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BlackBerry ban in the UAE?

When it came it was not unexpected, but it was still met with shock. “BlackBerry services in the UAE will be suspended from October”, the statement from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) read, signalling the possible end of a love-affair with the devices for 500,000 of the Gulf state’s 8.2m residents. They are a favourite… Continue Reading

Sex in (some other) City

There’s no stopping it, it’s like summer in the desert, completely disorientating and painful to even think about. Normally sane people rush around making other plans that usually involve flights to faraway lands but know, deep down, it will still have a negative effect on their being. Yes, Sex and the City 2 is upon us. Continue Reading

Audio: Building an icon

Adrian Smith, the man who designed the Burj Khalifa (then known as the Burj Dubai), talks in October 2008 about the challenges in building the world’s tallest building and super-skyscrapers. To here the interview click here. Continue Reading

Emirates Airline opens Dubai to Newcastle route

Before leaving the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and moving to the Middle East, I found myself breaking the story of Emirates Airline extending to Newcastle Airport. It was big news for the city as it was the airport’s first long-haul route and would make trekking across the world much easier for travellers in the North East.… Continue Reading

Dubai24 the print edition

Not only did I film the Dubai24 endurance race preparations and produced an audio slideshow from the race, I also produced copy for the print edition of The National. As it was a 24-hour race I was able to produce a before and after stories over two days. Continue Reading

Dubai Cityscape

Dubai Cityscape

A video that I shot and edited from the floor of Dubai Cityscape, the emirate’s property show, in 2009. It was the first time such a show had been held since the property crash in Dubai. This was for The National newspaper. Continue Reading