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Dubai Dubai has ranked first in the Arab world and fifth globally in the Global Power City Index GPCI 2021 issued by the Institute for Urban Strategies at the Mori Memorial Foundation in Japan The cultural interaction criterion measures the performance of cities in terms of leadership tourist attra


Dubai As major sales and discounts are sweeping across Dubai this weekend residents are rushing to shop smart after the pandemic triggered widespread pay cuts and job losses Shoppers are saving up to 90 per cent on fashion beauty products electronics and home décor as White Friday online sales and


Dubai Unescos declaration that the UAE National Day will be celebrated around the world as World Futures Day has reaffirmed the countrys futuristic vision ministers have said The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation Unesco unanimously adopted the decision on Thursday Coun


Kabul The United Arab Emirates UAE has reopened its embassy in the capital Kabul media reports said on Friday Prior to the Talibans takeover of Afghanistan in August most of the foreign embassies had closed their diplomatic mission in the country due to the escalating violence in the country After


Dubai The Dubai Police has taken all the hassle out of paying traffic fines and service fees Now residents can take advantage of several convenient channels to settle their dues instantly or at least in five minutes or lessSeveral methods of payment are available including instalment plans using cr


Abudhabi The UAE’s Ministry of Defence signed Dh523 billion worth of total contracts with global defence suppliers on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2021 Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh AlBalushi head of the Executive Directorate of Industries and Development of Defence Capabilities at th


Abudhahi The world’s first Warner Brosthemed hotel opens its doors to guests on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island today The hotel features one of the finest collections of Warner Bros archives and offers bundles of surprises Guests can find Bugs Bunny offering room service Daffy Duck awaiting them at restaura


Sharjah Based on the directives of the Sharjah Ruler Al Dhaid Municipality has confirmed that renting houses to noncitizens within residential neighbourhoods is strictly prohibited The decision by Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Member of Supreme Council is aimed at protecting the privacy o


Dubai Several Indian curriculum schools in the UAE have declared a one or twoday holiday to commemorate Diwali the traditional Indian festivals of lights GEMS Modern Academy stands out with the declaration of a threeday holiday beginning today right up to Thursday and followed by a twoday weekend I


Abudhabi The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi has announced that researchers spotted a rare whale in the emirates waters during a marine survey The presence of whales is an indicator of the health and quality of the emirates waters and the abundance of food within it the agency said on social media The


Abudhabi A 5yearold Egyptian student died in a road accident in Fujairah today morning October 24 The KG1 student died on the spot after he was run over by a speeding car while crossing the road to reach his school located in Sakmkam area Colonel Saleh AlDhanhani The Director of Traffic and Patrol


Dubai The BCCI introduced the allnew Billion Cheers jersey for the Indian team ahead of the upcoming ICC Mens T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman Team India unveiled the new jersey on social media featuring skipper Virat Kohli along with the likes of Rohit Sharma KL Rahul Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra J


New Delhi The gifts handed over to former US President Donald Trump and his team by the super wealthy Saudi royal family have turned out to be fakes Trump and his team were gifted luxurious robes allegedly made of cheetah and tiger fur In addition to the furs Saudis gave other expensive gifts inclu


New Delhi In a bizarre development Iran has banned TV makers from depicting women eating pizza on screen and men serving tea to women in workplaces  As per IranWire report women cannot be shown consuming any redcoloured beverages sandwiches or pizza Under new censorship guidelines women on TV canno


Dubai The historical event will be held at La Perle in Al Habtoor City Dubai The Miss Universe UAE has appointed members of the council to prepare the event and the winner for the global pageant The applications and casting for Miss Universe UAE will begin from today October 7 and can be done throu


Dubai The United Arab Emirates has issued more than 500 Golden Visas to doctors in the capital Abu Dhabi as part of “efforts to reinforce the emirate as an incubator of talent and honor the achievements of residents working the healthcare sector” the Abu Dhabi Media Office ADMO reported Wednesday “


Dubai The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe the latest project in the oilrich federation’s ambitious space program The project targets a 2028 launch with a landing in 2033 a


Oman Cyclone Shaheen had caused 11 deaths in Oman by Monday and people said towns in the northern Batinah region turned into rivers and lakes as hundreds of families were moved to shelters on the second day of the storm People living in the towns of Al Musannah Suwaiq Khaburah and Saham said wadis


Oman Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday prompting authorities to suspend flights to and from the capital Muscat and urge residents to evacuate coastal areas Two Asian workers were killed in a landslide that hit their housing area in an industrial zone as a result of the cyclone A c


Dubai The National Center of Meteorology NCM announced on Saturday evening that the tropical cyclone Shaheen is expected to hit the eastern coast of the UAE from Saturday October 2 with periods of high tide over low areas The NCM said it was expected that the movement of Tropical Cyclone Shaheen wi


Muscat The Oman government on Wednesday granted its longterm residency visa to United Arab Emirates UAE basedIndian radiologist and businessman Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath and Lulu group chairman and vicechairman of the Abu Dhabi chamber M A Yusuff Ali Deeply humbled and privileged to be one of t


A video shared by Address Sky View shows a glass skywalk several meters above the ground fixed to the side of a tower with its transparent floor giving an uninterrupted jawdropping view of the ground below The NEWEST most ADVENTUROUS and most DARING experience is coming to DownTownDubai the caption


