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All the smarts

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A new book about the lives of Emirati women provides a unique insight into the achievements of the UAE’s female population

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The true origins of coffee

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Though the modern associations of coffee come from the proliferation of Western retail chains, Dubai's coffee museum celebrates the ancient history of the bean

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No 9-5: Making an app of it

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When Nadeem Hakim found fault with existing games, he decided to develop his own. Meet the self-taught mobile app developer helping keep you up to date and entertained at the tap of an icon

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Diwali in Dubai

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Tucked away in a narrow lane, between the Dubai Creek and the Grand Mosque, lies one of Dubai’s hidden gems - ‘Hindi Lane’ – home to the only Hindu temples in Dubai

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The nine-to-five?

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In the information age, little effort is needed to connect with co-workers around the world, and with this comes the pressure to be available online 24/7. Is this frantic pace sustainable?

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Technology in…Lifestyle

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Today a piece of technology is not simply an accessory, but a staple item to get you through your daily routine. We now have computers slim enough to fit into a bag,  and watches that can track each step we take. What’s next?

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Life on Mars

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Scientists, writers and philosophers have long been fascinated by the prospect of life on the Red Planet. Vision explores the countries aiming to be first to put a foot on Mars

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The reversal of food globalisation

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Shopping malls all over the world are dotted with foreign restaurants from fast-food joints like Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken, to sit-down dining like Planet Hollywood and Ruby Tuesdays. Now the tables are being turned, as Middle Eastern food entrepreneurs expand their own chains overseas

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Virtually here, now

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After Facebook’s purchase of Oculus, a maker of virtual-reality headsets, are we all about to be digitised? Matt Hussey investigates

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Street bites

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Roadside cuisine is the current darling of the foodie world. Vision investigates the renaissance of informal cuisine and asks, what’s next?

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Failure is an option!

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The quest for happiness is a timeless and universal impulse. But is it time to embrace the virtues of negative thinking? British author and pop-psychologist Oliver Burkeman thinks so

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No 9-5: Decluttr Me

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Shelina Jokhiya has an unusual job: that of a professional declutterer. As someone who has always like to have things organised, she, like many successful entrepreneurs, has managed to turn a passion into a profession.

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