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  • 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
  • Pickford takes England past Colombia for a place in quarterfinals

       July 4, 2018     
    England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship but prevailed on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to con
  • Customs officer wins first Tolerance Award

       July 4, 2018     
    A customs officer, who lent his car to a stranded Syrian family to enjoy their Eid holidays in Oman, was honoured by the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT) with the first Tolerance Award. Dr Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani, the institute's director, presented Salem Abdullah bin Nabhan Al Badwawi, an Emirati customs officer, with a token of appreciation for his noble and unsel
  • 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
  • Croatia advance to quarter-finals after penalty shootout

       July 2, 2018     
    They could have wrapped up the result five minutes from the end of extra time but Luka Modric had his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel. However, the Croatia captain returned to bravely take one of the post-match kicks as goalkeeper Danijel Subasic save three of Denmark's efforts to set up a quarterfinal meeting with Russia on Saturday. It was Modric's sublime pass that put Ant
  • Transfer vehicle ownership online in Abu Dhabi from September 1

       July 1, 2018     
    Abu Dhabi: From September onwards, motorists will be able to transfer vehicle ownership online without having to visit an Abu Dhabi Police service centre, the Abu Dhabi Police announced in a statement sent on Saturday (June 30). Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi, director general at the Abu Dhabi Police and head of its government services development team, said that providing the service
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exit after failing to find World Cup spark again

       July 1, 2018     
    On the highest-scoring day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, two of the greatest players of all time failed to find the net. For Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, their inability to make decisive impacts in their teams' last-16 matches means their tournaments - and perhaps their hopes of claiming the game's biggest prize - are over. Defeats for Argentina against Franc
  • These jobs in UAE pay up to Dh25,000

       June 30, 2018     
    Whether you are starting your career or are looking for a job change, the UAE is offering plenty of opportunities for aspirants. There are openings in various fields offering salary from Dh15,000 to Dh25,000 in Dubai. According to a recent survey, 2018 will see a surge in the demand for jobs in these fields within real estate, construction, professional services and healthcare i
  • Sanju movie review: Hardly a biopic

       June 30, 2018     
    Sanju is Bollywood's most controversial star Sanjay Dutt's journey. It traces his life from his debut film to his drug addiction days, him being labelled as a terrorist to finally getting his name cleared. And yes, they forgot the first daughter, Trishala, and his two other wives. The film had all the right ingredients - the winning combination of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raju Hirani and co-

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