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  • Free entry for 2 companions of people of determination in Dubai parks

       November 15, 2017     
    Dubai: Companions of people of determination (those with special needs) will now be able to enter public parks in Dubai for free, Dubai Municipality announced on Tuesday. Two persons accompanying people of determination will be exempted from paying the entry fee at some of the facilities belonging to the municipality, the civic body said in a press release. The facilities includ
  • New bridge to ease Dubai-Sharjah traffic

       November 14, 2017     
    The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is building a major bridge in Sharjah's Al Beda area at a cost of Dh200 million. The major project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year. Ahmed Al Hammadi, manager of roads department at the ministry, said: "The bridge consists of six lanes on the Emirates Road and three lanes on the Sharjah-Mleiha Road." The bridge wil
  • First hijab-wearing Barbie to hit shelves

       November 14, 2017     
    New York: American group Mattel unveiled its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll Monday in honour of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Mohammad, who in 2016 became the first American Olympian to wear a headscarf while competing. The doll, part of the toymaker’s “Sheroes” collection, is dressed in fencing gear as well as the hijab. It will be on sale online from 2018, a spokes
  • DIFC gears up for boom in finance

       November 14, 2017     
    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is well positioned to support the expected boom in aviation finance required for the rapid growth of air travel forecast over the next 20 years. DIFC is the leading centre for aviation finance in MEASA. The International Air Transport Associatio
  • Upcoming Hollywood and Bollywood movies in 2017 & 2018

       November 13, 2017     
    Here is the list of Upcoming Hollywood and Bollywood Movies 2017,2018. These motion pictures are the ones to keep an eye out for. This list is liable to changes as it relies upon control accreditation and makers. The following is the Bollywood and Hollywood Movies 2017,2018 date-book this is an inadequate list and will be refreshed as the year passes by. List of Upcoming Hollyw
  • UAE leaders hail Tunisia, Morocco on World Cup qualification

       November 12, 2017     
    North African nations Morocco and Tunisia took contrasting routes Saturday as they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They'll join Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal as the continent's five representatives at next year's tournament in Russia. Morocco sealed its place by winning in Ivory Coast 2-0 in what was a straight shootout for the place from Group C. Tunisia secured the draw it ne
  • Dubai Airshow show to hit traffic on these roads

       November 12, 2017     
    Expect heavy traffic delay in roads leading to Al Maktoum International Airport due to the Dubai Airshow 2017, which opened on Sunday and set to end on Thursday, November 16. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA, urged motorists to use Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Yalayis Street to avoid expected delays on Emirates Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Jebel Ali Lehbab, in the vicinity of
  • UAE ready to become world's future capital

       November 11, 2017     
    The UAE has what it takes to become the world's future capital, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. "It has kept pace with technology and made life easier for people as the world enters its next phase of growth, the Fourth Industrial Revolution," he said. The future is easy to forecast when countries e
  • 50 years of bringing Indians together

       November 11, 2017     
    Abu Dhabi: An Indian social organisation in the capital has been successfully representing India’s diversity in its true form during the past 50 years. “Our organisation represents a miniature of India in the UAE,” Joy Thomas John, honorary president of the Indian Social and Cultural Centre (ISC), told Gulf News on Thursday on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebra
  • Dubai records 7.5% rise in tourists in first 9 months of 2017

       November 9, 2017     
    Dubai is successfully marching towards its goal of achieving 20 million tourists by the year 2020, as latest data showed a 7.5 per cent growth in tourist arrivals in the first nine months of 2017. The emirate is on track for another record year in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. Strong growth is being witnessed in Indian and Chinese visitors. Dubai Tourism figures released on Tuesday

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