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  • UAE issues new rules for Hajj

       July 14, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Ministerial Decree No. 32 of 2018 regarding Hajj. The decree prohibits all normal persons or Hajj booking agents from arranging a Hajj on behalf of someone else without clearing it with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) first.
  • UAE announces new rule on VAT

       July 12, 2018     
    The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to implement the value added tax refund system for tourists, which will integrate between retail outlets with tax refund points in line with the government's efforts to achieve the efficient implementation of the tax system
  • 3 UAE residents in world’s 500 richest

       July 11, 2018     
    Dubai: At least three of the world’s 500 richest people on earth are residing in the UAE, with a combined fortune of $16.41 billion (Dh60 billion), according to the latest figures. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people, listed retail tycoon Majid Al Futtaim as the wealthiest person in the UAE, highlighting that shopping malls are some
  • Emirati pupils prohibited from 47 schools

       July 10, 2018     
    Dubai: The UAE educational authority has banned Emirati pupils from attending private schools with weak or very weak ratings. The Ministry of Education said that it will no longer allow Emiratis to register with 47 underperforming schools across the northern emirates. The ministry also informed parents that they should stop registering their children in these schools, and urged
  • Biannual NEET exams hailed in UAE

       July 8, 2018     
    India has set up a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) twice a year. Teachers and students in the UAE welcomed Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar's announcement on Saturday. At present, these exams are organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), but the b
  • Sheikh Mohammed receives Arab League honour

       July 5, 2018     
    The Arab League has honoured His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai with the 'Arab League Shield for Leadership in Arab Development' in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Arab world, and his innovative vision for empowering Arab communities, spreading knowledge, and creating a stable and brighte
  • 5-day mega sale in Dubai offering up to 75% off begins

       July 5, 2018     
    If you want to skip the rush at Dubai Summer Surprises sale at the malls and still want to fill your shopping bags, we have a surprise for you. A mega brand sale is on at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starting today until 8th July, 2018. Up for grabs are
  • Longer leaves, shorter working hours under new Dubai law

       July 2, 2018     
    The annual leave for all government employees in Dubai has been increased, according to a new human resources law issued on Sunday. Employees of grades eight to 11 will get 25 paid leaves as opposed to the 22 they got previously, while those of grade seven and below will receive 18 instead of 15. This was among the many new benefits stipulated by the law announced by His Highness Sheikh
  • Meet the first lady of freestyle drifting in UAE

       June 12, 2018     
    At just four-years-old, Juliana Grasman started to showcase her love for all things cars. And at the age of 11, the Kazakhstani girl got her first taste of being behind the wheel. Today, that passion for all things motors has bagged her the title of the UAE's first female 4x4 freestyle drifter, and she says it's been the ride of her life. Going by the track name 'Afra', Grasman told Kha
  • Dubai's open secret for Filipino bargain hunters

       June 7, 2018     
    Dubai: Dh1 shirts or shorts, anyone? How about a pair of branded trousers for less than Dh15? Welcome to the world of ukay-

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