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  • Taxi drivers have it tough

    Taxi drivers have it tough

    As Sharjah residents come to terms with a hike in taxi fares, longtime UAE blogger Alexander McNabb contemplates how tough taxi drivers in this country have it.

    October 24, 2010 4:23
  • No new phone co, says TRA

    No new phone co, says TRA

    No room for a new phone provider in the UAE as Du and Etisalat already serve everyone, says presumably confused TRA.

    October 21, 2010 5:07
  • Why Danes love taxes

    Why Danes love taxes

    …and a few reasons the UAE should consider them, too. But would you be prepared to surrender your income if it meant a shorter working week? More maternity leave? Free education?

    October 20, 2010 4:14
 
  • Hike it or don’t, but make up your mind

    Hike it or don’t, but make up your mind

    A new report by a respected think tank suggests that petrol prices in the UAE are set to rise again. Kipp is getting sick of the rumour mill.

    October 19, 2010 4:03
  • Dubai’s deadly drink-driving

    Dubai’s deadly drink-driving

    A recent report suggests Indians are the most frequent drunk drivers in Dubai. Kipp isn’t surprised, but singling out one ethnic group won’t solve the problem.

    October 18, 2010 2:11
  • What’s the point of MENSA?

    What’s the point of MENSA?

    As a bunch of UAE candidates go looking for membership of the high IQ club, Kipp asks an obvious question: What’s the point?

    October 17, 2010 3:54
 
  • Reason to leave

    Reason to leave

    More than half of Brit expats don’t want to go home, according to new research. And if they do, it’s most likely thanks to family pressures or ill health.

    October 14, 2010 3:21
  • Like a Rolling Stone…

    Like a Rolling Stone…

    It’s the magazine launch Kipp has been waiting for: Rolling Stone is coming to the Middle East. Will we get cutting-edge political stories? Maybe not, but anything’s better than nothing.

    October 13, 2010 3:43
  • UAE battles Canada. Anything to do with a certain smartphone?

    UAE battles Canada. Anything to do with a certain smartphone?

    The squabble between the UAE and Canada is escalating. Kipp wonders what is driving it…

    October 12, 2010 1:21
 
  • Saudi wife gets husband a new bride

    Saudi wife gets husband a new bride

    A Saudi wife brought her husband a bride as a goodwill gesture and paid for wedding expenses. Sometimes we think we really haven’t seen it all...

    October 11, 2010 2:16
 
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