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Lost Spiritual Values and the Youth of Today

Lost Spiritual Values and the Youth of Today

OpEd – Harun Yahya calls on all the people of the world, especially the youth, who want love and brotherhood to prevail in the world -to unite and defend the rights of millions of innocent people and join forces as the bringers of peace in the world.  Wars, genocides and massacres that drowned the […]

 
 

World’s Oldest Qur’an – A Symbol of Modern Endeavour

World’s Oldest Qur’an – A Symbol of Modern Endeavour

The discovery of oldest Qur’an fragment in Birmingham is a moment of excitement and reflection for the modern Muslim world. For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, Qur’an provides a rich experience of devotion and knowledge that has transcended languages & cultures. Touted as the world’s most memorized book, the Qur’an […]

 
 

Redefining the Fourth Estate –Snapchat’s #Mecca_Live

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaabah inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah after morning prayers, before the start of the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo - Caren Firouz/Reuters

The marriage between Islam & media was never a smooth one, but Social Media is providing a truce “To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt” – […]

 
 

Eid Mubarak from team Arabian Gazette

Eid Mubarak from team Arabian Gazette

Wishing you a very Happy Eid from all of us at Arabian Gazette

 
 

Beyond Biryani – Humbling moments in Ramadan

Beyond Biryani – Humbling moments in Ramadan

Amidst the delicacies in Ramadan, some experiences provide us food for the soul. Blessed are the people fasting in Dubai, and a special blessing is for the ones who spend Ramadan with family. It’s as if even the watch observes the holy month, the hours and minutes synchronized to reach […]

 
 

Six UAE Residents’ Dream Come True with Western Union’s ‘WU Wish’

Six UAE Residents’ Dream Come True with Western Union’s ‘WU Wish’

The Western Union Company reports tremendous success with ‘WU Wish’ – a programme that encourages people to describe their wishes for someone other than themselves, and aims to fulfil the most deserving among them. WU Wish has recorded more than 2.3 million viewers on its social media platforms, and these […]

 
 

Iftar for cabs initiative. Let’s Go!

Iftar for cabs initiative. Let’s Go!

The blessings and benefits of the holy month of Ramadan continue to rain-down in the Emirate of Dubai with Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre participating in Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ sixth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative on Wednesday, July 8th 2015. Conceptualised by Starwood Hotels & Resorts – […]

 
 

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Ceccon claims maiden win at Silverstone First Driver Kevin Ceccon and Arden Team dazzled fans in England after an artistic performance in Silverstone Race, showing supremacy from beginning to end, managing the attacks of Mercedes driver Esteban Occon, signing the best lap of the race, and maintaining a winning position […]

 
 

Millennials Lead Car Searches

Millennials Lead Car Searches

Car ownership is a top priority among Millennials, reveals study. An Uber investor recently claimed that millennials don’t care about cars.This raises the question: how important is owning a vehicle to the youths of UAE? It turns out car ownership is a top priority among Millennials, according to the latest […]

 
 

Every month of Ramadan is an opportunity to draw closer to God

Every month of Ramadan is an opportunity to draw closer to God

Op-Ed: Harun Yahya shares his views on Ramadan and how to draw close to Allah in this blessed month Cars, telephones, computers or cell phones: The technical devices we use in almost every moment of our lives are of great importance to us. We all strive to ensure they work smoothly […]

 
 

Want to pick up Merlin Digital’s new travel products?

Want to pick up Merlin Digital’s new travel products?

Merlin Digital’s introduces yet another range of smart innovative products Merlin Digital, a leading technology company dedicated to making a smarter world through innovative offerings, has unveiled its range of travel products. Pioneering in introducing groundbreaking gadgets each time has enabled Merlin to be UAE’s most preferred brand in consumer […]

 
 

Ramadan Consumer Behaviour [Infographic]

Ramadan Consumer Behaviour [Infographic]

MENA residents stay in home-country and spend more during Ramadan Majority claim their day-to-day lifestyle remains relatively unchanged New study findings show the majority of residents in MENA prefer to stay in their country of residence during Ramadan and 60% spend more money, but only a small proportion defer major […]

 
 

Dubai man attempts World Record Breaking Headstand Yoga

Dubai man attempts World Record Breaking Headstand Yoga

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” ― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life […]

 
 

A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

Not literally, but DW&PS claims that to produce a cup of coffee for you, the world has to use 140 litres of water!   Now, doesn’t that make you really thirsty? We meant, thirsty for more information. So, basically, the amount of water that is used or needed to produce […]

 
 