Thiruvananthapuram As many as 49 Kerala based IT companies and startups will be participating in GITEX Global the annual technology event to be held in Dubai next month This will be the first physical international event for IT companies from Kerala after a gap of nearly two years since the emergenc


Abu Dhabi A Saudi woman made her husband’s baldness a reason to seek a divorce from him only two days after the wedding local media reported The woman said in her plea that she wanted a divorce as her husband concealed his baldness during and before their engagement by wearing a ghutra the traditio


Abu Dhabi As curtains go up in a few days in Dubai for the longawaited Expo 2020 the megaevent Visitors to the biggest event will be in for a surprise as they will be assisted by robots The world fair is expected to receive 25 million visits during its sixmonth period from October 1 and health safe


Jeddah The General Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia has informed that residents who left the country on reentry visas and failed to return before the visa expiry will be barred from entering the country for a period of three years Though the rule already exists it is crucial as many expats


Doha The ruling emir of Qatar whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the US withdrawal urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations against turning their backs on the countrys Taliban rulers Speaking from the podium of the UN General Assembly Tuesday Sheikh Tamim


Dubai The UAE is one of the leading countries in the world in promoting gender equality in various sectors of society and promoting equality in pay According to last years UN Human Development Report the UAE ranks first in the region in the gender discrimination index  The UAE is taking strong meas


Jiddah The Saudiled coalition said late on Thursday that it thwarted and destroyed four Houthi drones packed with explosives and a ballistic rocket fired in the direction of the southern Saudi city of Jazan A statement shared with the Saudi Press Agency said the kingdom takes operational measures t


Dubai Etihad Airways will offer 50 per cent off on air tickets purchased at a popup stand in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates from September 16 to 23 The stand is open daily from 10am to 10pm on weekdays and until midnight on weekendsLocated on the lower ground floor of Mall of the Emirates the stand o


Dubai The second leg of the Indian Premier League IPL 2021 will witness the return of fans inside the stadiums in UAE confirmed the IPL in a statement on Wednesday The VIVO Indian Premier League IPL 2021 resumes with the fivetime champions and current title holders Mumbai Indians taking on threetim


Dubai UAE residents will enjoy two more long weekends for the remainder of 2021This year has been a year of long breaks for the people of UAE with the first longweekend marked in May on the eve of Eid Al Fitr when residents had fiveday break from May 11 to 15 The last long weekend arrived in July d


Dubai The UAE will lift its restrictions on entry for fully vaccinated residents from Sunday On Friday the United Arab Emirates said that it will allow the return of those vaccinated fully with WHOapproved Covid19 jabs and holding valid residence visas from 15 nations previously on the suspended lis


RIYADH The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed raising the capacity of Umrah performers to 70000 pilgrims per day It emphasized that this number of foreign and domestic pilgrims will be allowed to perform the pilgrimage on a daily basis and this is in total compliance with the coronavirus prec


Artificial intelligence AI will smoothen the government operations and also accelerate the pace of developments of all the governments as AI’s role increases and becomes more mainstream say public and private executives “It’s going to be interesting how artificial intelligence will react on smoothi


In a push to boost the economy the United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced a massive plan to ease stringent residency rules for expatriates as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract foreign residents and capital Generally foreigners are only given limited visas tied to their employ


KUWAIT CITY Air India Express is awaiting approval from the Indian Civil Aviation Authority CAA to launch direct flights to Kuwait and has not yet started booking tickets or announcing ticket prices  At the same time the notice said that passengers should not be deceived by the fake advertisements


Sharjah Consul General Aman Puri has said that Dubai will be the largest expo in the history of the expo He added that with the change in travel restrictions a significant number of Indians will flock to the expo  He was speaking to the media while inaugurating the second anniversary celebrations o


Riyadh The first female recruits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graduated from the armed forces women’s cadre training center on Wednesday The graduation ceremony marked the first time in the kingdom’s history that women begin serving in frontline positions The Saudi ministry of defense on Thursday


Dubai The Kuwaiti Public Prosecution has fined a Kuwaiti citizen KD200 665 for telling his son you are donkey local media reported The boy is said to have filed a case against his father after the latters foulmouthed outburst While being interrogated the man admitted to calling his son a donkey It


Bahrain Air bubble services between India and Bahrain are being expanded There will be more daily flights to Bahrain from September 15 Booking airlines for new services have begun The number of Air India and Air India Express flights from Delhi to Bahrain which used to operate twice a week will now


Dubai DEWA has installed 15 electric vehicle EV Green Charger stations at Expo 2020 Dubais pavilions Opportunity Sustainability and Mobility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has installed five Green Chargers at each pavilion enough to charge 30 electric vehicles simultaneously in addition to tw


Dubai The UAE has helped evacuate 30000 people from Afghanistan since the Taliban took control of Kabul a senior UAE official said on Thursday The United Arab Emirates and Qatar were instrumental in the evacuation flights of citizens of Western countries as well as interpreters journalists and othe


Ajman The first dose of the vaccine was given to tens of thousands of primary school students in Ajman The vaccine was given to children between the ages of three and 15 Authorities said no child had any side effects after the injection The Immunization Campaign for Children in Ajman was launched


Kuwait City Direct flights from India to Kuwait will resume on Thursday Permission to start international flights to Kuwait is from six countries including India came into effect on Tuesday The Kuwait Civil Aviation Authority has also issued new guidelines in this regard The notification has been i


