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  • Newbury braces for Dubai International Arabian Raceday

       July 23, 2018     
    Dubai: Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England is bracing itself to host the 2018 edition of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), one of the best and most prestigious full days of Purebred Arabian racing anywhere in the world, this weekend. Held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, the event is designed to h
  • Summer camp launched for orphans

       July 22, 2018     
    Over 400 volunteers have come together to host a summer camp for orphans and children from low-income families in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. Through the 'summer camp' edition of Dubai Cares' Volunteer Emirates, the volunteers will engage and interact with children through various educational activities - games, art and crafts, sports, music, general awareness, a reading club, math and English en
  • Stat-attack: All the records broken in Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 4th ODI

       July 21, 2018     
    Pakistan carried on their form in the limited overs in the 4th ODI against Zimbabwe on Friday and scripted yet another big win over the hosts to take their lead to 4-0 in the series. Winning the toss first, Pakistan opted to bat first and with the help of a double ton from the opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan went on to put together a total of 399 in the first innings. Coming down to chas
  • Sheikh Hamdan donates Dh3 million to cancer patient

       July 21, 2018     
    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, has just taken care of the medical expenses of an Emirati citizen who was diagnosed with cancer. The young man, Khalifa Mohamed Rashid Dafus, h
  • Etisalat, du change network names to mark Chinese president's visit to UAE

       July 19, 2018     
    Dubai: Breaking traffic rules may lead to more serious consequences than just a traffic fine, as the loss of life becomes a probability. On early Thursday morning, mobile phone users across the country started seeing their provider's names replaced with "Welcome PresChina." Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to land in the UAE today for a three-day state visit, the first
  • Man fired from job for trying to take 20-minute break

       July 19, 2018     
    A 60-year-old railway signalman with 44 years of service was sacked for trying to take a 20-minute break during the evening rush hour in Sussex. According to Daily Mail report, Peter Lee, who started his career as a box boy aged 16, insisted his
  • University launches Artificial Intelligence course in Dubai

       July 18, 2018     
    The British University in Dubai launched the first Bachelor Degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country on Tuesday, to educate the young generation to implement technologies across all sectors of life. Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, inaugurated the new specialisation offered as part of the computer science programme, which will teach undergraduat
  • Get up to 30% discount on flight tickets from UAE

       July 18, 2018     
    India's Jet Airways on Wednesday announced discounts up to 30 per cent on their international travel using the airline's vast network of destinations in India and beyond. Effective July 17, guests travelling to India, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and Singapore can enjoy substantial savings on their Premiere as well as Economy class bookings, the airline said in a statem
  • Free university for children of these UAE residents

       July 17, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has decreed that the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority's scholarship department will issue full-ride university scholarships for employees' children. UAE citizens' children who earn less than Dh50,000 a month, retired Sewa pensioners, as well as children of deceased Sewa pensioners, or
  • Dubai’s 5 most dangerous roads

       July 17, 2018     
    Dubai: Breaking traffic rules may lead to more serious consequences than just a traffic fine, as the loss of life becomes a probability. During the first six months of 2018, Dubai Police recorded 76 deaths and 884 injuries in 1,250 major traffic accidents. While the number of fatalities remained the same compared to 2017, the number of traffic accidents decreased from 1,447.

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