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It will snow and rain this weekend in UAE

Clouds will take over the UAE today according to the latest updates by the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). Along with falling temperatures, mercury is set to plunge this weekend in parts of the UAE. Strong winds are also forecast especially on the sea and in exposed areas such as the desert and …

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Free things to do in Dubai this weekend

It’s the first day of February and the first weekend of the month as well. For all you lovebirds out there, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but for your weekly fix, here are some great activities to check out. Get FREE discounts on breakfast When: Until Feb 28 Where: The Beach, Jumeirah Beach …

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Cycling to inspire, empower diabetics in UAE

It’s not just some of the world’s elite cyclists who will take the city by storm, competing in this week’s Dubai Tour. There’s also a group of multi-national riders aiming not just to have a podium finish for its best sprinters but is also pedalling with “an inspiring message of hope for the country’s many …

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Driverless ride at Business Bay extended

The autonomous vehicle deployed at the Business Bay area will be around for three more weeks to give you a driverless ride around the area. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Dubai Properties, has announced the extension of the trial run of the autonomous vehicle by another month. It will be on …

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Air India Express announces pre-cooked meals on UAE-India flights

Passengers flying budget carrier, Air-India Express can order pre-booked meals on flights from Abu Dhabi starting February 1, it has been announced. The A La Carte meals onboard can be booked 24 hours prior to departure. An inflight breakfast will cost between Indian Rupees 125 and Rs 200. Lunch and dinner options are available for …

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Indian sand artist Udayan Edappal produced some wonderful moments

Indian sand artist Udayan Edappal produced some wonderful moments with his magical works during the UAE-India Fest organised by Indian Social and Cultural Centre. The Emirati audience among the guests was left dazed as Udayan transformed Abu Dhabi’s leaning Capital Gate Tower to Aldar headquarters’ circular building and then to Burj al Arab and eventually …

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Emiratis throng UAE-India Fest

The second day of the UAE-India Fest on Friday saw the grandeur of the Indian Social and Cultural Centre’s (ISC) extravaganza reach a whole new level. To start the proceedings, Immortal Raaga band performance, along with other DJs, set the tone for the evening. The martial arts act by Payyanur Arts and fire show left …

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Market OTB is the great hangout in Dubai

Catch the last day of Market OTB today (Saturday) from 10am-10pm. With Burj Khalifa serving as a ‘towering’ backdrop and the Dubai Fountain providing a relaxing ambience, the Market Outside The Box (Market OTB), has proven true to its name of “providing a market beyond the traditional walls of a shopping mall.” Located at Burj …

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DSF 2017 comes to a close today

The 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) draws to a close on Saturday, 28 January, having offered millions of residents and visitors from around the world the opportunity to take home memorable moments from a 34-day retail bonanza. With its exciting slogan ‘Shop.Win.Celebrate’, DSF 2017, organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), …

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Indian food bears a Middle Eastern stamp

Food is the ingredient that binds us together – words that hold true when it comes to the culinary relationship between India and the UAE. No wonder, the food platters from the UAE resemble those from India, and the treats from India bear a Middle Eastern stamp. Samosa vs. Sambusa The fried (nowadays baked) pastry …