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The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature – Food for the Intellect

March 10, 2010

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As written for The UAE Community Blog The term book or reading is tragically fast becoming (if not already) synonymous with the moniker nerd, or even geek. Imagine then the tag assigned to an entire festival dedicated to the sole purpose of promoting literature. The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) was launched in 2009 to dispel that very […]

Tip For Your Supper

March 5, 2010

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As written for The UAE Community Blog The newly enforced (and long overdue) ruling in Dubai against the levying of service tax at restaurants has turned the cards in our favour, for both expats and locals alike. For many a night out we’ve failed to take into account with how much weightage that 10% obligatory […]

TEDxDubai – An Idea Worth Spreading

October 20, 2009

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As written for UAE Community Blog: Not many events (let alone free media events), make the cut, here in Dubai. And by ‘cut’ I metaphorically refer to that fine, slice of meat; perfectly extracted, excluding everything unnecessary to produce a prime, well-done steak. The purpose of TEDxDubai was to do justice to the concept of […]