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  • 40 job vacancies up for grabs at Dubai's RTA

       August 6, 2018     
    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has invited Emirati graduates to be part of the second edition of 'Tamkeen with RTA' programme. The authority, in a tweet, said: "40 Emirati graduates will have a chance to be part of the second edition of 'Tamkeen with RTA'. If you are a local graduate seeking a job for the past year, don't miss the opportunity to send your CV to tamkeen
  • Saudi Arabia freezes trade relations with Canada

       August 6, 2018     
    Manama: Saudi Arabia said it was freezing all new trade and investment relations with Canada and declared the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh as persona non grata, giving him 24 hours to leave the kingdom. Riyadh also recalled its ambassador to Canada for consultations and stressed it retained its right to take further action, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday
  • 18-year-old Saudi gamer wins Fifa eWorld Cup final and $250,000

       August 5, 2018     
    Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Aldossary saw off Belgian adversary Stefano Pinna 4-0 on aggregate in the two-legged Fifa eWorld Cup Grand Final on Saturday to walk away $250,000 richer. The 18-year-old gamer, who competes as 'MSDossary', also collected an invitation t
  • WhatsApp new video, call feature goes live

       August 4, 2018     
    Dubai: WhatsApp users around the world have a reason to rejoice this week with the new feature allowing voice and video group calls just rolled out. The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that its millions of subscribers worldwide can now get in touch with their friends and family in a group video or voice chat. The feature went live on Tuesday on the iPhone and Android vers
  • RAK government employees to get early salary for Eid Al Adha

       August 4, 2018     
    In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and the monitoring of Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, the employees of the Government of Ras al-Khaimah will receive their monthly salary early, before Eid Al Adha. Dr. Mohammed Abdulatif Khalifa, Director-Gen
  • Free ice-cream in Dubai, Abu Dhabi for two weeks

       August 2, 2018     
    Summer is here - and so is the ice-cream man! To escape the blistering temperatures, Dubai Parks and Resorts is giving out as many as 2,000 free ice creams to kids and families in select neighbourhoods across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for two weeks, until August 13.
  • Imran Khan invites Aamir Khan, Kapil Dev to Pakistan for PM oath ceremony

       August 2, 2018     
    Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has invited Bollywood star Aamir Khan and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Wednesday. The development came after PTI leaders met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to discuss which foreign dignitaries could be invited to the PTI chief's ce
  • India eye perfect start to English summer in home team's 1000th Test

       August 1, 2018     
    Birmingham: India will aim for a bright start to the gruelling and testing five-match Test series against hosts England when the first match begins at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Wednesday. India
  • Two long weekends for UAE residents in 2018

       July 31, 2018     
    2017 was really the 'year of long weekends' with more than five when the year started. Although we have the same public holidays this year, 2018 doesn't have as many days off, since most holidays will fall on weekends. Arafat Day + Eid Al Adha combined (3 days off + weekend) August 21 or 22 This one is almost definite as Arafat Day is expected to fall on a Tuesday. Ara
  • Alert: First 1,000 customers to ‘shop for free’ at this mall today

       July 31, 2018     
    Early-bird shoppers at City Centre Deira today have the chance to win instant rewards of Dh200. No draws. Just shop and win right away. Back by demand during the final week of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the first 1,000 visitors who shop at any two stores at City Centre Deira during 'Shop for Free Tuesday' on July 31 will get the equivalent of what they have spent as a Mall

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