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  • UAE strategy to cash in on blockchain

       April 12, 2018     
    Over 50 per cent of the UAE's federal transactions would be powered by blockchain technology by 2021, it was announced on Wednesday. The Emirates Blockchain Strategy would help the country save Dh11 billion spent annually on document transactions and documents. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE
  • DXB to surpass Beijing as world's second busiest airport

       April 11, 2018     
    Dubai International maintained its status as the world's third busiest airport in the world last year with 88.24 million passengers. It could potentially dethrone China's Beijing airport from its second place if DXB slightly improves its growth rate in a few years. In 2017, Atlanta Airport maintained its first ranking with 103.9 million passengers despite
  • UAE cabinet approves law on salaries

       April 11, 2018     
    A law that will ensure equal wages for women and men has been approved by the UAE Cabinet. The 'law on equal wages and salaries for men and women' will ensure that women have equal opportunities as partners in the UAE's development. It will also empower women to lead future national strategies and ambitious projects, it was announced on Tuesday. An
  • UAE is world’s top donor for fifth year

       April 10, 2018     
    Dubai: The UAE has maintained its ranking as the world’s largest donor of official development aid, relative to its gross national income, for the fifth consecutive year. According to a report by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UAE gave Dh19.3 billion worth of development assistance last year, making
  • Get 50% discount off groceries in UAE during Ramadan

       April 10, 2018     
    Dubai: The financial strain of stocking up on groceries and purchasing big-ticket items is expected to lighten during Ramadan. The Ministry of Economy has announced its annual reduction in prices that will affect over 10,000 products and goods, with discounts of up to 50 per cent in 600 outlets across the UAE for the whole month. Dr Hashim Al Nuaim
  • Emirati man grateful to Sheikh Mohammed for house, job

       April 9, 2018     
    The Emirati man who was on Sunday offered a job by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has praised the Dubai Ruler in a video. Sheikh Mohammed on Sunday appointed Ali Al Mazroui as a social researcher in the Ministry of Community Development. In the cabinet meeting tha
  • UAE to observe Isra Wal Miraj holiday this week

       April 9, 2018     
    The auspicious day of Isra Wal Miraj will be observed on Saturday, April 14 in the UAE. The day, which is observed on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, has been confirmed on the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department calendar. UAE traditionally announces a one-day holiday to observe the holy day. Last year, the holid
  • What you need to know about cryptocurrencies in UAE

       April 8, 2018     
    Blockchain technology is an application of a decentralised and cryptographically secured distributed ledger technology, operating on a peer-to-peer basis. Basically, a database is shared between the (private or public) network of participants, in either a centralised or decentralised fashion. Each participant can have a true copy of the distributed ledger
  • Ramadan 2018: Guide for fasting in UAE

       April 8, 2018     
    The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, while fasting hours are to exceed 13 hours a day. During the fast, the body rejuvenates itself and helps us detoxify by removing toxins from stomach, intestines and also boosts our immune system. With the scorching summer heat and a daily fasting period of about 15 hours, adapting to the changes in e
  • Translation Challenge to take Arab learning to the next level

       April 7, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, followed up on the progress of the Translation Challenge, which falls under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabic eLearning Project. The project aims to offer over 50 million Arab students around the world access to 5,000 educational vid

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