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  • UAE retail: Think outside the cart

       December 12, 2017     
    After a challenging 2017, retailers across the Middle East have expressed their confidence in the region's retail sector, and are re-focusing their efforts on providing shoppers with unique and memorable experiences. Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, CEO of Cityland Group, noted that shopping is a lifestyle activity, and is very much a part of the UAE culture. "People love to go out and sp
  • FNC speaker wins parliamentarian award

       December 12, 2017     
    The Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) has honoured Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), with the Parliamentarian Excellence Award in the Presidents of Arab Parliaments category. The award honours Dr Al Qubaisi as the “first female leader of a parliament in the [UAE] and the Arab world’”, celebrating her achievements on a national, regi
  • Khalifa Port set to become first in Gulf able to handle some of world’s largest ships

       December 10, 2017     
    Abu Dhabi: Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company outside oil and gas, has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling th
  • Celebrating 'Letters to Andy Warhol' in Dubai

       December 10, 2017     
    For the first time in the Middle East, 'Letters to Andy Warhol,' an exhibition uncovering rarely-seen letters and artwork from the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum, is now open to the public at the Dubai Design District (D3) until December 16. The artwork includes five pieces by Warhol himself, showcasing his intimate connection to the worlds of fashion, music, media, art and celebrit
  • UAE's largest charity cake sale at Mall of the Emirates

       December 9, 2017     
    A tradition established twelve years ago in Dubai has returned to the emirate in a bigger way and has the noble cause of charity attached to it. Friday marked the return of the UAE's largest charity cake sale at the Mall of the Emirates - in partnership with Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates - that is expected to raise more than Dh100,000 for charity. The 750-meter long stollen chari
  • Diff 2017: 5 films to watch on December 9

       December 9, 2017     
    Shock and Awe A thriller with a stellar cast, Shock and Awe portrays the line of events leading up to the Iraq invasion of 2003 focusing on the relationships between the government, media and other parties at the time. Genre: Drama/Thriller Cast: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Tommy Lee Jones, Rob Reiner, Jessica Biel Language: English Watch it at: Mad
  • New fees for vehicle registration, licensing in UAE

       December 7, 2017     
    Buying, selling and owning a car in the UAE has just got a little pricier for residents across the country. Following the implementation of a new unified federal decree on December 1, the fees for nearly all vehicle-related services have now increased - with some nearly doubling in price. On October 4, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister
  • Hamdan launches Day for Dubai initiative

       December 7, 2017     
    Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Wednesday announced the launch of the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative. The initiative aims to both solidify social responsibility among its citizens, and reinforce the spirit of volunteerism. It encourages every resident to share the gift of their time by dedica
  • 9 Arabic words you should learn when you visit Dubai

       December 6, 2017     
    The UAE is one of the most demographically diverse countries in the world, and people from across the globe come to UAE to work, study, or enjoy a vacation. While English, Urdu, Hindi and Malayalam are widely spoken in the country, it's always good to learn some Arabic words, given the country's vast Arab population. UAE citizens have their own collection of words that have evol
  • Why NRIs opt for UAE loans?

       December 6, 2017     
    Most of the expats when they land in the UAE dream of owning a big house, a car and a business that can support them for the rest of their lives in their home countries. Many of them - with an average middle class income - opt for loans which they remit to meet their financial objectives. Out of over eight million expats in the UAE, there are approximately 2.8 million Non-Resident India

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