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While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

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While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

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It is impossible to know whether this post at Al-Emirati.com on the victims of the recent Air India disaster is intended to be some appalling attempt at humour or satire, but by every single measure it is absolutely beyond the pale:

Not really. Not only do I not care if the victims "rest in peace" but it seems to me that they are, rather, resting in pieces!

I am of course talking about flight IX 812 from Dubai to Balglapour (or some other hell hole, they're all the same) that recently crashed (click here)

I know I know. Mean, blah blah. The way I see it is as follows. The UAE is (about) 50% Indians, Something that I, and 90% of all other Emaratis see as a bad thing.

This plane, carrying Indians who live and work here, means that 160 indians that clog up the roads, cause accidents, fail code inspections at Indian restaurants, speak like this guy, and are a general drag on the security of the UAE, wont be coming back. That is a very GOOD thing!

I can only pray that this happens every week!

Sadly, we'll probably have 160 new VISAs for 160 new Indians issued in 3 hours... And the authority in charge of this will flaunt that, as if it's a good thing.

Mocking the victims of a plane crash disaster on the grounds of their race and glorying in their tragic deaths is simply inhumane.

In fact, it is evil.


Comments

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It is impossible to know whether this post at Al-Emirati.com on the victims of the recent Air India disaster is intended to be some appalling attempt at humour or satire, but by every single measure it is absolutely beyond the pale:

Not really. Not only do I not care if the victims "rest in peace" but it seems to me that they are, rather, resting in pieces!

I am of course talking about flight IX 812 from Dubai to Balglapour (or some other hell hole, they're all the same) that recently crashed (click here)

I know I know. Mean, blah blah. The way I see it is as follows. The UAE is (about) 50% Indians, Something that I, and 90% of all other Emaratis see as a bad thing.

This plane, carrying Indians who live and work here, means that 160 indians that clog up the roads, cause accidents, fail code inspections at Indian restaurants, speak like this guy, and are a general drag on the security of the UAE, wont be coming back. That is a very GOOD thing!

I can only pray that this happens every week!

Sadly, we'll probably have 160 new VISAs for 160 new Indians issued in 3 hours... And the authority in charge of this will flaunt that, as if it's a good thing.

Mocking the victims of a plane crash disaster on the grounds of their race and glorying in their tragic deaths is simply inhumane.

In fact, it is evil.


Comments

Laleh Shahravesh was arrested in March and faces up to two years in jail, according to campaign group

A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for allegedly using disparaging language about her ex-husband’s new wife on Facebook, campaigners have claimed.

Laleh Shahravesh, 55, of Richmond, south-west London, was arrested together with her teenage daughter at Dubai airport in March. She faces up to two years in jail and a fine of £50,000 for two Facebook posts she made while living in the UK in 2016, according to the Detained In Dubai campaign group.

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Today's The National has a story about the lack of support that the UAE national team is getting from its fans: It must be asked: ‘Why are Emirati fans not showing up for games in their own country?’
“There is no support from our own fans, so how will the players be motivated,” Mahdi Ali asked on Tuesday, after a 4-0 loss to Uzbekistan in Abu Dhabi. “The other day, the Australians had more support for them than us in the stadium. I wish not to play any games at home but outside the country. It is really disappointing.”
My family and I attended the UAE v Australia friendly last weekend. There was a lot of support for the Aussies, though I'm not sure that there wasn't more support for the Emirates. But the stadium was very empty, especially for a weekend match against a team that just competed in the World Cup a couple of months ago.

One of the lines in the story really resonated with our experience: "One of the most important opportunities UAE football could embrace is tapping into the giant expat community and market, people who sometimes feel unwelcome at national team matches".

We went to the match with the intention of supporting the UAE. But when we got there, the security at the game made go sit with the Australian fans. We weren't made to feel unwelcome, exactly, but it wasn't the most welcoming environment either. And it was easier, by far, to get information about the time and place and cost (free!) for the match from the Australian FA website than from the English side of the UAE FA site (I will say that it is quite possible that the Arabic site might have had all details).

And for the Uzbekistan match, the English UAE FA site said that the match was in Dubai at 3:00 pm and not Abu Dhabi at 6:30, where it really took place.

It is the same with the club teams here. We went to one Al Ain FC match and had a great time. But trying to find out information in English about when, where, and how much is nearly impossible.

Have any other expats tried to support either the national team or a club team? What was your experience?


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While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

You’ll be able to catch shows at new locations including Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dukes Dubai, The Palm…

If you’re in the mood for a fun night out filled with laughter with your mates, this one’s for you.

The Laughter Factory has announced their April line-up, and it’s a hilarious tri-factor of stand up comedians.

Throughout April and May, Daliso Chaponda, Dana Alexander, and George Zach will headline the popular comedy nights across Dubai, with the three comedians sure to have you laughing the night away.

