Tom Urquhart's World Cup predictions

Dubai pundit shares his hot tips ahead of Brazil 2014

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French music in Dubai

French-Canadian duo MAM are bringing their accordion-inspired sounds to town

What, no friends?

After three years abroad, Rob Garratt realises his long distance friendships may be on the slide

Family fun in Dubai

Your little ones won’t be bored again with our weekly guide

Shoaib Akhtar in Dubai

The Pakistani cricketer on his talent-spotting trip to Dubai

A night in support of Al Noor

How Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs is helping lives

Setting relationship boundaries

Dubai-based experts on why setting boundaries is key to living more deeply

Surf House Dubai tested

Try the new Moonwater yoga class with Aussie-instructor Cate Coburn

The Play That Goes Wrong in Dubai

The phrase ‘break a leg’ rings almost too true in this British comedy

Elle Fanning Maleficent interview

Teen actress talks playing a Disney princess, fashion and feminism

FIFA World Cup statistics

The most successful teams, players and tournaments in FIFA history

Welcome to Brazil

Our introduction to the biggest single-sport tournament on earth

Black Sabbath beginners’ guide

UAE band Anuryzm talk us through metal behemoth’s essential tunes

Where to watch the World Cup 2014

Our handy guide of where to catch the match

Group A: Brazil

The hosts and pre-tournament have quality all over the pitch

Group A: Cameroon

Little is expected but Samuel Eto'o will want to make an impact at his last World Cup

Group A: Croatia

Luka Modric is the standout player in a squad or experienced stars

Group A: Mexico

A squad made from largely domestic-based players has more spirit than ability

Group B: Australia

Ageing stars have yet to strike a balance with younger squad members

Group B: Chile

Free-flowing attacking football but without the stars for serious impact


The Knowledge

5 things to do today in Dubai
Sep 1

Save with your age or head to a ladies’ night

Jumeirah Corniche nears completion
Sep 1

With benches, jogging tracks and paths now mostly finished along 14km of Dubai’s coast

5 things to do tomorrow in Dubai
Sep 1

Check out shadow art or mingle at VIP Room


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