Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

In short, the Louvre Abu Dhabi fails where most, if not all, encyclopedic art museums do: in truth-telling. And the failure applies to the present as much as to the past. In news releases and public advertising, the institution promises to be “a museum f ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi now grants visa on arrival within 30 minutes

transit visa to visitors of all nationalities travelling through the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Gulf News reported. The announcement was made by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi ... ( read original story ...)

Robot receptionist starts work at Smart Dubai Office

The Smart Dubai Office has a new employee unlike any other. Standing at 1.5 metres tall, Farah is the first robot receptionist in the Middle East – the result of a partnership between SDO and technology business solutions provider Nearbuy, according to ... ( read original story ...)

New restaurants in Dubai: 10 top options to try

They’ve got a neat two-course business lunch menu for Dhs130, a four hour Friday brunch package, oh, and they just won What’s On Dubai’s Favourite Newcomer award. Book a table on the terrace, it’s beautiful. Read our full review here. Dubai Opera ... ( read original story ...)

National Day holidays: Metro, Tram; free Dubai parking

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces changes to the business hours of its services in Dubai during the Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day holiday. Service outlets include customers’ happiness centres ... ( read original story ...)

DIFC decorated with images of UAE leaders

Dubai International Financial Centre’s iconic Gate building has been decorated with giant images of two UAE leaders. To mark the 46th national day on December 2, the 50×20 metre images portray the Father of the Nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan ... ( read original story ...)