Thursday, June 18, 2015

Overheard in the newsroom: Ramadan Kareem & David Hasselhoff edition

This is war.

I felt dirty just writing the blurb for it.

So you run around and shoot people?

I was in love with him. Knight Rider? Of course.

I'm having a first-world problem. I ate so much breakfast I don't have room for my barbecue lunch.

Ah, it's okay. If you like Syrian ice cream.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ramadan Kareem!

It's early yet, nothing official has started, but the moon-sighting committee has spoken and Ramadan begins tomorrow. So far I've been wished Ramadan Kareem by Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Brand Moxie, Flash Entertainment and yes, Tommy Hilfiger himself. Or the brand, I'm not sure. King Koil Mattress also gets the award for best and most far-reaching attempt to link to the Holy Month commercially.


Begging is illegal in Abu Dhabi, particularly during Ramadan

These images, released by Abu Dhabi Police this week as part of their "No Begging" campaign, probably seem jarring if you haven't experienced the phenomenon of Ramadan begging.

It's beginning to look a lot like Ramadan

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Abu Dhabi snap caption: The car or the driver?

Overheard in the newsroom: The golden kiwi edition edition

"It tastes like a pastel kiwi - a bit washed out."

"I know it's bad, but if she asked me to come round and play with the lion cubs, I would."

"If you do get angry about it, could you do so passive-aggressively."

"Can I please speak to Mr Ann McQueen?"