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  • 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
  • More Arab traffic offences abroad

    More Arab traffic offences abroad

    A UK council wants to name and shame drivers of foreign-registered vehicles that have unpaid parking fines. And guess where the owners of the flashiest cars come from?

    August 15, 2010 1:34
  • UAE now exporting boy racers

    UAE now exporting boy racers

    Not content with racing round the deadly roads of the Middle East, two UAE businessmen have been embarrassing themselves – and their country – in one of London’s wealthiest areas.

    August 12, 2010 5:09
 
  • Air steward lives the dream

    Air steward lives the dream

    Kipp salutes Steven Slater, who launched into a tirade on a plane’s PA system, quit his job, grabbed some drinks and leapt down an emergency chute to unemployment.

    August 11, 2010 4:13
  • Workers get Ramadan relief

    Workers get Ramadan relief

    As the UAE approaches what could prove to be the hottest Ramadan in 25 years, Kipp is relieved to hear that UAE workers will be allowed to break their fast.

    August 10, 2010 4:16
  • Emiratis marrying foreigners… it must be about money

    Emiratis marrying foreigners… it must be about money

    Recent stats reveal that Emirati men are increasingly likely to marry foreign women. “Social experts” say it is because it’s cheaper for the men.

    August 9, 2010 3:53
 
  • Speeding motorists need higher fines

    Speeding motorists need higher fines

    Two cars are caught by Abu Dhabi police travelling at more than 200kph. The fine? Maximum AED 2,000. Kipp thinks the law needs to get tough.

    August 8, 2010 12:24
 
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