Meet the new Arab emojis perking up Dubai's WhatsApp chats

Keen to fill the void, two Dubai-based friends have launched an app starring shisha smokers, belly dancers and 200 other playful characters. They called it "HALLA WALLA" - which is Arabic slang for "Hi there!", and a common greeting around Kuwait ... ( read original story ...)

You can explore Dubai while changing planes

Dubai International Airport recently surpassed London's Heathrow as the world's busiest international air travel hub. If you can arrange it, Dubai is a great place for long layovers between long-haul flights. Dubai sits in desert country but that's part of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Canvas 2017 to start on March 1

Dubai: The third edition of Dubai Canvas, the public 3D art festival organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, is set to open on Wednesday, March 1. Dubai Canvas 2017 will feature the works of 25 artists ... ( read original story ...)

Greipel shrugs off Abu Dhabi Tour defeat ahead of Paris-Nice

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) shrugged off any disappointment at the Abu Dhabi Tour despite missing out on a stage win. The German sprinter came into the race in hot form after winning at the Challenge Mallorca, backing that up with a stage and the Green ... ( read original story ...)