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The former advisor to the UAE’s Minister of Health has passed away. Dr. Mahmoud Fikri died while he was on his way to a global health summit in South America. He also served the World Health Organisation (WHO) as their regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean. Fikri was also a member of WHO’s Executive Board […]

The UAE is quickly emerging as a top destination for international students. A new survey by Dubai International Academic City and BMI Media found that the emirates outranked countries like Singapore, Switzerland and China. It also found that the UAE is similar in popularity to Sweden, Netherlands and New Zealand when it comes to attracting […]

Ideas on conserving the environment by enhancing and promoting green practices and insights into smart, happy and efficient cities have been shared in Dubai. The 6th annual Emirates Green Building Council congress saw discussions on sustainability, energy management and the well-being of urban residents. All carbon emissions generated by the congress from transport and lodgings will […]

The UAE has reiterated its commitment to becoming one of the world’s leading investors in technological development. In a statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Emirates confirmed the continuation of its Science, Technology and Innovation policy. It highlighted the progress that has already been made, pointing out that the country […]

The martyrdom of two pilots in Yemen has been announced by the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces. Major Pilot Ali Saeed Saif Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Badr Yahiya Mohammed Al Marasheda died after their plane fell due to a technical failure. It came as they carried out their duties as part […]

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested four people after they tried to encash a counterfeit cheque worth US$ 24 million (around AED 88 million) from a UAE local bank. The officials were alerted after the men tried to open a bank account to deposit the cheque, which they claimed was issued to them by a UAE […]

More than 2,300 speeding violations were recorded in the first two days after new limits were enforced on two major roads in Dubai. According to Dubai Police, just over 1,400 were reported on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, with Emirates Road marking more than 900 violations. On Sunday, the speed limit on these roads dropped […]

Expo 2020 Dubai this week launches its search for more than 30,000 volunteers to be the ‘face’ of the largest global gathering ever to be staged in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. An estimated 25 million will visit the Expo during the six-month event, with around 70 per cent expected to come from outside […]

An initiative to educate children about the issues of water wastage has launched in the UAE. DEWA and UAE Water Aid have teamed up with Surge Middle East in an effort to combat the issue, both globally and locally. Linda Merieau from Surge Middle East, explained the purpose of the initiative. Listen According to figures […]

Rents have fallen in Dubai once again. That’s according to a new report by real estate service company Asteco, which found that a fresh supply of property has added pressure to the city’s rental rates. It found that apartment rentals fell by 4 per cent in the third quarter of this year while sales were […]

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