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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 12.11.2014 | 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...

Remember When We Were Good? United Meet Maradona (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United enjoyed the company of footballing great Diego Maradona during their warm weather training in Dubai. The Argentinian icon posed f...

Distracted by a Big, Shiny Arms Deal - David Cameron Has Abandoned a British Citizen, Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Cameron blushed. Our arms industry credentials were in tatters. While this botched deal was playing out, a British citizen named Afsana Lauchaux, was in serious trouble. She still is...

Brazil Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Opposite Sex'

Dan Littauer | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Hairdressers 38 year-old Karen Mke and 33 year-old Kamilla Satto have been detained last month while attending a local nightclub with police charging them with the crime of 'imitating' women.

Is Ras Al Khaimah the Next Dubai?

Mark Hodson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Few tourists are familiar with the name, but Ras Al Khaimah is being widely touted as the next Dubai. RAK, as it's known locally, is one of the "other" emirates, along with oil-rich Abu Dhabi, that make up the United Arab Emirates.Few tourists are familiar with the name, but Ras Al Khaimah is being widely touted as the next Dubai. RAK, as it's known locally, is one of the "other" emirates, along with oil-rich Abu Dhabi, that make up the United Arab Emirates.

Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai's Halal credentials

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Photo of the Award Ceremony at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai So, at the end of October, UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued the foll...

American Jailed in Dubai for Posting Spoof Video About Youth Culture

Rori Donaghy | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

Shezanne Cassim has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2006, having moved there after graduating... In October 2012 he made a 19-minute mockumentary about a fictional martial arts school that teaches people how to throw sandals in a joke about young people in Dubai who call themselves gangsters but are in fact known for behaving well.

The West Versus the Middle East: The Battle in the Sky

Ritwik Deo | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Ritwik Deo

Airports speak volumes. Like tea leaves in porcelain cups; airports and airlines can reveal much about their parent country's fortunes.

Can David Cameron Show Some Consistency in His Approach to Human Rights?

Rori Donaghy | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

There is much debate around the best manner in which to further the protection of human rights. Many say that countries have no right to interfere in each other's business, something that leaves the door open for the spread of abuse. In this instance, the case is simple: why is David Cameron publicly supporting Dubai's bid for the world fair...?

Women in the Middle East - Beyond Education

Cherie Blair | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Cherie Blair

The Middle East is a key region of interest because although increasing numbers of women are receiving a good standard of education, the region still lags behind on the core issue of economic equality. On a global scale, the latest figures from the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report show that although the gender gap in education is 93% closed, the gap in economic equality has closed by only 60%.

Emirati Fireman on Trial for a 'Gay' Handshake

Dan Littauer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

An Emirati man has gone on trial accused of insulting a colleague with a "gay" handshake, on Tuesday. Dubai Court of Misdemeanors was told a 39-year-old Emirati man shook "the victim's" palm whilst tingling it with his middle finger. The court was also told by the prosecution that "the gesture was insulting and insinuated the recipient was homosexual."