The UAE's notable firsts

We’re taking a look back at monumental firsts across the country. Because sometimes it's not always about being the biggest or tallest: sometimes you're remembered for simply being there before anybody else. FIRST POP MUSIC RADIO STATION Channel 4 FM The country's first privately owned radio station, Channel 4 FM, went on air at midnight on June 7, 1997 live from the beach where JBR now stands. The first song played was, appropriately, Republica’s “Ready To Go”. “There were stations before u

5 weird things for AED7 in Daiso Dubai

If there’s a stranger store in Dubai we haven’t found it When we wanted a thermometer for our balcony to do that smug expat photo thing for everyone freezing back at home, we wondered: what shop is a thermometer shop? We didn't know. What we did know is that Daiso sells everything, and they didn't let us down – we had a choice of three. The Japanese business opened as a 100 yen store back in the ‘70s, and there are now stores across the UAE. Everything starts at AED7 here, and you really can f

5 cool things you can do in Satwa

If you haven't explored Satwa yet, you should There are more places to browse for books in Dubai than you might first think The landmarks and attractions of Dubai Marina and Downtown are well documented, but there’s much more to this city than glitzy shops and glamorous bars. Satwa isn't Dubai's most stylish district, but it's definitely one of the most interesting. Everybody knows that you have to go for a curry at Ravi's, but what else is going on? Try these... Get a new read at Book Worl