14 of the best beer gardens in Dubai

Pub benches, drinks deals and sunshine… For the times you want to forgo a fancy restaurant and instead spend the afternoon in a casual beer garden setting, Dubai has you covered. From alfresco terraces to sprawling lawns, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best beer gardens in Dubai. Distillery Gastropub Distillery Gastropub has just unveiled […]

Eat & Drink

Ramadan in Dubai: 37 iftars to try

Ramadan is expected to start on Tuesday April 13, depending on the sighting of the moon… During Ramadan, iftar is the meal served at sunset to break the long day of fasting (the word literally means ‘break fast’). Things may be different this time around but hotels and restaurants are celebrating with all the safety […]

Expo 2020 Dubai

Watch: Sheikh Hamdan takes a tour of Expo 2020 Dubai

The Crown Prince was ‘proud to see a great level of readiness at the site’… HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, paid a visit to the Expo 2020 Dubai site recently. The Crown Prince took a tour of the area, which is readying up to launch this October. […]


Dubai restaurants not required to place screens or curtains this Ramadan

The news comes after a similar announcement in the capital… Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced that malls and restaurants in the emirate will not need to place screens or curtains while serving food this Ramadan. In previous years, dining outlets were require to shield themselves from view during fasting hours. The news […]


President Sheikh Khalifa releases 439 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

The move aims to give them a fresh start in life… Ahead of Ramadan, which is expected to start on Tuesday April 13, His Highness UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has pardoned 439 UAE prisoners. The prisoners were serving various sentences and the leader also pledged to settle any outstanding debts owed by […]


100 million meals: Sheikh Mohammed launches the largest campaign of its kind

The campaign reflects the UAE’s humanitarian principles to aid the vulnerable across the world… HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the launch of ‘100 million meals campaign’ – the largest campaign of its kind in the region. The campaign follows the ’10 million […]

Eat & Drink

Social by Heinz Beck transforms from fine dining to fun dining

Sponsored: The renowned restaurant has launched a new, more approachable menu, at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah… Italy may have had its Renaissance a few centuries ago, but in the Dubai dining landscape, Italian food, and fine dining as a whole, is in a constant state of reinvention and refinement. Following a week-long visit by the venue’s […]

Long Haul

Where can Dubai residents travel? Check out these 14 destinations

Vaccinated or not, here are the latest regulations on travel from Dubai… With international travel opening up for Dubai residents around the world, we take a look at exactly which countries are currently open to UAE citizens and residents. As this situation is constantly evolving and governments are frequently updating their travel guidelines, please be […]


Etihad to give away 50,000 prizes as part of UAE jubilee year celebrations

The year-long gift shower includes free flights, bonus miles, discount vouchers and more… The UAE is turning 50 this year, and obviously, that is a big deal. As the National Carrier of the UAE, you’d expect Etihad to be bold, extravagant, maybe even a little ‘extra’ with their celebrations, but giving away 50,000 prizes is […]


Watch: Sheikh Mohammed announces first Arab female astronaut

A brilliant accomplishment for Emirati women… In September 2019, the UAE’s first astronaut, Major Hazzaa Al Mansoori set out on a successful voyage to the International Space Station – a huge accomplishment for the Arab World. And now, less than two years after the momentous occasion, the UAE is rewriting the scientific history of the […]


6 fun things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: April 11 to 14

Free and pocket-friendly things to do in Abu Dhabi this week… Looking for some things to do in the capital to brighten up the work week calendar? Here are some pocket-friendly fun things to add to your list. From great food deals to an art exhibition and much more, here are six fun things to […]

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6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week: April 11 to 14

Welcome to another week in this beautiful city… Sunday April 11 1. Save 25 per cent on Hala Rides Taxi company Hala is celebrating reaching 10 million rides by offering a 25 per cent discount to all passengers on Sunday April 11. Since its launch in 2019, Hala has conducted 10 million trips, and aims […]