• UAE flag flying

    Agenda for UAE Flag Day 2016 – ‘Raise it High… Raise it Proud’ A full agenda of events will be launched by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development on the occasion of UAE Flag Day, it was announced on Tuesday. An agenda, adopted by Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and ...
  • UAE ‘is sixth best place to drive’ among 38 countries

    The UAE has been named the sixth best place to drive among 38 nations by traffic app Waze, according to the results of a study that are certain to raise eyebrows among drivers in the country. The findings are contradicted by the World Health Organisation, which found that motorists were three times more likely to ...
  • Eid Al Adha prayer timings in UAE

    Here are the prayer timings for Eid Al Adha for all the emirates on September 12, 2016.   Abu Dhabi 6.19am Dubai 6.25am Sharjah 6.23am Ajman 6.23am Ras Al Khaimah 6.21am Fujairah 6.20am Umm Al Quwain 6.23am
  • Visas on arrival in UAE for Chinese visitors

    Chinese visitors to the UAE will now be granted visas on arrival, the Cabinet announced on Sunday. China, the world’s second-largest economy, has a burgeoning and increasingly prosperous middle class that is travelling abroad in numbers greater than ever before. “We have approved a decision to grant visas on arrival at the country’s airports to ...
  • New Fuel Prices in UAE

    The Ministry of Energy, UAE announces fuel prices for the upcoming month on the 28th of every month. Fuel prices UAE – September 2016: The new per litre fuel prices are Super 98-Dh1.75, up from Dh1.73 in August; Special 95-Dh1.64, up from Dh1.62 E Plus -91-Dh1.57, up from Dh1.55. Diesel price has been reduced from Dh1.76 ...
  • Heavy rain, hail in eastern UAE

    Heavy rain lashed the eastern part of the UAE on Sunday afternoon, with some areas reporting hail, the national weather bureau said. The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said heavy showers accompanied by hail hit the town of Al Qur in Ras Al Khaimah near Hatta, while there were heavy showers in Hatta, Masfoot ...
  • Maternity law to be reviewed in UAE

    A new national committee will review the UAE Maternity Law “to provide women with a supportive work environment in line with best international practices”, Dubai government officials announced on Tuesday. The newly forged committee will also activate what’s called the Gender Balance Index in the country to close the gender gap between men and women. ...
  • Abu Dhabi Police warn of Pokemon Go risks

    The Abu Dhabi Police on Monday warned mobile users about the negative safety and privacy risks associated with the popular app game Pokémon Go. Since its release in July, the game has become one of the world’s most used mobile apps with over 100 million downloads worldwide. The game uses the players’ GPS address to ...
  • Abu Dhabi issues 4,787 trade licences in H1

    It seems to be business as usual in Abu Dhabi. A total of 2,448 new business licences were issued in the UAE capital in the second quarter. The overall number of new commercial licences registered by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development’s (Added) Abu Dhabi Business Centre (ADBC) during the first half of 2016 ...
  • Three truck rest areas to be set up in UAE

    The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is working on implementing three truck rest areas on Emirates Road and the Al Dhaid– Sharjah Road as part of its many projects to achieve a smooth traffic flow. The three truck rest areas will be made to accommodate the large number of vehicles that were jamming the roads during ...