Saturday, April 29, 2017



Dubai gallery to mark 100th anniversary of Indian 1-Rupee note

The 100th anniversary of the Indian 1-Rupee note is to be commemorated at an exhibition in Dubai. Numisbing Gallery in Deira will be displaying 100 different notes issued in the last century (from 1917-2016), including the ones used in Gulf countries. The display will include the first one-rupee note which ...

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Dubai companies urged to do more to ensure staff safety

Companies in Dubai need to take more steps in order to ensure the safety of their staff. That’s according to business heads, who say that while the government is doing its part to introduce laws and regulations, firms need to make sure they abide by them. Tomorrow marks the International ...

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New data sheds light on Egyptian vultures in UAE

New data has shed more light on the migrating patterns of endangered Egyptian vultures in the UAE. Last year The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) tagged four birds with satellite transmitters in order to track their movements after they were seen in Jebel Hafeet. Two of them stayed in ...

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Call for hotels to pay more attention to women

The hospitality sector needs to pay more attention to women. That’s according to the CEO of a hotel chain that will open a property targeting female guests in Dubai. Due to open this year, Time Hotels Asma targets an 80 per cent female workforce and will have special ladies-only facilities. ...

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UAE travel bloggers think there are too many of them

The travel blogging community in the UAE is oversaturated. That’s according to bloggers themselves, who say some are only interested in free holidays, and not in doing business and building a reputable brand. They feel it’s the reason hotels and travel agencies don’t bother to pay for advertising. Rutavi Mehta, ...

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Baby born 600gm almost ready to go home

A 600-gram baby born at only 22 weeks is now becoming healthier every day. Baby Noura, who was born preterm in Sharjah’s Zulekha Hospital in January, now weighs more than 1.5 kg. Her premature birth was triggered after her Kuwaiti mother, who was on a short vacation in the UAE, ...

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UAE water aid campaign reaches over 8 million people

More than 8 million people across 19 countries have benefited from the UAE’s efforts to provide clean drinking water to the needy. This has been achieved through various projects implemented by the ‘Suqia’ campaign, launched nearly three years ago. Water-scarce regions and areas suffering from drought are the main beneficiaries ...

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Uber to trial flying taxis in Dubai

Dubai has been chosen as one of the two cities to trial Uber’s next venture- flying taxis. The ride hailing app says its Uber Elevate initiative will involve small electric aircraft that’ll take off and land vertically at the push of a button. The firm has entered into a partnership ...

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UAE reopens hospital in Taiz, Yemen

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has reopened the Al Mokha General Hospital in Taiz, Yemen. Local officials praised the UAE in redeveloping the city of Al Mokha. A delegation from the ERC has also toured the city to evaluate the progress of school reconstructions and maintenance of the main power ...

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