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Watch: Free plays from London’s National Theatre

Add a little culture into your lockdown diary with a virtual trip to the West End… Starting today and throughout April, London’s National Theatre is raising the curtain on a free series of streams, taking place every Thursday as a gesture of solidarity for the #STAYATHOME campaign. The ‘National Theatre At Home’ shows will be […]


The top 50 movies you can stream in the UAE right now

Our pick of the best 50 films you can access via your smart TV and set-top boxes in the UAE… We’ve selected the best of Hollywood, Bollywood and world cinema for you to enjoy during self-isolation. So grab the popcorn, dim the lights and put your phone on silent, because it’s movie time. If you […]

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Cooking with Nick & Scott: Soy & chilli beef with mash

Dubai chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price whip up this comforting dish for What’s On… In their first video masterclass for What’s On, Dubai cheffing duo Nick and Scott share a flavour-packed recipe for soy-braised beef with mashed potatoes. Follow along with the video here, and find the complete recipe and shopping list below. Soy […]


Emirates to start flying a limited number of passenger flights

The Dubai airline has been granted approval to start flying from April 6… For anyone who’s been stranded by the suspension of flights into and out of the UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic, this breaking news may brighten your day. Emirates Airline has just received approval from UAE authorities to recommence passenger flights from […]


Hala is giving 20 per cent off taxi trips to hospitals and clinics

Helping healthcare heroes and the public on those urgent taxi trips… Hala is already the city’s most affordable hailed taxi service, but they’re currently offering a further 20 per cent off rides to selected hospitals and healthcare facilities. Until April 18, customers will be able to take advantage of this special offer. The discount is […]

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Get Nobu Dubai’s iconic miso cod delivered to your door

Palm Jumeirah residents are in for a treat… The #stayhome dining highs just keep coming in Dubai, with the news that Nobu will now be home-delivering its mod Japanese-Peruvian menu. The award-winning restaurant at Atlantis, the Palm is renowned for its cutting-edge menu from chef Nobu Matsuhisa, which artfully blends Japanese technique with Latin American […]


6 free mobile games you can play with friends

Lockdown? Completed it mate… Playing video games is a great way to stave off the boredom gremlins, but like many things in life, it’s better with another player. The great news is there are loads of fun, free games that let you get social with your pals while maintaining social distancing. These are some of […]


Do Puppy Pilates in your living room today

Plank with your pup this afternoon… If you have a pet dog at home, chances are you’re both suffering from a dose of cabin fever right about now. Daily walks have been reduced to the bare minimum, and there’s no chance for pooch to play outside with their four-legged friends. For a feel-good end to […]


Pics of the week: Your best photos of the UAE

We’ve rounded up the best photos of the UAE… As we all heed the message to #stayhome, the streets and public spaces of Dubai and Abu Dhabi take on a surreal quality, as captured by these incredible shots from across the UAE this week. Have a stunning image of the UAE you want to share? […]

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The best apps for online grocery shopping in the UAE

The TRA’s list of 52 online shopping apps is certified ‘fresh’… The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has put together a list of apps that proves, there is no excuse for not staying home and doing your shopping online. Their constantly updated list of online vendor apps includes supermarkets and hypermarkets, store aggregators, fresh fruit and […]


Watch: The UAE reports significant improvement in air quality

Some good news in light of the global restrictions on travel… The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has revealed a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in the GCC. NO2, otherwise known as a ‘greenhouse gas’, is caused by pollution from cars, trucks and factories and can be damaging to the respiratory system. […]

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Ride some of the UAE’s best rollercoasters from your sofa

Buckle up and get those hands held high for the UAE’s wildest rides… Florida might be the spiritual home of thrill rides, but the UAE is catching up fast. And whilst the gates may be closed as part of the ongoing efforts to keep us safe, we’ve got a way you can enjoy all of […]