MENA, India and Pakistan obsessed with looking young – new survey shows

MENA, India and Pakistan obsessed with looking young – new survey shows

Middle East and North Africa (MENA), India and Pakistan obsessed with looking young – new survey shows Highlights of the survey: – For an overwhelming majority (75%), ‘looking young’ means being active and energetic – Most favor a natural approach to stay young – Aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgery least […]

 
 

Five Simple Rules for a Healthy Lifestyle

Five Simple Rules for a Healthy Lifestyle

It takes only 21 days to change a habit. Oh, so bad habits don’t die hard after all? Let us all take the 21-day test and see what changes we can bring about to our health. Dubai-based chiropractor Dr Helle Kaerskov of Total Health is reaching out to people looking […]

 
 

Madhu Arora, the lady with the magical pen

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When you are multifaceted as Madhu Arora is, it is difficult to decide whether the mind that weaves brilliant content about cinema & lifestyle is more powerful, or the face behind it  more beautiful. A rare combination indeed. But rarer still is that these multitasking business skills should come from a […]

 
 

Y is this Gen X?

Y is this Gen X?

Someone great sometime back said that every time cute little barbarians intrude into a civilised society, a new generation is born. They eat differently, they wear dissimilar clothes and have different heads. Our new generation already uses internet instead of the head. But, is it a tragedy? Well, dare to […]

 
 

Dubai World Cup 2015 Photos

Dubai World Cup 2015 Photos

  This year marked the 20th running of Dubai World Cup, which is the world’s richest equestrian race. The race was held on March 28, 2015, at the iconic Meydan Racecourse, brought together equestrians and others for a day of excitement. The combined prize money for the event is $30 […]

 
 

Design Days Dubai: Rendezvous with Nature

Design Days Dubai: Rendezvous with Nature

Cities set to be at the forefront of regional design 10 Innovative Global Designers Showcase Interpretation of Nature Through Functional Designs at Upcoming Design Days Dubai The Cities collection at Design Days Dubai portrays the art of nature and the art of man, and how these two forces interact while […]

 
 

Restaurant Leaders Share Why Investing in Restaurants is so Rewarding

Ahead of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) – the premier event for restaurant investors, operators and franchisors, research was undertaken by the Forum’s organiser, Bench Events, to find out why investing in the restaurant sector is so rewarding. The main findings were that the restaurant industry has experienced significant […]

 
 

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Survey Reveals that Abu Dhabi Residents Spend on Average AED 80 to AED 120 per Visit on Casual Food   Following the footsteps of Dubai- which traditionally have been a haven for foodies- casual dining in Abu Dhabi is on the rise, as a German Doner Kebab survey reveals. Abu […]

 
 

Dubai bags Guinness World Record for the longest handmade gold chain

Dubai bags Guinness World Record for the longest handmade gold chain

Dubai sets another Guinness World Record with 5.5 kms Handmade Gold chain Dubai Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival With A New Guinness World Record For The UAE We all know Dubai is a land of records and superlatives – The tallest, the fastest, the highest, the smartest etc. […]

 
 

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

India-based restaurant search and discovery company Zomato acquires Urbanspoon, enters the US, Canada and Australia markets. Zomato, the restaurant search app, announced today that it has acquired Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal. The acquisition marks Zomato’s entry into the United States. However, TechCrunch reports that the […]

 
 

20 Global Food Trends for 2015 and Beyond

20 Global Food Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Influenced by a multitude of factors including growing populations, changing demographics, improved access to education, rising incomes, ongoing research in the field of dietetics and nutrition, growing health consciousness and concern for the environment, global food trends are constantly evolving. The following list contains 20 current and emerging trends – […]

 
 

Design Days Dubai 2015 Edition to have Record Number of Galleries

Design Days Dubai 2015 Edition to have Record Number of Galleries

Design Days Dubai will return for its fourth edition, from 16 – 20 March 2015 with a number of firsts overtaking past records. This installment will see an international line-up of 44 renowned exhibitors, from 20 countries presenting purchasable and highly-desirable works of modern and contemporary design to the Middle […]

 
 

World’s First and Only Real Madrid Café to be officially launched in Dubai

World’s First and Only Real Madrid Café to be officially launched in Dubai

Real Madrid Café will be officially launched in Dubai on December 29th, 2014 as the first and only restaurant in the world named after and in collaboration with the popular football club. The momentous event will be made all the more special with a tour-de-force appearance of the Real Madrid […]

 
 

Legendary German Rotisserie Wienerwald to open two stores in Dubai

Legendary German Rotisserie Wienerwald to open two stores in Dubai

Legendary German Rotisserie dining experience finds AED 10 million investment in lucrative Dubai market International casual dining brand Wienerwald is entering Dubai, with an AED 10 million dirham investment into the emirate. German-based Wienerwald is well known for its roasted chicken offerings, with its famous tagline ‘Rotisserie Chicken since 1955’ […]

 
 

Dubai Sufi Weekend – Musical Prodigies to Set Stage on Fire!

