United Arab Emirates

Demands For Dubai Boycott As Jamie Harron Awaits Court For ‘Touching A Man’s Hip’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK

A campaign group says it has received a groundswell of demand calling for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to stop promoting Dubai as a touri...

Britons Warned To ‘Stay Away From Dubai’ As Electrician Faces Jail For Touching Man's Hip

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Demands For Dubai Boycott As Jamie Harron Awaits Court For ‘Touching A Man’s Hip’ The parents of a British man facing a three-year jail...

Dubai Is Building A £100m 'Martian City' Right Here On Earth

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Tech

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has unveiled plans to build a £100m ‘Martian City’ right here on Earth in the Emirati desert. Known as the Mars Sc...

Blaze Tears Up Side Of Record-Breaking Dubai Skyscraper In Chilling Echo Of Grenfell

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

A fire tore through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai for the second time since 2015, prompting many to compare it to the blaze...

Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Graham Sheffield | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Graham Sheffield

There's a well-worn phrase about London buses: none come for ages, and then several come along at once! I wouldn't say our British Council seasons ru...

Brilliant Student Newspaper Scoop Brings Down High School's Own Head Teacher

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Kansas high school principal has resigned after an investigation by a group of student reporters called her qualifications into question. Teen jour...

Engaged Couple Held In UAE For ‘Sex Before Marriage’ After Doctor Discovers Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK

A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancée are reportedly being held in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex after a doctor discovered the wo...

Louvre Terror Suspect Named And Pictured For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK

The machete-wielding terror suspect involved in Friday’s attack at the Louvre has been named as Abdullah Reda Refaie El-Hamahmy and pictured for the...

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 10.03.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 22.12.2016 | 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...