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  • 43 girl students win Sheikha Fatima Excellence Award, scholarships

       May 8, 2018     
    As many as 43 exceptional female students were given the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence and received a year's scholarship. The awards were launched by Gems Education in 2005 and
  • Sheikh Mohammed 1000 Guineas Stakes race

       May 7, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, watched on Sunday the 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course. On Saturday, His Highness attended the 2000 Guineas
  • UAE most connected country in the region

       May 7, 2018     
    The UAE has been rated first in the Middle East and North Africa and 23rd worldwide in the Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2018 released by Huawei. Despite slipping 1 place in the ranking, the report noted that the broadband market in the UAE is one of the most advanced both regionally and globally. Comparing last year's score, fixed broadband affordability continues to increase by 1 po
  • Sheikh Mohammed announces up to Dh50,000 salary bonus in Dubai

       May 6, 2018     
    In conjunction with The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's decision, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has also announced a salary bonus for all government employees in Dubai. Beneficiaries will receive up to a maximum amount of Dh50,000 and a minimum of Dh5,000 to be
  • Dubai Students' Smart Parking app wins Company of the Year Award

       May 5, 2018     
    Ten student company teams from Emirati schools were shortlisted to take part in an entrepreneurial competition organised by Injaz UAE, one of the world's largest non-profit business education
  • Dubai-Kuwait ranked among 'World's 20 busiest routes'

       May 5, 2018     
    The Dubai-Kuwait route has been ranked 9th among the 'World's 20 Busiest Routes', according to a study by air travel intelligence firm OAG Aviation. The results were based on frequency in the 12 months between March 2017 and February 2018 with 15,332 flights and more than 2.7 million passengers carried. It is the busiest route in the entire Middle East and Africa region. Emirate
  • UAE government reveals Ramadan 2018 public sector hours

       May 3, 2018     
    The UAE government has revealed the public sector working hours for the month of Ramadan. Employees will work from 9am to 2pm and have been urged to be punctual during the important period. The hours for private sector workers have not yet been announced. Ramadan is an important time in the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims fast (also known as
  • Dubai powering UAE's growth

       May 3, 2018     
    The UAE non-oil economy is set for a strong rebound with a projected growth of 2.8 per cent in 2018 and 3.3 per cent in 2019 after a slowdown to 1.9 per cent last year, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. Jihad Azour, director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department, said Dubai would be a key driver of the resilience with its no
  • Get children to develop reading habit early, says UAE counsellor

       May 3, 2018     
    Parents should instil in their children good values and positive habits, like reading, at an early age to develop their personalities and to contribute to the community, said a UAE counsellor. At a discussion entitled 'Read and Rise' on Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's final day, Khalifa Al Mehrazi, a social counsellor, said that effective reading skill
  • UAE works with countries to ensure labour rights: Minister

       May 2, 2018     
    The UAE continues to work closely with countries of labourers' origin to improve protection to workers who are at the risk of abuse beyond borders, a UAE minister said after launching a report that highlighted the UAE's improvement in labour welfare and domestic law. Nasser Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the ministry is

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