Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hey Starbucks: No one needs an incentive to leave 50 degree celsius UAE summers behind

























Nice work getting the PSL here finally though. Any ETA on your Chai lattes? I've been waiting for, oh, about six years.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Snap caption: For an emirate built on oil, I sure always have to wait a long time for gas in Abu Dhabi

Monday, September 1, 2014

Overheard in the newsroom: The it's definitely still hot, but not THAT hot edition

Did you just dream that one night?

I think my head is bigger than yours.

I think Amaze Balls is stronger.

I'm too old for that place. I'm not cool enough.

I would like Iraq to just get it together.

I don't know how to use the phones here.

I go walking in the streets of Melbourne and I'm kind of like a frightened old man.

Editor A: What's the white stuff?
Editor B: I really don't know.

Idiot. He swallowed a chili.

Emirates is sponsoring Arab Idol 3, releases oddly illustrative photo

The third season of Arab Idol begins Friday on MBC 1, with the first episode featuring auditions that were conducted at Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Hotel back in March. So tune in, although it will probably mean more if you speak Arabic. I don't think these ladies will be on hand to show you where the television is, though.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Snap caption: Abu Dhabi's Dalma Mall is giving away giant bars of gold


Overheard in the newsroom: Super special Wednesday edition

"I am so cold I can't feel my legs."

"I was hoping if I don't scratch it, it will go away."

"I'm so mad I'm going on holiday now!"

"I thought 'was my shisha bad'?"

"There's cabbage everywhere."

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro in Abu Dhabi: Buddy makes excellent cakes but he did not bake this one















This is the Abu Dhabi Summer Season cake, and it is the handiwork of Emirates Palace Executive Pastry Chef Alexander Haebe. You will find it in the lobby of Emirates Palace.