Fatma Al Qasimi group

Polio survivor in UAE ensures disabled can study

Fatma Al Qassimi knows what it’s like to deal with the challenge of being a child with special needs. Diagnosed with polio at the age of three, she fought the deadly disease and survived, battling hardship from a young age. She ensured her disability – she now uses a wheelchair – did not prevent her from securing an education at a UK un...

Have some respect and give up seats for the needy

Have some respect and give up seats for the needy

My letter is addressed to those that remain seated when a pregnant, aged or wounded person in bandages gets on the bus or metro. I have never seen such heartlessness. How far is your journey that you ... »

Don’t fine taxi drivers, just give them better training

Don’t fine taxi drivers, just give them better training

Like ‘Concerned Passenger’ (Letters, August 31), I refuse to file complaints against taxi drivers because companies fine them heavily. But something needs to be done about the behaviour of some driver... »

An overcrowded bachelor flat discovered by Abu Dhabi Municipality

Tecom tenant hits back at bachelor-bashing letter

I would like to respond to Jacky who was complaining about her building in Tecom being congested with bachelors and asking the authorities to take action (Letters, August 30). The thing is, there are ... »

Photos of Zendaya live on stage in Dubai

Photos of Zendaya live on stage in Dubai

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

Emirates Mashhad

Emirates touches down in Mashhad

Emirates has extended its reach into Iran by linking Dubai with Mashhad, the airline’s second destination in the country after Tehran. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre for Emirates, said: “The new service to Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city and one of its most economically vibrant centre...

Dave-Chappelle

Dave Chappelle and Trevor Noah at Dubai Comedy Festival

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan approaches police

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan approaches police

Taylor Swift wins and Kanye rants at the VMAs

Taylor Swift wins and Kanye rants at the VMAs

Dave-Chappelle

Dave Chappelle and Trevor Noah at Dubai Comedy Festival

The inaugural Dubai Comedy Festival taking place between October 15 and 24 will have some top comedy heavyweights. International comedy icon Dave Chappelle and the new host of Comedy Central’s The Dai... »

School for parenting lessons

School for parenting lessons

A new school term is an exciting time for our children, with lots of new subjects on the agenda. But certain parents might want to think about a return to school, for lessons that will help their fami... »

Things to do: Game on, food fun and summer surprises

Things to do: Game on, food fun and summer surprises

  Last chance Dubai Summer Surprises draws to a close this weekend, so don’t miss out on some family fun. Meet popular gaming character Sonic The Hedgehog at Ibn Battuta Mall, or enjoy the ‘Pixel... »

Novak Djokovic

US Open: Djokovic and Serena ease through

Novak Djokovic’s bid for a 10th grand slam title received a double boost as the Serb thrashed Brazil’s Joao Souza in the US Open first round shortly after fourth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out. Nishikori, who beat Djokovic in New York last year, was due to meet the world No.1 again in the semi-finals but the Japanese lost in a five-set ...