New parking areas add to financial burden for Sharjah residents

New parking areas add to financial burden for Sharjah residents

Sharjah residents have spoken of their anger at the introduction of new parking fees in areas that were previously free. New private paid parking has sprung up in parts of the city such as Al Qasimia, Al Tawoon and Abu Shaghara, adding to the financial burdens of residents. Most of the plots are sandy patches of ground rather than secure parking, a...

tailgating

Sorry, but I’m not going to risk lives for a tailgater

I was tailgated several times yesterday. A couple of these reckless drivers were flashing their headlights too. The trouble is these terrible drivers don’t see the road ahead. Hessa Street goes to two... »

Letter: Are men really allowed in ladies-only washroom?

Letter: Are men really allowed in ladies-only washroom?

Is It allowed for men to use washrooms that are allocated to LADIES ONLY? I stopped at the Zoom Enoc petrol station which is located on Emirates Road near Mirdif City Centre and went to the washroom w... »

Uptown Mirdif

Dear RTA, can we have a Mirdif/Warqa interchange?

The RTA is doing some great work notably with the Wafi interchange and Airport Road improvements but we could do with an interchange at the Mirdif/Warqa traffic lights to help ease my journey home. Mi... »

Video: Dubai comedy group tackles Muslim stereotypes

Video: Dubai comedy group tackles Muslim stereotypes

Rita Ora Launches New adidas Originals Collection in Dubai

Rita Ora Launches New adidas Originals Collection in Dubai

Video: Rampaging elephant

Video: Rampaging elephant

Video: Burj Khalifa in Independence Day 2

Video: Burj Khalifa in Independence Day 2

RTA outlines budget for 2016

RTA outlines budget for 2016

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved a budget of Dhs7.6 billion for 2016. The sum comprises an operational budget of Dhs3.9 billion and an infrastructure projects budget of Dhs3.7 billion. Mattar Al Tayer, the RTA’s Director-General, said: “The aggregate anticipated revenues for this year amount to Dhs7.5 billion marking a 14 ...

Rita Ora Launches New adidas Originals Collection in Dubai

Rita Ora Launches New adidas Originals Collection in Dubai

Charlize Theron may join the cast of Fast & Furious 8

Charlize Theron may join the cast of Fast & Furious 8

Avicii to play Dubai this April

Avicii to play Dubai this April

Video: Dubai comedy group tackles Muslim stereotypes

Video: Dubai comedy group tackles Muslim stereotypes

A comedy group has produced a video tackling negative stereotypes about Islam where they have asked non-Muslims in Dubai if they have “ever been threatened to be bombed” by Muslims. The satirical vide... »

Dubai takes on a new pin-up role

Dubai takes on a new pin-up role

A Dubai-based artist is shunning the glamour and shining the spotlight on the more soulful parts of the city. French expat Anne-Laure Roy is merging lesser visited areas of Dubai with vintage American... »

Have children taken the romance from your marriage?

Have children taken the romance from your marriage?

It’s Valentine’s Day, that annual date where you show (if you’ve remembered) your appreciation to your significant other - normally with a card and possibly a gift. So far, so ‘romantic’. But when it ... »

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning a point against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

Serena Williams withdraws from Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

The world’s top two Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have both been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The news comes as a major blow to tournament organisers who would have hoped for a rematch of the Australian Open final last month when the German clinched her maiden grand slam title by defeating Willia...