These Are the Pictures That Got Rihanna Kicked Out of a Mosque

Rihanna was in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, and posed for a series of pictures in front of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque. She looked rather fierce in an all-black outfit and hot red lipstick. However! While her hair was covered — abiding by the mosque's guidelines — after posing like she was doing a fashion… » 10/21/13 6:45pm 10/21/13 6:45pm

There's a Dress Code Battle in the UAE's Shopping Malls

Only about ten percent of the 8 million people who live in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world's wealthiest nations, are actually Emirati citizens; the rest are Western expats or Asian, African and Middle Eastern guest workers. Most locals are fans of Western pop culture, but there's one foreign form of… » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

Women in Abu Dhabi Do Not Want Dudes Scanning Their Boobs

I'm still too young (and, theoretically, not genetically cancer-prone enough) to require regular mammograms, but I've certainly been faced with the choice of seeing a male gynecologist right now or waiting a few days for a lady doctor. This is not a difficult decision. As long as the dude's a non-creepy professional,… » 6/11/12 7:45pm 6/11/12 7:45pm