No date has been set yet for resuming flights between Kuwait on the other hand and India Egypt and Pakistan on the other official said The DirectorGeneral of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA Yousef AlFawzan has called on the Cabinet to increase the passenger capacity for inbound commer


Bahrain The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities has always been on the right track when it comes to promoting tourism or restoration of cultural sites This time around blending technology into culture by introducing QR codes on sign boards of historical and cultural sites is a new initiati


Doha International recognition to Qatar for the Advance in Accelerated Covid Vaccination Procedures About 80 per cent of those in the country have received the covid vaccine After all Qatar is the highest percentage of the population which Ranked second in the world among countries for vaccination 


Mammootty and Mohanlal received Golden Visa from the UAE government This is the first time that Malayalam actors receive a Golden Visa The stars received the Golden Visa from Abu Dhabi Economic Development Department Chairman Mohammad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi He also mentioned the outstanding contr


Jiddah Professional licensing is mandatory for 16 professions in Saudi Arabia The new rule will be implemented by the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs Deputy Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing for regulating city operators Dr Ahmed Qattan revealed that the first phase


Abu Dhabi has updated its green list of destinations to include 29 countries according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi DCT The new list is effective from midnight UAE time on Thursday where travellers can visit the capital without having to quarantine The list is updated based


Dubai Kuwait lifts ban on Indian travelers due to Covid outbreak You can travel directly to Kuwait from August 22 The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting held yesterday Permission will be open to residence visa holders who have received the Kuwaitapproved vaccine The Pfizer Covshield Modena J


Kabul The UAE has granted asylum to President Ashraf Ghani and his family who fled the country after the Taliban captured Afghanistan The UAE says he and his family were granted asylum on humanitarian grounds But it is not clear where Ghani is now in the country Ghani who fled Afghanistan was not a


Manama The Saudiled military coalition carried out air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemens capital Sanaa and other regions after the group launched explosiveladen drones towards Saudi Arabia Speaking about the air strikes the coalition said that civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom are


Jiddah Saudi Arabias Health Ministry has said that only people who have been vaccinated against COVID19 will be allowed to attend the Haj this year local media reported However it did not mention the number of pilgrims that the Kingdom would allow this year Last year Saudi Arabia had banned arrivals


Dubai UAE is bringing a law with more rigorous penalties and jail terms for people who are using fake university degrees and academic certificates for jobs in the country The Federal National Council FNC passed the federal draft law laying down the penalties which include fines ranging from Dh30000


Kuwait has said that it will suspend entry for noncitizens for two weeks from February 7 amid rising coronavirus cases in the country Immediate relatives such as parents and children and accompanying domestic workers would be exempt from the entry ban an official statement read All those arriving in


Dubai The UAE government will offer citizenship to a select group of people UAE PM Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stated We adopted law amendments that allow grantingcitizenship to investors specialised talents professionals including scientists doctors engineers artists authors Authorities


The UK has said that it will be banning all direct flights to and from the United Arab Emirates UAE from Friday due to worries over the spread of the South African variant of coronavirus This shuts down the worlds busiest international airline route from Dubai to London Britain has also banned fligh


The Serum Institute of India SII will supply Saudi Arabia with 30 lakh AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses in about a week priced at 525 ₹383 each CEO Adar Poonawalla said We continue to support AstraZeneca wherever they need it Were happy to do so he added SII is also supplying 15 lakh doses at the s


Jiddah Preclinical studies on the first Saudi vaccine against COVID19 have been completed Professor of epidemiology Dr Iman Almansour who heads the team of researchers working on the vaccine at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations IRMC affiliated with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Uni


Saudi Arabia the worlds top oil producer on Sunday announced the launch of an ecocity with zero cars zero streets and zero carbon emissions The 170 kilometrelong development called The Line will be part of the 500 billion project called Neom Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said The infrastructure w


Yemen At least 22 people were killed and over 50 wounded in an attack which was captured live on camera on Yemens Aden airport on Wednesday There was at least one explosion shortly after a plane carrying the wartorn countrys newly formed government arrived A second explosion was heard around Maasheq


After Bahrain Saudi Arabia has become the second Gulf country to approve the use of COVID19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech the state media reported on Thursday The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said it would analyse each vaccine shipment to ensure quality standards before us


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has thanked Bahrain for taking special care of the Indian diaspora during the coronavirus pandemic Jaishankar who is on a twoday visit to Bahrain on Wednesday met with Bahrains PM Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Appreciated his warm sentiments towards Indiaa


Dubai The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslimmajority countries including Pakistan Iran and Syria Reuters reported quoting a document issued by a stateowned business park The decision has been taken over security concerns sources told Reuters Applicatio


Dubai UAEs Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter to share a picture as he received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine Were proud of our teams whove worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in UAE he wrote In September the UAE had approved a Chinese coronavirus


Doha Qatar on Wednesday apologised after authorities stripsearched and medically examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia after a newborn was found dead at the airport in Doha Qatar said that it has launched an investigation into the incident that took place on October 2 E


Dubai The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has expressed its condolences on the death of Ibrahim Al Abed who passed away at the age of 78 on Tuesday morning Al Abed was a prominent figure in the UAE media sector and the Founder of the Emirates News Agency WAM His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid


Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Police decided to stop the movement of trucks heavy vehicles and buses from driving on the internal and external roads of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the formation of fog until the visibility clears It explained that this measure contributes to enhancing traffic safety in or


Saudi Arabias General Authority of Civil Aviation has suspended travel to and from India Brazil and Argentina due to the rising number of COVID19 cases This includes any person who has been to the three countries 14 days prior to their arrival in the kingdom Passengers who have official government i


Riyadh Russia has reached an agreement in principle to conduct clinical trials of its controversial coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates according to the head of its sovereign wealth fund The Russians are working with a pharmaceutical company in the kingdom and


Riyadh Saudi Arabias 84yearold ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to a hospital in the countrys capital Riyadh for medical tests due to inflammation of the gall bladder Saudi Press Agency said on Monday The statement said the 84yearold monarch is being tested at the King Faisal Specia


UAE authorities have launched an investigation into the seizure of gold worth ₹15 crore at a Kerala airport from a diplomatic cargo addressed to its ConsulateGeneral The culprits who not only committed a major crime but also sought to tarnish the reputation of the UAE mission in India will not be sp


Riyad Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic The guidelines were announced on Monday as Saudi authorities prepare to


Dubai A 28yearold Kerala engineer in Dubai who supported his pregnant wife to file a petition in Supreme Court for early repatriation from UAE died in his sleep Nithin Chandran was under treatment for high blood pressure and had a heart condition Chandran stayed back in Dubai after sending his wife


Saudi Arabia made some of the biggest price increases for crude exports in at least two decades doubling down on its strategy to bolster the oil market after OPEC producers extended historic output cuts The steepest jump will hit July exports to Asia state producer Saudi Aramco’s largest regional ma


Abu Dhabibased fund Mubadala Investment Company Mubadala will invest Rs 909360 crore in Jio Platforms for 185 equity stake on a fully diluted basis This is the sixth megadeal for Reliance Jio over the past six weeks  Mubadala’s investment at an equity value of Rs 491 lakh crore and an enterprise va


Dubai Dubai on Wednesday opened the shopping malls with full capacity following weeks of restrictions and curfews imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic The Dubai Government on Tuesday night issued a directive allowing all malls and offices in the emirate to return to full operating


Contact tracing apps have the potential to slow the spread of COVID19 But without proper security safeguards some fear they could put users’ data and sensitive info at risk


Mumbai Bank of Baroda is seeking to recover loans worth more than 250 million from NMC founder BR Shetty and his companies and an Indian court has barred him and his wife from selling or transferring some properties while it hears the case a court document showed The 16 properties in several Indian


Dubai During Diwali festivities in Dubai the citys police band played the Indian national anthem and a video of the performance is going viral As the band played the anthem the crowd gathered in the arena sang along and cheered as the performance ended The Diwali celebrations also included special f


Saudi Arabia on Wednesday appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud who has diplomatic experience in Western countries as foreign minister Prince Faisal had served for the last several months as ambassador to Germany and earlier as a political adviser at the Washington embassy Outgoing foreign mini


Riyadh Thirtyfive pilgrims have been killed in a traffic accident in Saudi Arabia after a bus collided with another vehicle on Wednesday the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting a police spokesman The accident happened on Hijra road 170 km from Madinah near the village of AlAkhal around 7pm when the


The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom’s defenses after the Sept 14 attack on its oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran The large deployment includes fighter squadrons an air expediti


DUBAI Two missiles have struck an oil tanker owned by National Iranian Oil Company setting it ablaze off the Saudi port city of Jeddah Iranian state media said The tanker suffered heavy damage and is leaking oil into Red Sea it added Tensions have been high between Iran and Saudi since an attack on


Trump said in a White House statement that alAsiri a Saudiborn militant with al Qaeda’s Yemen branch who was known for his ability to create hardtodetect bombs was killed in 2017 in a United States counterterrorism operation in Yemen US officials said last year they were confident alAsiri had been


Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday it will allow women in the ultraconservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms The move is the latest in a series of measures aimed at increasing the rights of women in the kingdom even as rights g


Abu Dhabi Staff at Abu Dhabi Airport have been left in shock after a man with a passport saying he is 123 years old walked through the terminal Swami Sivanandas passport says that he was born on August 8 1896 in Behala India Mr Sivananda had been travelling from Kolkata to London with Ethihad Airway


DUBAI Saudi Arabia is working to remove Sudan from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism a Saudi foreign ministry tweet said on Sunday The tweet followed a meeting in Riyadh between King Salman and the head of Sudan’s transitional sovereign council Abdel Fattah alBurhan and prime mi


Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a new tourist visa regime to attract holidaymakers Women including Saudis are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves in a break with p


Hazzaa AlMansoori the first astronaut to visit the International Space Station from the United Arab Emirates safely returned to Earth after an eightday stay on Thursday AlMansooris stay covered 128 orbits of Earth and a journey of about 50 lakh kilometres NASA revealed NASA astronaut Nick Hague and


Sheikh Mohamed bin ZayedAlNahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on Thursday tweeted that the UAE has awarded PM Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal The medal the UAEs highest civilian honour awarded to kings presidents and heads of states was conferred


Dubai The UAE on Friday projected New Zealand PM Jacinda Arderns image on the Burj Khalifa the worlds tallest structure in Dubai The picture shows Ardern hugging a victims family member UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also thanked the New Zealand Prime Minister for the since


