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Can We Trust the Influencer Dermatologist?

As you’ve likely noticed, they’re everywhere on Instagram and TikTok, and they’re giving the internet exactly what it needs: a fact-check.


Enjoy great discounts at Ascott hotels in Jeddah

Save up to 20 per cent at these properties… If you’re planning to visit Jeddah Season, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can enjoy luxury for less, as Ascott Limited are offering its guests up to 20 per cent off at its hotels. The “Travel. Live. Discover” promotion is running at Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, […]


Staycation spotlight: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Grab your passport and escape to the mountains… While What’s On‘s staycation reviews are usually reserved for within the Emirates, an escape to Six Senses Zighy Bay is as easy as spending the weekend in Fujairah. Location-wise they’re neighbours, so you’ll just need to drive for two hours to an area technically classed as Sharjah, […]


Presenting: The 16 Easiest Beach Wave Tutorials You'll Ever Try

I promise they're simpler than they look.


Tesla Model S Plaid Races Ferrari F8 Tributo, Twin-Turbo Audi R8

Neither of these two exceptionally powerful supercars were a match for the Model S Plaid.


What to expect from Gauri Khan's interior design masterclass

Among the many things the coronavirus pandemic changed in Gauri Khan's life was turning the celebrity interior designer into a "ravenous learner". "It really opened up my curiosity," she tells The National. "While sitting at home, I went through countless digital courses, books and more, and loved every second of it." Khan, a self-taught designer w...


52 stars who have worn Lebanese designers on Cannes Film Festival red carpets

The red carpet at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival has not disappointed. Looks have been bright, bold and dramatic, and many of them have been created by Lebanese designers. Beirut fashion house Elie Saab is behind a host of looks worn by celebrities on the French film festival's red carpet, including Melita Toscan du Plantier and Simone Hazana...


Selena Gomez Steps Out In Sexy Strapless Dress After SNL Hosting Gig

Perfection.


You Can 'Warm Up' Your Boring White Room Without Repainting

Many people shy away from having all-white walls in their home for fear the rooms will look too sterile and bleak. While a white room can look stark if not decorated, there are several design elements one can bring in to warm up the space—especially if you don’t want to bother painting or you’re renting a place where you’re not allowed to switch up the paint color.


Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is launching in Africa

Rihanna is on something of a roll at the moment. Only days after announcing the birth of her first child with partner A$AP Rocky, the Bajan singer has unveiled plans to expand her beauty brand across several African nations. On Friday, Fenty Beauty will be available in eight new countries, including South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria. Speaking of t...


Budget Hotels in Dubai: Good Service & Low Prices

With the arrival of the summer, you shall be looking forward to spending your vacation in one of the prominent tourist countries where recreation, comfort and fun, and therefore we advise you to make Dubai among your first options, as it is known for its inclusion of a wonderful mixture of major sho


Zendaya's style evolution in 67 photos: 'Shake It Up' starlet to Time 100 most influential

Madonna, Beyonce and Cher, they are three famous faces who simply go by one name and are as famous for their red carpet prowess as their body of work. And Zendaya is no exception. The American actress and singer, 25, has had plenty of time to perfect her aesthetic, boasting more than 11 years in the business. The Euphoria and Dune star, born Zenday...


Jhumpa Lahiri's Love Language

In Translating Myself and Others, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on her identity as a translator.


First look: Kai Abu Dhabi, a sleek new hotspot

Nikkei dishes, DJ sets, and a dinner-to-dancing vibe… Abu Dhabi, are you looking for a glamorous place to party? Then you need to get down to sleek new hotspot Kai, which opens its doors in WTC Mall this week. Promising an eclectic menu of tasty dishes for dinner and a roster of DJs that will […]


Things to Do in Dubai This Summer

Feel exhausted? Fed up with routine? Let’s plan for a memorable break in a range of special destinations in Dubai.Visit Theme ParksDubai hosts a group of exciting theme parks, including Aquaventure Waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Ski Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, LegoLand, Bollywood Park, an


Buick Electra-X Teased As Brand's First Ultium-Based SUV Concept

The Electra-X study will debut in early June at the Buick China Brand Day.


