UAE National Day: 8 homegrown brands to support

Middle Eastern treasures have always created a spirit of pride amongst the residents in this country, from emerging design labels to […]

Celebrating kids’ birthdays is this UAE expat's mission amid pandemic

'I have been celebrating an average of over 20 birthdays every month'

DNP UAE COVID-19: How to childproof your marriage in a pandemic

We've all had those nights. Somewhere in the small hours, a crack of light at the door, then the pitter-patter of tiny toddler feet on the floor - as one child (or more) comes creeping into your bedroom. In one stealth move, they’ve inserted themselves right at the heart of your marital bed. More often than not, the husband seeks sanctuary in the spare bedroom, while the little one snuggles up to Mum for the rest of the night. So far, so...

UAE National Day 2020: How to celebrate from the comfort of your home

Abu Dhabi: The UAE is all geared up to celebrate its 49th National Day. While many residents are choosing to mark the occasion in various safely organised activities and events around the country, a fair number of options are also available this year for those who would like to celebrate from home, given the pandemic climate. In fact, residents will this year have access to some of the most exciting events and shows even when they are staying...

The Saudi startup that's taking a creative approach to humanitarian work

1 / 6 Bab Boutique was established in 2016. (Supplied) 2 / 6 3 / 6 4 / 6 5 / 6 6 / 6 Short Url googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1581406038831-5');); JEDDAH: Women refugees and others facing hardship on the margins are developing their creative talents with the help of a Saudi fashion startup. Bab Boutique was established in 2016 to give marginalized communities the space and resources to invest...

Idea of a commercially viable Advent Calendar is leaving me a tad restless

The only countdown I stayed familiar with, was the one we made on a New Year's Eve (NYE), as we screamed our lungs out to welcome the year.

I'm not engaged, Pia Wurtzbach clears the air

The former Miss Universe is in Dubai to receive an award

These women refugees are translating feelings into thobes

A quarantine project has Lebanon-based refugee women artists narrating nostalgic stories of growing up in Palestine

Embrace the festive season with new traditions this Christmas

IN PARTNERSHIP: As the world embraces a host of new traditions this year, Tommy Hilfiger is ever forward-thinking. Creating a […]

Queen Elizabeth loves to do washing up

Paul Burrell has revealed the Queen loves to do washing up.

Imaan Hammam stars as an avatar in Drest fashion game

Short Url DUBAI: If you have ever dreamed of dressing a supermodel, now is your chance thanks to Lucy Yeomans’s savvy app Drest. Smartphone users and budding stylists can now dress five trailblazing supermodels — Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam, Russian catwalkers Irina Shayk and Natalia Vodianova, curvy model Candice Huffine and Atlanta native Precious Lee — who all take the form of hyper-realistic avatars on...

How to raise multilingual children in the UAE

The UAE is one of the most diverse and multicultural countries in the world to live in, where speaking more than one language is often part and parcel of everyday life. Learning and acquiring new languages as young children opens up incredible opportunities in our increasingly global society, but embracing a multilingual lifestyle requires a strong commitment as a family. We speak to UAE families and experts about the benefits and challenges of...

16 Days of Activism: Egyptians Take Part in the Global Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

By Scoop Team On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the National Council for Women, together with Assault Police, UN Women, and Enty El Aham (You’re more important), took part in the annual global campaign called 16-days of activism against gender-based violence. In Egypt, the campaign kicked off with a 5-minute video of a few Egyptian women speaking of the first time they were sexually harassed. View this post...

Queen Elizabeth to have 'quiet' Christmas in Windsor

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will spend a "quiet" Christmas at Windsor Castle, rather than at their Sandringham estate, as they traditionally do with their wider family.

The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman on His New Book and the New Rules of Men’s Style

Scott Schuman is a true fashion legend. His long-running blog The Sartorialist is a living document of how global style has evolved over the last 15 years, the most memorable images of which have been bound and printed in four beautiful coffee table books. His latest, The Sartorialist: MAN, is an ex

Duchess of Cambridge jokes about toddler tantrums

The Duchess of Cambridge has joked she'd like to "ask the experts" how to deal with toddler tantrums.

Queen Elizabeth's dorgi Vulcan passes away

Queen Elizabeth has been left with just one pooch after her dorgi Vulcan passed away.

Meditate with Urmila: Curve adds to the spiritual growth

In my earlier column on ‘the curve’ (‘Meditate to Love the Curve’, November 21), I likened ‘the curve’ to life challenges. To define ‘the curve’ more precisely, it is more like hardship of an extreme nature, or an intense emotional experience, such as violation of someone’s personal space as a child or as an adult, loss of dignity in a relationship, and suchlike harsh experiences that can make one lose interest in life itself. Actually, the...

