Lionel Richie dishes out the hits to Dubai crowd
At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.
Tyrese reunited with Fazza
Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab
Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.
Martinez v Moyes is a clash of purist v puritan
Roberto Martinez’s positivity made him the perfect choice in 2013 to manage Everton and to build on the solid foundations David Moyes had left.
Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban
A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll
Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
March 19, 2014
Iran's leaders use Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to spread their message, despite a nationwide ban on such websites. Many young people are also avid users, outsmarting the heavy filtering of Iran's internet.
March 9, 2014
Data from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority shows that 51 per cent of handsets registered in the last three months of the year were smartphones, up from 46 per cent in the third quarter.
March 9, 2014
Here are the top 10 mobile handets in the UAE by specific model for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Telecommunications Regulation Authority.
February 26, 2014
Thousands quickly followed Sheikh Saif bin Zayed on Twitter when news broke that he joined the social media service to announce the birth of his fourth child.
February 24, 2014
Across the region, social media networks are booming. From connecting people in Saudi Arabia to an outlet for the lovelorn or a marketing tool for businesses, Mena-based users of Twitter, Facebook and the like are leading the way.
February 23, 2014
Popular app, which has about 450 million users globally and has been adding a million users daily, went down for three hours on Saturday.
January 28, 2014
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority says the move is to ensure the public gets access to authentic and reliable information and news.
January 27, 2014
Online photo sharing website Instagram is catching on across the UAE. One resident has taken it upon himself to compile the best snaps from around the capital.
January 27, 2014
“If I could take everyone’s pictures and put them all in once place, everyone in the world can see what Abu Dhabi is like,” says resident Rami Abuarja, who was inspired to set up the Twitter account to collect snaps from around...
January 20, 2014
The company doubled its staff last year to help build the new website and if audiences respond positively, it will invest further in hiring local talent to drive growth.
January 5, 2014
Meanwhile Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has jumped three places to rank as the seventh most engaging world leader on Twitter for 2013.
January 2, 2014
RIYADH // A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, according to news reports in the kingdom.The Saudi national, apparently a fan...
December 29, 2013
Prince Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) originally invested $300 million in Twitter, accounting for about 3 per cent of the company in December 2011.
December 8, 2013
Issues range from studying Arabic in schools to highlighting the neglect of mental health and the rising costs of health and education in the UAE.