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Bahrain has condemned Qatar for flying its fighter jets dangerously close to a UAE civilian aircraft. The jets reportedly flew within 700 feet of the Emirati plane while it was passing through Bahraini airspace on Sunday. The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the actions posed a serious threat to the safety of passengers, violating […]

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has urged approximately 90,000 businesses registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) to submit their tax returns and pay their dues on time. They are advised to pay before the April 29 deadline, as transactions require up to four working days to be processed by banks. Companies will face administrative penalties if they […]

Qatari fighter jets have reportedly flown dangerously close to a UAE civilian plane carrying 86 passengers. That’s according to the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which revealed that the incident took place as the aircraft passed through Bahraini airspace. The GCAA has also said that the Qatari fighter jets jeopardised the safety of passengers […]

A seven year-old boy has drowned after being left unattended on one of Abu Dhabi’s beaches.  According to the capital’s police officials, his eight-year-old brother was rescued and suffered moderate injuries. Authorities are reminding parents to ensure that their children are properly supervised on beaches and near swimming pools to avoid any accidents.

Mumbai Indians will hope to kick-on from their first win of the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season when they take on Rajasthan Royals on Sunday evening. The defending champions bounced back from losing their opening three games with an emphatic 46-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore last time out. Meanwhile, Rajasthan are looking to […]

The Dubai Civil Defence put out a fire that broke out in Jumeriah Lake Towers’ Almas Tower within 20 minutes.  Firefighters from four stations rushed to the 64-storey tower to tackle the blaze after receiving an emergency call at 2:45pm on Sunday. Officials from the Dubai Civil Defence said the fire had broken out on a pole at […]

The UAE has been ranked the top country in the Arab world in “quality of nationality”. That’s according to Henley and Partners’ The Quality of Nationality Index.  Results revealed that the UAE improved from 44.5 per cent in 2016 to 45.8 per cent in 2017, climbing 13 positions over the past five years and ranking 46th […]

A number of new initiatives to support Dubai’s economic diversification strategy have been announced by the Dubai Land Department. It will see a new mortgage and finance law developed in order to attract foreign investors. Alternative finance methods will also be encouraged to enable those with small and medium-sized portfolios to diversify their investments in […]

Car plate number 3 fetched AED 9 million during an auction in Sharjah. According to Sharjah Police, 55 distinguished number plates were auctioned on Saturday raising a total of AED25.57 million. Bidders were offered three double-digit number plates, nine triple-digit number plates, 19 four-digit number plates and 19 five-digit number plates.

Dozens of bags of waste have been collected in a beach clean-up campaign at Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Mangroves. Over 100 volunteers took part in the initiative of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, which was carried out in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’. The volunteers split into two groups, […]

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