How the power of the sun will bring jobs and clean energy to the UAE

How the power of the sun will bring jobs and clean energy to the UAE

A planned solar array in the Dubai desert that will deliver electricity at some of the cheapest rates in the world marks a shift in the way energy is supplied. This week, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi energy company, was appointed to lead a consortium to deliver the first phase of DEWA’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Masdar and two Spanish fir...

Letter: Health insurance quotes just don’t add up…

Letter: Health insurance quotes just don’t add up…

Can anyone explain the maths behind health insurance premium setting? I have two quotes from the same broker for the same family group for the same policy but one of them is 100 per cent higher than a... »

My first Ramadan: Warmest of welcomes at a traditional family iftar

My first Ramadan: Warmest of welcomes at a traditional family iftar

This week I had the pleasure of experiencing the generosity and kindness that is synonymous with Ramadan. I got to spend iftar with a Muslim family who were kind enough to invite me into their home an... »

We drive old cars because we can’t afford new ones, so don’t penalise us please

We drive old cars because we can’t afford new ones, so don’t penalise us please

How about cracking down on diesel-engine trucks, buses and construction equipment with their black clouds of exhaust billowing from tailpipes? Standing at a crosswalk waiting for the pedestrian light ... »

Video: Spot Dubai in the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer

Video: Spot Dubai in the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer

Pictures: Inside the new W Hotel Dubai

Pictures: Inside the new W Hotel Dubai

Pictures: UK votes in ‘Brexit’ EU referendum

Pictures: UK votes in ‘Brexit’ EU referendum

Video: Karama gas explosion leaves one person injured

Video: Karama gas explosion leaves one person injured

May passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport tops 6.7m

May passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport tops 6.7m

Passenger numbers at Dubai International (DXB) continued an upward trend in May with the airport welcoming 6.7 million customers. In May 2016 passenger numbers at DXB rose 7.2 per cent to 6,721,995 compared to 6,267,640 in May 2015. During the first five months of 2016, DXB welcomed 34,648,953 passengers which represents a year on year growth of 7 ...

Lady Gaga and her songs banned from China

Lady Gaga and her songs banned from China

Billy Joel joins his own tribute band

Billy Joel joins his own tribute band

Screen legend Jeff Goldblum is solid Gold

Screen legend Jeff Goldblum is solid Gold

Gift ideas for Eid

Gift ideas for Eid

With Eid just around the corner, it’s time to think about shopping for those gifts. Whether it’s a special present for someone you really care about, or a small token of appreciation, you want to get ... »

Top tips to ease travel with children

Top tips to ease travel with children

Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, travelling with young children can be stressful. For many UAE residents, long journeys are a fact of life come summertime. But if you plan things properly, ... »

Ductac summer camp

How to keep kids busy this summer

With the summer holidays almost upon us, parents are planning trips, vacations and plenty of things to keep the children entertained in the warmer months. Enter summer camps in the UAE. With a huge ra... »

Antonio Conte

Club spirit the secret of Antonio Conte’s success with Italy at Euro 2016

It may have taken until the last-16 but we finally had two performances worthy of the big stage. Germany were at their clinical best against Slovakia, while Italy produced an energetic and entertaining display to dump out two-time reigning champions Spain. Now the two sides will meet on Saturday night (kick-off 11pm UAE time) in Bordeaux and one of...