The UAE has donated AED 36,730,000 to help recovery efforts in Florida following Hurricane Irma. Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE’s Ambassador to the USA, recently spoke with Florida Governor Rick Scott about the donation and how they will be deployed. The embassy says the money will be used to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in […]

The UAE has reopened four schools in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate. The facilities have been restored by the Emirates Red Crescent, as part of the charity’s projects in rebuilding infrastructures in the country. Education officials in Shabwa have expressed their gratitude for the ERC and UAE for its role in easing the suffering of their citizens.

The maritime sector in the UAE, valued at almost AED 200 billion, is primed for substantial growth. That’s according to His Highness Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, who spoke exclusively to ARN News. He says roughly 5 per cent of the national […]

A Spanish tourist, who lost her phone while holidaying in the UAE, was in for a pleasant surprise when she received a parcel from Dubai Police after she returned to her home country. Inside the parcel was her mobile phone. The woman, who had filed a complaint on the Dubai Police website, was disappointed that […]

Telecom subscribers in the country have reached 23.36 million by the end of July. The data covers mobile phones, landline and internet services. According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, that’s a rise of 42,000 subscriptions compared to the same period last year. Mobile phone subscribers have reached 19.752 million, mainly driven by prepaid plans. Landline […]

Parking will be free of charge across Dubai tomorrow, Thursday, on the occasion of the New Hijri Year, with the exception of multi-level parking buildings. That’s according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who also announced that all customer happiness centres will be closed. The Dubai Metro’s Red Line will operate from 5:30am to […]

A team from Expo 2020 Dubai is at an international forum in Sydney to outline the lasting benefits of the mega event. They’re at the World Chambers Congress, along with 1,000 government and corporate leaders from 110 countries. Opportunities before, during and after the Expo, as well as its legacy, are top of the agenda.

Solar panels will be installed on close to 650 villas in Hatta for free. The announcement is part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai Initiative, which aims to promote environmental sustainability among home-owners. The photo-voltaic panels are expected to be put on the homes by next February. Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 hopes to transform 75 per […]

Businesses in the UAE are being warned about a hacking group that is trying to gain insight into strategic sectors. Security firm FireEye say that APT 33 – a group which allegedly has ties to Iran – uses phishing emails to trap employees and acquire classified information.  They say the group has already targeted organizations […]

Mobile users across the UAE woke up on Wednesday morning to a message rolled out on the top of their screens which read “UAE KSA Together.” According to telecommunications providers, the message is to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 87th national day, which will be on September 23. It will continue to appear on mobile phones until Sunday.  Abdulwahed […]

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