Sex blackmail of business partner led to murder

Sex blackmail of business partner led to murder

A businessman was beaten to death because he tried to make a move on his business partner in an attempted sex bribe, a court heard. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court was told that an Egyptian man set up a bakery business in which a Palestinian man invested Dhs250,000. But, according to a witness, when the business ran into financial difficulties, the Palest...

Picture of kind cabbie says a thousand thank yous

Picture of kind cabbie says a thousand thank yous

On Sunday my car broke down on the main road in the midday blistering heat. As a young woman stuck in the middle of the road, a taxi man stopped and without any questions started to push my car off th... »

Time to be ‘civilised’ on roads before it’s too late

Time to be ‘civilised’ on roads before it’s too late

We continually criticise the driving in Dubai and rightly so, but the most significant comment from yesterday’s letters page was when someone pointed out that Dubai was becoming like Jakarta. This is ... »

Paper mountain continues despite ID card initiative

Paper mountain continues despite ID card initiative

What good is the Emirates ID? It was presented as a one-stop solution for everything. Instead, every year the stack of paper required to do anything just seems to grow. A copy of the Emirates ID is ad... »

Be the ruler of your brand’s domain – it can make or break your business

Be the ruler of your brand’s domain – it can make or break your business

Be it Apple, Twitter, Facebook or my own brand Brndstr, brand identity is vital. Just think of Apple’s apple or Facebook’s ‘F’ – all an essential part of their brand. There are many social networks, websites and accounts to set up when starting a business, but how important is it to have continuity when it comes to securing brand identity across th...

‘Moyes sacking proves football isn’t about the game anymore, it’s all business…’

‘Moyes sacking proves football isn’t about the game anymore, it’s all business…’

The year is 2013 and somewhere in Glasgow sits a 71-year-old. He’s restless and fidgeting, unable to forget how he was treated 26 years before. Back then the Scot, who was known as somewhat of a fiery character and unable to suffer fools gladly, had been given his marching orders by the owners of Manchester United, a club he thought he could revolu...