Experience a timeless reinvention with this iconic jewellery house

November’s – ‘The Fine Jewellery Issue’ – Download Now Fabergé, the iconic jewellery house with a history spanning over 178 years, […]

The must-have app to make your National Day long weekend stress-free

While we all might be ready to delve right into the long weekend, ensuring swift transfers between activities the activities […]

Three reasons why you should express gratitude every day

The Three Good Things exercise asks people to write down three things that went well for them each day

George Clooney's secret to cutting his hair, as seen on TV

The star said he does his own haircuts with a device touted in infomercials.

The politics of empathy

Here's a loose translation of the argument on "how empathy shall save the world":

Dorra Zarrouk shows off her stunning Zuhair Murad gown in wedding throwback

Dorra Zarrouk has shared a stunning wedding throwback photo. The Tunisian actress tied the knot to Egyptian architect and interior […]

5 Trending Christmas Decoration Ideas for Your Home

By Scoop Team Creating a Christmas decoration without spending too much is possible, but let’s turn to one or another tip and of course, our ingenuity and imagination. Even using the ornaments from years past, we can get a different decoration from year to year. To get this, the first tip is to review what we have from last year for our Christmas decorations. Knowing what we have it will be easier to buy what we lack and at the same time avoid...

Kim Kardashian West can't get enough of this part-Arab designer

The reality television star is known for her bold and glamorous style. Instagram Short Url DUBAI: Kim Kardashian West loves her some Amina Muaddi heels. Whether she’s sporting the brand’s Lupita sandals for an at-home photo shoot or celebrating hitting 190 million followers on Instagram wearing the Holli slingbacks, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star often champions pieces from the Jordanian-Romanian footwear...

Looking ahead

Robert Arrow, Director – Consumer Travel, Seera Group, shares interesting year-end and forecast 2021 Inbound to Saudi it is going to be about luxury in terms of being the first in for the raw and real experience, being able to explore special places such as Al Ula, Al Ahsa or Gizan area without the crowds. Awakening in the morning to a vista without anyone else around. The luxury that you can set up a luxury tent, RV or similar where no one else...

The best dressed celebrities on the Cairo International Film Festival 2020 red carpet

Short Url DUBAI: This year’s Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off on Wednesday night with an opening ceremony. The event, which was pushed back from its original November date due to the coronavirus pandemic, runs until Dec. 10 and hosts actors, directors and the industry elite as they gather in Egypt to celebrate film. For the next seven days we can expect show-stopping red carpet moments from superstars....

How to Buy the Perfect Gift for Grandparents; Your Ultimate Guide

By Scoop Team Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts and they unconditionally pamper you with love and affection like no other family member does. Likewise, for grandparents grandkids are special too and they always look forward to spending time with you. With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to celebrate the special bond you have with your grandparents and come up with the perfect gift idea that is just as sweet,...

About Last Night: Highlights From the CIFF 2020 Opening Ceremony

By Scoop Team Yesterday marked the opening ceremony of the 42nd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival! The prestigious event will be running from the 2nd till the 10th of December, where there will be screenings of awesome movies, insightful workshops, and inspirational talks. The opening ceremony was, by all means, iconic; it had so many unforgettable moments where some stars shone and stood out from the rest. There was the moment...

How do you raise a ‘successful’ child?

As parents, we are in a unique position to nourish children with unconditional love

Brooklyn Beckham launching fashion career?

Brooklyn Beckham has hired Robert Ferrell - who represents the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell - to help him launch a fashion career.

What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

Short Url Author: Kate peers Mindful thoughts at home is a lovingly gathered collection of reflections appreciating the often unnoticed details of what makes a house a home.“this book has come out at the right time, and is the perfect accompaniment to lockdown,” a critic commented in The book contains 25 thoughts that “let you use mind-fulness to improve your living space, from decorating and cleaning to...

The Outnet launches a range of elegant pieces from this Lebanese couture house

Are you on the hunt for some seasonal glam? If so, we have some good news. You can now rejoice […]

December’s – ‘The Party Issue’ with cover star Haya Jarrar

The ultimate guide to after hours fun

Celebrating the power ear with renowned jeweller Maria Tash

November’s – ‘The Fine Jewellery Issue’ – Download Now Maria Tash is globally renowned for her intricate yet bold ear adornment. […]

Various ‘Masketeers’ in the time of Covid-19

‘Musketeers’ were soldiers who carried muskets, a muzzle-loaded long gun that appeared as a smoothbore weapon in the early 16th century, made famous by the French author, Alexandre Dumas’ novel, The Three Musketeers. So, I came up with my own 2020 version of ‘musketeers’, it is ‘masketeers’- the ones who wear masks to save themselves and others from getting infected by the Coronavirus. Masks have proven to be stronger weapons than muskets....

