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  • Pakistani kid wins gold in global mathematics competition

       March 1, 2018     
    Islamabad: An exceptionally bright student and a mathematical genius from Pakistan, Syed Jaffar Raza, has won the gold medal at an international maths competition, beating 600 participants. Speaking at the Global Business Forum Latin America 2018, Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, said while Dubai is the centre for the Middle East, Africa and India, Panama plays the same role in
  • No increase in UAE federal fees for next three years

       March 1, 2018     
    Public services fees in the UAE will not be increased for a period of three years, the UAE Vice-President announced on Wednesday. "We decided not to increase the federal fees during the next three years to restore the economic and social stability of the state and to support our industrial and commercial sectors and attract more foreign investments," said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bi
  • UAE, Latin America keen to expand trade ties

       February 28, 2018     
    The UAE and Latin America (LatAm) have strong potential to further expand trade and investment ties in the fields of agriculture, energy, technology and other sectors in order to reach a wider consumer base in Asia, Africa and Americas, top officials said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Global Business Forum Latin America 2018, Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, said while Dubai is th
  • New mosque in Ajman with 1k capacity opened

       February 28, 2018     
    A new mosque was inaugurated at Al Bustan area in Ajman on Saturday with a capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 worshippers. Al Shafie Mosque, which was built at a cost of Dh4.7 million, has an area of 1,457 sqm, according to a senior official at the Dar Al Ber Society. Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, executive director of Dar Al Ber, said the new mosque, donated by philanthrop
  • Strong winds stop Dubai school's efforts to create Guinness record

       February 27, 2018     
    Attempting to set a Guinness World Record, one Dubai school had four failed attempts while trying to make the world's largest picture mosaic formed by people, due to the heavy winds in the emirate on Sunday. Even though the crowd was blown away by how 5,400 youngsters at The Kindergarten Starters came together to form a picture mosaic of the late UAE found
  • Over 9,500 vehicles recalled in UAE, some due to fire risk

       February 27, 2018     
    More than 9,500 vehicles of 2016 and 2018 models have been recalled in the UAE by different automobile manufacturers due to technical defects, including risk of fire in some models. Al-Futtaim Motors, distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, has recalled 9,332 Hilux and 41 Prius vehicles of 2016 manufacturing year due to airbag problems. "The sub
  • Dubai gets world's biggest Mickey Mouse floral structure

       February 26, 2018     
    To mark the 90th anniversary of Disney's first character, Dubai Miracle Garden constructed the world's biggest Mickey Mouse floral sculpture that was unveiled on Sunday. The sculpture, which is Disney's first character floral display in the Middle East, stands at 18 meters long and consists of almost 100,000 plants and flowers, weighing about 35 tonnes. Th
  • Galaxy S9 unveiled; pre-orders start in UAE

       February 26, 2018     
    Samsung Electronics finally unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones, making good on the hype it generated - plus also putting out a direct challenge to one feature pioneered by its biggest rival. DJ Koh, president and head of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division, kicked off the event preluding the Mobile World Congress in Bar
  • Sheikh Mohammed launches second Dh1m 'Arab Hope Makers' award

       February 25, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the second round of the Dh1 million Arab Hope Makers award, the largest Arab initiative dedicated to celebrating philanthropic efforts. The initiative seeks to honour and promote the people who spread hope, and who encompass the
  • UAE improves ranking among world's most powerful passports

       February 25, 2018     
    The UAE moved up three places, standing at rank 22 in the list of the top 25 most powerful passports in the world. The UAE is the highest-ranking Arab country in the Gulf and in the Middle East and North African regions, in the Global Passport Power Index by Arton Capital. UAE passport holders get visa free entry into 138 countries - as compared to Singapo

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