Category Archives: UAE

I’m singing in the Dubai rain… what a glorious feeling

By Enid Parker

As winter in the UAE picks up steam (what irony!), I think of paper boats and simpler times.

Last week, as I contemplated a heavily-flooded road from my balcony and wondered how I would make it to the metro station in order to get to work, memories of a similar scene from decades ago popped up — and made me smile.

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Why is space travel taking so long? Beam me up right now, Scotty

By David Light

What’s a light-year? The same as a regular year, but with fewer calories. Just an example there of the mind-numbing ramblings with which we have had to amuse ourselves, seemingly for decades, while twiddling our thumbs waiting for the world’s first spaceport to open for business. How and why is commercial space travel taking so long?

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Dubai just gave permanent residency to arts

By Purva Grover

When you’re new to a place, you find your bearings by surrounding yourself with individuals who have the same interests and passions as yours. And that’s what took me to a particular spot in the sleepy, industrial neighbourhood of Al Quoz a couple of years ago. Someone said all the crazy, creative ones like you hang around there. I was sold.  Continue reading Dubai just gave permanent residency to arts