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Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced the launched of a new, revamped website which it hopes will encourage cooperation between companies, start-ups and investors in the emirate's entrepreneurial community. The website, which was ...

I am at the passenger waiting area at the Dubai International Airport. I have gone through basic tests which have confirmed that I was forcefully placed aboard EK722 Emirates Airline flight from Nairobi to Dubai that arrived this morning. About 50 heavily armed thugs, led by the uniformed Somali ...
Dubai: Residents in Dubai can gain access to all the information related their five-gallon drinking water bottles straight from their mobile phones. Dawood Al Hajiri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said that as of April 1, 2018, all five-gallon drinking water bottling companies and factories that ...
Dubai: Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) of Dubai Municipality has developed a new faster method for testing cosmetics and personal care products for toxic dioxins and delivering the results in less than an hour. "This achievement is only a continuation of the process of innovation that the DCL is ...

Dubai is a bustling modern metropolis. However, off the beaten path, away from the shining skyscrapers is a Dubai few know about. It is a part of Dubai city with a striking semblance to our old towns such as Mombasa and Lamu. A little over 50 years ago, Dubai was small, nondescript even. The ...
COMBO - In this combination of four photos taken on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, models present modest fashion outfits in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Islamic Fashion and Design Council is hosting a six-day fashion show for modest clothing, showing the growing market for the clothes.
“We have made minor modifications to suit the needs of the customers here in Dubai,” says Alfia Fathima, Khader's wife who runs the show in Dubai. Famous Jigarthanda's offering is also available in some popular Indian eateries in Abu Dhabi. “We are planning to expand and add more shops over the next ... Gulf
Revolution Precrafted, a homegrown designer and supplier of prefabricated structures, sealed its biggest deal yet: A $3.2-billion project to build upscale homes in one of Dubai's most iconic locations. Revolution Precrafted partnered with Dubai-based luxury builder Seven Tides to develop part of “The ... Gulf
After making waves around the world, Van Gogh Alive has finally made its way to Dubai. Running for 44 days, until April 23, at Dubai's creative hub d3, the unique exhibition gives visitors more than a peek into the enduring legacy of artist Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter often ... Gulf
Renting in Dubai. For the purpose of this comparison we are using a one-bedroom apartment near the Al Jafiliya area as a case study. For renting, we are using Dh65,000 as our sample price (based on the RERA Rental Increase Index) and Dh1.3 million as the sale price for our off-plan apartment. Gulf
Drivers experienced significant delays in different parts of the UAE during the rush hour commute on Tuesday morning. An accident was reported on E611 Emirates Road near Al Khawaneej towards Dubai, causing a major traffic delays. According to Google Maps data, Dubai road is in the red with rush ... Gulf
The 2018 World Para Athletics Grand Prix series kicks off in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday (13 March). ... In 2014, Tunisia's star wheelchair racer Walid Ktila set no fewer than three world records at the Dubai Police Club track – smashing previous bests in the 200m (26.69), 400m (50.95) and ... Gulf
The Dubai 10X initiative seeks to position all of the emirate's government entities 10 years ahead of the rest of the world in all sectors, therefore propelling it into the future. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief, said: "With these projects we are bringing to reality a ... Gulf
Heston Blumenthal is the latest award-winning restaurateur to set sights on Dubai: the chef is opening his third outpost of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in the city. Blumenthal, along with head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, plan to debut Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Dubai inside the Royal Atlantis Resort in ... Gulf

Dubai is off the cards, however, for Manikato Stakes winner Hey Doc and Newmarket Handicap fifth placegetter Supido, who is staying at home with a Sydney program planned for either the G1 Galaxy or G1 T.J. Smith Stakes after he contests the G1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on March 23. Gulf
