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  • Burj Khalifa NYE festivities to live-stream worldwide

       December 21, 2017     
    Dubai: Downtown Dubai’s New Year’s Eve festivities, which will feature a light show at the world’s tallest tower, are set to be streamed live on social media, it was announced on Wednesday. Emaar Properties and Twitter confirmed that they have tied up to live-stream the New Year’s Eve festivities in Burj Khalifa to a global Twitter a
  • Dubai student wins at international science olympiad

       December 21, 2017     
    A 15-year-old Dubai student has brought home another bronze medal for the second year in a row after competing at the 2017 International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held recently in the Netherlands. Kaoushik Murugan, grade 10 student at Delhi Private School-Dubai, grabbed bronze medal in a challenge where students from 54 countries answered questions aro
  • 7 UAE jobs offering up to Dh20,000 salary that you should apply for

       December 20, 2017     
    Majority of UAE-based companies are looking to hire employees as business usually gains pace during the last quarter of the year, a recent study shows. The imposition of 5 per cent value-added tax from January 1, 2018, and the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 brighten the job prospects, especially in fields such as legal, tax, accounts and finance, and human resour
  • Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid’s daughter is engaged

       December 20, 2017     
    Dubai: Photos and congratulatory messages have been circulating across social networking sites over the recent engagement of the daughter of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Shaikha Maryam Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum became engaged to Shaikh Suhail Bin Ahmad Bin Juma
  • New savings plan for UAE expatriates proposed

       December 19, 2017     
    Dubai: A new study has recommended the establishment of a savings investment fund, which would replace the traditional end-of-service gratuity, for expatriate workers who work in both the private and public sectors. "The scheme would be a major strategic step and a new experiment of its type in the region,” said the study, which was presented to the
  • British tourist forgets watch in Dubai; cops deliver it to London

       December 19, 2017     
    When a British woman answered a knock on her door in London, the last person she would have expected was a Dubai Police officer. His mission: To deliver a Rolex she had forgotten at a hotel in Dubai. Colonel Rashid bin Safwan, director of the police's lost and found department, said workers found the Dh100,000 watch in her hotel room after she left. They t
  • Pay 5% VAT on parking

       December 18, 2017     
    UAE residents have been relieved from the value-added tax on their rents, but they will have to pay VAT on the parking charges in their residential building, according to tax experts. The experts said that if the parking is charged separately in addition to lease rent, VAT would be applicable to such parking. "If parking is charged separately in addition t
  • UAE insurance industry has room to grow

       December 18, 2017     
    There is strong potential for insurance companies to grow in the untapped income protection segment as majority of UAE residents have no such plans in place.According to the report 'Income protection gaps in the UAE' released by Zurich Insurance and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, about 75 per cent of expatriates don't have income protection plans
  • Walls that speak the history of UAE

       December 17, 2017     
    Back in January, the Etihad Museum first opened its doors to the public. As the only museum of its kind dedicated to narrating the journey towards the foundation phase of the UAE before the official declaration signing on December 2, 1971, its path to construction was just as unique as the story it was built to tell. In the space of just 17 months, the 25,000 square
  • T10 Cricket League Sharjah: Complete Schedule

       December 17, 2017     
    When T20 cricket arrived, everyone thought that this would be as shortest as cricket can get but as they say, cricket is a funny game, the T10 cricket is here. Yes, the first-ever T10 cricket league with former and current international cricketers kicked-off on Thursday, December 14, in Sharjah. Named as T10 Cricket League Sharjah, the tournament is scheduled to be played from December

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