Archive for March, 2006

Inside Dubai Inc.

The ambitious emirate, already a tourism giant, wants to run U.S. ports and be the Wall Street of the Persian Gulf. Isn’t that the American way?

Now, just SMS your complaints to police

From Khaleej Times: Al Ameen service launched by Dubai Police in 2003 to receive public complaints and refer them to the authorities concerned has been enhanced by a new free SMS facility that became available at the beginning of the current year.

The new facility will ease communication with Al Ameen service by enabling messages to be sent from mobile phones by punching the number 4444, or calling the toll free number 8004888 or by transmitting to the fax number 04-2097777 or through the email alameen@eim. The Directorate-General Department will solve all types of disputes whether it is related to security or financial problems in collaboration with the authorities concerned.

The electronic programme is designed to give complainants psychological satisfaction that they can provide confidential information about any negative behaviour in society.
The department has organised an awareness campaign about the services in different government departments and at exhibitions held in the city’s public parks, Dubai Media City and Dubai International Airport.

Great inventions

With all the recent furore and mudslinging between East and West, it’s nice to see a feature on How Islamic inventors changed the world. Inventions include innoculation, the fountain pen, numerals, windmills, a spherical earth and even how the eye uses light to see.

The best must be Abbas ibn Firnas, who spent his life trying to make a flying machine. This may be him at Ibn Battuta mall:

Ibn Battuta mall is also currently creating displays of various Arab and Muslim scientific inventions. Some appear to be nearly finished.

Bryan Adams – Aviation Club, Dubai – March 14th

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Dubai – a few years ago

More: Dubai in the 60’s and 70’s – Pictures

Globa Village Alive?

I heard on the radio yesterday that the Taj Mahal is on display at Global Village.

Didn’t the Global Village close in 3rd March??

Any update, anyone?

Asian Buzz 2006

For the first time in the history of Entertainment in the Middle East, M&M Entertainment is giving people a chance to WIN at a concert. The 1st Asian Buzz 2006 will feature:

Asia’s biggest rock band, Junoon
Bombay rockers
the don of remixing, DJ Aqeel

People will have numerous opportunities to win 2 cars, VIP & backstage passes to the concert, limousine pickup, new solo album of Salman Ahmad, dinner with Junoon, photo opportunity with Junoon and DJ Aqeel, be the live road show host with M&M’s team, and for people living outside the UAE, a fully paid trip to Dubai for the Asian Buzz 2006.

Tickets will be available at Daily Restaurant, all Al Mansoor Video stores and all Choithram outlets in the UAE. For more information on the 1st Asian Buzz 2006, call 04-3382766 or log onto and

Timings: 7pm gates open, 9pm show starts
Date: March 2nd, 2006
Venue: Dubai World Trade Center – Hall 1
Ticket: Blue – AED 100 (Promotional discount for limited time at AED – 50), Red – AED 200, VIP – AED 300
Organiser: M&M Entertainment
Address: POBox 38357 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3382766
Hotline: +971 50 4998779

So who’s going then? If you have any VIP tickets to spare, let me know on ;-)



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