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December 16, 2012

Celebrities helped raise money for the annual Oxfam gala
13:42 GMT

Celebrities helped raise $542,000 for the annual Oxfam gala on the sidelines of DIFF.

Chris Brown went quad biking with his possy in the UAE (Photo: Twitter)
13:10 GMT

Chris Brown partied on after his Meydan gig.

Future Shorts is in Cairo this December (Photo: Future Shorts)
12:54 GMT

The quirky pop up film fest, Future Shorts, will take place at Bikya Maadi on 21 and 22 December.

The Dubai International Film Festival
10:44 GMT

DIFF is giving worldwide fans of Arab cinema the chance to 'hang out' with actors and directors from the region this December, courtesy of an agreement between the festival, Google and YouTube.

Ammar Al-Sherei
09:35 GMT

Earlier this month Egyptian musician Ammar Al-Sherei passed away at the age of 64. But while his life might be over, his legend lives on.

Journey to the Christmas Star, Norwegian film screened in the Dubai International Film Festival.
09:14 GMT

Classic Norwegian fantasy film, Journey to the Christmas Star, captures hearts in Dubai at DIFF

Durra Zarrouk
07:37 GMT

The young Tunsian actress is set to take on the role of the hated wife of ex-president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Murad Boureiky was crowned winner of The Voice 2012 (Photo: The Voice)
07:08 GMT

Moroccan singer Murad Boureiky has been crowned winner of MBC’s The Voice.

Ghada Abdel Raziq
07:02 GMT

The saucy Egyptian actress says revelations about her love rat ex-husband did not affect her decision to kick him to the curb.

Dubai already hosts a number of star-studded ceremonies: Opening ceremony of Dubai International Film Festival 2012
06:21 GMT

Just when we thought Dubai had enough lavish award ceremonies, we discovered that it will be hosting the first Dubai International Music Awards in 2013.

December 15, 2012

No injury can keep this Lebanese starlet down for long!
13:28 GMT

Lebanese actress Cyrine Abdel Nour had a small spill while exercising and severely sprained her ankle.

Where is Maya Diab's festive spirit?
10:16 GMT

Maya Diab is risking upsetting her many fans and getting a lump of coal in her stocking this Christmas as she is considering cancelling a planned concert in Egypt because of the political crisis.

Arab Idol winer Carmen Suleiman has denied she was ever offered the presenting job on the show
07:41 GMT

Winner of ‘Arab Idol 2012’, Carmen Suleiman, has denied rumours that she was offered the job of presenting the second series of the popular talent contest.

Dalia Al Buhairi wil star in a new comedy-drama about love and marriage
07:29 GMT

Fames Egyptian actress, Dalia Al Buhairi, has announced that she will star in a new comedy-drama.

December 14, 2012

A plan to kidnap and castrate Justin Bieber was foiled by police, to the delight of his army of fans
10:59 GMT

Close shave! For those Beliebers awaiting their young singing hero anxiously Dubai-side, rest-assured the maturing wonder-boy's testicles are safe and sound as part of a murder-kidnap plan to get hold of his private parts flopped also.