Here are 9 of the best burger spots in Dubai

Like most of the people in the city, Team What’s On can never say no to a delicious burger… Burgers. It’s hard to turn away from them and with so many good burgers in Dubai, you’re sure to have a favourite spot or two (or a list like us…). With International Burger Day approaching on May 28, we’ve […]


Chic London eatery A.O.K Kitchen opens in Riyadh next month

The elegant restaurant promises an all-catering menu and a pet-friendly terrace… The culinary competition in King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is seriously heating up. Hot on the heels of Black Tap opening its doors in the sleek financial district this May, chic London eatery A.O.K Kitchen is set to welcome guests from June 1, 2022. […]


When You Should Use Sand on Your Lawn (and When You Shouldn't)

Golf courses are known for their greener-than-green, perfectly manicured grass. And if you’ve been to one, you may have noticed a layer of sand on links. But unlike those professionally maintained grounds, most people don’t have their own landscaper or groundskeeper, and, as a result, want to take matters into their own hands.


Review: Otoro, chef Akmal Anuar’s Abu Dhabi debut

It’s a stellar debut for the acclaimed local chef on the waterfront of Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana… Diners in Dubai are well versed in chef Akmal Anuar’s cuisine. Credited with putting 3Fils on the map (now ranked as the best restaurant in MENA by World’s 50 Best) he’s since put his passion into 11 Woodfire […]


Paint a Stenciled Pattern Onto That Old Concrete Patio

As you emerge from your home this spring and assess your outdoor space, you might find that your old concrete patio could use a little sprucing up. If you’d like a little patio refresh on a small budget, you might consider painting on a stenciled pattern. All you need is a few materials, a couple of helpful tips, and a little time and patience. Here’s how to stencil a pattern onto your concrete patio.


Casey McQuiston on Bolu Babalola, 'Yolk,' and the Book That Helped Them Through a Breakup

The author of Red, White & Royal Blue and I Kissed Shara Wheeler takes our literary survey.


Deepika Padukone's Cannes 2022 diary and red-carpet looks

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone landed in Cannes, where she became part of the nine-member jury at the film festival, which runs until May 28. Padukone shared a video of her arrival on May 16, after an 11-hour flight from Los Angeles. “I'm confused about eating and sleeping. I don't know whether I want to eat or sleep. But I think eating is always ...


3 new hotels in the UAE opening this summer

From skyline-facing Dubai resorts to a new Ras Al Khaimah getaway with the emirate’s largest floating water park… Tired of your traditional staycation spots? The UAE is gearing up to welcome a trio of new hotels to its already impressive portfolio this summer. Whether you’re dreaming of a Dubai beach break, making a splash at […]


19 of the best roast dinners in Dubai

For a long, lazy lunch that’s going to fill you up, we’ve got 19 Dubai roast dinners that will hit the spot...


All the best Dubai-based cafés for a matcha-needed break

Obsessed with matcha? Us too. Known for its host of health benefits, matcha is best for both its energising and […]


Build Your Own 'Smokeless' Fire Pit

Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind blows the smoke, reducing the amount of it can improve the quality of your evening around the fire. Although there’s no such thing as a completely smokeless fire, so-called...


Kim Kardashian Wore a Sheer Black Lace Dress, Then a Silver Corset to Kourtney's Wedding and Reception

Wow.


Cannes Film Festival fashion: Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai dazzle on the red carpet

Indian stars shone on the red carpet on day three of the Cannes Film Festival, with Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai making style statements for the premiere of Armageddon Time. The screening of James Gray’s period drama, which stars Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong, took place on Thursday, and proved to be one of the festival’s m...


Aya Ahmad, Founder of Fyne Jewellery, talks us through her beauty routine

Aya Ahmad, Founder of Fyne Jewellery, talks us through her daily beauty routine. Talk us through your morning routine. I start my morning with a large glass of cold water followed by a homemade iced black coffee. Cold water is known to have many benefits like aiding in the release of toxins and increasing your […]


This classy Italian restaurant at KAFD introduces a business lunch menu

Indulge in a two-course menu of authentic Italian cuisine at Il Baretto… Celebrated London-born restaurant Il Baretto was one of Riyadh’s hottest restaurant openings of 2021, and for a good reason. It was the first fine-dining restaurant to debut in the King Abdullah Financial District, a special economic zone with spaces dedicated to shopping, entertainment, […]


Alicia Keys Doesn't Wear Makeup So Are Her Products Any Good?

