UAE

June 5, 2014

Hussain enjoys a cup of tea on a Cairo bridge. (Image: Facebook)
11:24 GMT

UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi enjoyed a cup of traditional Egyptian tea as he said "cheers" to Al Sisi's Presidential win this week.

27-year-old Saif al-Mansuri from the United Arab Emirates won the prestigious competition. (Image: Thooq.com)
09:23 GMT

One talented poet in the United Arab Emirates got a whole lot richer last week. He won the prize of $1.2 million competing in the popular TV talent show "Million's Poet."

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is filming now in Abu Dhabi.
05:00 GMT

"Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie and "12 Years A Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o join the filming fun for "Star Wars: Episode VII", which has started to shooting already in Abu Dhabi.

The ministry has warned that violators of the ban will be fined Dhs15,000 if they are found forcing labourers to work under direct sunlight.
03:55 GMT

Workers will be restricted from carrying out any work under direct sunlight from 12.30 pm to 3pm during this period

June 4, 2014

Who do you think wins the "most fashionable" competition between Haifa and Ahlam? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:38 GMT

"Queen" Ahlam wants to turn back the time to look better than Haifa Wehbe.

The force is clearly with the Healer Twins (Image: Waleed Shah/ Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Filming has recently been taking place in the Abu Dhabi desert, where 25-year-old sisters Thea and Lika Shengelaia headed for four days of shooting.

June 3, 2014

The arrested suspect stands accused of gathering intelligence on the UAE (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A man accused of spying and collaborating with a foreign country is under investigation by the UAE's State Security.

LinkedIn was also able to track the leading source countries for talent coming into the UAE and the countries to which talent was migrating, as well as the UAE industry sectors that gained the most
17:48 GMT

The UAE has attracted more professional talent as a percentage of its workforce than countries such as Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Singapore and Australia.

“The UAE is known for setting new benchmarks in various fields and creating exemplary standards that are being emulated across the region."
13:20 GMT

This was among the few demonstrations worldwide, where a government-issued identity card has been used to enable financial transactions.

In the 12 months to end March, the city recorded increases of 27.7 per cent, with the second-half of 2013 seeing the sharpest gains
10:58 GMT

Dubai’s home prices were up only 3.4 per cent in the first quarter, but enough to continue to top the global rankings with the highest growth in residential property values for a fourth straight quarter.

Adam Driver has a new blockbuster to add to his imdb portfolio. (Image cropped from imdb.com).
09:00 GMT

After viewing the old movies as a child, it's nearly unbelievable for Adam Driver to be starring in the seventh episode.

June 2, 2014

The six month Dubai World Expo event is expected to attract 25 million visitors and be a key driver for tourism, with other emirates also set to benefit.
22:07 GMT

The six month Dubai World Expo event is expected to attract 25 million visitors and be a key driver for tourism, with other emirates also set to benefit, the company said.

The new service means that as of August 1, Emirates will offer passengers 14,185 seats each week on the route from Dubai.
21:35 GMT

Emirates has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.

A Still from the "Jabal Al Halal" cast & crew's video dancing to Hussain's "Good News." (Image: YouTube still)
11:10 GMT

What did we tell ya about Hussain Al Jasmi's "Bushret Khair" (Good News) music video? Yep, it's gone viral!

The cameras are rolling in Abu Dhabi for Star Wars: Episode VII.
09:00 GMT

Filming the seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise means something big for Abu Dhabi.