Letters: A reader writes in about the difference between social media and 'real life'

Social media is not a real life In today’s world, we have numerous friends on Facebook, Whatsapp, thousands of followers on Instagram, but how many do we have in real (“ Why am I not on social media”, Gulf News, November 06)? We have detached ourselves from the real world. We have forgotten the importance of socialising, and connecting with other human beings. We welcome a new friend on social media, but we are reluctant to welcome an old friend...

A cat is said to be joining the Bidens in the White House

Washington: When he was running for president, Joe Biden said it was time for a pet to be put back in the White House. First it was announced that Champ and Major, the German shepherds belonging to the president-elect and future first lady Jill Biden, would roam the White House. And now, after an absence of more than a decade, a cat is set to also join the ranks of presidential pets, Jane Pauley of “CBS Sunday Morning” reported on Twitter on...

7 Benefits of Baby-Led Weaning and why you might want to try it for your child

While most of us were probably brought up on purees and baby-food jars as our first solid food, baby-led weaning is a modern parenting trend that is often talked about as if it is complicated, but really just means offering your child finger food (rather than mashed up purees) from the get go. “But just because baby-led weaning seems to be the popular weaning route to go down, it doesn’t mean that you should opt for this method too,” says...

Giovanna Fletcher's royal girl crush

Giovanna Fletcher has a "girl crush" on Duchess Catherine.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez 'fight' over beauty products

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez “fight” over beauty products, as Jennifer says the couple often argue over who gets to use their stash of creams and oils.

Paris Hilton stays fashionable and safe

Paris Hilton won't carry her hand sanitiser in a "normal" bottle so decants it into a crystal-studded container.

Merriam-Webster &'s Word Of The Year Is Unsurprisingly "Pandemic"

If there was only one word you could use to describe the surreal roller coaster that was 2020, what would it be? Does it start with a “p”? If you thought so, apparently you’re not alone, as this year’s Word of the Year for both Merriam-Webster and is, unsurprisingly, “pandemic.” The word dominated search results on both publications’ websites and both said that the word has “reshaped the language we use daily”.

Prince Harry: Archie 'changed everything'

Prince Harry has admitted his son Archie changed "everything" for him and made him vow to do more to save the planet.

The ultimate round-up of beauty advent calendars for the festive season

Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year for everyone. That’s why party season can’t come soon enough, and while […]

In Support of Women’s Empowerment, Rania ElKhatib Talks Leadership, Passion, and Work-Life Balance

By Scoop Team Most working moms have a hard time juggling their responsibilities, between motherhood and work. With over 12.2k followers, Rania ElKhatib, who is currently based in Dubai, uses her platform to advocate for topics that other working moms go through, helping them succeed in a work-life balance. A few weeks ago, she began a video series where she addresses several topics, including working moms, prioritizing happiness in your life,...

5 ways to keep children safe online

It can be a challenge to strike a balance between allowing your children their independence while ensuring they are as safe online as possible, especially when we are all so reliant on tech for educating and socializing our children in the current circumstances. “Our children are digital natives whereas parents are relative digital dinosaurs struggling to keep up with what’s happening in the fast-moving digital world,” says Barry Lee Cummings,...

CIFF Opening Ceremony 2020: The Suits That Rocked the Red Carpet

By Scoop Team All eyes are set on Egypt as the opening ceremony kicked off the 42nd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The prestigious event will be running from the 2nd till the 10th of December, where there will be screenings of awesome movies, insightful workshops, and inspirational talks. Of course, most people’s favorite part is the red carpet and all the glam that takes place over there from the superstars that attend...

Influencer Hadia Ghaleb puts on a stellar sartorial showcase with Lebanese help

You may recognize Hadia Ghaleb from her stint on E! Entertainment’s ‘My Fabulous Me.’ (File/Getty Images) Short Url DUBAI: You may recognize her from your TV screens, but Hadia Ghaleb, the star of E! Entertainment’s reality show “My Fabulous Me,” is still turning heads with her covetable style and just showed off a clutch of designer gowns at a wedding in Cairo. The Egyptian influencer and entrepreneur, who has a stellar...