The nine new weird and wonderful UAE workouts you have to try
Tired of your usual workout? Exercise needn’t be boring: we’ve picked out nine novel – and challenging – classes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Saif Ali Khan pleads not guilty to assault
Plus: Hilton inaugurates Manila beach club; Rick Ross tops Billboard 200; Chris Brown arrested for parole violation; Keith Richards to publish children’s book; big renewal deal for Big Bang; and book of Oprah's columns to be published.
In pictures: New Lamborghini showroom opens in Abu Dhabi
Lamborghini launched its latest super car, the Huracán LP 610-4, in the Emirates at the opening of its new Abu Dhabi showroom on the Corniche.
Emirates Airline: A million passengers a week and flying higher
As Emirates adds its eighth American destination with a daily service to Boston, its president speaks about how the carrier manages its rapid growth and surging passenger totals and its plans for additional expansion.
In pictures: 2014 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
Over 2,400 athletes, professional and amateur, took part in the 2014 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Silva service for Manchester City in 2-0 win over Hull
Manchester City resumed their Premier League engagements after two weeks off with a narrow 2-0 win over Hull City, but striker Edin Dzeko says the team can ill-afford to be without captain Vincent Kompany in their title chase after the defender was sent off against the Tigers.
March 9, 2014
The best-selling Lebanese-American author Rabih Alameddine is back with the follow-up to his smash-hit The Hakawati. He tells us why, this time, he wanted to write a 'quieter' book.
March 5, 2014
The Emirates Airline Literature Festival kicked off with a star-studded ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday.
March 1, 2014
The singer turned novelist Ahmed Bukhatir wants to be the UAE’s ambassador for books.
February 27, 2014
A new translation of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s 1962 satirical novel about an agency that fines citizens for changing the country’s clocks to western time has renewed significance as Turkey waits for upcoming elections amid political...
February 23, 2014
Jessica Holland speaks to Hassan Blasim about his move from film to magical horror-speckled books.
February 23, 2014
Jamal Mahjoub talks to Ben East about why coming up with an alter ego – Parker Bilal – was the way to find a new audience via his series of Cairo-based thrillers.
February 18, 2014
Plus: J K Rowling to publish new novel; and Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan to co-star for first time.
February 11, 2014
The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation is awarded on Wednesday – and two books are sharing the spoils. Is this further proof the Arab novel is in great health?
February 5, 2014
G Willow Wilson talks about making history with her new comic-book series Ms. Marvel, the first mainstream Muslim character to be the star of her own title.
February 5, 2014
The Pakistani-born, Minnesota-based computer scientist Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, who runs a blog called Islam and Science Fiction, says there's been a recent flowering of Muslim superheroes in American comics.
January 11, 2014
In Ken Kalfus’s imaginative new novel, western astronomers decamp to the Middle Eastern desert to communicate with extra-terrestrials. But could that conversation happen one day?
January 4, 2014
In her new book on arranged marriages in India, Hitched: the Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage, Nandini Krishnan examines how arranged marriage has evolved over the years.
December 22, 2013
The daughter of the president of Uzbekistan is claiming her mother and sister are plotting against her. Here's a reading list on feuds in powerful ruling families, from the Wars of the Roses, to the Nepalese Prince who shot his entire family.
December 21, 2013
Baghdad: A City in Verse is a beautifully bound and illustrated volume featuring 170 works by Bedouin, Muslim, Christian, Kurdish and Jewish poets spanning millennia – many translated into English for the first time.