Can the bare-faced singer pivot to makeup?


Saudi Arabia granted UK electronic visa waiver status

From June 1, visitors wishing to travel to the UK won’t need to obtain a visa, so long as they complete an online waiver… Travel to the UK is set to become even easier for Saudi Arabian nationals next month, as the Kingdom is granted UK electronic visa waiver (EVW) status. As announced by the […]


Balenciaga is selling ‘extra destroyed’ sneakers for Dhs6,800

Always known for pushing the boundaries in fashion, Balenciaga has got the internet talking once again. This time it’s over […]


A history of saris on the Cannes red carpet, from Shabana Azmi to Deepika Padukone

“The sari is a story I will never stop telling. No matter where we are in the world, it has its place,” fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee said last week, after jury member Deepika Padukone turned heads with her traditional look on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. Padukone wore a hand embroidered sari from the designer's Aakash Tar...


Anantara will be opening a hotel in Diriyah

The brand joins a luxury line-up… We have just got a little bit more excited about Saudi Arabia’s giga-project, Diriyah, as it will be welcoming a major hotel brand. Minor Hotels have announced that the luxurious Anantara brand is set to debut at the destination. Minor Hotels has four properties in the pipeline for the […]


An expert shares how this energy healing technique can work wonders

As an ancient health energy healing technique passed down through generations, Reiki is known to be a highly effective practice […]


2023 Cadillac Lyriq Sold Out, 70% Of Buyers Are New To The Brand

The Lyriq is not only an effective conquest vehicle but also one that attracts younger customers for Cadillac.


An expert insight into the GCC property market

The GCC property market has seen a massive shift in the last few years, particularly in the UAE. With new […]


Is Droplette Worth the Money? Let's Talk About It

Yes, I took photos, because I love you.


Comparing Tesla Model S To The Kia EV6: Does It Make Sense?

The Model S set the standard, and the EV6 is a budget-friendly alternative, so it's interesting how these EVs stack up.


Hailey Bieber Is Obsessed With This Eye Cream

Is this the key to her glowing skin?


Does Lip Balm Actually Chap Your Lips?

Are you the type of person that slathers on lip balm throughout the day, almost as a reflexive habit? The kind who only uses it occasionally, when your lips are cracked into oblivion and close to bleeding? Or the type who avoids it judiciously because you once heard it actually makes chapped lips worse? I am the third, which has led me here today. Is it really true that applying chapstick and other lip balms can cause your lips to become so...


8 great things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: May 27 to 29

Come with us if you want to live (your best life)… What’s that coming over the hills is it the weekend? It is the weekend. And to help make sure it arrives at your door in the best possible shape, we’ve given it the trademark What’s On once over. Friday, May 27 At the movies […]


A renowned luxury wellness resort is headed to The Red Sea

The first Miraval resort outside of the US will feature villas with private pools, cooking classes and the largest spa in The Red Sea… With a strong focus on wellness and mindfulness, Miraval Resorts and Spas have become an industry leader in the US – and for their first wellness escape outside of America, the […]


Dubai Among World’s Most Open Cities in Post-Pandemic World

The increasing confidence of global travelers in Dubai is borne out by the fact that key indicators in its tourism, hospitality and MICE sectors are now meeting and even exceeding pre-pandemic levels.According to a report, Dubai welcomed almost four million international overnight visitors between J


Volvo C40 Recharge Gets 5-Star Safety Rating In Euro NCAP Tests

The model shines in occupant safety and driver-assist systems.


Kia's 10 Millionth Vehicle Sold In US Is This Runway Red EV6

The Korean automaker opened its first dealerships in the United States in 1992.


7 fabulous things to do in Dubai this weekend

Your ultimate guide this weekend in Dubai – May 20 to May 22, 2022. Refresh your summer wardrobe View […]


10 Abu Dhabi brunches with pool and beach access

Bidding farewell to beach season with a bang… To win your brunching custom, venues around the city are constantly seeking out new ways of levelling up their weekend deals. And as dining double acts go, brunch and a dip is a pretty tough collaboration to pip. It’s an expression of pure indulgence — gourmet grazing, […]