Motorists in the UAE are being urged to drive with caution as unstable weather is forecasted across the country until Tuesday. According to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), there will be widespread dust in the air combined with sporadic rainfall. The Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea are also going to be rough because […]

Reports have emerged that FIFA could soon strip Qatar from hosting the 2022 football World Cup. According to a German news outlet which quotes the Saudi Arabian sports minister Turki Al-Sheikh, Doha is under the spotlight for its treatments of stadium workers. The Online Focus report states that England and the United States will be […]

More than 550 million people used public transport in Dubai last year. According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the number is a significant increase from 2016 when there were close to 544 million riders in total. Dubai Metro took the largest slice of public transport commuters accounting for 36 per cent followed by […]

Close to 70 per cent of a major water pipeline between Jebel Ali and Al Hebab is complete.  DEWA says it has made significant progress on the 30km line, which will increase water flow to meet the growing demand for water in the two areas. It will also benefit residents in Nakhali, Al Aweer, Al […]

More than 5.7 million people visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi in 2017. According to statistics released by the mosque’s official centre, the number includes 1.4 million worshippers and 3.4 million visitors. The iconic mosque, which was opened to the public in 2007, is the largest place of worship in the UAE.

Dubai is now home to the region’s first fully ‘artificial intelligence-autonomous’ medical fitness centre. The SALEM Innovation Centre allows visitors to complete all the medical tests for acquiring an employment visa without any human interference. According to the Dubai Health Authority, it is the first centre of its kind to utilise A.I. and to provide […]

Celebrated Bollywood actor Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 54. According to media reports, her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi were by her side when she died. She was in the UAE to attend a family wedding.  Her elder daughter Janhvi did not accompany the […]

A dead whale has washed up on the shores of Ras Al Khaimah. The 10 meter long mammal was found in the Al Rams region after nearby residents complained of a strong smell.  Authorities are currently investigating the cause of death but state that it could be due to the whale swallowing fishing nets or […]

A famous painting that was stolen from a museum in France nine years ago has been found on a bus. Authorities discovered the Degas artwork in the luggage compartment of a bus that was parked at service station near Paris. The pastel painting, called Les Choristes, is estimated to be valued at more than AED […]

The UAE and Bahrain are looking at ways they can work together to improve healthcare in their respective countries. The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) met with Bahrain’s Minister of Health in Dubai over the weekend. Humaid Al Qutami and Faeqa Bint Saeed Al Saleh discussed the importance of public private partnerships […]

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