Dubai aims to be disabled-friendly by 2020

Dubai: Dubai’s Executive Council is working to make public buildings and city facilities friendly for people with disabilities by 2020 — and more accessible for everybody. From this year, many new public spaces must fulfil a new emirate-wide, disabled ... ( read original story ...)

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Qatar on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates of being behind the "hacking" of its national news agency that triggered one of the worst Gulf crises in years. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5 and ... ( read original story ...)

Emirates a380 business class: review

This is a review of the experience aboard an Emirates A380 business-class flight, travelling from Dubai to London’s Heathrow airport. Pre-departure: Business-class passengers flying from Dubai (and some 70 other cities) can book complimentary pick-up ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah strengthens heritage ties with Czech writers

Sharjah: Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Al Musallam and colleagues have been on a visit to the Czech Republic from July 15 at the invitation of the Czech Pen Club which represents Czech Writers Association. The Sharjah group ... ( read original story ...)

Gulf business counts cost of Arab states’ Qatar embargo

For Mohammed Saleh, who runs a business that distributes building materials across the region, the crisis left an important Qatar-bound cargo stranded at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port. He had to take out a loan to pay his supplier, losing £30,000 in the process. ( read original story ...)

Booze and bulls***: The dark side of Dubai

A question I asked myself in 2015, as I was making the big move to Dubai. The Dubai I was moving to was the Dubai I had seen in Gigi Hadid’s holiday Instagrams, home to the tallest, the biggest and the brightest. In real life, Dubai is like an unreliable ... ( read original story ...

Good news for Sharjah pedestrians

Sharjah: The much-needed pedestrian bridges are slowly taking shape in several parts of Sharjah. Last year, the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority announced construction of five pedestrian bridges, including two on Ittihad Road and one each on King ... ( read original story ...)