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  • 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
  • Dubai Police delivers 4,000 meals to workers

       May 26, 2018     
    The Dubai Police have distributed 4,000 Iftar meals to blue-collared workers as part of an initiative "to provide Iftar to the fasting people". The human rights department of the Dubai Police carried out a campaign to distribute Iftar meals at the workers' accommodations in Al Muhaisnah area. Fatima Al Baloushi, head of awareness and education section at the human rights departm
  • England v Pakistan: Dom Bess to make international debut at Lord's

       May 24, 2018     
    Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday. The 20-year-old, who has played only 16 first-class matches, will become the third new spinner to debut for England in the space of four Tests. "He's full of confidence, he has a lot of energy and he's very switched on," captain Joe Root told BBC Sport. "
  • Visa reforms will boost spending, startups

       May 24, 2018     
    The UAE Cabinet's decision to award 10-year visas to professionals and 100 per cent foreign ownership in companies will result in increased consumer spending due to people staying here for a longer period in addition to the emirate attracting global talent in the banking and
  • Mega sale in Sharjah: Up to 80% off for 17 days

       May 23, 2018     
    Dubai: Retailers are heading to Sharjah at the end of the month for a 17-day mega sale that promises to offer consumers opportunities to save money during Ramadan and Eid holidays, with discounts expected to go as high as 80 per cent. The annual Ramadan Nights, an in

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