Kinokuniya reopens in new location in The Dubai Mall

Evelyn Lau   |  February 20, 2017

Get excited, book lovers in the UAE. After a two-week closure, beloved bookstore Kinokuniya has reopened at a new location in The Dubai Mall.Previously located on the second floor near Virgin Megastore, the massive bookstore is still on the same floor but closer to the Metro link beside Sharif DG.The store reopened on ... Read more

Shortlist for Sheikh Zayed Book Awards in Literature and Children’s Literature announced

Chris Newbould   |  February 19, 2017

The judging panel of the 11th Sheikh Zayed Book Awards has announced the shortlisted nominees in the Literature and Children’s Literature categories for this year’s awards.The nominations for Literature are Alwah (Tablets), by Lebanese author Rashid Al-Daif; Khareef al Bara’a (The Autumn of... Read more

Russian model Viktoria Odintcova risks life for dangerous Dubai selfie

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  February 19, 2017

Some people will go a long way to increase their social media following. In the pursuit of fame and the ultimate adrenalin rush, Russian model Viktoria Odintcova did just that when she risked her life to take a dangerous selfie in Dubai.In a video posted on her Instagram account on February 3, the model stands with a... Read more

A weekend in the Hajar Mountains testing the latest Lamborghini Huracáns

Adam Workman   |  February 16, 2017

The National is in the stark landscapes of Jabal Akhdar this weekend, nestled within the Omani side of the Hajar Mountains, testing the latest Lamborghini Huracán, in both coupé and drop-top Spyder formats.The opening day involved an ad hoc photography-based drive up and down mountain roads, as well as along ... Read more

Mozart’s three “greatest” operas to be staged at Dubai Opera in September

Rob Garratt   |  February 16, 2017

Mozart fans rejoice – three of the composer’s greatest operas will be staged at Dubai Opera in September.The “trilogy” of operas Mozart composed alongside librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte between 1786 and 1790 – The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte – are... Read more

White Dubai GM on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs and what’s next for the superclub

Saeed Saeed   |  February 15, 2017

As UAE Superclub White Dubai enters DJ Mag’s global Top 100 Clubs competition this year, we speak to general manager Elie Saba on what makes the venue viewed as one of the best in the region.White Nightclub is currently competing in the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs Poll. Why is this list important to a nightclub and... Read more

Halla Walla emoji keyboard celebrates Khaleeji culture

Afshan Ahmed   |  February 15, 2017

If you want to express your desire for a packet of Omani chips or explain the traditional Khaleeji hair dance ‘raqs sha’ar’, the new Halla Walla keyboard app could be right on time. The app, which is available for download on IOS and Android, is the brainchild of Dubai residents Yasmine Rasool and ... Read more

Sia to headline Dubai World Cup after-race concert

Melinda Healy   |  February 15, 2017

Sia fans will be excited to hear that the popular Australian singer has been given the honour of closing the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 25.Organisers of the 22nd annual event announced the singer-songwriter as the headline act on Wednesday. She follows acts of previous years that have included Janet ... Read more

First Legoland Hotel in Middle East to open in Dubai

Afshan Ahmed   |  February 14, 2017

Lego lovers will be excited to hear that Dubai is set to have its very own Legoland Hotel — the first in the Middle East. The hotel, a collaboration between Dubai-based leisure and entertainment company DXB Entertainments PJSC and Merlin Entertainments Group, will be the seventh Legoland Hotel in the world and... Read more

Are you a Netflix Cheat? UAE numbers released for the first time

Chris Newbould   |  February 13, 2017

With Valentine’s Day upon us, what better time for Netflix to launch its annual Netflix Cheating survey, which for the first time this year includes UAE audiences? Don’t worry – it’s not as bad as it sounds. Netflix cheating simply means watching the shows you’d planned on watching... Read more