Muaz Shabandri

Class act for children

Excitement, eagerness and nervousness — the first day of school is always a mix of emotions for students and parents alike.

11 years ago

Woman who makes the alphabets speak

Elegant curved lines coming together to create fascinating designs and patterns, the art of Arabic calligraphy showcases different religious and moral messages — all carved out to perfection.

11 years ago

Media’s propaganda against Islam needs to be countered

DUBAI — If every rich person in the world paid the stipulated 2.5 per cent zakaat, the world would not suffer from poverty, hunger or other fractious problems, said Dr Zakir Naik, one of the most celebrated Islamic scholars around the world.

11 years ago

Cabbies enjoy Iftar delight

DUBAI — Taxi drivers in Dubai were treated to an Iftar delight on Tuesday evening as they drove through the concierge of a leading chain of hotels and resorts.

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We can survive by ourselves

DUBAI — Meet Alex Papanikolaou, a ‘success coach’ who has travelled solo to more than 85 cities around 25 countries on his motorised wheelchair.

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UAE users wary after Facebook data leak

DUBAI — Facebook users in the UAE have raised concerns after a private security consultant published the personal details of 100 million users last week. The latest controversy is a big blow to the already failing reputation of Facebook’s privacy settings.

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Virtual relationships come alive on social media

DUBAI — Hectic urban lifestyles and intense work schedules turn social activities into mission impossible for a lot of people living in the UAE. Social media have stepped in as useful helpers with a growing number of people turning to these networks to build virtual relationships.

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Young Emirati does a balancing act

DUBAI — Fatma Bin Saifan, a young Emirati who finds herself spending most of her time online says, “Social media has become an addiction for me and many other young Emiratis. The first thing I do the moment I open my eyes in the morning is to check my Twitter and Facebook pages.”

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