Abu Dhabi

How Culture Has Put Abu Dhabi Back on the Map With Britons

H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo

Creativity is humanity's greatest renewable resource. Unlike any other resource, it grows the more it is used, an exponential value cycle that drives a nation's long-term development. When someone asks why culture matters, why events such as this month's Abu Dhabi Festival mean much to the UAE and the whole region, that is my answer.

Abu Dhabi: A Leading Winter Golf Destination

Stuart Forster | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The weather during January is ideal for playing golf. Daytime temperatures creep above 20 centigrade, the sun shines much of the time and light breezes are common. Increasing numbers of players are aware of this and heading to Abu Dhabi to play at a time of year when courses closer to home are affected by cold and inclement weather.

Red Bull's Horner Warns of 'Double Points' Decision

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 notion of double points seems to be another construct intended to tie one hand behind Red Bull's back. Should the season be close, double points could be a non-issue but should Red Bull have a decent lead, the final race could marginalize everything they'd accomplished in the season.

Russell Brand in the Middle East... Or Not?

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Philph E. Burbs

In a few hours I'll be on stage in Palestine - Bethlehem in the West Bank to be precise - performing the Messiah Complex live to a room full of Palestinians, and anyone else who's interested in seeing a comedy show that Russell Brand has deemed too dangerous for the Middle East.

In UAE, an Innocent Man Faces the Death Sentence - Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Mr Ezhur Kalarikkal Gangadharan was, until this summer, a caretaker at Al Rabeeh school in Abu Dhabi. It was a school that had been set up by Brits, and has many British expat teachers working at it...

Is Lotus/Quantum Deal Done?

Todd McCandless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

So it seems that if Lopez signs the deal, Quantum will own 35% of the team with options for a complete buyout in the future. It also could signify that Nico Hulkenberg may have a reason to get excited about 2014 as the German has been linked to the team should the Quantum deal go through.

Plane-Phobic Boy Who Had To Be Hypnotised 'Will Fly Again'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Joe Thompson, the schoolboy who had to be hypnotised to get on a plane back to Britain because of his extreme fear, has said he will fly again. Th...

Dubai: Decadent, Opulent and Unashamedly Blingtastic!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

I opted for a camel ride. I had dreamt of this moment. The camels walking us off across acres of bronze sand, as I dramatically pondered the meaning of life whilst disappearing on the exotic animal into the distant sunset.

LOOK: Incredible Photo Of Cloud Covered Abu Dhabi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

This stunning and slightly vertigo inducing photo shows a cloud covered Abu Dhabi from the tip of its tallest building. Photographer Beno Saradzic ...

Technical Innovation Will Redefine Middle East and Africa Within Decades

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ivor Ichikowitz

The face of the Middle East is changing fast. Our grandchildren will not recognise the image we currently have of a region with an overwhelming dependence on oil for its vast wealth.

Aiming to Become the Ultimate Triathlete - First Step, the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Alistair Brownlee | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Sport
Alistair Brownlee

In the build up to race week I've been training in Al Ain which is not too far from where the main event will be taking place. It's been good to get some training done in the desert to help with acclimatisation and get some miles in on quiet roads.

The Middle East You Don't See

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Recent popular movements across the Arab world have taught us that young people want economic opportunity. They want a pathway to find jobs and pursue their passions. And as populations soar throughout the Middle East, the need for economic opportunity will grow even stronger.

Has Vettel Thrown His Lead Away?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport

Formula One Championship leader, Sebastian Vettel, has been disqualified from qualifying and will start from the pit lane at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ...

Luxury Travel - Abu Dhabi

Raj Gill | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

I recently went on a fabulous trip to Abu Dhabi. Yes that's right Abu Dhabi not Dubai. Abu Dhabi has often been described as the older more elegant, laid-back sister of the glitzier, glamorous party place that is Dubai, and I couldn't agree more.

British Worker Faces Prison For Saying 'When Will We Finish With The Damn Mosques?'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

A British engineer faces prison in Abu Dhabi after cursing a Mosque project that was running late. He was reported to the police by his colleagues...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi Battle With Fernando Alonso

BBC | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton returned to form to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel retired. Hamilton was gifted the lead when Red Bull's...

Will Abu Dhabi Become a World Capital in Media - or Go Down in Flames?

Colin Morrison | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Colin Morrison

Think of how much you knew about Abu Dhabi before the Formula One Grand Prix (happening again this weekend) hit the stunning Yas island circuit. Or before the ruling family injected hundreds of millions into the UK's championship-chasing Manchester City football club. Or before Rupert Murdoch, Google's Eric Schmidt and others bowled up at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.

Notes from a travelling fashion designer

Reem Acra | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Style
Reem Acra

I love to travel, and there is no time like summer to go off on new adventures. Between the end of presenting my Resort collection and starting work on my new Spring collection is usually a perfect time for me to travel with friends and family. Last month, I set off on a whirlwind trip through Los Angeles, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, and then Paris again before returning home.