All posts by Siobhan Downes

Style Hits: The Week’s Best Dressed In The UAE By Siobhan Downes

This week’s style queens are proving that when it comes to fashion, the rules were made to be broken.

Syrians Are Naming Their Babies After Canadian PM Justin Trudeau By Siobhan Downes

This is the touching moment Canada’s Prime Minister meets one of his little namesakes.


The Model Arrested In Saudi Arabia Has Been Released Without Charge By Siobhan Downes

A model who was questioned by police after walking around Saudi Arabia in a short skirt has been released.

A Muslim Woman Has Just Been Crowned Miss World Australia 2017 By Siobhan Downes

Australia’s newest beauty queen is using her title to shatter stereotypes about her religion.

There Is Now A Street Named After Zaha Hadid In Saudi Arabia By Siobhan Downes

Female students in Saudi Arabia are naming streets around their university after influential women.

Everything You Need To Know About The Contraceptive Pill In The UAE By Siobhan Downes

The contraceptive pill is used by women all over the world, but what are your options here?

This Hijabi Rapper Dropped Another Music Video With A Powerful Message By Siobhan Downes

Mona Haydar shot to viral fame with her music video celebrating the hijab – now she’s back with a new anthem for Muslim women.

These Two Dubai-Based Airlines Have Decided To Join Forces By Siobhan Downes

You might soon be able to rack up Emirates Skywards miles on Flydubai flights thanks to this…

This Zuhair Murad Wedding Dress Is What Bridal Dreams Are Made Of By Siobhan Downes

You can always rely on the designer to come up with fairytale-like creations – but his latest might just take the wedding cake.

From Dubai To Pisa: Sheikh Hamdan’s Take On The Classic Tourist Snap By Siobhan Downes

This is what happened when Sheikh Hamdan visited Italy’s famous Leaning Tower.

Free Umbrellas Are Being Given Out Around Dubai For A Cool Reason By Siobhan Downes

Dubai Municipality is taking a cue from Rihanna by letting you stand under their umbrella.

An Egyptian Actor Has Been Cast As Aladdin In Disney’s Live Action Film By Siobhan Downes

Mena Massoud will be taking us on a magic carpet ride… and the actress playing Jasmine has also been revealed.

Sheikh Mohammed’s Family Celebrated His Birthday In The Best Way By Siobhan Downes

The most touching tributes came from the ruler of Dubai’s children as he marked his 68th birthday.

Here’s A Sneak Peek Inside La Perle, Dubai’s Spectacular Aqua Theatre By Siobhan Downes

As La Perle gears up for its first performance, new photos reveal just how amazing the world-first venue will be.