A Tamil man who was facing the death penalty in Kuwait for murder had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment by the government after his family managed to raise the Rs 30 lakh compensation or ‘blood money’ to pay the victim’s family Athimuthu who was on death row hails from Thanjavar district o


Israeli muslims will not be able to reach Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage because of a change in passport regulations made by Saudi Arabia The new rules close a loophole that allowed passage from Israel which does not have diplomatic relations with the Saudi kingdom home to Islam’s two holiest


Dubai Pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and his messages were beamed on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to mark his birth anniversary on Tuesday “Delighted that we are celebrating one of the tallest personalities the world has seen” Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said Indian embassies had arranged LE


Jeddah Saudi Arabia King Salman on Tuesday inaugurated a 67 billion euro hughspeed rail linking the two holiest cities in Islam part of efforts to boost tourism revenues as the country seeks to shed dependence on oil exports The 450km Haramain Railway connecting Mecca and Madina with the Red Sea co


Qatar has officially made permanent residency an option for a limited number of foreigners a landmark development in the energyrich Gulf Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani issued a decree allowing a maximum of 100 expatriates to gain permanent residency each year giving them access to a generous w


Saudi Arabia prosecutors have said they will punish online satire that mocks provokes or disrupts public order religious values and public morals The kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has drawn harsh criticism from rights groups over the targeting of human rights activists and poli


A shop in Kuwait has been shut down for sticking fake eyes on fish to make them look fresher A video shared on social media by Kuwaiti newspaper Al Bayan showed a woman peeling the eyes off the fish revealing the less aesthetically pleasing reality underneath Reacting to it a Twitter user wrote Neve


After Marvel’s Black Panther first film and Rajinikanth’s Kaala first Indian film Akshay Kumar’s Gold has become the first Bollywood film to secure a release in Saudi Arabia Akshay today took to Twitter to share the news The story of Indias first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom


Dubai UAE Ambassador Ahmed Al Banna said there has not been any official announcement about the amount of UAEs aid to floodhit Kerala yet It is not yet final It has not been announced he said after Kerala CM said that UAE has pledged ₹700 crore for the state The Centre and Kerala government are deba


Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Tuesday that it would stop issuing new visas to Qatari nationals escalating measures against Qatar more than a year into a diplomatic row Bahrain cited Qatars hostile behaviour for its decision and said the action was to stop the actions of the Qatari authorities


Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj something Riyadh denies saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca Saudi Arabia has denied Qatars allegations that it shut down an electronic system used by travel agencies to obt


Saudi Arabia is introducing free sleep pods for Hajj pilgrims in the city of Mina The free pods are part of new measures being rolled out this year in a bid to modernise the centuriesold practice of hajj It helps to reduce the size of the sleeping unit at crowded places A Saudi charity the Haji and


Dubai According to Reports disrespecting woman in UAE ends up in  with a fine of Dh 10000 Whosoever attempts to disgrace a female by words or by deeds in a public street or frequented place shall be punished by detention for a period not exceeding one year and by a fine not exceeding Dh10000 or by


Dubai UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan orders the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief to people affected by flash floods in India According to the Presidents instructions the committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent ERC and will include represe


Dammam A flight School In Saudi Arabia is opening its doors for women following the end of a decades long driving ban in the deeply conservative Muslim country where many social restrictions are easingOxford Aviation Academy a leading trainer and recruiter has already received applications from hund


A woman was arrested for hugging singer Majid Al Mohandis at a concert in Saudi Arabia A video shows her running towards the stage and hugging Majid while security personnel attempt to pull her off him She was later escorted out of the concert venue by security personnel A Public Prosecutor is consi


Dubai In the world level police system dubai police have a special appearance and credibility to give best services to the citizen there is no discrimination manner in any kind of services That is why the people most liked the dubai police Now dubai police providing Dh7 million aid for 1236 inmates


Strong winds in Ras Al Khaimah have landed a bed up on a lamp post in the Ghalilah area of the emirateThe bed seemed to be left outside one of the traditional houses in the areaSources at the Department of Public Works in Ras Al Khaimah said that they were alerted about the bed hanging from the lamp


Saudi Arabia will build churches for Christian worshippers for the first time in the countrys history according to reports The kingdom has signed a deal regarding the same with the Vatican The landmark decision is reportedly aimed at advocating secularity amid efforts by Saudi Arabia to modernise th


Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday of a vast entertainment resort that is at the heart of an ambitious strategy to open the economy and ease social restrictionsQiddiya is being built on a 334 square kilometre site making it 212 tim


Two Asian workers died when a massive mound of sand collapsed on them as they were digging a well in a residential zone in Ras Al Khaimah The Ras Al Khaimah Police and Civil Defence pulled out the bodies of the two men aged 25 and 28 from the collapsed well said Captain Mohamad Ali Al Nuaimi actin


De facto Saudi leader Crown prince Bin Salman has warned that Riyadh may go to war with regional nemesis Iran in the next 10 15 years if the international community fails to apply more sanctions pressure on TehranThe Crown Prince had earlier said that the kingdom would develop a nuclear bomb if  Ira


Saudi Arabia on Sunday shot down seven ballistic missiles fired by Yemens Houthi militia reports said At least one person was killed as debris from the destroyed missiles fell on the ground in Riyadh This is the first death in the Saudi capital since the Saudiled coalitions military campaign began i


