Abu Dhabi

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Co Clare native Aislinn Dillon on the Muttrah Geotrek in Muscat

Aislinn Dillon is a teacher from Crusheen, Co Clare, who has been living in Muscat since 2016. “I previously lived in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so I(...)

 England’s Danny Willett  playing a practice round   ahead of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club in  South Africa. Photograph:   Warren Little/Getty Images

Former Masters champion Danny Willett faces a stark reminder of how far he has fallen in golf’s pecking order as he contests this week’s Tshwane Open (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

Israeli intelligence helped to prevent an attack on an “Australian airliner”, according to Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu s(...)

Rory McIlroy: led by two shots with seven holes to go but eventually finished one shot adrift of winner Li Haotong. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/EPA

The optimist, or the pessimist? Is the glass half-full, or is it half-empty? Half-full, surely. Rory McIlroy’s return to duty in the desert, firstl(...)

Hong Kong is seen as a major threat due to major Chinese banks moving in to fund leasing companies there. Photograph: iStock

The latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), published in December 2017, have forecast net profit for the industry of $(...)

Rory McIlroy: finished in a share of third place on his return to competitive action in   Abu Dhabi.  Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty

Tommy Fleetwood has started the new season like he finished the old one, at the top of the European Tour order of merit. Yet, the Englishman – up t(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are being well paid to compete in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Isn’t all professional sport about filthy lucre? The measure of success is reflected in inflated bank balances, the bigger the better; and for those a(...)

A former executive at BP for 10 years, he was hired to spearhead the IPO for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Abu Dhabi may be home now for John Carey, but it seems like the oilman from Kilkenny is destined always to be on the road. Since moving to the United (...)

Rory McIlroy plays the 18th hole  during a practice round ahead of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

A year on from when it all went wrong, withdrawing prior to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship due to a rib injury that would plague him and have reperc(...)

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