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  • 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
  • Sharjah Children's Reading Festival to begin on April 18

       April 7, 2018     
    A total of 134 publishers from 18 Arab and foreign nations will participate in the 10th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF). It will be held from April 18 to 28 at Sharjah Expo Centre. The SCRF, hosted under the theme, 'Your Future. Just a Book Away' by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) will host 286 guests from 121 countries and will
  • Summer is just weeks away in UAE and it's time to recheck your fluid intake

       April 5, 2018     
    The weather is changing and summer is just around the corner with temperatures that will touch 40°C and above. According to health experts, it is the time of the year when people are most at risk of heat stroke and dehydration. And so, it is important to cover up, stay indoors in the middle of the day and drink as much water as possible. The ex
  • 48 Dubai govt employees tie knot in mass wedding

       April 5, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality on Tuesday night witnessed the ninth joint Mass Wedding celebrations of the employees of local departments in Dubai. The ceremony titled "Dubai Wedding," was conducted at Dubai World Trade Center with the participation of 48 b
  • Sheikh Mohammed responds to UAE citizen's appeal

       April 3, 2018     
    An appeal for decent life by a UAE citizen has been immediately responded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The UAE national made his appeal in a phone call to Ajman Radio on Monday, asking for providing all needs of decent life for himself and his family. Sheikh
  • UAE banks may hike fees to offset additional VAT costs

       April 2, 2018     
    As banks in the UAE grapple with the new value-added tax (VAT) regime and the high compliance costs associated with mandatory tax registration, it is likely that they follow international trends by increasing their fees to compensate for the additional costs, banking analysts said. "We believe it quite probable that banks will eventually be forced to incre
  • How to get a lifeline from debt in UAE

       April 1, 2018     
    In times of necessity, and also luxury, a personal finance or credit card can provide a lot of support. Unfortunately, accessing easy credit can also lead to an error in judgement, and eventually excessive debt. For some years, debt has put both UAE residents at long-term risk, with consumers using multiple credit cards, or availing substantial home and personal f
  • First female traffic patrols on Ras Al Khaimah roads

       March 31, 2018     
    The Ras Al Khaimah Police have launched the first female-only traffic patrols on the roads of the northern emirate. The two patrols are concerned with specific missions, according to Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK Police. "Boosting and ensuring traffic flow on the roads of the emirate are part of their
  • Eight cities to compete for best UAE tech solutions

       March 29, 2018     
    Dubai: Tech start-ups from eight major cities in the world will battle it out to produce the best tech government solutions in a start-up competition called “GovHack Series” launched by the UAE Government. Job forecast shows opening of new job opportunities in the UAE as well as a strong job market. A recent study points out that the Gulf job m
  • UAE investors are young and confident

       March 28, 2018     
    Trust level among investors in the UAE's financial services sector is higher than their counterparts globally, a study by the CFA Institute revealed on Tuesday. When selecting an adviser, global investors place more emphasis on personal trustworthiness and ethical conduct, while investors in the UAE are more concerned with returns, according to the study o

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