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Magical Thrill Seeking In The UAE

Chris Cox | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.

Cut In Boycott Of Dubai Diamond Meeting

Michael Barron | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Michael Barron

When I wrote earlier this month about the need for civil society to engage with governments in the Gulf to achieve positive outcomes in human rights, ...

Diamonds Show Flaws In Civil Society Approach To The Gulf

Michael Barron | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Michael Barron

For both governments and NGOs in the Gulf, engagement and mutual respect is the path to success. Governments have to face up to some hard truths but the reputation gains are worth the pain. For NGOs, reports and campaigns only go so far, talking to governments who are the only ones who can enact change, is more likely to lead to success.

Abu Dhabi Film Plays Political Tune

Michael Barron | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Barron

During a recent visit to Abu Dhabi, I went to the first public viewing of the film Abdullah.

Big Data in Health: Good for Anything Yet?

Lucy Knight | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Knight

While the obstacles seem high right now the payoff is as well, and it's good to remember that never did technological disruption come without its challenges.

The Dark Side of Dubai: Why the UK Must Stop Arming and Supporting the Emirate Regime

Andrew Smith | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

For many around the world, the UAE conjures up images of tall futuristic buildings, seven star hotels and oversized shopping complexes. However, behind the glamorous façade and expensive PR campaign, there lies an increasingly authoritarian police state that contrasts greatly the flamboyant image it likes to project.

... But is it Safe? A Single Female Travels in Sharjah in the UAE

Judith Lewis | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

SharjahImage Credit: Judith Lewis "Won't you get arrested?" my half-sister asked me on Facebook. I was a woman travelling alone in an Islamic country...

Travel Eye: Sun, Sea, Shopping and Dune-Bashing in Ras Al Khaimah

Karen Edwards | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Like endless spice mountains, the deep saffrons and mustards of the Arabian desert unravel into the horizon. Deep yellow waves start and end everywhere. The steaming sun bouncing off the hills.

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

Why the West Wants to Invest in Education in the UAE

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Having the seventh largest oil-reserves in the world, UAE was guided into its quintessential element by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - ...

UAE Embracing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

AI has already nearly infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. We consult Siri, the intelligent personal assistant developed by Apple, enjoy multi-player games on our Xbox, or appreciate the personalised film recommendations on Netflix.

Women In Sustainability, Environment And Renewable Energy: Climate Change May Be Gender Blind, But Its Impact Is Not

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Positioned at the centre of the challenges posed by climate change, women and young girls are central to new, innovative solutions that can create economic opportunities yet have minimal impact on the environment.

Tony Blair Advising A Prime Minister Who Called Him An 'English Gay Fart'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Tony Blair is now advising a prime minister whose country he once bombed, and who also once contributed to a book entitled "English Gay Fart Tony Blai...

The Number One News Formula: Sport and More Sport

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's surely something ... amiss here. With all due respect to Mr Hamilton and his super-fast Mercedes, I don't think winning a car racing tournament is the most important thing that happened yesterday. Or indeed, any day.

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...

Wife Is 'Unprincipled Because She Smokes,' Says Heavy-Smoking Bigamist

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

A Muslim bigamist who smokes heavily told a family court judge that his estranged Muslim "wife" was not "principled" - because she smoked. He told ...

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...

On the British media coverage of the attack on the three UAE tourists

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

It was interesting to observe how the British media dealt with last week's "hammer attack" against three Emirati women at a Central London hotel. O...

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Are the United Arab Emirates Fit for Schengen?

Rori Donaghy | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Rori Donaghy

On Thursday, 27 February, the European Parliament will vote on whether the United Arab Emirates should join the Schengen Agreement, which would provide their citizens with visa-free travel throughout European Union member states...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

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

Alastair Sloan | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Alastair Sloan

The Brits are big in the weapons game too, in fact our tiny isle is second only to the mighty U.S of A in arms manufacturing and exporting.

British Victim of Domestic Abuse Faces Prison in the UAE

Rori Donaghy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

On 20 January this year, the HuffPost UK published a Blog Post by Rori Donaghy (Director at the Emirates Centre for Human Rights) headed "British Victim of Domestic Abuse Faces Prison in the UAE". The post recorded the travails experienced under the Emirati legal system by Afsana Lachaux, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, in connection with a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband over their three-year-old son. The HuffPost UK has received a complaint about this post from Afsana's ex-husband, and we accept that the post might fairly be criticised for conveying a one-sided impression of the couple's dispute; it could have been made clearer that Afsana's allegations of domestic abuse were denied by her ex-husband. We are happy to put that right, and apologise to him for any embarrassment caused.

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."

Indian Man Facing Death Penalty in the UAE Says He Was Tortured Into Confessing

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rori Donaghy

A 56-year-old Indian man is facing the death penalty in Abu Dhabi for a crime he says he did not commit. Abandoned by his Embassy and former colleagues, Ezhur Gangadharan is in a desperate place. On 11 November he will appeal his conviction and his only hope is that support from the international community will pressure authorities into reviewing his case.