• The UAE's war on waste

    The Uae's War On W...

    The average person throws 4.4 pounds of trash out a day. In a year, that's 1,606 pounds a year. The UAE is home to just over 9.55 million people - that equals 15.3 billion pounds of trash thrown out a...

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  • Carpe diem, travellers

    Carpe Diem, Travel...

    As cliched as it might sound, the world is a magical place filled with diverse cultures and landscapes, and exploring it seems almost a necessity. Yet, when we do find the time to get away from home, ...

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  • Mirages of the mind

    Mirages Of The Min...

    We all love to be faced with a puzzle and put our mental prowess to the test. Now, instead of scouring online for brainteasers, people in the UAE can go to a museum specifically dedicated to tricking ...

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  • Scintillating Sri Lanka

    Scintillating Sri ...

    An island country in South Asia, Sri Lanka is an any season destination located just under five hours from the UAE. This teardrop-shaped nation is also known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean – a 65,...

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  • Local Flavour, Global Spice

    Local Flavour, Glo...

    Before he moved to Hanoi, Vietnam from Abu Dhabi a few years ago, my friend Danny told me of a local delicacy (if I can use that term loosely) of his soon-to-be home that consisted of a cobra heart be...

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  • Island of Imagination

    Island Of Imaginat...

    When someone says Sharjah, the mind often doesn't associate anything further than the term "terrible traffic", and very rarely does anyone choose to drive over to the third most populous city in the U...

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  • Escaping to Kathmandu, Nepal

    Escaping To Kathma...

    And it seemed like we were making such good progress... Two hours of assorted paths and part-made roads with panoramic scenery our backdrop, the cable car had vanished from view. A brief ‘conversa...

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  • Restaurant Review: Suvoroff

    Restaurant Review:...

    There is an old Russian saying that, when translated, means: “Appetite comes with the meal” meaning that an activity grows on you once you start practising it. This applies, too, to Russian dining...

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  • Your Guide to Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Your Guide To Visi...

    It was sometime in the 1980s when the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ('Zayed the Great') began contemplating the idea of building a mosque. A special place that would not only be used as a cen...

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  • 7 Spots to Thrill the Astro-tourist within

    7 Spots To Thrill ...

    To begin stargazing, all one has to do is look up to easily spy a stray star or two from most city spots in the UAE. However, there is far more to see in the night sky than one might think – from e...

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  • APP-Y TRAVELS

    App-y Travels

    Gone are the days of unfolding comically large maps, carrying compasses and miming your way through a foreign country on your travels. These days, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and all you...

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  • PICTURE PERFECT

    Picture Perfect

    The city of superlatives recently added another achievement to its long-list of world records with the opening of the 'World's Largest Picture Frame' earlier this year – the Dubai Frame. Nestled w...

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  • FRESH FROM 'DOWN UNDER'

    Fresh From 'down U...

    When it comes to food trends and fads, the UAE's most populous cities - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah - are quick to satisfy the demand. Al Ain, on the other hand, is a bit slow on the uptake with not as ...

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  • Ramadan Around the World

    Ramadan Around The...

    The second half of May will see the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the twelvemonth Islamic calendar. This is a time when Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset every day. It is one of the...

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  • EXPLORING THE URBan OUTBACK

    Exploring The Urba...

    If you dream of falling in love with a single city somewhere in the world, Australia's Sydney will be a contender. From her natural beauty and recognisable landmarks to world-class restaurants and cul...

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  • FLYING GREEN

    Flying Green

    Climate change, pollution and the destruction of natural habitats are the big three issues when it comes to talking about conservation. And while separating your paper from your plastic is a fne step ...

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  • THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

    Through The Lookin...

    In these modern times there is more than one way to experience reality. You can enjoy the thrills and spills of almost any activity, no matter how terrifying or wild, by simply donning on a simple pie...

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  • FEELING SUPERSONIC

    Feeling Supersonic

    Living in the UAE, one becomes accustomed to the superlative edition of life. You have the ‘oldest international chain hotel’ right here in Al Ain, the ‘tallest building in the world’ is ...

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