United Arab Emirates

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 foll...

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...?

In UAE, an Innocent Man Faces the Death Sentence - Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Mr Ezhur Kalarikkal Gangadharan was, until this summer, a caretaker at Al Rabeeh school in Abu Dhabi. It was a school that had been set up by Brits, and has many British expat teachers working at it...

Allegations of Torture in the UAE Require Action

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

Over the past year there have been a number of allegations in the UAE that authorities are torturing prisoners. Defendants in a trial of political dissidents, three Britons held in Dubai and two Syrians have come out to say they have been tortured. Now, smuggled handwritten letters by Egyptian prisoners facing trial over alleged Muslim Brotherhood links say that they have been tortured as well.

Sheikh Surpasses Abramovich In The Yacht Stakes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been ousted as the owner of the world's largest mega-yacht by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, the presid...

The World's Tallest Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Have you got a head for heights? What better way to begin your exploration than from one of the world's tallest hotels, offering a bird's eye view over the bright lights of your destination.

UAE Must Reform Rape Laws to Stop Victims Being Prosecuted

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

The pardoning of Marte Delelv validates a system that does not protect women and spreads stigmatisation of women who report rape. Authorities should have quashed the conviction, provided reparations for any suffering caused and publicly committed to ensuring protection for victims of sexual violence. By failing to do so the fear must be that there will be many more cases such as this one.

Is Boris In Trouble With US And EU Authorities?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson is facing scrutiny from American and EU authorities over accusations that companies working on the Emirates Cable Car could have been fo...

UAE 94 Verdict: Unfair Trial and Torture Ensure the Story is Just Beginning

Rori Donaghy | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

The trial of 94 people accused of plotting to overthrow the government in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come to a conclusion. 69 of the 94 were found guilty, receiving prison sentences ranging from 7 to 15 years, and the remaining 25 were acquitted.

London Mayor Should Get His Facts Straight on Qatar

Nicholas McGeehan | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK
Nicholas McGeehan

Boris Johnson prefaces his 800-word hagiography on Qatar - 'We can't afford to ignore our dynamic friends in the East' - with an anecdote about camel ...

Why Dubai Is Rapidly Becoming the City of the Future

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Travel
BritChick Paris

For those who still sit on the fence I encourage you to check out Dubai. Feel the rush of high octane business district, the calm of the Palm, the mysticism of the desert and the majesty of the Burj. This city is rocking its way into the 00s and beyond.

PICTURED: Is This The Ridiculously Good-Looking Man Kicked Out Of Saudi Arabia For Being 'Too Handsome'?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Move Over Omar Bourkan Al Gala, There's A New Zoolander In Town, Meet Ahmed Angel (PICTURES) Earlier this month we reported on the three ...

Ridiculously Good Looking Emiratis Thrown Out Of Saudi Festival By Religious Police For Being 'Too Handsome'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE: One Of The Ridiculously Good-Looking Man Kicked Out Of Saudi Arabia For Being 'Too Handsome' (PICTURES) Three men were ejected from an annu...

Obesity, Water Scarcity, Unemployment and Why Qatar Needs to Look at Its History for a Solution

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Water usage needs to become the responsibility of every individual and entity in Qatar with a realization that their current attitude flies in the face of their very culture.

UK Businesswoman And Irishman Jailed For Having Public Sex In Dubai

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

A British businesswoman and an Irishman have become the latest Westerners to fall foul of stricter decency laws in Islamic Dubai. Recruitment consu...