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  • Why hospitality is the UAE's tour de force industry

       April 23, 2018     
    Hospitality and tourism professionals in the UAE are bullish about the industry outlook for 2018-19 on the back of diverse concepts offered to tourists and businesses such as cultural tourism, entertainment parks and mega business events, industry executives said. "We are positive about the outlook for the UAE because the government and private sectors are
  • Dubai Municipality sets Earth Day world record with plastic bottles

       April 23, 2018     
    Dubai marked World Earth Day 2018 in a really unique way, getting a Guinness World Record for forming the longest line of plastic bottles using 58,447 used bottles. The line, measuring 3842.5 meters, was arranged on an area of 522 sq m and the event also demonstrated to the public how many plastic bottles we are really using as a community. The fea
  • Look out for Lyrid meteor shower in UAE skies today

       April 21, 2018     
    Star-gazers and astronomy-enthusiasts are in for a blazing treat. Meteors hailing from the Lyre constellation, or 'Lyrids', can be seen from all over the world and if you're lucky, you can catch the spectacular show. Peak shower hours will be after midnight on Saturday, April 21 until the early hours of Sunday, April 22, as per Al Ittihad report.
  • Good times ahead for jobseekers in UAE, Middle East

       April 21, 2018     
    Jobseekers across the UAE and the Middle East are confident that they will be able to find better prospects in the future job market, research has shown. Many feel that now is the best time for them to switch their jobs for a better salary and better work-life balance. According to the Q1 2018 Middle East Job Market Survey by Michael Page, 81 per cent of r
  • UAE-India trade likely to cross $100 billion by 2020

       April 19, 2018     
    The UAE-India relationship has entered a vibrant growth phase with bilateral trade on track to exceed $100 billion by 2020, key speakers at the '2018 Dubai Global Convention' said on Tuesday. "India is an important demographic and economic powerhouse in Asia and investments between the 2 countries exceed billions. This convention will take the India-UAE re
  • Dh50,000 fine for SMS, phone call promotions in Dubai

       April 19, 2018     
    Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has recently announced fines for real estate agencies promoting and marketing properties via SMS or phone call. According to Al Bayan, the authority stressed that such actions are 'strictly prohibited' and can invite a Dh50,000 fine. RERA commented on a recent case of a real estate company that launched
  • Sheikh Nahyan wins educational personality award

       April 17, 2018     
    Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, won the Educational Personality of the Year at the Khalifa Award for Education. He was recognised for his tireless efforts in promoting education and supporting learning activities across the UAE. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and member of t
  • UAE fulfils polio eradication promise

       April 17, 2018     
    The UAE has disbursed the final $12 million of its $120 million commitment towards polio eradication. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had pledged to donate the amount in 2013 The announcement was made by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) on Monday.
  • Sheikh Mohammed meets Tunisian President on sidelines of Arab Summit

       April 16, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai met on Sunday, on the sidelines of the 29th Arab Summit, currently held in Dhahran, with President Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia. They discussed items on the summit's agenda and expressed confidence that it will result in positive r
  • Transit passengers to enjoy day out in UAE under new visa policy

       April 16, 2018     
    Preparations are afoot to roll out legislations that will allow transit passengers to tour the country. On Monday, the UAE Cabinet gave the green light to prepare a general policy to grant entry visas to transit passengers who wish to visit the country's landmarks and tourist attractions. Passengers transiting via any of the airports in the country will be

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