One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: In Focus: Will the real Hussein Al Jasmi please stand up?

Posted on the September 1st, 2014 under Uncategorized by

For anyone who does not know about contemporary Gulf Music, but wanted to learn, then artist Hussein Al Jasmi is a good place to start. Fusing many musical genres spanning from traditional Arabic pop to 90’s urban music and acid jazz influences, whil...

Fake Plastic Souks: Book Review: Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities In The Emirates

Posted on the September 1st, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

"Dubai has nothing. No culture, no history, no character. It has no heart, no spirit, no traditions... It's not a real city, it's just a mirage, all spin and no substance, a city built on sand."This book starts on that statement and then sets out to pr...

Christopher Saul's Blog: What a surprise

Posted on the August 28th, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

Well educated people have some of the top jobs in the country – at least the jobs that require a good education. My father went to a grammar school. If I wanted my daughter to have an education of similar quality I would have to pay a fortune to ...

Fake Plastic Souks: HSBC: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Out Again

Posted on the August 27th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Some of you have got bored with the HSBC Whingey Posts. Why not a fun, frothy 'Shiny' post? You ask. A touch of irony, a scintilla of witty flair. Not that anger thing you do. No way, guy, that's just, like, you know, negative....

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: 10 Upcoming Sequels to Classic 80s and 90s movies

Posted on the August 27th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

It was back in the 1980s when Hollywood caught on to the idea that franchising the hell out of a movie and milking it for all its worth can reap long term benefits. 30 years later and following a drought of financial failures from original features, it...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Aronofsky’s Noah (2014) was banned for a reason. It sucks.

Posted on the August 26th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

When Noah was banned in some parts of the Middle East and several countries internationally, for once it seemed that their censorship boards had done their cinema going audiences a favor. Infantile, pretentious and somewhat dull, Noah is the latest in ...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Interview with author and playwright Farzana Datta Moon

Posted on the August 25th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

American author and playwright Farzana Datta Moon has tasked herself with a mission to create work that not only educates the world about Islamic history but also entertain and inspire. As an author, playwright and poet, her most famous work focuses on...

Fake Plastic Souks: Book Review: The Paris Trap

Posted on the August 24th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Joseph Hone is a spy novelist who made something of a splash in the 1970s but whose star was eclipsed by the likes of John Le Carré. Hone's books have been re-released as 'Faber Finds', including Kindle editions which are, for...

Fake Plastic Souks: Belfast: Of Marches, Parades And Protests

Posted on the August 11th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

We put away a serious Irish Breakfast Merchant style, then took to the rainy streets to clear our heads having put in a considerable amount of 'research' at various venues, a team effort that concluded at The Spaniard, the nearest thing to a Hamra bar ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Book Research Is SUCH a Drag…

Posted on the August 9th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)There comes a time when some form of reality has to intrude into writing novels, usually when you feel someone with access to the Internet is going to bother to work out if a fifty metre luxury yacht with such and such engines ...

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