Abu Dhabi

  • 'Never thought I'd walk out free from Abu Dhabi jail' 5 days ago

    Kochi: Shiju Thomas, who was held in a Abu Dhabi prison after drugs were found in his baggage, said he never thought he "would walk out free" after being released on Thursday. Thomas, 29, who hails from here, is ecstatic after he walked out of the prison and he thought he...
  • Director Siddharth Anand beefs up security on 'Bang Bang' set in Abu Dhabi May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Siddharth Anand is ensuring tight security during the Abu Dhabi schedule of "Bang Bang". He has not just called for close to 30 security personnel on the set, but has also requested crew members to deposit their mobile phones at a counter before coming for the shoot. A source...
  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter April 15, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to shoot in Abu Dhabi April 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: JJ Abrams will reportedly shoot 'Star Wars: Episode VII' in Abu Dhabi. He will probably recreate Tatooine, the desert planet home of Anakin and Luky Skywalker, in the country by mid-May, said the Hollywood Reporter. The desert planet appeared as a location in every Star Wars movie except The...
  • Indian woman dies after falling off Abu Dhabi tower March 6, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian woman fell to her death from the 18th floor of a high-rise in Abu Dhabi. The woman died after falling off the 18th floor of Liwa Tower in Al Falah Street on Tuesday afternoon. "I was walking nearby when I heard a big thud. It was really...
  • Death penalty for 'most stupid' Indian killer in UAE February 1, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man, described by his lawyer as the "most stupid" person he has encountered in 40 years, has been sentenced to death by a UAE court for murdering a maid. The man, who worked as a cook for a UAE government official, beat the maid, who he had been...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar finishes 10th; Shiv Kapur 37th at Abu Dhabi January 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Gaganjeet Bhullar was unable to turn on the magic, which brought him into contention on the third, as he slipped to a three-over 75 on the final day and dropped from second position to tied 10th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship here today. Bhullar, starting the day...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar tied third with Mickelson at Abu Dhabi January 18, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Gaganjeet Bhullar has a fair chance of staking his claim on Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf as the Indian golfer today carded a flawless six-under 66 to move to tied third place after the penultimate round of the European Tour event here. Playing in his first event of the year...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar is best Indian at tied 13th in Abu Dhabi January 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Gaganjeet Bhullar, playing his first season as a full member of the European Tour, struck a purple patch in the middle of the second round to move to a fine tied 13th place at the midway stage of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships here on Friday. Bhullar, who...
  • Strong start by Jeev Milkha Singh in Abu Dhabi January 16, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Jeev Milkha Singh opened the new season with a three-under 69 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf on Thursday. Of the other two Indians in the fray, Shiv Kapur returning to the Tour after a gap of a year shot one-under 71 and Gaganjeet Bhullar...
  • Misbah praises match-turner Angelo Mathews January 4, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq praised his counterpart Angelo Mathews for his fightback which earned Sri Lanka a respectable draw in the first test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Mathews hit a career-best 157 not out following his 91 in the first knock to help Sri Lanka avert a probable...
  • Angelo Mathews' century takes Sri Lanka out of danger January 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Debutant fast bowler Bilawal Bhatti dismissed experienced duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in consecutive deliveries as Pakistan strengthened their hold on the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Left-arm paceman Junaid Khan...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 January 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Pakistan rode on centuries by Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq to finish the second day of the first Test on a healthy 327 for 4 and 123-run lead against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Younis hit 19 fours...
  • Novak Djokovic beats David Ferrer to win Abu Dhabi final December 28, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten record in Abu Dhabi by beating David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win his third straight World Tennis Championship title. Djokovic, who finished the year with a 24-match winning streak on the ATP tour since losing the US Open final to Rafael Nadal,...
  • Umar Gul is still not fit enough to return to Test cricket: Waqar December 28, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis feels that veteran pacer Umar Gul is still not fully fit to play in the Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Abu Dhabi from December 31st. "I don't think he (Gul) is ready to play in the Tests so soon after his knee surgery,"...
  • 5th ODI: Dinesh Chandimal earns consolation win for Sri Lanka December 28, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Dinesh Chandimal notched a half century for the first time in 11 months and carried Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday. Chandimal, who scored his last ODI fifty against Australia in January, made a composed unbeaten 64...
  • Rafael Nadal loses to David Ferrer in Abu Dhabi December 27, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to enter the final of the Mubadala Championship for the third time in three years on Friday, but he won't be facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-3 in 74 minutes to set up a repeat of last year's final against...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI December 26, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka op to bat. Trailing 1-2 in the five-match series, Sri Lanka must beat Pakistan who have opted to go in with an unchanged eleven. Pakistan have appeared the more confident team in the first three games, thanks to their...
  • Alonso cleared after precautionary checks November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had precautionary checks in hospital after hurting his back on a heavy jolt over the kerbs at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. A team spokesman said he had been given the all-clear. "I still have all my teeth after the impact," the Spaniard,...
  • Vettel has more records in sight after latest win November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel is not finished with Formula One's record books just yet. His dominant win in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was his seventh in a row - matching Michael Schumacher's feat in 2004 - and 11th of the season that leaves him 130 points clear of...
  • Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi race over at first corner November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lasted only seconds on Sunday with last year's race winner parking his Lotus and retiring after a first corner collision. A weekend that started badly for the Finn, relegated to the back of the grid after his car failed a post-qualifying inspection on...
  • Force India's Di Resta finishes sixth, Sutil 10th in Abu Dhabi GP November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Paul Di Resta delivered a great result for Sahara Force India by finishing sixth, his second-best of the season, while Adrian Sutil came 10th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, here on Sunday. Going in with a one-stop strategy from P11 on the grid, Di Resta managed his tyres...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for 7th straight victory November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant fashion Sunday to clinch a seventh straight victory and 11th of the season. Although the German had already clinched his fourth consecutive world title at the Indian GP last weekend, he pledged there would be no let...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sent to back of Abu Dhabi grid November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen was sent to the back of the grid at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after his Lotus failed a post-qualifying inspection. Stewards said in a statement that the Finn, who had qualified fifth at Yas Marina and is third in a championship already...
  • Force India's Di Resta qualifies 12th for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India endured a very competitive qualifying session for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Paul di Resta will start the race from 12th place while Adrian Sutil was way back in 18th position on the grid. Sutil's fastest lap of 1:42.051 could not took him beyond Q1...
  • Mark Webber takes pole position at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Mark Webber beat Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel's time at the end of qualifying Saturday to take pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The veteran Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win of 2013. He aims to...
  • Vettel fastest in final Abu Dhabi practice November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Sebastian Vettel wrapped up practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with his name on top of the leaderboard in yet another Red Bull one-two. The newly-crowned quadruple world champion, sporting a new helmet with the Roman numerals IV on top, lapped the Yas Marina...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: In a rare outburst, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on Friday criticised the team for not paying his salary this season and threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest. Speaking after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the former F1 champion...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Abu Dhabi November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. In cooler evening temperatures, the German clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 41.335 seconds to finish .155 ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and .355...