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  • Dubai Frame, Dubai Safari ticket prices revealed

       November 9, 2017     
    Ticket prices for entering the Dubai Safari and the Dubai Frame, two of Dubai's most awaited landmarks, have been announced. Entry tickets to the Dubai Frame will cost Dh50 for adults, while children will have to pay Dh30. To enjoy the Dubai Safari, adults will have to pay Dh50-85, while tickets for children will cost Dh20-30, depending on the experience they choose. Access to D
  • Write a word, share the happiness

       November 7, 2017     
    I am smart, I am brilliant, I am cool, I am beautiful, say the notes on the wall. No matter the message, each post is lovingly written on a colourful sticker and pasted on the 'I AM Word Wall' at the Sharjah International Book Fair. Organised by Happy Home Nursery, the wall encourages students to expand their vocabulary, and contribute to other visitors' understanding of new ideas and t
  • Solution to JLT's parking woes; over 2,000 parking slots to open

       November 7, 2017     
    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise and master developer of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district in Dubai. The agreement underscores RTA's commitment to cement relationship with developers in Dubai aiming to achieve an integrated traffic system and promote the use of mass transit systems in the Emirate. The Agreement calls for m
  • BoE sees slower growth without the Brexit deal

       November 6, 2017     
    Britain's economy will grow more slowly in the short term if the country fails to secure a future trading deal with the European Union after Brexit, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Sunday. Asked in an interview with ITV television if Britain's economy would take a hit if there is no Brexit deal. Carney said: "In the short term, without question, if we have materially less a
  • What to do when you can't pay your Dubai medical bills

       November 6, 2017     
    In the unfortunate event that you are unable to pay your medical bills in Dubai because of a personal financial crisis, the Dubai Health Authority has put in place a special service to bail you out. Under the Musaada programme, patients need to file an application with the DHA, explaining their case and seek help. The authority, after vetting the case, helps to clear the medical bills o
  • Dubai girl publishes book, donates proceeds to charity

       November 5, 2017     
    It's never too late or too early to pin words down on paper, or at least that's what nine-year-old Justina Jibin proved as she launched her debut novel. Jibin, who has been writing since she was seven, launched her book 'My Imaginary World', a collection of three poems and nine stories, during the Sharjah International Book Fair. If that's not inspirational enough, the fourth gr
  • RTA launches new service for vehicles in free zones

       November 4, 2017     
    DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new service for requesting permits for elongated and used vehicles and others operating within free zones with the aim of delivering enhanced services. The RTA has also launched an online self-service through its website enabling operators of limousines to apply online for registering vehicles and tracking their applications
  • HSBC profits up five-fold to $4.6 billion

       November 4, 2017     
    Profits at banking giant HSBC leapt five fold in the third quarter to $4.6 billion, the company said on Monday, as business booms in Asia and a huge restructuring drive bears fruit. The massive jump in pre-tax profits came weeks after a new chief executive was unveiled as part of a management overhaul that has seen the London-based behemoth roar back from costly write downs. Joh
  • Diff 2017: 11 films join Cinema of the World

       November 2, 2017     
    Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) has added 11 new titles to its Cinema of the World category, featuring critically-acclaimed documentaries such as My Generation and Oscar frontrunners such as Darkest Hour. Darkest Hour: Joe Wright opens up a fraught six-month window into the 1940s. The fall of France is forthcoming. Britain faces its darkest hou
  • Canada to welcome 1m immigrants in 3 years

       November 2, 2017     
    Ottawa: Canada will boost immigration to one million over the next three years with a plan that “will guarantee” the country’s future prosperity, its immigration minister announced Wednesday. The number of immigrants will be increased to at least 310,000 next year, and continue growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, said Immigration Minister Ahmad Hussen, who

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