Meet the comedians

Daliso Chaponda

Daliso Chaponda shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 and even had an otherwise grumpy, Simon Cowell laughing. He also earned himself the golden buzzer, which means he shot right through to the final round of the competition. You can check out that video below:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuIlKqUZWsU]

The Malawian stand-up comedian has over 100 million views of his performances on Facebook and Youtube and has performed around the world and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Singapore, and Cape Town comedy festivals.

Dana Alexander

Dana Alexander began her career at the age of 18. Her smart comedy style earned her her own half-hour comedy special on Stand-up show Comedy Now, Canadian comedy television series. Dana draws her material from raw life experience with an original and hilarious outlook.

George Zach

The Greek comedian’s original plans included Biochemistry, but when George Zach learned that lab life wasn’t for him, he ended up getting into stand up comedy. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival five times and even appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015. His comedic career has seen him firmly established in the UK and Australian comedy circuits, but he has also performed in Spain, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany, and Hong Kong and has supported Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan on their UK tours.

ALSO READ: 6 cool, cultural events to check out in Dubai this April

Tickets:

The events will run from April 25 to May 3, with all the dates, timings, and locations you need here:

Thursday, April 25th, 7:30pm – Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai

Thursday, April 25th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai

Friday, April 26th, 7pm – Dukes The Palm, Dubai

Friday, April 26th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai

Saturday, April 27th, 7pm – ON42 Media One, Dubai Media City

Tuesday, April 30th, 8pm – Smartline Bin Majid Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah

Wednesday, May 1st, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Thursday, May 2nd, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights

Friday, May 3rd, 9pm – Seafood Kitchen Jebel Ali Recreational Club, Dubai

Tickets are available here and are priced at Dhs160, but if you purchase your tickets before and including April 19, you can get them at Dhs140.

Plus if you bring along five mates, you’ll be able to enter the gig for free.

The Laughter Factory, several locations, timings vary, from April 25 to May 3, Tel: (050) 878 6728, thelaughterfactory.com

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It’s your last chance to check out the 23rd season of the popular Dubai attraction…

Planning a trip to Global Village? You’ll need to do it soon, as the popular attraction will close on Saturday April 13.

Global Village is an iconic hub for family friendly fun during the cooler months, with over 160 dining outlets offering food from 78 different cultures, 27 shopping pavilions showcasing unique products from around the world, and a carnival packed with attractions and games for all ages.

ALSO READ: 8 fun, family-friendly events in Dubai to check out this March

Global Village decided to close one week later than the original closing date, which was previously set for April 6. After running a poll across their social media channels, Global Village received an overwhelming response in favour of the extension.

Bader Anwahi, CEO of Global Village said at the time: “Our decision to extend the season comes as a result to the numerous demands we are receiving through the various communication channels with our guests and stakeholders, indicating the ever huge success this season is recording. We are proud to be the UAE’s number 1 leisure and entertainment attraction, and the world’s leading multi-cultural festival park, and we strive to continuously deliver the best experiences to the millions of our guests.”

This season, the park’s main stage has hosted a variety of big-name performers, including R&B superstars Jay Sean and Jason Derulo, adding to an impressive regular array of shows and attractions.

Global Village, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, 4pm to midnight Sat to Weds, 4pm to 1am Thurs to Fri, until April 13, Dhs15. globalvillage.ae

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While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

There’s never been a better time to become a healthier version of you…

With January a distant memory, some of us will have fallen off the health and fitness wagon by now, or maybe you’re just looking for an extra push to get you working harder in the gym. Four and eight-week challenges are a brilliant way to kick-start into a structured workout routine, and show great results – fast!

Here are six tough-but-worth-it fitness challenges to try in Dubai.

1. The Original 6in4 challenge by Best Body Co

What is it? The 6in4 challenge was created by Olivia and Adam McCubbin, it’s a programme where you can lose six kilograms in just four weeks with a combination of training, nutritional advice and supportive coaching. The four-week programme gives you unlimited fitness classes including weight training, cycling, swing yoga, boxing, pilates and more, access to the expertise of the head coaches, a positive support group amongst the other challengers and if you lose the six kilograms, you’ll receive another month of unlimited classes complimentary to ensure you stay on track. The challenge will kick off on Saturday April 27th, where applicants will be given a body fat analysis and weigh-in, followed by an orientation seminar.

Where is it? The next challenge will take place at What’s On Awards 2018 winner, NRG Fitness, Dubai Marina.

What are the costs? Early-bird special until April 20 is Dhs999, after-which the price will increase to Dhs1299. 

