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.
Continue reading I’m singing in the Dubai rain… what a glorious feeling
By Rohma Sadaqat
You know what really makes my day? Witnessing someone do a good deed.
Continue reading A good deed a day keeps you hale and hearty
By Sami Ha Zen
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation,” said American theatre artist Stella Adler, who founded the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in 1949.
Continue reading There’s a sea of talent in the UAE waiting for ‘Act 1’
By Sarwat Nasir
I was woken up at midnight to noises of children playing out in the hallway of where my hotel room was located. “Why are there kids here in Baikonur? And at this late in the hour?” I thought to myself.
Continue reading How Hazzaa’s kids woke me up from my slumber in Baikonur
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?
Continue reading Why is space travel taking so long? Beam me up right now, Scotty
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
By Rohma Sadaqat
Recently, the Dubai Metro celebrated its 10th anniversary and many of my colleagues shared fond memories of their first ride on the driverless rail. Continue reading Metro rush hour felt good with four Russian grannies