Astad's brush with Adihex continues

ABU DHABI — With only a few days left for the opening of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex), Mohamed Al Astad, a well-known national artist, is spending long evenings at his art studio giving the finishing touches to his latest painting.

Stray cats, dogs on the rise in capital

ABU DHABI — The capital is witnessing an increase in the number of stray cats and dogs due to the fact that pet owners cannot afford to leave their animals in boarding centres when they go on holidays.


Tall Ships journey from Islamabad to Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Flying Cloud, a historic ship launched in 1851, is depicted battling with high seas. The painting, done by Kausar Rao, is one of the most dramatic among the seven canvases on show at Millennium Hotel in Abu Dhabi.


‘MSF still at work in Lebanon’

ABU DHABI — Even as the displaced Lebanese are now returning home after the ceasfire, the work of the UAE Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders is far from over.

Dh100m is spent on falconry every year

ABU DHABI — Every year the UAE government spends Dh100 million on falconry. The investment is for the protection of the wild falcon and increasing awareness of this endangered species.

Tourists afraid to travel on Lebanon 'death road'

ABU DHABI — As Israeli warplanes continued their attack on Lebanon, it has become increasingly difficult to exit the country. With air and sea routes already closed, the last exit out of the country was by land, through Masnaa, on the border with Syria.