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A new survey is out that says the cost of educating one child in the UAE from pre-school to university is close to AED 1 million. Zurich Insurance Group, the company behind the report, says this marks the second consecutive year that schooling costs this much. The figure is based on the total cost of […]

An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a warehouse in Al Ain’s industrial area on Tuesday evening. The Ministry of Interior says civil defence got the call at 6:30 pm and rushed to the scene within minutes. It took five firefighting teams to put out the blaze, preventing it from spreading to other […]

A newly launched platform that promises to shorten the UAE visa application process to 10 minutes is gaining traction. That’s according to the Ministry of Interior (MOI), who pointed out that on Tuesday alone, the smart visa system received 8,850 requests. They also said that the process is proving to be quicker than expected, lasting […]

An Emirati aid ship presented by the Emirates Red Crescent has arrived at the Yemeni port, Al Mukalla, with 50,000 food baskets. That’s according to national news agency WAM, which says it will be distributed to families in the Hadramaut, Shabwah and Ma’rib areas. The move is part of the UAE’s efforts in assisting the […]

Stringent penalties have been proposed to curb massage card distribution in Dubai. The Dubai Municipality is in discussions with various authorities to amend the current fine for illegal distribution from AED 500 to possibly AED 10,000. Abdul Majeed Saifaie  is the Director of the waste management department at Dubai Municipality. He told ARN News that […]

The Emirates Red Crescent has allocated AED 45 million for its Eid Al Adha campaign this year. Under the theme ‘Their Happiness Makes our Eid’, the ERC’s humanitarian project will fund food and clothes to underprivileged people in the UAE and 67 other countries. The campaign is expected to benefit around 55,000 families in the […]

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world in a new survey. The study’s been conducted by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. With the lowest crime index of 13.54 in the past six months, and the highest safety index of 86.46, Abu Dhabi was […]

The use of the energy-efficient Dubai Lamp is now mandatory for all new developments run by the Dubai Municipality. That’s according to a memo issued by the authority to all consultancies, contractors and developers operating in the emirate. Authorities will ensure the use of the Dubai Lamp across all buildings and it will be one […]

Abu Dhabi Customs have intercepted various attempts to smuggle more than 4,000 banned items during the first half of 2017. Products included drugs, medication, tobacco and other illegal substances. The Customs Centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport has recorded the highest number of confiscated prohibited items at 1,740. Officials say the department continues to work […]

Etihad Airways has released a statement in reaction to news that Air Berlin has filed for administration. The UAE’s national carrier said the development was ‘extremely disappointing for all parties, especially as Etihad has provided extensive support to Air Berlin for its previous liquidity challenges and restructuring efforts over the past six years’. It added […]


 
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