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  • Saudi’s step back?

    Saudi’s step back?

    Kipp thinks the story of a maid who may have been tortured by her Saudi employers undermines the country’s tentative steps forward. Or are we reading too much into it?

    August 29, 2010 4:06
  • Why your brain doesn’t work right

    Why your brain doesn’t work right

    Scientists have shown that our modern lifestyle – and the continuous use of digital devices in particular – could be depriving our brains of much needed downtime.

    August 26, 2010 1:30
  • The road to hell

    The road to hell

    A motorway near Beijing is currently experiencing the world’s longest (in every sense of the word) traffic jam.

    August 25, 2010 5:07
 
  • Dubai’s flawed system, and wonderful people

    Dubai’s flawed system, and wonderful people

    A dispute with his bank led one man to be arrested, lose his job, live on the street, and rely on charity to find a way home. Just another day in Dubai.

    August 24, 2010 11:38
  • Save cash when booking flights

    Save cash when booking flights

    New research has revealed the optimum time to book airline tickets – handy information for the many expats in the region. So here’s the magic number…

    August 23, 2010 12:52
  • Petrol hikes – do you agree?

    Petrol hikes – do you agree?

    Local media reports that fuel in the UAE will receive another price hike in the weeks following Eid. What’s your reaction?

    August 22, 2010 1:39
 
  • Expat bakes cookies, shows way forward

    Expat bakes cookies, shows way forward

    At least one person in the Gulf is making use of our vast solar resources.

    August 19, 2010 1:33
  • New Dubai getting old

    New Dubai getting old

    Anyone would think the old Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai had been around a hundred years. Nowhere near, it turns out, but we guess in Dubai terms it’s still ancient.

    August 18, 2010 11:44
  • You get what you pay for

    You get what you pay for

    Tonnes of gold imported to Dubai turned out to be fake. A valuable – and very expensive – lesson for the traders who were duped.

    August 17, 2010 1:58
 
  • Jobs: 221. Applicants: 24,000.

    Jobs: 221. Applicants: 24,000.

    If you thought the job market was tough here, you should try your luck in the UK, where young people in particular are struggling to find work.

    August 16, 2010 4:28
 
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