United Arab Emirates

Theresa May Should Leverage Trade To Achieve Better Human Rights In Bahrain

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Trade - and in particular access to the UK market - gives us leverage, which can be used to secure real improvements in third countries. Merely "encouraging [these countries] and supporting their plans for reform" won't do it.

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Britain's Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Is Becoming Clearer - And It's Not Pretty

Mark Curtis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

The meaning of this from the rest of Jones's speech is clear - the head of the Royal Navy is seriously saying that British sea power and military force will protect and enhance British financial and commercial interests, including those of the City of London, especially in Asia. This is a clear exposition of the return of imperial gunboat diplomacy that Britain may be envisaging in the post-Brexit world.

UAE Warns Citizens Not To Wear Traditional Dress After 'Brutal' Mistaken Arrest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

The United Arab Emirates warns its citizens not to wear national dress aboard after one of its citizens was injured as we was arrested by police after...

The UK Must Make Ethical Foreign Policy a Reality in the UAE

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Unfortunately, what goes around, comes around. The US, too often with British complicity, has taken some significant backward steps in recent years - detaining people without trial in secretive prisons, and indulging in some medieval methods of torture - all in the name of fighting terrorism. Inevitably, while once the US was able to inspire or cajole authoritarian governments towards human rights, today those same regimes use the American example to do the very opposite.

'Violent' Emirates Passenger Restrained After Attacking Crew During London Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK

A passenger launched a violent attack on Emirates cabin crew during a flight from Dubai to Heathrow which allegedly included headbutting one of them. ...

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.

Luxury Hotel In Dubai Engulfed In Flames Near To Fireworks Display

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

A wall of flame engulfed a tall building in Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper on Thursday as tens of thousands of people were gathering at...

Gay Briton Won't Be Extradited To Dubai

PA | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

A gay Briton has won his battle to avoid being extradited to the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is illegal.Michael Halliday, 32, who faces ...

The Rich Arab Nations That Aren't Doing Anything To Help Syria's Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Every day, refugees risk their lives to escape persecution and war. They travel thousands of miles, hide in car engines, the backs of vehicles and cra...

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.

Could Flying With Emirates Be Your Dream Job?

Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to work around the world and base yourself in a sunny, fun-filled city? Flying with Emirates could be the ideal career for you. From humble b...

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...

Google Is Using Camels To Map The Deserts

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google is currently mapping the United Arab Emirates' Liwa Desert but instead of using its normal army of Smart cars and hybrids the company is going ...

UAE Wants To Send 'First Arab Mission To Mars'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

The United Arab Emirates has entered the race for Mars. The mega-rich nation, which is already home to the world's tallest building, said it wants ...

British Student Jailed For Nine Years For Cocaine Possession In UAE

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A British student, who claims he was tortured by police after being arrested in the United Arab Emirates, has been jailed for nine years for possessin...

Forcing Mothers to Breastfeed Is No Way to Help Children

The Conversation UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

By maintaining that breastfeeding is a right for all children, the clause aims to foster strong mother-child relationships. This idea (and suggested duration) is taken from the Qur'an. But the Qur'an itself doesn't stipulate mandatory breastfeeding.

Gulf Imams Issue Fatwa Against Muslims Travelling To Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech

Gulf imams have issued a Fatwa against Muslims travelling to Mars. Likening attempts to send astronauts on a one way trip to the Red Planet to suic...

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.

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.

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.

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 follo...

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.