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  • Hurry up! One week left to avail of 50% discount

       February 22, 2018     
    Motorists, if you have traffic fines to pay, just hurry up. A 50 per cent discount offered on traffic fines across the country will end in a week's time. The waiver announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is applicable for all tickets issued between August
  • Playing the cards right: UAE residents shedding cash payments

       February 22, 2018     
    The UAE is slowly, but steadily, becoming a cashless society with residents carrying less cash and using more plastic money in order to pay their bills, airfares, hotel bookings and payments for dining out. UAE residents' preference of cards usage over cash increased by 14.8 per cent in 2017 as against 7.1 per cent in the previous year with most of the gro
  • Dh9,000-70,000 jobs for Emiratis at UAE job event

       February 21, 2018     
    A job fair, "Open Day for Direct Recruitment" for UAE citizens provided 130 jobs with salaries ranging from Dh9,000 to Dh70,000 Organised by Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in Dubai, the event offered approximately 130 job opportunities with salaries ranging from Dh9,000 to Dh70,000. All the opportunities were in the fields of constru
  • Dubai-Sharjah water taxi to ferry residents?

       February 21, 2018     
    Why get stuck in traffic on the roads, if you can travel to a neighbouring emirate in a sea taxi? Residents across the UAE might soon be seeing this new option for travel between the emirates, as talks are currently under way between different transport authorities and developers. Speaking to Khaleej Times at an event on Tuesday, Sultan Al Shakrah,
  • Expo 2020 to drive construction boom in UAE

       February 20, 2018     
    Preparations in the run-up to Expo 2020 are proving to be a catalyst for the UAE construction industry. The rise in oil prices is also beneficial for contractors since regional governments are beginning to restart old projects or invest in new infrastructure development. However, contractors are not insulated from challenges - they face smaller margins, mo
  • UAE wins world trust thanks to open foreign policy: Mohamed bin Zayed

       February 20, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bahr Palace, participants in the 12th forum organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for UAE Ambassadors in the fraternal and friendly countries, heads of diplomatic missions and represent
  • New Dubai campaign to improve health of labourers

       February 19, 2018     
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Standing Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai to enhance their health and safety. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board, Director General of the DHA reassured that the UAE, since its inception, has established laws and regulations that ensure the rights o
  • From roots in desert, UAE journeyed to space: Sheikh Mohammed

       February 19, 2018     
    Exactly 50 years ago, two visionary leaders met in an unfurnished tent in a stretch of desert on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border. At the end of the meeting on February 18, 1968, the two leaders had taken the first step towards establishing the UAE. It was on this day that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the then Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Rashid
  • 9 places in the Gulf to spend last days of winter

       February 18, 2018     
    Want to spend a vacation discovering the amazing archaeological sites of Ras Al Khaimah or lazing by the beaches of Oman as you enjoy soothing winter breeze? If you answer "yes" to both, then pack your bags, because it's time to visit some of the hidden gems in the Middle East before the onset of summer. "During this wonderful time of year, GCC and Middle
  • UAE launches dos and don'ts guide for foreign workers

       February 18, 2018     
    In a move to progress human rights in the country, the UAE has launched its first labour guidelines to enlighten the almost one million workers here on their rights, duties and the law. It also seeks to curb relevant violations. Announcing the innovative handbook, Major-General Obaid Mohair bin Surour, deputy director of the General Directorate for Residen

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