Saudi Arabia has other international partners to work with if the US does not sign a potential deal on nuclear power technology over nuclear proliferation concerns the Kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid al Falih has said “If the US is not with us they will lose the opportunity to influence the program


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmaan has said that “only death” will stop him from ruling the kingdom in a wideranging  interview on the eve of his first official visit to United States “Only God knows how long one will live if one would live 50 years or not but if things go their norma


The  International happiness Day is observed on March 20 Travellers flying into Dubai were greeted by friendly  faces in their passports as well as in person A smiley face in red colour read “Welcome to the Happy UAE” in both Arabic and English Date March 20 was also inscribed on the righthand corn


Dubai has just become home to the region’s first YouTube Space The dedicated production space located in Dubai Studio City has been created to help nurture a local pool of talented social media creators Its introduction to Dubai marks the tenth such spot worldwide and it will be open to YouTube con


Hundred lucky tourists landing at the Dubai International Airport will get free taxi rides to their destinations as the Roads and Transport Authority RTA marks the internmational Day of Happiness on March 20 Tourists will also be given a chance to go kayaking for free at the Hatta Dam lake Some can


France issued an arrest warrant for the sister of Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman on suspicion of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a man at his Paris apartment sources close to the case said The arrest warrant which names princess Hassa bint Salman using a French spelling of her name Hussat


The Saudi Information Ministry on Monday said that divorced mothers can now retain custody of their children Saudi woman were earlier required to petition courts to win custody of children after divorce This comes as part of a series of social and economic reforms initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Moh


Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutors office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases the governments information office said in a statement on SundayThe move is intended to increase effectiveness and accelerate the process of comba


Dubai The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has launched a ‘Clothes for Good’ initiative to nurture the spirit of volunteering in the UAE community through nonconventional means Mouza Al Merri director of Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Corporate Administrative Support Services S


Infinity Middle East has issued a recall notice for its Q50 and Q60 models over an issue with the malfunction indicator light Following directives of Ministry of EconomicsDepartment of competition and Consumer Protection Infinity Middle East has announced the recall of some of its Q50 and Q60 model


Saudi Arabia bans dancing and swaying at Egyptian pop SensationTamer Hosny’s upcoming  concert later this monthaccording to reports The authorities reportedly said that dancing would annoy other attendees and distract them This comes amid attempts by the conservative kingdom to introduce reforms and


A rare speciallycommissioned Rolex GMTMaster featuring the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum VicePresident and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on its customised dial will make its debut at the upcoming Christies Dubai auction of Important Watches on March 23 The


A Dubai hotel is offering people a free onenight stay in what it claims is the worlds first social media suite The suite has a digital mirror social mediathemed furniture and amenities and a butler who is available through Facebook Messenger Those selected for the stay will receive complimentary mea


Riyadh  For the First time in the nation’s history Women in large numbers in Saudi Arabia’s women participated in all –female marathon The threekm–long marathon held in the eastern  province of alAhsa on Saturday saw around 1500 women participated in the run in different categories Mizna alNassar o


Oil was struck for the first time in Saudi Arabia on March 3 1938 by an Americanowned oil company The oil well located in Dhahran was later identified as the largest source of petroleum in the world The discovery transformed Saudi Arabias economy making it the largest producer and exporter of oil in


Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of State for Tolerance said that to understand the true meaning of tolerance people must be willing to open the books we havent read be willing to read books comprehe


Dubai Dubai Flag carrier Emirates is giving free baggage allowance to select destinations when you fly from the emirate to any of the countries under the promotion The promotion allows for an up to 20 extra kilos of checked baggage allowance to select destinations Their websites lists destinations


Saudi Arabias King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday reshuffled some of the kingdoms top military and ministerial posts to elevate younger officials in key economic and security areas A woman was named Deputy Labour Minister a rarity in the conservative kingdom while one of the new posts was given to p


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service in a historic move Saudi Arabias General Security division on Sunday allowed women aged between 25 and 35 to apply for the rank of soldier as part of the Vision 2030 social program launched by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Sa


Dubai UAE telecom operator du is revising its WiFi package options offering residents a chance to enjoy high – speed internet connection for as low as Dh10 The company announced  that in line with the revamp it will be running a  3 month  promotion  on its WiFi offering and users will not just ge


UAE The family of a man who was killed in a road accident that resulted from reckless driving will be paid blood money of Dh200000 in addition to Dh 50000 in damages for losing their relative the UAE’s top court has ruled The Asian man was killed in a road accident in one of northern emirates Polic


Long known for its ultraconservative valuesSaudi Arabian  kingdom has embarked on a wideranging programme of social and economic reforms driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman At a glitzy press conference in Riyadh General Entertainment Authority GEA chief Ahmad bin Aqeel alKhatib told reporters


Dubai to set its  first 3Dprinted villa in two months The technology would be used to build villas in a government housing programme as 3D printing will reduce construction costs and shorten delivery timeframes According to Dubais 3D Printing Strategy 25 per cent of all buildings in Dubai will be 3D


Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative as the kingdom pushes to expand a fastgrowing private sector The policy change announced by the Saudi government on Thursday also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that


 Dubai Dubai’s Roads and Transport  Authority launched the  tests of the world’s first autonomous pods at the World Government Summit on Sunday The autonomous pods – launched in cooperation with Next Future Transportation – designed to  travel short and medium distances in 20 kmph can be coupled to


