Dave Mathews Band: tracklist for beginners

Ashley Lane   |  October 8, 2015

Dave Matthews Band will take to the du Arena stage this Thursday for their first ever UAE performance. Seasoned fans will have their own personal favourites to look forward to, but for the newbies among us, we’ve come up with crash course of some of the band’s greatest tracks:1. Ants Marching (1994)Start ... Read more

New Ed Sheeran tour movie Jumpers for Goalposts to get full UAE release – video

Rob Garratt   |  October 8, 2015

Ed Sheeran’s new concert-docu film will get a full cinematic release in the UAE.Entitled Jumpers for Goalposts, the movie captures the 24-year-old star’s record-breaking, three-night sell-out run at Wembley Stadium in London this summer.The 98-minute film, which mixes live performance clips with candid... Read more

Huge set spotted in DIFC – could it be Star Trek?

Chris Newbould   |  October 8, 2015

Dubai high-end real estate agent Dubai Luxury Living has posted a photo on Instagram, presumably from one of the flats in Central Park Tower, DIFC, of what appears to be a rather large film set.The set features what appears to be parts of a crashed spaceship surrounded by rubble, as well as one of the longest green... Read more

Emirati Khalid Al Ameri on being a Careem taxi driver for a day

Afshan Ahmed   |  October 8, 2015

Perhaps the most telling moment for 31-year-old Emirati Khalid Al Ameri during a recent assignment — where he swapped his family car to drive a Careem taxi for a few hours last week — was during the company’s training session when one of their drivers asked, “are you allowed to do this?... Read more

Spotted: Dave Matthews relaxes in the Abu Dhabi desert

Saeed Saeed   |  October 7, 2015

Dave Matthews has arrived in the capital.In an image released by promoters Flash Entertainment, the singer songwriter was spotted admiring the camels in the Abu Dhabi desert — perhaps he was on a desert safari.The 48-year-old will join his bandmates on Thursday, October 8, for the Dave Matthews Band’s... Read more

Irish theatre group Danu change course with Palestinian play at Ductac from today

Afshan Ahmed   |  October 7, 2015

Surat Yusuf, the 12th chapter in the Holy Quran, is about the son of Ya’qub, who is destined to become a Prophet and a victim of his brothers’ jealousy. The story’s themes of conflict, strength and victory, is symbolic of the upheaval and trauma that continues to echo through the Palestinian cause.... Read more

Salman Khan robbed by four girls in a nightclub; sister Arpita denies the incident took place

Aarti Jhurani   |  October 7, 2015

Indian media is ablaze with rumours that Dabangg star Salman Khan was recently robbed by four women at a nightclub in the popular Mumbai suburb of Bandra, according to The Express Tribune. The star, who always has his entourage of body guards was at the club when four women apparently approached him, posing as fans,... Read more

MTV India launch Next Big Thing talent search for aspiring GCC acts

Rob Garratt   |  October 7, 2015

MTV India have chosen the UAE to host a new talent search for unsigned acts across the Gulf.Bollywood star Luke Kenny will chair the judging panel for the Next Big Thing contest, which is being billed as Middle East’s “largest South Asian talent hunt”.Online entries are now open, ahead of live... Read more

Calling all unpublished authors — entries now open for Dubai Litfest writing competition

Rob Garratt   |  October 7, 2015

Aspiring writers are being invited to put their work to the test at next year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.Entries are now open for the festival’s Montegrappa Writing Prize, a competition open to all unpublished, UAE-based authors over the age of 21.Writers should submit the first 2,000... Read more

Radio Mirchi UAE gives listeners a chance to shake a leg with Bollywood star Gauhar Khan

Afshan Ahmed   |  October 6, 2015

Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan is set to bring her dandiya moves to the capital as celebration for the Indian festival of Navratri kick off at Country Club next weekend.Radio Mirchi UAE is giving listeners a chance to shake a leg with the Indian celebrity and their team at the Great Indian Navratri Utsav 2015. Just... Read more