Thursday, March 30, 2017



Star rating introduced for Dubai businesses

Businesses in Dubai will now receive a star rating based on the level of the service they have to offer. The Global Star Rating System for Services will assess 38,000 businesses from various sectors in its first phase. Officials say that the initiative aims to promote performance excellence and better ...

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Lorry driver stuck in desert gets surprise of a lifetime

A lorry driver who got stuck in a desert in Dubai with a truckload of building sand received the surprise of his life. He was freed from his predicament by none other than His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. In a video ...

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UAE deny allegations of arrested Arab man

The UAE has denied allegations that an Arab man arrested for inciting hatred and defaming the country online has been kept in an unknown location with unspecified charges. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have said they’ve reviewed a press release published by the Special Procedures of the ...

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Samsung Galaxy 8 coming to UAE on April 21

The Samsung Galaxy 8 could be coming to the UAE market on April 21 this year. This comes after the company spent more than AED19 billion on recalling all Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones over a battery defect. The new S8 does not have a physical home button and will ...

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Amount of captagon seized in UAE tripled in last year

The amount of Captagon and crystal methamphetamine seized in the UAE has nearly tripled in the last year. Authorities say they confiscated about 45 million Captagon pills worth an estimated AED 450 million in 2016, a significant increase from two years ago. Top local anti-narcotics officials have been speaking at ...

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Two hurt in truck crash

Two men were injured in a head-on collision involving two trucks off the Dubai-Al Ain Road on Thursday morning. Officials at Dubai Police say the incident happened on a road leading to a landfill area. The drivers were trapped in their vehicles, with one of them left seriously hurt. They ...

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Experts discuss heritage preservation in Abu Dhabi

Experts and officials are discussing ways to preserve cultural heritage sites at a summit in Abu Dhabi. Interpol says conflicts across the MENA region have led to the destruction of important archeological locations and objects. Figures indicate that there are at least 2,800 stolen artifacts from Iraq, more than 1,100 ...

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Avian influenza threat triggers poultry ban in UAE

A break out of the avian influenza has triggered the recent ban on poultry imports into the UAE from the US and Malaysia. That’s according to the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE), which based the move on information received from the World Organization for Animal Health. The ministry ...

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IRENA report: 2016 a record year for renewables

The world generated a total of 2,006 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by the end of 2016, making it a record year for the sector. A report by Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says capacity jumped by 8.7% or 161 GW last year. The ‘Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics ...

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Russell Brand set to make his return to live radio

Russell Brand is to make his return to live radio on Sunday (02.04.17). The larger-than-life star is set to host a comedy slot on Radio X from 11am to 1pm and Russell is excited to be ending his eight-year hiatus from live broadcasting. He said: “I’m going to be on ...

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