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  • PM Modi, Jim Mattis pledge to continue strong US-India strategic partnership

       June 4, 2018     
    India and the United States have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership, the Pentagon said after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. Mattis met the prime minister on the sidelines of the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ 17th Asia Security Summit — also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue &md
  • Smart cameras to catch expired vehicle licences in UAE

       June 4, 2018     
    From July 1, vehicles with expired registration licences on Ajman roads will be flagged off by a smart detection system, the police announced on Sunday. Smart cameras placed across the emirate will scan through licence plates and immediately flag expired ones. The police will then seize the vehicle. Colonel Khalid Mohammed Al Nuaimi, deputy director general of police operations, told Kh
  • Why UAE expats are going for second passport

       June 3, 2018     
    More than 40 per cent of expats in the UAE have sold their properties in their home countries in order to obtain a second citizenship, latest data shows. The decision was made based on the recommendation of the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Club H.H. Sheik
  • DEWA invites companies to participate in WETEX, Dubai Solar Show

       June 2, 2018     
    The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has invited companies and organisations that work in the areas of energy, renewable energy, water and the environment to participate and showcase their products and services at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition, WETEX, and the third Dubai Solar Show. Such companies can benefit from the opportunities present in
  • Hamdan bin Mohammed names Mansour bin Mohammed chairman of Shabab Al Ahli Football Club

       June 2, 2018     
    Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Shabab Al Ahli Club H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision forming the board of directors of Shabab Al Ahli Football Club under the chairmanship of H.H. Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The decision was made based on the recommendation of the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Club H.H. Sheikh Ahmed
  • Dubai Summer Surprises from June 22-August 4

       May 31, 2018     
    Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the annual citywide summer celebration in the city, will return to the city from June 22 to August 4, 2018, offering a six-week extravaganza of sales, retail experiences and events. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 21st edition of the popular
  • 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

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