Saudi Arabia Women should not be forced to wear long abaya robes in public says a top cleric Women in Saudi are currently required to wear abaya along with a headscarf when they are in public The cleric’s comments come following the introduction of several reforms in the kingdom to give women more


Dubai The new tallest hotel in the world is set to open in Dubai on  February 12 Monday The Gevora Hotel at 356 metres in height or 75 floors will overtake Business Bay’s JW Marriott Marquis by just one metre when it opens in Q1 this year Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade Centre area Gevora


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday witness the foundation stone laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE home to over 3 million people of Indian OriginPM Modi who is on a 3 Nation tour arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night where he held a wide range in talks wit


Riyadh  Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned the import of poultry products from India after a bird flu of fatal nature was reported recently Saudi said its ban was issued in accordance with the warning released by the World Organisation for Animal Health which reported that the virus killed nine birds i


For getting free WiFi there are certain steps to be followed by the users in the Free WiFi Zone  in  UAE The WiFi UAE is available and can be used by people owning WiFicapable devices within the WiFi UAE hotspots which is also available in other emirates But for getting access the user should select


Arab foreign ministers on Thursday called for the creation of a UNbacked multilateral mechanism to help revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians The appeal was issued at the end of a twoday meeting to discuss US President Donald Trumps December 6 recognition of occupied Jerusalem


Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri CommanderinChief of Dubai Police has praised the efforts of institutions and teachers for their efforts in improving  education and meet the growing demands of this society Al Marri stressed that the development of the security system whilst strengthening part


UAE The Central Board of Secondary Education’s CBSE preexam annual psychological counseling for students attempting the Grade 10 and 12 board exams will begin from February 1 and continue till April 13 this year This year students can avail preexam counseling as well as sessions after the exam to o


Abu Dhabi A new baggage policy is introduced by Abu Dhabibased Etihad Airways These changes include a simple baggage structure where from now onwards it will be based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked in Canada and US are excluded from this new policy Therefore the majority of m


Dubai Her highness Sheikh Hezza Bin Mohammed Al nahyan the mother of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on SundayThe Ministry of Presidential affairs issued the statement announcing her passing awayThe ministry has announced and official mourning for 3 days fr


Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal the Middle Easts richest person who has been under detention got released on Saturday The billionaire was being held at a fivestar hotel in Riyadh since November last year He was arrested along with more than 300 other suspects as part of Saudi Arabias crackdown on co


Kuwait The government in Kuwait will not impose any penalty on Indian workers Before this they were forced to illegally extend their stay due to nonpayment of salaries The government has granted an amnesty from January 29 to February 22 which allows the Indian workers to return home without the paym


UAE To simplify the application process UAE has launched a mobile app The app is mainly for Indians who are seeking work visas The app is currently available in Hindi and in English languages It is said that the app will be soon available in Malayalam also The UAE currently has three visa centres i


UAE In the Al Dafra region Abu Dhabi a young man saved the life of a man who has been chased to by an asian worker with knife Mohammed Abdullah Al Marri a man in his 20s has been honoured by the Abu Dhabu Police as he informed the police about the incident and stopped the person from stabbing the o


Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India has been announced as the guest speaker for this years World Government Summit According to Reports the threeday annual event in UAE will also see India as the guest country where it featured South Korea the US and Japan as guest countries in the previous ye


Dubai The  Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai claims that they had done the first roboticassisted knee surgery succesfully Two doctors Dr Ali Al Belooshi and Dr Saeed AlThani orthopaedic surgeons did this Al Rais a father of five kids and works as security officer at Silicon Oasis was the first pati


U A E According to Reports now the Super Markets in U A E is all set to welcome a new guest a bottled water with Vitamin D in it Thus the  United Arab Emirates UAE has introduced  the worlds first bottle of vitamin D This helps to reach Vitamin D that is available from sunlight among people through


This might be good news if you are a Dubai Islamic Bank DIB credit card holder and usually get caught in violating the traffic rules As per a memorandum of understanding between the Dubai Islamic Bank and the Dubai Police now if the traffic fine exceeds Dh 500 then the bank customers could pay the f


Uber is hiring its first female drivers in Saudi Arabia in preparation of Junes lifting of a driving ban on women the company has said Also they unveiled plans to open “onestopshop” facilities to recruit female drivers or “partners” as Uber calls them Abdullah AlMutairi the spokesperson for the Saud


For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia allowed women have attended mens soccer match as a part of reforms spearheaded by the kingdom’s crown prince Recently Saudi had allowed women to attend the football gameThis comes after Saudi women were allowed in a stadium for National Day celebrati


A Saudi private company opened the first car showroom for women only just 5 months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the Western Red Sea port city to allow women the freedom to choose their own cars before they reach the road Last


Around 40 people were injured Friday when a barrier collapsed at the gulf Cup final in Kuwait shortly after oman beat the United Arab Emirates on penalties to claim the titleSattam Al Saheli head of Communications for the 23rd Gulf Cup had initially told that 11 had been injured Some reported that b


Even the VAT implemented in the UAE has been approved by Gulf Cooperation Council GCC members in 2017 a few Gulf countries including Bahrain Kuwait and Oman delayed introducing the tax until 2019 The application of the selective tax on certain products will start by the middle of 2018 in Oman The pr


