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The Uae's War On Waste
By Sana Panjwani
The average person throws 4.4 pounds of trash out a day. In a year, that's 1,606 pounds a year. The UAE is home to just over 9.55 million people - that equals 15.3 billion pounds of trash thrown out a year in the UAE. That's a shocking number, espec...
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Carpe Diem, Travellers
By Sana Panjwani
As cliched as it might sound, the world is a magical place filled with diverse cultures and landscapes, and exploring it seems almost a necessity. Yet, when we do find the time to get away from home, our vacations are almost always limited to sightse...
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Mirages Of The Mind
By Sana Panjwani
We all love to be faced with a puzzle and put our mental prowess to the test. Now, instead of scouring online for brainteasers, people in the UAE can go to a museum specifically dedicated to tricking you – the Museum of Illusions in Dubai. Magic...
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Scintillating Sri Lanka
By Sana Panjwani
An island country in South Asia, Sri Lanka is an any season destination located just under five hours from the UAE. This teardrop-shaped nation is also known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean – a 65,610 square kilometre gem – and is home to a rich...
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2018
Local Flavour, Global Spice
By Bradley Harden
Before he moved to Hanoi, Vietnam from Abu Dhabi a few years ago, my friend Danny told me of a local delicacy (if I can use that term loosely) of his soon-to-be home that consisted of a cobra heart being put into a shot glass with some locally refine...
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2018
Island Of Imagination
By Sana Panjwani
When someone says Sharjah, the mind often doesn't associate anything further than the term "terrible traffic", and very rarely does anyone choose to drive over to the third most populous city in the UAE for a weekend fiesta. In fact, when it comes d...
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2018
Escaping To Kathmandu, Nepal
By David Dunn
And it seemed like we were making such good progress... Two hours of assorted paths and part-made roads with panoramic scenery our backdrop, the cable car had vanished from view. A brief ‘conversation’ attempted with a passing local, along with...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Restaurant Review: Suvoroff
By Irwin B Fletcher
There is an old Russian saying that, when translated, means: “Appetite comes with the meal” meaning that an activity grows on you once you start practising it. This applies, too, to Russian dining as I found out after I discovered Suvoroff locate...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Your Guide To Visiting The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
By Sana Panjwani
It was sometime in the 1980s when the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ('Zayed the Great') began contemplating the idea of building a mosque. A special place that would not only be used as a centre of worship, but also to stand as a symbol of t...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
7 Spots To Thrill The Astro-tourist Within
By Sana Panjwani
To begin stargazing, all one has to do is look up to easily spy a stray star or two from most city spots in the UAE. However, there is far more to see in the night sky than one might think – from eight other planets and an International Space Stat...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
App-y Travels
By Sana Panjwani
Gone are the days of unfolding comically large maps, carrying compasses and miming your way through a foreign country on your travels. These days, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and all your trip troubles can be squared away with a few sim...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Picture Perfect
By Sana Panjwani
The city of superlatives recently added another achievement to its long-list of world records with the opening of the 'World's Largest Picture Frame' earlier this year – the Dubai Frame. Nestled within Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is the culminat...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Fresh From 'down Under'
By Sana Panjwani
When it comes to food trends and fads, the UAE's most populous cities - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah - are quick to satisfy the demand. Al Ain, on the other hand, is a bit slow on the uptake with not as many eclectic options being available to its local...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Ramadan Around The World
By Yara Boraie and Sana Panjwani
The second half of May will see the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the twelvemonth Islamic calendar. This is a time when Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset every day. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and is seen as an act of wo...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Exploring The Urban Outback
By Irwin B Fletcher
If you dream of falling in love with a single city somewhere in the world, Australia's Sydney will be a contender. From her natural beauty and recognisable landmarks to world-class restaurants and cultural activities, this Down Under destination has ...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Flying Green
Climate change, pollution and the destruction of natural habitats are the big three issues when it comes to talking about conservation. And while separating your paper from your plastic is a fne step in doing your part for the environment, there are ...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Through The Looking Glass
In these modern times there is more than one way to experience reality. You can enjoy the thrills and spills of almost any activity, no matter how terrifying or wild, by simply donning on a simple piece of headgear and escaping into virtual reality (...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Feeling Supersonic
By Irwin B Fletcher
Living in the UAE, one becomes accustomed to the superlative edition of life. You have the ‘oldest international chain hotel’ right here in Al Ain, the ‘tallest building in the world’ is in Dubai, and it just happens to sit next to ‘th...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
 
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