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  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham to attend 11th Dubai film festival 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko. The festival, which runs Dec 10-17, will feature 118 films from...
  • Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye Dubai Open win 3 days ago

    Dubai: Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hope to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy to be held at the Els Club Dec 18-21. Two-time Asian Tour No.1 Jeev believes the new event, which will...
  • Photos: Photographer captures a panoramic selfie from Dubai's Burj Khalifa at a nauseating height of 2,723 ft above the ground! 5 days ago

    London: Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level, a 47-year-old British photographer captured an image of himself on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Taking the selfie atop the 2,723 ft skyscraper, Gerald Donovan could well have taken the world's highest selfie, The Telegraph...
  • Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring his Whatsapp messages November 17, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them. The husband, in his 30s, was frustrated by his wife's seemingly endless interest in using her phone for chatting with friends and family. "She spent most of her time on the phone to the...
  • Troubled Jesse Ryder pulls out of Dubai tour November 17, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled cricketer Jesse Ryder's bid to regain a place in the New Zealand team suffered a setback on Monday when he pulled out of an A squad tour to Dubai, citing personal reasons. The withdrawal follows his absence from a provincial match over the weekend. The explosive batsman's career is littered...
  • ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Amir's return November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket's darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to revise its anti-corruption code at a two-day board meeting starting in Dubai on Sunday,...
  • Pakistan's Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series with injury October 31, 2014

    Pakistan will be without leading paceman, Junaid Khan for the series against New Zealand after he was advised to undergo another six weeks of rehabilitation following his knee injury. The 24-year-old left armer, who has been Pakistan's best fast bowler in recent months, had to return home from the United Arab...
  • 2nd Test: Australia fight to save match after Younis Khan's epic 213 October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Yousuf October 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Mohammad Yousuf said. Yousuf's comments came after Pakistan rolled over Australia by 221 runs in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. "If you...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 October 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test. Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day...
  • Michael Clarke praises 'gentleman' Younis Khan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised record century maker Younis Khan as a "gentleman of the game" after the Pakistani notched a century in each innings in the first Test on Saturday. Younis hit an unbeaten 103, following up his 106 in the first knock, to help Pakistan set Australia a...
  • 1st Test: Australia 59/4 on Day 4 chasing 438 set by Pakistan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs. Australia still need 379 more runs to win after losing four...
  • 1st Test: Australia solid after Pakistan's 454 on day two October 23, 2014

    Dubai: David Warner's aggressive half-century spurred Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten on 75 off 77 balls, with seven...
  • Indian man reunited with family after 40 years in Dubai October 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla Punathil Usman has been working as a cook in an Arab national's...
  • Indian died after falling from 16th floor in UAE October 22, 2014

    Dubai: A 33-year-old Indian man has died after falling from the balcony of his 16th floor apartment in Sharjah, the fourth such accident in the past five days. The incident took place on Tuesday morning. The police are investigating whether it was a suicide pact or the victim fell accidently...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 October 22, 2014

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah, Younis in first Test October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's frontline paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the first Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday. The 29-year-old paceman is likely to share the new ball with the livelier Mitchell Johnson on a dry Dubai stadium pitch which will have...
  • Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza enters 'Bigg Boss 8' as the first wildcard contestant October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: To bring in a wave of change to the ongoing arguments, controversies and quarrels, the house of "Bigg Boss 8" will open doors for the first wildcard contestant of this season in the form of Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza. Mirza is best known for his Arabic songs in Dubai,...
  • Snapshot: Hrithik Roshan parties with Paris Hilton in Dubai October 12, 2014

    Dubai: Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan enjoyed a night out with American socialite Paris Hilton here.The stars had flown down to Dubai for the VIP launch of Cle Dubai, a new restaurant by celebrity chef Greg Malouf.Hilton, 33, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share a picture with the 'Bang Bang'...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • Indian stands trial for killing compatriot over unpaid rent September 25, 2014

    Dubai: A 31-year-old Indian in the UAE have been accused of strangulating his compatriot for not paying rent collected by him to give to their landlord. The worker, identified only as KF allegedly attacked his compatriot and strangled him in October last year, a court was told on Wednesday. Prosecutors accused...
  • Dubai: Indian convicted for suicide attempt; fined $544 September 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian worker, in his mid 20s, has been convicted and ordered to pay 2,000 dirhams by a court for attempting to commit suicide by consuming 48 sleeping pills after he could not sleep. The convict, who was identified only by his initials RB, was rushed to a hospital on...
  • Dubai: Elderly fisherman jailed for molesting minor Indian boy September 16, 2014

    Dubai: A 62yearold fisherman from Oman has been sentenced to 27 months in prison here for molesting a minor Indian boy in an inebriated state. The nineyearold schoolboy, who was out for playing with his friends, was lured by the elderly man, identified as MA with cold drink and two...
  • Dubai lays out plans for Legoland, other parks September 7, 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler outlined plans on Sunday for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park. The project is part of a broader push by the Arab world's commercial...
  • Dubai: Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child September 2, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media report said on Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as RJ, 48, said that he moved...
  • Eyes on the road: UAE police launch a safedriving campaign warning motorists against selfiesonwheels August 25, 2014

    Dubai: The selfie craze while driving on highspeed highways in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the police to launch a new safedriving campaign in Sharjah, media reported. Describing the latest trend of clicking selfportraits while behind the wheel as "sheer madness", Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of communications at Sharjah...
  • World's most pierced man has been barred from entering Dubai due to claims of 'black magic' August 18, 2014

    Dubai: Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, has been barred from Dubai, where he was turned back at the airport on his way to a hotel appearance, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Airport officials gave no reason for refusing entry to the 53yearold German, who sports 453 piercings plus two...
  • World's 'most pierced' man denied entry into the UAE August 17, 2014

    Dubai: Rolf Buccholz, the world's most pierced man has been denied entry into the UAE for a show at a Dubai nightclub due to "security reasons," a local daily has reported. Buccholz with 453 piercings on his body, including multiple ones on his ears, nose, lips and genitals was due...
  • Photos: 30 exquisite pictures that prove Dubai is one of the most extravagant places you'll ever see August 17, 2014

    For anyone who has ever visited Dubai, the tall skyscrapers and the malls are enchanting. You'll find the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa and some of the most expensive resorts in the world in Dubai. Even a regular Starbucks is so extravagant that you won't believe it serves...