The UAE has adopted a new system of entry visas for investors and professionals providing them with long-term visas for up to 10 years. The announcement was made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai after he chaired a cabinet meeting […]

The UN Refugee Agency has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness about the unmet needs of refugee families around the world. The global #HandinHand initiative is expected to raise vital support and cash for displaced people living below the extreme poverty line. It also hopes to connect families throughout the region with the […]

All taxis in Dubai will have surveillance cameras installed in them by the end of this year. That’s according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who say the step is being taken to monitor the behaviour of cab drivers and ensure they drive safely. “Surveillance cameras have been installed in about 6,500 taxis out […]

Trucks will not be allowed on the Abu Dhabi roads during certain hours throughout the Holy Month. That’s according to Abu Dhabi Police, who stated that the heavy vehicles will not be allowed on the streets between 8 am to 10 am, as well as 2 pm to 4 pm. Buses carrying more than 50 […]

There have been no casualties reported after Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia. According to the Royal Saudi Air Defence, the missiles were targeted at densely populated civilian areas in Khamis Mushait. They say one was intercepted and destroyed, while the other missed its target and fell in an unpopulated desert […]

The Dubai Municipality has announced Ramadan timings for public parks in the city. Mamzar Park will be open from 8 am to 10 pm, while Mushrif Park and Safa Park will welcome visitors from 11 am to 10 pm. Creek Park will be open from 9 am to 10 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and from 9 am to […]

Marc Leishman and Aaron Wise are tied for the lead going in to the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. The duo are four shots clear of Matt Jones and Kevin Na after three rounds at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Wise and Leishman get their final round underway at 8:45 pm […]

It is now going to be a lot easier for private healthcare facilities in Dubai to get ambulances on the road.  The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an MoU with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, which now allows them to issue clearances online. Previously private hospitals and entities wishing to deploy ambulances […]

Authorities in Al Ain are calling on members of the public to report cases of begging to the police. It’s part of their efforts to intensify surveillance in residential neighbourhoods, markets and mosques during the month of Ramadan. Police are warning that some corrupt people are take up begging as an occupation during the month, […]

UAE residents joined millions across the world in celebrating the royal wedding. Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle got married before Queen Elizabeth and 600 guests at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday. Holly Hadri is among several Dubai residents who tuned in to the ceremony. Listen

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