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As the UAE gears up to mark 2018 as the ‘Year of Zayed’, its official logo has been unveiled for use across all official communications linked to the initiative. The emblem features a powerful silhouette of Sheikh Zayed’s profile in a monochromatic colour scheme. The Year of Zayed, which coincides with the 100th birth anniversary […]

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have updated their terror lists, adding two more entities and 11 individuals. According to a joint statement by the Arab quartet, those named in the updated list were all involved in different acts of terrorism, directly funded by Qatar. They were also found using Qatari passports and working […]

The UAE leads the Arab world in the Global Knowledge Index for pre-university students, technical education and vocational training, as revealed at the recently held Knowledge Summit in Dubai. Fifteen countries in the region made it to the list, and have an average score of 55.72 per cent. The findings also revealed a call for […]

At least 550 cases of child abuse have been handled by the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children since its establishment in 2007. Emotional abuse was the most common, followed by negligence, deprivation and domestic violence. Around 56 per cent of the cases were linked to Emiratis, and 44 per cent to other nationalities. Nearly […]

Water buses in Dubai are being replaced with new air-conditioned abras as part of improvements to the marine transport services in the emirate. According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the new boats will be available to passengers at the same fare. The RTA has also announced plans to reopen Al Seef Marine Transport […]

More than 600 tonnes of food items and 170,000 cooked meals have been distributed through the UAE Food Bank since its launch in January. So far, it’s benefited around 97,000 people, including workers and families. The bank stores surplus food from hotels, supermarkets and restaurants, to be handed out to those in need through different […]

Abu Dhabi International Airport is increasing its resources to manage the arrival of race cars and equipment, as well as to welcome passengers attending the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Passengers travelling through Terminals 1 and 3 will be able to watch the Grand Prix live on big screens. Meanwhile, Al Bateen […]

Motorists in Abu Dhabi who are involved in minor traffic accidents are being urged to move their vehicles to the side of the road, regardless of who’s at fault. Police in the capital said that doing so would not affect their probe into the cause of an accident. They added that drivers’ refusal to move […]

This 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will close with the much-anticipated latest installement of the Star Wars franchise, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, which will be screened in the emirate 48 hours before it premieres in the United States. This year’s DIFF will open with Christian Bale-starrer and possible Oscar contender […]

This 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will close with the much-anticipated latest installement of the Star Wars franchise, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, which will be screened in the emirate 48 hours before it premieres in the United States. This year’s DIFF will open with Christian Bale-starrer and possible Oscar contender […]


 
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