Thursday, February 23, 2017



UK-UAE Task Force holds 16th meeting in Abu Dhabi

The UK and the UAE are deepening collaboration this year in a range of issues like conflict resolution, security, trade, investment, education and consular affairs. According to national news agency WAM, the UK-UAE Task Force held its 16th meeting in Abu Dhabi recently, discussing ways to secure the region as ...

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RTA completes Phase I of Dubai’s smart parking project

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed phase I of the Smart Parking Project at Al-Rigga and World Trade Centre. According to national news agency WAM, work progress has reached nearly 84 per cent for controlled parking around WTC on the Sheikh Zayed Road and has fully been completed ...

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Car robbery gang arrested in Sharjah

Authorities are once again reminding motorists not to leave their cars unattended with engines on. That’s after a gang of nine men involved in car robberies was arrested in Sharjah. Police recently received reports from several people claiming their vehicles were stolen after getting out and leaving the engine running. ...

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World’s best street food on offer at Eat the World DXB

The global food truck revolution is back in Dubai. Starting Thursday, Downtown Dubai’s Burj Park sets the backdrop for Eat the World DXB, an outdoor celebration of the best street fare from the UK, the US and Singapore. Guests can also look forward to celebrity chef demos, kids’ activities, live ...

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Pacquiao in negotiations with Amir Khan for next fight

Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that his team is in negotiations with British Amir Khan for his next fight. On his official Twitter account, Pacman also stated that further announcements are coming soon. Last week, Pacquiao asked his Twitter fans who he should face next inside the ring ...

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21 countries gather for second ‘Fashunity Exhibition’ in Dubai

A total of 21 countries are gathering in Dubai on Thursday to showcase their cultural heritage. The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture are launching the “Fashunity Exhibition 2017” this afternoon. Among the countries presenting their traditional dresses and clothing, food, ...

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UAE sends urgent relief convoy to Yemen

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has sent an urgent relief convoy in Hadramaut, Yemen. According to national news agency WAM, the latest donation is a part of the continuous humanitarian aid of the ERC and campaigns carried out in all Hadramaut and other remote areas. Beneficiaries have expressed their gratitude ...

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Mariah Carey to wear Michael Cinco at Emirates Airline Jazz Festival

Mariah Carey will wear Michael Cinco designs for her Emirates Airline Jazz Festival performance on Thursday night. The Dubai-based designer posted an Instagram photo with the ‘Obsessed’ hitmaker, saying the diva was actually “nice and humble” in person. Cinco has previously designed outfits for Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. ...

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35% of Filipinos in 2 UAE jails charged over drug-related cases

Almost 35 per cent of all Filipinos in the Al Aweer prison in Dubai and a jail in Ajman are there because of drug-related cases. The Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) revealed that there are over 200 Filipinos currently behind bars in the said areas. Labour attache Ofelia Domingo reminds ...

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134 new permits issued for mobile food trucks in Dubai in 2017

Dubai Municipality has issued 134 new permits for mobile food trucks during the first two months of 2017. According to the civic body, 203 such permits were issued over the last year. Officials say strict hygiene regulations must be met; including appropriate ventilation and lighting, and there should be storage ...

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