Dubai Sufi Weekend – Musical Prodigies to Set Stage on Fire!

Tonight A.R. Rahman is going to rock the stage with his Sufi Choir. Organizers say that this is his first performance with his Sufi Choir ever. The much awaited Dubai Sufi Weekend presented by Du Live in association with HTC has kick started with the arrival of all three musical […]

 
 

Philips: Towards sustainable future

Philips: Towards sustainable future

Philips is making a clear move from being a “bulb company” to shouldering corporate social responsibility Philips is reinventing itself as something more than just a light bulb manufacturing company. It is donning the hat of being a corporate giant looking towards technologies of tomorrow, which will better people’s lives and the […]

 
 

Saudi Arabia to extend foreign workers residency permits

Saudi Arabia to extend foreign workers residency permits

Good news for expats living in Saudi Arabia The new residency plan would allow foreign workers to have five years residence visa The Saudi Arabian government is hashing out a new residency permit plan for the expats living and working in the Kingdom, local daily Al Madinah reported Wednesday. The […]

 
 

Switzerland Diaries: Travel Checklist

Switzerland Diaries: Travel Checklist

[This is a series of articles from the author on her experiences in Switzerland.] Conservative Yet Casual–that is Switzerland for you! “Sprechen Sie Englisch?” (Do you speak English?) This one sentence can get you the much needed warm reception in this otherwise cool place. Most Swiss people speak English but […]

 
 

Cost of Obesity on global economy: $2 trillion

Cost of Obesity on global economy: $2 trillion

You read that right, obesity is hurting the global economy!  An alarming number of 2.1 billion people or let us say 30% of the global population is either overweight or obese. And that is no good news! Apart from the fact that so many people are actually “not healthy”, the […]

 
 

5 Cool Things to do at Dubai Airport [Photos]

5 Cool Things to do at Dubai Airport [Photos]

From a desert landing strip, to the world’s second busiest airport in a little more than 50 years – that’s what it makes Dubai Airport a stellar success. Dubai airport is now the world’s top two busiest airports for international passengers and is set to overtake London Heathrow by 2015. Dubai […]

 
 

Quadrofoil – The Best Personal Watercraft Money Can Buy [VIDEO]

Quadrofoil – The Best Personal Watercraft Money Can Buy [VIDEO]

Quadrofoil – the world’s first fully electric and completely environmentally friendly hydrofoiling personal watercraft – is now ready for production and available for pre-order worldwide, the Solvenia based company announced on Friday. Quadrofoil is an electric hydrofoiling personal watercraft (PWC), providing the most economically efficient and completely environmentally friendly mode […]

 
 

A third of UAE drivers get distracted while driving

A third of UAE drivers get distracted while driving

Over one third of UAE motorists admit to becoming distracted while driving, according to joint research released today by global insurer Zurich and RoadSafetyUAE.com. In a survey of 1,007 UAE drivers, 34% of respondents said that their concentration levels dip while driving. This is particularly true of young motorists (those […]

 
 

The World’s Most Expensive Food [INFOGRAPHIC]

Bloomsbury unveils the most expensive 'edible cup cake' named The Golden Phoenix. Photo provided.

Ever wondered if you decided to eat only the most expensive dishes all day long? If you thought it will run into millions, you’re wrong. The guys at FinanceOnline.com did a fun experiment and compared the prices for various most expensive dishes in the world. And guess what, the bill […]

 
 

The Middle East Needs Love and Unity More Than Ever

The Middle East Needs Love and Unity More Than Ever

Nothing can remain hidden any more. By means of rapid advances in technology, countries and people are closer to one another than ever before. Political developments, disasters, wars and people’s suffering immediately appear before the global public. This terrible picture witnessed by all pricks the conscience. Ruthlessness, injustice, anger and […]

 
 

Coke’s new advertisement takes unusual approach to address obesity

Coke’s new advertisement takes unusual approach to address obesity

Coke’s new advertisement attempts to transform guilt into reward – by making people feel like they “earned” their Coke through a 23 minute bike ride, the can of Coke becomes a deserved reward rather than a guilty pleasure. This brilliant move also brings the calorie conversation out in the open, tackling […]

 
 

NYC Michelin-Starred Restaurant Junoon Dubai Bound

NYC Michelin-Starred Restaurant Junoon Dubai Bound

Junoon to make Dubai debut as first extension of culinary brand Manhattan’s Acclaimed Contemporary Indian Restaurant to Open at Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai Junoon, New York City’s Michelin-starred contemporary Indian restaurant known for its elegantly modern take on traditional dishes, will open its second location this fall as a 5,000 square […]