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  • Sheikh Mohammed issues law establishing Watani Al Emarat Foundation

       May 31, 2018     
    In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued Law No. 7 of 2018, establishing Watani Al Emarat Foundation as a public entity. According to the law, the new foundation will replace the Watani Programme. All liabilities, commitments, assets, and responsibilities of the programme, as well as i
  • No fines on Dubai companies as government relaxes renewal terms

       May 30, 2018     
    In a major relief to businesses in Dubai, the government has decided to exempt companies from all fines and they can benefit from this decision and renew their licences by the end of 2018. Sami Al Qamzi, director-general, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, urged all business owners to benefit from the decision, which exempts companies and establishments operating in Dubai from
  • Cost of living: Dubai more economical than most of its peers

       May 30, 2018     
    Dubai, the region's hub for business and financial centre, is more economical than most cities in the Western world as its residents enjoy stronger purchasing power, reveals a new study released on Tuesday. Ranked 28th among the world's top 77 cities, the emirate is less expensive than Geneva, New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, Stockholm, Luxembourg, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and o
  • Free Dubai taxi rides for these passengers

       May 29, 2018     
    Dubai: Passengers with special needs or disabilities, now commonly referred to as people of determination, who need a ride to the airport or anywhere in Dubai can now book a taxi free of charge. Dubai Taxi Corporation of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has tied up with Al-Futtaim Motors Company to launch “Al Khair Ride,” a new initiative geared towards helping a spec
  • Oil @ $80 to boost GCC GDP

       May 29, 2018     
    The GCC economies are expected to perform better following the recent surge in crude prices, analysts have said. Last week, oil hit a high of $80 per barrel, which would increase revenues, improve fiscal and current account positions and boost nominal gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the Gulf economies, they said. Monica Malik,
  • Sarfraz surprised and proud at Pakistan win

       May 28, 2018     
    London: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmad said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord’s. Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test at Headingley that starts on Friday. Pakistan’s batsmen and bowl
  • Dubai's water, theme parks cut entry fees

       May 28, 2018     
    Dubai: Leisure parks can be exciting for everyone, but the cost of tickets, as well as food and other related expenses, can easily drain the bank account. A trip to a theme park can set one back approximately Dh150 to Dh840 per person. That’s about Dh600 to Dh2,520 for a family of four on a day out. The good news is that a number of amusement parks have recently slashed th
  • Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: study

       May 27, 2018     
    PARIS: Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. And while masticating caused a measurable physical difference in participants
  • India's CBSE Class 12 results declared

       May 27, 2018     
    Dubai: Students in the UAE have joined their counterparts in India and elsewhere in obtaining their results for CBSE results for Class 12 exams, which have just been declared. Some students are visiting their schools to pick up results, which officials has said this year c

       May 26, 2018     
    When it comes to your fitness and exercising, Ramadan is a month where you can potentially lose a lot of muscle tone and hinder your fitness goal. So I’m going to share with you 10 important tips on how to workout during Ramadan, which can help with maintaining your fitness routine during this holy month. 1) Understand Your GOAL and be realistic Let’s set it straig

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