South Indian superstars to descend on Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Hotshot South Indian movie stars will dazzle in Abu Dhabi at the 6th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) being held here this weekend. Megastar Mohanlal and Bahubali actor Rana Daggubati are among many other A-listers who will walk ... ( read original story ...)

Hands on care to combat strays

ABU DHABI: For Dr Susan Aylott, cats are family and she lives with 29 of them. Most of her feline housemates, however, are handicapped. “They got here through the rescue operations I have undertaken across Abu Dhabi,” said Dr Aylott, founder of AWAD ... ( read original story ...)

Is this Dubai wonder transforming the city?

Dubai: A video documenting the progress of Dubai’s construction has been released, with old footage depicting how far the city’s shape has changed with the modern architectural project of the Water Canal. Dubai Holding recently released the two-minute ... ( read original story ...)

Destination report: Abu Dhabi

This follows the opening late last year of the Marriott Downtown, and is the 12th Abu Dhabi property in the Marriott-Starwood portfolio – and the 47th in the UAE. Before the hotel’s spectacular opening festivities I talk to Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai property prices down 20% on end-2015

Dubai property prices are now at levels not seen since late 2012 and early 2013 following an 18-month slide in values, according to listings site PropertyFinder. In a report, the company said median property sales prices in the emirate fell 20 per cent ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai airport streamlines check-ins

Dubai: New biometric facial recognition and new-generation smart gates will streamline check-in and immigration clearance at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, said authorities on Tuesday. New generation smart gates will be installed in coming months ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai among world’s 10 best places to visit on earth

A new global study has just named Dubai one of the world’s most fascinating places to visit on earth, trumping other popular destinations like Las Vegas or Venice. The latest travel rankings by the US News and World Report ranked Dubai as the tenth best ... ( read original story ...)

UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of ... ( read original story ...)

UAE celebrates Eid with food and family time

Dubai: Across the UAE, residents are celebrating the joyous advent of Eid Al Fitr, which marks the completion of Ramadan. With an extended Eid weekend break — the public sector resumes work on Wednesday while the private sector does so on Tuesday — the ... ( read original story ...)