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David Light

David is originally from the United Kingdom and has been a journalist in the UAE for 12 years. A keen lifestyle writer, his work centres on motoring, dining, travel, film and local and international entertainment. When he is not at his desk, David enjoys taking a motorbike out for an early ride, delving into a historical biography or exploring new languages and countries. Email him about any of his stories or to reach out about one of your own.

Latest Stories from this Author

  • 2 August, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light: Monday, August 2

    It's Monday, August 2 and you're listening to 8@8 with David Light, the show that brings you the headlines from the UAE first thing every weekday morning. On today's show hear all about residents enjoying reduced air-con bills, whole date harvests going...

  • 1 August, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light

    Welcome to a brand new week and month here in the UAE and thank you for starting it by listening to 8@8 with David Light where today's stories include cases coming down, a Dubai museum being internationally recognised and why the movie-going experience...

  • 28 July, 2021

    UAE is a dream destination for artists: Rana Aljamal

    Artist takes local calligraphy and movement to the world through her paintings

  • 26 July, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light

    Got that Monday feeling? Start your day off properly by listening to the latest headlines from the UAE on 8@8 with David Light. For July 26 we're bringing you stories including dramatic reductions in Abu Dhabi business setup fees, a doctor being awarded...

  • 25 July, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light

    We hope you're raring to go after the long Eid break because we have a packed Sunday, July 25 for you on 8@8 with David Light including stories such as rules for exempt passengers to fly into the UAE, a new Dubai council to oversee Emiratis entering the...

  • 24 July, 2021

    Declan 'Paddyman' O'Sullivan thanks Dubai for living his dream

    After 16 years, creator of Irish musical persona Paddyman and Golden Visa holder bids farewell to UAE

  • 22 July, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light: Thursday, July 22

    It's Thursday, July 22 and here's your final 8@8 with David Light show of the week and holiday period. On today's programme we're discussing Apple jobs up for grabs in the UAE, a special arrival centre for Abu Dhabi people flying into other local cities...

  • 21 July, 2021

    7 places to eat over the Eid weekend in UAE

    There are deals galore across the country

  • 21 July, 2021

    10 fun things to do in UAE this weekend

    What will you be up to?

  • 21 July, 2021

    8 at 8 with David Light: Wednesday, July 21

    Hope you're enjoying your holidays everyone and thank you for tuning into 8@8 with David Light on this Wednesday, July 21st where we're bringing you stories involving viral videos from Dubai, bus scheduling in Abu Dhabi and UAE Olympic athletes ready to...

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