The National Centre of Meteorological shared notification about fog over few parts in the country It is said that there is a chance of fog formation and poor visibility of less than 500m at times over coastal and internal areas from 2 am till 9 am today The weather will be partly cloudy to clear to


The UAE defeated Iraq at 42 in the penalty shootout and entered the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup held in Kuwait City   It was lotteries that decided after 120 minutes of normal and extratime failed to find a winner Reports say that the match was tactical and physical in equal measure    


After a decade of first designed the 150meterhigh Dubai Frame has opened 93meterlong glass observation deck and a neonlit tunnel are built to lead visitors to an interactive exhibition on the future of Dubai The structure was built at a cost of Dh160 million approximately ₹280 crore  


According to the reports Israeli chess players on Sunday were denied the visas necessary for them to participate in an international tournament in Saudi Arabia next week crushing hopes that they could make history by being the first representatives of the Jewish state to take part in such an event h


Dubai The Dubai Frame designed by Fernando Donis an awardwinning architect who also designed Dubai’s Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower is the best new attraction in the  world  The frame which is 150 metres high and 93 metres wide is connected with towers by a 100squaremetre brid


Riyadh  Saudi Arabian women will  be able to drive trucks and motor cycles officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving In September King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious


Dubai An Indian worker has allegedly killed his compatriot here at a labour camp after they fought each other following an argument about who will cook first in the kitchen media reports said on Thursday The  23 – yearold Indian suspect who was detained by other workers was arrested after the poli


Riyadh Saudi Arabia lifted a 35yearold ban on cinemas on Monday prompting celebrations from film fans directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East The first theatres could start showing films as early as March the government said part of a liberalising reform d


Sharjah A panel of five globally recognized healthcare and welfare experts have been telling hundreds of delegates at the second Global Non communicable Disease Alliance Forum in Sharjah that there is a vital need to share resources information and understanding across all sectors in order to achie


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed  bin Salman has been voted the Time magazine readers’ Person of the Year despite spearheading the continued bombardment of Yemen leading to the starvation of its citizensThe award goes to those who “for better or worse” influenced the year The 32 year old scored 24 perce


Sharjah As the UAE marks 46 years since the founding of the nation and reflects on its  ambitious past and its spectacular achievements Sharajah girl guides is helping the country’s citizens residents tourists and visitors to take part in the celebrations by sharing a message of pride unity and joy


Jiddah Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah once seen as a leading contender to the thronewas freed after reaching an “ acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than 1 billiion a Saudi official said on Wednesday Miteb 65 son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the


Saudi Arabia The Hajj just became a bit less hip Saudi Arabia has banned pilgrims from taking selfies at Islams two holiest mosques effective immediately according to media According to the reports visitors to Meccas Masjid alHaram known as the Great Mosque of Mecca and Medinas Masjid anNabawi or T


DUBAI  Saudi Arabias assertive crown prince today opened the first highlevel meeting of a kingdomled alliance of Muslim nations against terrorism vowing that extremists will no longer tarnish our beautiful religion Mohammed bin Salmans words come as the Islamic State group which sparked the creation


The Saudiled military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said it will reopen the wartorn country’s main international airport in the capital and a vital Red Sea port to allow access for humanitarian aid sources said The announcement says the Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida will reopen s


Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations says the Saudiled coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begins reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country The mission’s announcement came in a statement early on Monday It says “The first step in this process will be take


Dubai A 12 – year – old Indian girl who can sing songs in 80 languages in one concert according to a media report Suchetha Sastish a grade seven student of The Indian High School in Dubai will attempt to sing songs in 85 languages during the attempt scheduled for December 29 the Gulf News reported


Saudi Arabia A top scholar from Saudi Arabia has said that Islam is a religion of tolerance and mercy and that Muslims should spread true Islam and should be tolerant in their treatment of people from different religions Abdullah bin Sulaiman AlManea a member of the Council of senior Sholars said


 Dubai Dubai police officers on Thursday set a Guinness World Record by pulling the world’s largest passenger airliner Airbus A380 for a distance of 100 metres The plane which weighs 302 lakh kg was dragged by 56 police officers to break the previous records set by 100 people who pulled a  218 – la


Saudi Arabia When Saudi Arabia announced that women will be allowed to drive vehicles the decision was hailed as a historic move but looks like not many people are happy with it Recently a groom walked out of his wedding after the bride’s father put a condition that his daughter will drive once the


Dubai Dubai International Airport has come up with a new way for departing travelers to clear security by walking through a virtual aquarium lined with facial recognition cameras The virtual aquarium is shaped like a tunnel and outfitted with 80 cameras that can scan faces and irises as passengers w


  The Gulf Cooperation Council GCC has raised 13 demands to Qatar regarding the growing unsettling scenario in the Middle East According to the Associated Press news agency which obtained a copy of the list Qatar must also Sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood which has been banned in sever


 Abu Dhabi The climate conditions in United Arab Emirates have soared up to exponential levels Last week the temperatures had reached a staggering 4547°C The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology NCMS has predicted that temperatures would only escalate and just like their predictions on 30


  UAE has blocked the use of video chatting site Skype in the country Microsoft the owners of the chat app confirmed that the service is unavailable in UAE It is estimated that around 70 million users depend on Skype to be in touch with their beloved ones Also the popular ingame voice chat app Disc