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  • Dubai realty still a winner

       December 24, 2017     
    Dubai remains an attractive market for property investors despite softening rents and sale prices this year as the emirate still offers stable returns on real estate investment, a latest report says. Property portal Bayut's annual report for 2017 indicated a seven per cent and five per cent average return on investment on apartments and villas, respectively
  • 5 best places to spend Christmas holidays in UAE

       December 24, 2017     
    You better watch out, you better not cry, the schools have shut their doors, we're telling you why - Santa Claus is coming to town. But in which city/beach/mountain retreat will he be visiting you? The possibilities are endless, so we're bringing you a few options to narrow down your search for a top Christmas vacation. Better be quick and book sharpish, though!
  • Here are 10 worst passwords never to use

       December 23, 2017     
    It seems some are just indolent or simply too occupied to work their brains out and come up with invulnerable passwords. According Graphic News, SplashData published its annual list of the worst passwords of the year, using data pulled from over five million passwords that were leaked across 2017 by hackers. Despite major data leaks, many people still conti
  • Sharjah Ruler orders Dh600m increase in salaries of govt staff

       December 23, 2017     
    His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday ordered a Dh600 million increase in the salaries of the emirate's government employees. However, the new salary cadre, to take effect as of January 1, 2018, is only available to Emirati nationals who shall no more be categorized below the 8t
  • 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

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