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  • Translation Challenge to take Arab learning to the next level

       April 7, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, followed up on the progress of the Translation Challenge, which falls under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabic eLearning Project. The project aims to offer over 50 million Arab students around the world access to 5,000 educational vid
  • Sharjah Children's Reading Festival to begin on April 18

       April 7, 2018     
    A total of 134 publishers from 18 Arab and foreign nations will participate in the 10th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF). It will be held from April 18 to 28 at Sharjah Expo Centre. The SCRF, hosted under the theme, 'Your Future. Just a Book Away' by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) will host 286 guests from 121 countries and will
  • Summer is just weeks away in UAE and it's time to recheck your fluid intake

       April 5, 2018     
    The weather is changing and summer is just around the corner with temperatures that will touch 40°C and above. According to health experts, it is the time of the year when people are most at risk of heat stroke and dehydration. And so, it is important to cover up, stay indoors in the middle of the day and drink as much water as possible. The ex
  • 48 Dubai govt employees tie knot in mass wedding

       April 5, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality on Tuesday night witnessed the ninth joint Mass Wedding celebrations of the employees of local departments in Dubai. The ceremony titled "Dubai Wedding," was conducted at Dubai World Trade Center with the participation of 48 b
  • Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd T20, Karachi

       April 3, 2018     
    Pakistan eased to an 82-run win over West Indies in Karachi on Monday, a day after their comprehensive 143-run win in the opening game, to win the three-match T20 series with a match to spare. Batting first after winning the toss, Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 97 while Hussain Talat scored 63 to take the side to 205/3. In response, West Indies were bowled
  • Sheikh Mohammed responds to UAE citizen's appeal

       April 3, 2018     
    An appeal for decent life by a UAE citizen has been immediately responded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The UAE national made his appeal in a phone call to Ajman Radio on Monday, asking for providing all needs of decent life for himself and his family. Sheikh
  • UAE banks may hike fees to offset additional VAT costs

       April 2, 2018     
    As banks in the UAE grapple with the new value-added tax (VAT) regime and the high compliance costs associated with mandatory tax registration, it is likely that they follow international trends by increasing their fees to compensate for the additional costs, banking analysts said. "We believe it quite probable that banks will eventually be forced to incre
  • Dubai Police launch 10 strategic labs

       April 2, 2018     
    The Dubai Police have launched 10 strategic laboratories to review its strategic plan 2016-2021. Colonel Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Mualla, director-general of Excellence and Leadership, said that launching the laboratories aim at reducing crime rates as well as road accident deaths in addition to management of crisis and disaster and enhancing the use of artific
  • How to get a lifeline from debt in UAE

       April 1, 2018     
    In times of necessity, and also luxury, a personal finance or credit card can provide a lot of support. Unfortunately, accessing easy credit can also lead to an error in judgement, and eventually excessive debt. For some years, debt has put both UAE residents at long-term risk, with consumers using multiple credit cards, or availing substantial home and personal f
  • KHDA chairman visits Sunmarke School on International Happiness Day

       April 1, 2018     
    Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, chairman of the board of directors and director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) visited Sunmarke on the occasion of International Happiness Day. He met students who told him about the school, showed him the Happiness Hub and the "Life is beautiful" wall artwork. Positivity Patrol students told Dr Abdull

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