Basil Azizoghly: Creating Passion

Local guitar maker Basil Azizoghly creates sensational instruments out of cigar boxes, scraps of wood and anything else he can lay his hands on in the UAE. Basil grew up here after his Syrian family settled down in the Emirates. He heard about making guitars out of cigar boxes from his musician friends when he was living in Canada. “My story is similar to a lot of my friends”, he says. “The people from our generation that moved to the UAE, a lot of us studied abroad and then we came back. And

Weird foods you can try in Dubai

Want to try some weird and exotic food in Dubai? The great thing about so many nationalities all living together in the UAE is that people bring their food and culture with them. There can’t be a better place on earth you can so easily find authentic Asian, Indian, Pakistani and European food – all prepared by the people who know best. From the local (camel pizza) to the truly bizarre (a 100 year old egg), here are the weirdest foods you can try in Dubai.

Dubai’s super fit chef

Emirati chef Khaled Al Saadi operates KRUST, serving grilled cheese sandwiches from The Hub at Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road. He’s also in super fit shape, spending much of his time in the gym and wakeboarding. But it wasn’t always like this for Khaled, who once tipped the scales at 150kg and spent his time comfort eating and playing videogames. Dubai Post met him at The Hub where he told us about his amazing transformation, and he has some inspirational words for anyone else who finds th

Ilaria Paci: An Italian's first Ramadan

Originally from a small town in Italy, Ilaria Paci moved to Dubai four years ago after first visiting the emirate on holiday and feeling “a different energy”. “I started my life over from the beginning”, she says. “Seeing so many people in Dubai related to religion and Islam made me think a lot.” After visiting an Islamic Centre, she became Muslim – and is now preparing for her first Ramadan. As the owner of Mazmi Café in Old Dubai, this will be an especially exciting time. “We are preparing sp

The best memes from Russia World Cup 2018

The Russia World Cup 2018 has been the most social football tournament ever. But it’s not the official accounts that everyone’s been talking about. Fans from across the world have been creating their own World Cup memes and sharing video of themselves enjoying the games in the stadium and in their home countries.   From the Nigerian chant to the Mexican Grandma and England’s Harry Maguire spotting his girlfriend in the crowd…here are the best memes from World Cup 2018!