6in4 by Best Body Co, NRG Fitness, Dubai Marina, April 27 to May 25, Dhs999 plus VATbestbodyco.com/nrg

2. The Circuit Factory

What is it? The Circuit Factory has a four-week challenge that includes unlimited Circuit Factory classes. You must commit to at least four classes per week, follow the Holy Grail by eating clean, and keep a weekly food diary. The team will take your measurements before and after so you can see the results of your hard work. Aside from the suggest meal plan, Circuit Factory also offer a ‘Food Box’ service, which delivers prepped ingredients with recipes to make cooking clean food at home simple and easy.

Where is it? There are branches in Al Quoz, Business Bay, Motor City, Dubai Marina and Springs.

What are the costs? One month of unlimited classes is Dhs895. The Food Box works out at Dhs400 per week with a minimum of two weeks required.

The Circuit Factory, various locations, check online for the next start date, Dhs895. circuitfactory.ae

3. GymNation

What is it? The city’s most affordable gym also offers an eight-week programme with trainer Elliot Bendelow. Three times per week, take part in intense group training sessions and weekly weigh-ins to measure progress and results. The transformation challenge also includes a recipe e-book to suggest ways to eat clean and get the most out of the challenge. You’ll also have access to daily support and motivation from your trainer to make the most of the time outside of sessions.

Where is it? Gymnation is located in Al Quoz, Sheikh Zayed Road.

What are the costs? The eight-week programme is Dhs799 for three-sessions per week, this doesn’t include a gym membership.

Gymnation, Al Quoz, check online for the next start date, Dhs799. gymnation.ae

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4. Get Fit Chick

What is it? The studio for women, by women, Get Fit Chick, has a four-week transformation programme with unlimited gym classes, nutritional seminar, expert coaches and weekly progress checks. Specially tailored for women’s goals, the challenge focuses on glutes, legs and abs to sculpt and define. The classes include Booty Blaster, UpperCut, power yoga, endurance and more. There are also six-week and eight-week challenges throughout the year.

Where is it? Train Strength & Fitness gym in Al Quoz.

What are the costs? The four-week programme costs Dhs2,000.

Get Fit Chick, Train Strength & Fitness, Al Quoz, check online for the next start date, Dhs2,000. getfitchick.ae

5. F45 Training

What is it? Australian-born training facility, F45, is a team-based workout class, each of which lasts 45 minutes. They have an eight-week challenge which is completely free and open to members-only. The challenge includes body fat analysis, nutritional meal plans, unlimited workouts and activity tracking within the F45 app. Each class could have you burning up to 900 calories in 45 minutes with a mix of HIIT, circuits and functional training. The next challenge will begin on April 29.

Where is it? There are three F45 studios in Dubai: Dubai Marina, Motor City and Jumeirah Beach

What are the costs? The transformation challenge is only open to members. First-timers get a two-week free trial, then its Dhs2,200 for an eight-week membership.

F45 Training, various locations, April 29 to June 23, Dhs2,200 plus VAT. f45training.ae

6. Face Yourself Challenge at Barry’s Bootcamp

What is it? The premise of this challenge is simple – complete 19 classes in 30 days. Those who complete the challenge in the allotted time will be rewarded with exclusive Barry’s branded merchandise.

Where is it? Barry’s Bootcamp have studios in DIFC and Dubai Marina. If you’re someone that regularly travels, you can participate in the challenge in any Barry’s Bootcamp globally.

What are the costs? You’ll need to cover the cost of the classes. Depending on the package you choose, this could work out at around Dhs1,800.

Face Yourself Challenge, Barry’s Bootcamp, DIFC and Dubai Marina, check online for the next start date, Dhs1,800. barrysbootcamp.com

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It is impossible to know whether this post at Al-Emirati.com on the victims of the recent Air India disaster is intended to be some appalling attempt at humour or satire, but by every single measure it is absolutely beyond the pale:

Not really. Not only do I not care if the victims "rest in peace" but it seems to me that they are, rather, resting in pieces!

I am of course talking about flight IX 812 from Dubai to Balglapour (or some other hell hole, they're all the same) that recently crashed (click here)

I know I know. Mean, blah blah. The way I see it is as follows. The UAE is (about) 50% Indians, Something that I, and 90% of all other Emaratis see as a bad thing.

This plane, carrying Indians who live and work here, means that 160 indians that clog up the roads, cause accidents, fail code inspections at Indian restaurants, speak like this guy, and are a general drag on the security of the UAE, wont be coming back. That is a very GOOD thing!

I can only pray that this happens every week!

Sadly, we'll probably have 160 new VISAs for 160 new Indians issued in 3 hours... And the authority in charge of this will flaunt that, as if it's a good thing.

Mocking the victims of a plane crash disaster on the grounds of their race and glorying in their tragic deaths is simply inhumane.

In fact, it is evil.


Comments

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While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

While the US is having its current drama about events that may or may not have happened at a high school party 30+ years ago, an actual important drama is brewing and being ignored.

“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning..."

"The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.

“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.

Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?

UAE ambassador asks how allies will defend country from Iran's missiles

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