The insane life of Dubai’s Instagram-famous billionaire Crown Prince

March 31, 2017 4:21 pm0 comments
The insane life of Dubai’s Instagram-famous billionaire Crown Prince

He may be the Crown Prince of Dubai, but Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (more commonly known as “Fazza”) is certainly the king of Instagram. To read more, click here. 

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From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide

March 24, 2017 12:30 pm0 comments
From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide

If your idea of a university librarian is someone who spends days among books and manuscripts in a dimly lit, hidden alcove, think again. Imagine someone with three degrees who is proficient in six diverse languages (and can get by in several more), has traveled six of the world’s seven […]

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Qataris own more of London than the Queen

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Qataris own more of London than the Queen

Qatari investors own more property in the capital than the Mayor of London’s office and three times more than the Queen, according to new data seen by The Telegraph. To read more, click here. 

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BBC Arabic Festival: Stories from a Changing Arab World

March 21, 2017 1:30 pm0 comments
BBC Arabic Festival: Stories from a Changing Arab World

The annual BBC Arabic Film Festival is a combination of two elements: firstly, a competition in which newcomer directors compete with one another to win the much-sought after accolade for best film. Secondly it is a showcase of talent as directors seek to provide insight into the maelstrom of the Middle […]

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

March 3, 2017 4:29 pm0 comments
Meet the new Arab emojis perking up Dubai’s WhatsApp chats

In the Gulf, though, users have hit a problem: There are no Arab emojis – unless you count a generic turban-wearing guy, who could equally be a Sikh. Keen to fill the void, two Dubai-based friends have launched an app starring shisha smokers, belly dancers and 200 other playful characters. […]

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Will Dubai get the first Michelin Guide in the Middle East?

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Will Dubai get the first Michelin Guide in the Middle East?

Could Dubai be the first place in the Middle East to get a Michelin guide? That’s the rumor going around — and it was started by none other than Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide.   To read more, click here. 

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