to smuggle the drugs, hidden in his bag within the containers, through the UAE. The judge a...

‘Hiding behind a bush with a speed gun is just money making’

‘Hiding behind a bush with a speed gun is just money making’

I have been staying here in the UAE for more than 8 years and to my surprise this year during the holy month of Ramadan I saw a radar operator hiding himself behind a bush to make sure he catches spee... »

Disturbed by noise

‘Landlords need to set down the rules to ensure flatmates get on’

This is with reference to the letter ‘How can I get my noisy flatmates to quieten down at night‘. Apparently, it is too much to ask the inconsiderate, ignorant people to start behaving the... »

business class

‘Dear honeymooner, if upgrade was so important why didn’t you pay for it?’

Dear disgruntled honeymooner (‘Honeymooner feeling flat at lack of fizz from airline’) you must remember there are two higher tiers than Silver with Emirates – Gold and Platinum memb... »

Dubai Metro tunnel

Photos of Dubai by reader Sam Al-Azzawi

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirm split

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirm split

Terminator Genisys Red Carpet

Stars on the red carpet at Terminator Genisys premiere

Quasi Modo at Ugliest Dog Contest

Pictures of World’s Ugliest Dog competition

Styck APP

New UAE app rewards activity

For active fitness fan who counts my steps and calories daily, the new activity app Styck can be quite the treat. A treat because it rewards you when you move – whether that’s with a free meal, gym access or a weekend getaway. The UAE firm’s app tracks a user’s movement throughout the day and shows daily and monthly steps plus their streak – the nu...

Irrfan Khan wraps up shooting for ‘Inferno’

Irrfan Khan wraps up shooting for ‘Inferno’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Bahamas after announcing divorce

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Bahamas after announcing divorce

Paris-Hilton

Paris Hilton may sue TV show over plane crash prank

6 beauty tips before you jet off on your holiday

6 beauty tips before you jet off on your holiday

According to a recent survey, more than a quarter of women treat themselves to a top-to-toe makeover before their holidays. This includes manicures, pedicures, facials and fake tans ahead of their big... »

Zanzibar Stone Town

Discover the perfect blend of peace and culture in Zanzibar

As neither a fan of heights nor deep water the prospect of parasailing 250 feet above the Indian Ocean was not appealing. But with the promise of a perfect sunset and a warm breeze to be enjoyed, I de... »

Things to do today: night market, yoga and charity suhoor

Things to do today: night market, yoga and charity suhoor

Culture couture Be in awe of a selection of gold-studded abayas and real pearl strings at the Diamond Channels Abaya Collection exhibition and bazaar. Indian fashion designer Manju Agarwal, who create... »

Japan celebrate their victory over England in the Women's World Cup semi-finals

No pressure on Japan in Women’s World Cup final

The pressure is off now that Japan have the opportunity to defend their Women’s World Cup title. And not even the prospect of facing the suddenly surging United States in the final in Vancouver on Monday (3am UAE time) is enough to worry Norio Sasaki. Japan’s coach was in a philosophical mood after his normally fluid-passing team showed...