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Watching These People Fly Jetpacks Over Dubai Will Make You Burn With Jealousy

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech

Meet Yves Rossy - as if being one of the only people in the world who owns a working jetpack wasn't impressive and envy-inducing enough, he's released...

This Video Will Make You Want To Jump Off A Building. Maybe...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Sport

Ever wondered what it's like to jump off a 400-metre high building? Now you can experience it in glorious high definition thanks to the adrenaline jun...

This Wealthy Sheikh Is Building A Luxury Car Park In London... And You Won't Be Able To Use It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Read More: Dubai, London, UK News

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has received planning permission for a luxury six-storey car park on the bank of the River Thames - but ...

Why There's Much More to Dubai Than Just a Pretty Skyline

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

As we took the sea of sand dunes one by one, we desperately clung to the sides while trying to stop the sand flying into our eyes, as we rushed at the speed of the gazelles that were giving us chase in the desert.

Bringing Entrepreneurial Thinking to the UAE

Andrew Devenport | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

A chance meeting with a visiting government minister of Kenya last week outlined to me just how much of a global meeting point the United Arab Emirates really is...

Can Anywhere Ever Rival Ibiza?!

Louisa Newton | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Newton

This new man-made island will be dedicated 'solely to partying' with two mega clubs, four beach clubs, five hotels and 100 restaurants. But building clubs is no guarantee it could rival Ibiza.

Zadora: The Infamous Baltic Baron Taking on MC Escher

Davis Mukasa | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Davis Mukasa

For therapy 'Zadora' began to study the techniques of Haida totemic art through a close family friend. Thirty years later, Zadora's art would adorn the most exclusive collections across the globe as arguably the world's foremost gemstone artist and heir apparent to the (similarly Baltic) Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé.

One Of The World's Tallest Residential Skyscrapers Catches Fire In Dubai

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending bright yellow flames several stories high...

Dancing... At 15,000ft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Skydiving is much harder than it looks. That is of course if you want to do more than simply bellyflop the air and gawp at your surroundings. This ...

Dubai Building Artificial Snow Resort On Tropical Island

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech

Dubai seems to be defying all expectations. When you think that a place couldn't get more luxurious, or more of anything, someone else comes along wit...

This Is The Jetpack We'd Actually Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

Jetpacks are, as a concept, amazing. Well it turns out that in real life they're just as impressive, especially if you throw a stunt plane into the mi...

This Man Literally Has The World At His Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Gerald Donovan is one of the few people who can say they've had the feeling of having the entire world at their feet after he took these incredible ph...

Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

Dubai's New Ambulance Is A Lotus

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Dubai government has unveiled what might be the fastest ambulance in the world, a heavily modified Lotus Evora. Dubai has been showing off the ...

Fox News Actually Just Made Sexist Jokes About The Pilot Who Bombed IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

When you're a pioneering Arab female pilot undertaking one of the most dangerous and high-profile missions in decades, you might expect a decent amoun...

Dubai Art Is Out There

Lucy Knight | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Knight

The inauguration of their 'art season' earlier this year proved further the commitment they have not only to drawing in great investment from abroad but in cultivating the local talent that the sands of Arabia have to offer.

British Student Was 'Tortured' Into Cocaine Confession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A British student who has been sentenced to nine years in a United Arab Emirates prison for possessing £3 worth of cocaine has said he was tortured i...

Russian Daredevils Take Selfies Atop Dubai Skyline

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

These remarkable pictures were captured by photographer Alexander Remnev, a 19-year-old Russian on holiday with friends in Dubai. The images were take...

60 Children From Welsh Choir Taken Violently Ill On Flight

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

Eleven members of a children's choir were taken to hospital suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after arriving back in the UK from South Africa. ...

Scorpions Drummer 'Jailed For Drunkenly Insulting Islam'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

The drummer from the rock band The Scorpions has been sentenced to a month in jail for offensive behaviour, media reports claim. James Kottak was ...

World Record Base Jump Off Burj Khalifa

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Two daredevils have set a new world record for base-jumping, plummeting headfirst off the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Fred...

Omnichannel Retailing in the Gulf - an Ongoing Challenge

Mark Artus | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This stems from a major difference between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures; in the UK, ecommerce leads the way, with consumers preferring the convenience and speed of browsing and ordering online to the hustle and bustle of the high street. In the Gulf, however, 'mall culture' remains dominant.

Blackpool or Dubai for the Bucket List But It's a Tough Choice

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

We all have a bucket list buried somewhere inside our heads. At least we all like to think we do. And, given the right set of circumstances, at some hopefully distant point in the future, out it'll come ready to be fulfilled.

Why Spring Sunshine Means Slump in Holiday Prices

Mark Hodson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The warm spring sunshine that has arrived across most of Britain is dividing opinion amongst the travel industry. Companies selling holidays in the UK are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Some were wondering if coverage of the floods in the West Country would kill off bookings for the season. How quickly we forget.

Last Week I Ate: La Serre and The Ivy in Dubai

William Sitwell | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The menu at La Serre - written first in French, and advertising a large splash of Mediterranean flavour - offered up a tomato, goat's cheese and hazelnut starter. It was staggeringly good. So simple, but the tomatoes were bursting with sweetness. Someone here has their hands on a good supplier...