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  • Etisalat, du change network names to mark Chinese president's visit to UAE

       July 19, 2018     
    Dubai: Breaking traffic rules may lead to more serious consequences than just a traffic fine, as the loss of life becomes a probability. On early Thursday morning, mobile phone users across the country started seeing their provider's names replaced with "Welcome PresChina." Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to land in the UAE today for a three-day state visit, the first
  • University launches Artificial Intelligence course in Dubai

       July 18, 2018     
    The British University in Dubai launched the first Bachelor Degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country on Tuesday, to educate the young generation to implement technologies across all sectors of life. Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, inaugurated the new specialisation offered as part of the computer science programme, which will teach undergraduat
  • Get up to 30% discount on flight tickets from UAE

       July 18, 2018     
    India's Jet Airways on Wednesday announced discounts up to 30 per cent on their international travel using the airline's vast network of destinations in India and beyond. Effective July 17, guests travelling to India, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and Singapore can enjoy substantial savings on their Premiere as well as Economy class bookings, the airline said in a statem
  • Free university for children of these UAE residents

       July 17, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has decreed that the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority's scholarship department will issue full-ride university scholarships for employees' children. UAE citizens' children who earn less than Dh50,000 a month, retired Sewa pensioners, as well as children of deceased Sewa pensioners, or
  • Dubai’s 5 most dangerous roads

       July 17, 2018     
    Dubai: Breaking traffic rules may lead to more serious consequences than just a traffic fine, as the loss of life becomes a probability. During the first six months of 2018, Dubai Police recorded 76 deaths and 884 injuries in 1,250 major traffic accidents. While the number of fatalities remained the same compared to 2017, the number of traffic accidents decreased from 1,447.
  • 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

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