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Avoid Traffic Delays on Your Daily Commute with the Snorelax App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Calling all commuters: spend less time on your morning drive with a new mobile app that works while you sleep. Snorelax analyzes real-time and histo...

UAE Warns Citizens To Avoid Wearing Traditional Clothing While Abroad

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

The United Arab Emirates warned its citizens to avoid wearing traditional clothing when traveling outside of the country on Sunday, less than a week a...

Dubai: a financial oasis in the Middle East turmoil?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent announcement that HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. moved its incorporation from Jersey to Dubai, under the auspices of the Dubai International Fi...

Education: Hope Away From Home

Up For School | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares The month of Ramadan is a very special month to all Muslims around the world, me included. Whe...

May 30 Judgement Day for Americans Tortured In UAE

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

On Monday, two Americans who have been held in an Emirati jail for almost two years will find out in court whether they will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Successful businessmen Kamal Ahmed Eldarat, age 58, and his son Mohamed, who is 33, were tortured into making false confessions and given a sham trial.

500 Days In A UAE Prison...For Having The Wrong Father

Arwa Ramadan | Posted 05.18.2016 | Huffington
Arwa Ramadan

This is a story about a boy who was raised in the glittering UAE, a boy who saluted the flag and sang the national anthem at school with pride

The Death of Malcolm Kerr, AUB President and Father of a Future NBA Coach

ADST | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports

He was a brilliant scholar who focused on the Middle East and whose books were widely read by Arabists. His son Steve would later play for the NBA cha...

US Ally UAE Attacks Leading Academic Naser Bin Ghaith

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

It's emerged that leading human rights defender Naser Bin Ghaith, who was disappeared into the United Arab Emirates's secret detention complex last August, was hauled before an Abu Dhabi court earlier this month.

Shine Out at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The eighth edition of the international literary event, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) was inaugurated by the Crown Prince and Deputy ...

It's Open Season On the Muslim Brotherhood

David Hearst | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
David Hearst

Last week the Islamic State (IS) devoted 25 pages of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to a "feature" denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood as apostate.

My Father's Tragedy And a New Hope For the UAE

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.

This Muslim Figure Skater Is Determined To Make History At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion

"Ice Princess in a Hijab" Has Her Eye on the Winter OlympicsZahra Lari Figure Skater comes from one of the world’s hottest climates, but that doesn'...

European soccer duel: A proxy battle between Qatar and the UAE

James Dorsey | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey This week's Champions League draw between Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG) and Manchester City FC was more than just a battle between ...

Adam Afara: International Event Planner and Wedding Designer

Madinah James | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings
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Madinah James

Afara is a talented designer who specializes in wedding planning and creating imaginative sets, private party set ups, and innovative décor for several corporate events.

Downgrade of Charges or Obstruction of Justice?

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

My father has become a pawn in this political game. He is a Canadian citizen, a businessman, and the father of five children. He has a lot to live for and the UAE's State Security is willing to ignore these realities, all for the sake of petty politics.

If SkyDive Dubai Was a Mindset: Pushing The Kids to Fly

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

"You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down." - Reid Hoffman, American Entrepreneur Blanketed under thousands of stars, th...

We Will Not Stop Until Our Father Comes Home

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

What was supposed to be a family vacation turned into the nightmare of our lives when my father was kidnapped into a mysterious black car on the streets of Dubai. As we waited for the UAE government to sort out my father's unjust detainment, we realized that dead silence is not the answer.

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

How to Be Single... In Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.08.2016 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

Dubai is the new mecca -- pardon the pun -- of the single and fun seeking. There are communal lunches, morning markets that encourage interaction, Polo brunches and wine and cheese evenings that can't be beat.

Obama Administration Silent As American Says A U.S. Ally Is Torturing Her Family

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Libyan American whose father and brother are being detained by an American ally with a track record of torture believes the U.S. gover...

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

Top U.S. Arab Ally Faces Scandals Over Criminal Adviser And Tortured Americans

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two news stories from the past few days are threatening the normally pristine reputation here of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. partne...

Architects of Happiness: Internalizing Visionary Leadership to Enhance Our Happiness and Human Development

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
Claire Alkouatli

The UAE's recent appointment of a minister of happiness could be more than a glimmer of hope in challenging times. It could be an institutional example pointing in the direction that we, as individuals, need to go on a deeply personal level.

A Union's Exchange: Navigating the 21st Century

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

Happiness sheltered us from the tyranny of time, As we all united...a nation in its prime. O young ones, you live in a time of blissful spring, Needl...

This Country Is Making Happiness A Government Priority

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Here's to a happier country. The United Arab Emirates announced last week it appointed a minister of state for happiness, solely dedicated to prioriti...