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Rachel McArthur
Rachel McArthur

Rachel McArthur is a UAE-based journalist and editor, with more than 12 years of experience in print, digital and broadcast media. She specializes in Arts and Entertainment news and features.

COLUMNISTS
Rachel McArthur
Rachel McArthur

Rachel McArthur is a UAE-based journalist and editor, with more than 12 years of experience in print, digital and broadcast media. She specializes in Arts and Entertainment news and features.

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From Riyadh to Los Angeles, in the pursuit of musical dreams

Thursday, 28 September 2017

  Tamtam is understandably excited. The 24-year-old Saudi singer has just dropped her latest song, ‘Solidarity’, and coincidentally, ...

First look: Nokia 8 – the $460 smartphone set to rival Samsung and Apple

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Those of a certain age will be familiar with the evolution of the mobile phone. We’d go as far to say that many current smartphone owners who ...

Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

Monday, 21 August 2017

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the ...

Interview: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma on the summer’s Bollywood blockbuster

Thursday, 3 August 2017

He’s known for his open relationship with the media, so it was unfortunate that Shah Rukh Khan’s latest press visit to Dubai didn’t ...

Linkin Park memories: Middle Eastern fans remember Chester Bennington

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

On the evening of July 20, 2017, Linkin Park fans were left stunned as it emerged that frontman Chester Bennington had taken his own life. It was ...

Last-minute Eid gift guide for foodies, procrastinators and beauty buffs

Saturday, 24 June 2017

The concept of Eid gifting amongst family and friends has increased in popularity in recent years, partly thanks to the rise of small online and ...

7 things to do during the last week of Ramadan

Monday, 19 June 2017

There’s still time to rack up some more good deeds before the end of the holy month. And with Laylat al-Qadr – the night when the first ...

Can you beat the clock? Why escape games are on the rise in the region

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Is 2017 going to be the year of the escape game? After all, one of the biggest escape game programs in history is making a comeback.Following the ...

The UAE’s first lady of comedy: Through the eyes of a non-Arab in the Mideast

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Her wish is to perform in Arabic one day, and frankly, we’re not surprised. In fact, at times, UAE-based comedian Mina Liccione comes across as ...

Breaking boundaries: Meet the Arabs at the forefront of the comic art scene

Monday, 17 April 2017

It may attract a lot of attention for its high-profile guests and big international brands, but for us, the ultimate highlight of the annual Middle ...

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