There's no direct flight from Dubai to Detroit. So when the three co-founders of Dubai-based Derq, a traffic-safety startup, need to get to the carmaking capital of the U.S., they take a connecting flight on Air France through Paris or on Emirates through Boston. That typically means a four-leg, 32-hour ... Gulf
A woman has gone on trial in the Court of First Instance for allegedly working in prostitution. The 45-year-old Indian woman was nabbed by Al Muraqqabat police in February. She was referred to court on a prostitution charge by the public prosecution with a recommendation that she received the most ... Gulf
Dubai: Five cars caught fire in Discovery Gardens in Dubai on Friday, said the Civil Defence. No one was injured in the fire, according to the ... Two cars were totally burned in the fire and three had minor damages,” a spokesperson of Dubai Civil Defence said. Firefighters controlled the fire very soon and ... Gulf
The Dubai Frame is giving away an iPhone X as part of their #FrameCapture competition. According to the Dubai Frame's Instagram handle, the new Dubai landmark is inviting avid photographers and residents to take their chances at winning an iPhone X. In order to do so, one just needs to take a photo of ... Gulf
The legal action is being pursued in Dubai Civil Court against British consultant Neil Grant and a business he was associated on behalf of at least a dozen expats living in the UAE. As The National reported last month, the British personal finance consultant was convicted of running his company without a ... Gulf
Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC) has signed an agreement with UAE-based retail giant Lulu Group International to set up a AED300 million ($81 million) logistics hub. Spanning an area of 1.3 million square feet, the central logistics hub is estimated to take shape within 30 months and once completed, will ... Gulf
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Asian men to seven years imprisonment for stealing Dh855,000 from a couple at their home. The Public Prosecution stated that the duo had trapped the couple, their cook, and a cleaning person, in their home. They threatened to kill them whilst brandishing a knife if ... Gulf
Dubai: Seven months and 11 days after a 27-year old Ethiopian maid lapsed into a coma soon after her arrival in the UAE, she was flown back home, thanks to the magnanimous gesture of the hospital she was admitted in. She left behind an unpaid bill of Dh2 million as no organisation came forward to ... Gulf
Dubai has announced plans to create a virtual B2B (business-to-business) marketplace for the travel industry, as part of its Dubai 10X initiative. Dubai Tourism's Blockchain Marketplace aims to add an additional distribution channel for hotels in its first phase within the next 24 months. Tourism chiefs said ... Gulf
"Participation in the auction requires the potential bidder to have a traffic file in Dubai. A cheque amounting to Dh25,000 has to be deposited but can be redeemed in case no successful bid is made. An amount of Dh120 has to be paid as subscription fees. Potential bidders can also pay deposits by credit ... Gulf
If you're a Facebook user, you might have the opportunity to win a free night in Dubai. Atlantis, The Palm, just hit one million followers on Facebook, and they're celebrating by treating social media users to a free one-night stay in what the hotel calling the “world's first social media suite,” or the Atlantis Fan ... Gulf
The city of Dubai has big goals to improve the health and well being of its residents. Through a project called Dubai 10X Initiative, it hopes to leverage technology to end disease due to genetic disorders and adopt customized treatment and medicine. But one of the most ambitious aspects of the project is the plan to test the ... Gulf
Dubai-bound Lancaster Bomber and Idaho were among a team of 10 horses Aidan O'Brien put through their paces before racing at Dundalk on Friday evening. Ryan Moore rode Lancaster Bomber and Donnacha O'Brien was aboard Idaho as they worked over 10 furlongs as part of their preparation for the ... Gulf
According to Neil Buckley, CEO of King's College Hospital London in the UAE, there are only 280 neurologists registered with the Dubai Health Authority catering to the more than 2.4 million residents in Dubai and, possibly, the more than 9 million people in the UAE. Having more doctors specialising in ... Gulf
Dubai: Trade and travel links between Dubai and Latin America are growing despite the geographical distance between them, Majid Saif Al Ghurair said. In his opening address to the Global Business Forum-Latin America at The Palm Atlantis, Dubai, the Dubai Chamber chairman said the emirate's non-oil ... Gulf
With the take-off of organisations such as AirBnB, letting residential property has become more popular than ever in Dubai. In 2013, Dubai enacted two decrees relevant to the licensing and regulation of holiday homes. They are Decree No. 17 of 2013: licensing and classification of hotel establishments, ... Gulf
