Archive for the Dubai Category

On the top of Burj Khalifa’s spire

Posted in Dubai with tags on October 3, 2011 by ewansheriff

This amazing video has been taken from the soon to open Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the highest man made point on Earth!


Thinking of Visiting Dubai?

Posted in Dubai with tags , , on August 17, 2011 by ewansheriff

For anyone visiting Dubai anytime soon, there are many informational sites around but for reference here is a link to the official tourism website for the area, so you can be sure that any information on here is 100% accurate.

Official Tourism Dubai

Interesting Dubai resource

Posted in Dubai, General with tags , on May 16, 2011 by ewansheriff

I just wanted to share this interesting blog about Dubai, always worth a regular read!

Dubai related news from Ewan Sheriff

Posted in Dubai with tags , , on March 30, 2011 by ewansheriff

For those of you who are interested in developments in the Middle East, Ewan often posts links to interesting Dubai related news articles on his other blog. This link will take you directly to that archive category on the blog : Dubai news

Dubai at six-year low..

Posted in Dubai, General with tags , on February 27, 2011 by ewansheriff

Some downbeat economic news today..

“Dubai’s index tumbled to a six-year low and Oman saw its largest drop in two years on Monday as widening protests in the sultanate and a steep drop in Saudi stocks a day earlier sparked a sell-off on Gulf markets. Dubai dropped 3.8 per cent to its lowest finish since June 2004. Volumes hit a four-week high and were triple those of Sunday, indicating rising selling pressure..”

Full article (opens in new window)

The Fight Against E-Crime

Posted in Dubai with tags on January 16, 2011 by ewansheriff

“Some 235 e-crimes described as “online scams or electronic pirating” were reported in Abu Dhabi last year, Abu Dhabi Police has said.  They include various forms of online scams, theft of bank accounts and credit cards and selling of illegally recorded phone calls..”

Read this story here

Legal information for visitors to Dubai

Posted in Dubai with tags , on January 10, 2011 by ewansheriff

Around eight hundred thousand visitors travel to Dubai from the UK alone each year to enjoy the ‘paradise on Earth’. What most are ignorant of are the strict and often surprising laws in place in this paradise. Some of you may have heard of the widely publicised case in which an English couple were jailed for ‘openly expressing affection’ on a beach in Dubai, but there have been several other examples.

This article explains more about other examples of foreigners being caught out, and what you can do to help avoid a similar fate.