The landscaping contract for Central Park which is an integral part of the mall has been awarded to Miracle Garden Landscaping, the company behind the world class landscaped projects such as Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden. The 200,000 sq.ft. Central Park will provide a unique ... Gulf
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of DFF's Board of Trustees, launched the bold plan, among a bundle of avant-garde proposals for Dubai 10X at the 6th World Government Summit, held in Dubai in ... Gulf
Virgin Hyperloop One has been making inroads in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a little while, having already presented its vision for a route connecting cities across the Middle East, including a 12-minute link between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Now it has unveiled a prototype pod developed together ... Gulf
Here's good news for you, if you are bound for home in India, Pakistan or the Philippines from Dubai. Dubai's flag carrier Emirates is giving free baggage allowance to select destinations when you fly from the emirate to any of the countries under the promotion. The promotion allows for an up to 20 extra ... Gulf
Fees at the Dubai campus will be around the same as the UK campus, officials said on Tuesday. The Dubai campus fees are not listed on its website and depend on the course of study. However, at the Birmingham campus, the full-time standard international student fees for 2018-2019 are listed as ... Gulf
"Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of the body of the Indian actress Sridevi to her family following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death," the government of Dubai media office said in a statement. "Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all ... Gulf
Attempting to set a Guinness World Record, one Dubai school had four failed attempts while trying to make the world's largest picture mosaic formed by people, due to the heavy winds in the emirate on Sunday. Even though the crowd was blown away by how 5,400 youngsters at The Kindergarten Starters ... Gulf
The Day for Dubai initiative was launched during the end of last year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to mark 2018, which honours the humanitarian legacy of the late UAE founding father His Highness Sheikh ... Gulf
Dubai has experienced a rare rainy Sunday morning, with the wet weather expected to continue. Residents woke to dark skies, light rain and strong winds, as temperatures dropped from the early 30s over the weekend to around 20 degrees Celsius. Here's a satellite image that shows the cloud cover over ... Gulf
Shaikh Hamdan made these remarks on Saturday as he visited the Dubai's Personal Status Court where he was accompanied by Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Judicial Council, and Abdullah Mohammad Al Basti, ... Gulf
A tourist guide has gone on trial on the charge of raping a woman twice after sneaking into her room in a flat they shared. The 25-year-old Chinese man also allegedly tried to force himself on the victim - also a Chinese national - on another occasion but the woman escaped. The defendant has been ... Gulf
Earlier, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, tweeted his condolences to the family stating, "Absolutely shocked to get the report about the untimely demise of #Sridevi. Conveyed my condolences to the family. Our consulate in Dubai is working with local authorities to provide all possible ... Gulf
Dubai: Visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden now have a world record setting structure to look forward to - an 18-foot floral Mickey Mouse supported structure was unveiled today. Speaking to Gulf News soon after the Guinness World Record awarded the certificate to them, Engineer Abdul Nasser Rahhal, the ... Gulf
Ting Irie, the homegrown Caribbean restaurant in Downtown Dubai has just launched their Wings 'n' Tings night, every Monday and Wednesday. The restaurant is serving up seven flavours of wings with a unique Caribbean twist such as passionfruit and appleton rum. They're Dhs50 for six, or Dhs85 for a ... Gulf
Dubai: A NASA astronaut has grabbed the attention of UAE social media users after he posted several photos of the UAE while up in space. Scott D. Tingle posted the ... In the photo, viewers can see Dubai's coastline with the iconic Palm Jumeirah as well as several of the emirate's other man-made islands. Gulf
Dubai: Fans of former Indian deputy prime minister L.K. Advani were thrilled to meet him in Dubai on Saturday during a book signing event at Borders bookshop in Mall of the Emirates. Advani, who served as deputy prime minister of India from 2002 to 2004, signed copies of his autobiography 'My Country ... Gulf


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