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Israelis can now travel into UAE with these visas

Israel-UAE commercial flight Image Credit: Screen grab Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that within the framework of the existing cooperation between the UAE and the State of Israel following the signing of the Abrahamic…

India’s spice king Dharampal Gulati passes away at 97

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted a photo of himself conferring the Padma Bhushan to Dharampal Gulati. Image Credit: Twitter Spice king Dharampal Gulati, founder of MDH, passed away following a cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Thursday. He was…

Cyclone Burevi emerges over Gulf of Mannar: Red Alert in 4 Kerala districts today

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura, as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Thiruvananthapuram, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 Image Credit: PTI Colombo: Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight,…

Not paid your insurance premiums on time? Here’s what happens to your claim

The insurer is bound to pay the insured amount or the sum due to the insured or the beneficiary, as agreed, upon. Image Credit: Pixabay Inability to claim compensation Question: Two months ago, one of my warehouses was exposed to…

Should UAE’s construction industry and developers start worrying about 2021?

Project sites around the UAE will have to keep a close watch for a cost escalation from early next year. Building material prices have already gone up, especially on imports. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Archives Dubai: UAE’s construction costs…

UAE National Day: How will the UAE look 50 years from now?

Children in the UAE share their thoughts of what they want to see in future on the occasion of 49th National Day Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: From flying cars to flying houses; AI-powered robot-teachers to smart school uniform; to time…

Vaccine approved: UK authorisation for Pfizer/BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine marks revolution in medicine

mRNA VACCINE MEN: BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin (top left), Moderna Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel (right); and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. The UK approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, based on mRNA technology, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Image Credit: Agencies /…

UAE National Day: Expats now make a stronger connection with UAE national anthem

Simimol Raijo, 34, a computer teacher from India, joined in the UAE anthem-singing with her two children and husband. Image Credit: Abu Dhabi: “Eshy bilady”, go the words of the UAE national anthem in Arabic. In English, this translates into…

UAE National Day 2020: Etisalat, du change network names, Google does a doodle

UAE residents woke up to a pleasant surprise on Wednesday. Image Credit: Jose Luis Barros/©Gulf News Dubai: UAE telecom operators Etisalat and du wished residents and citizens of the county happy National Day with a tribute to the UAE as…

Gold prices still dropping – but how much further down and for how long will it stay low?

Gold Price Image Credit: Seyyed Llata | Senior Designer, Gulf News Dubai: Much to the relief of retailers and buyers alike, gold prices have continued to drop from its exorbitant levels and are now expected to drop even further for…

National Day 2020: UAE has weathered challenges of 2020, says Sheikh Mohammed

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Image Credit: WAM ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and…

UAE National Day 2020: 127 police patrols to keep an eye on Sharjah during holidays

Sharjah: With the aim of strengthening public and traffic safety measures, Sharjah Police have laid out detailed security plans ahead of the 49th UAE National Day and Commemoration Day. Police have discussed security plans and all preparations are in place…

UAE National Day 2020: President calls on residents to look to the future with optimism

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Image Credit: WAM ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called on the people of the UAE to look to the future with optimism and contribute…

Subcontractors’ survival at stake as UAE’s Arabtec pushes ahead with liquidation plan

Its credentials made Arabtec the most systemically important player in the UAE construction sector. Its winding down will place ample pressure across the industry. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Dubai: The rush will start now… as subcontractors, suppliers and others…

UAE National Day 2020: Seeds of religious tolerance sown in UAE even before the union was formed

An old picture of the lane going towards the current day Shreenathji Haveli (Shri Krishna Temple). Here a temporary structure was built as a place of worship. Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: At 49, the UAE is a young country compared…

Baby suffers brain haemorrhage after mother claims she accidentally fell on infant in Sharjah

Sharjah: Authorities in Sharjah are investigating an incident in which a two-month-old baby suffered serious injuries to her brain and was treated at a local hospital here. A doctor said the damage to the infant’s brain was serious. The child…

UAE National Day: Free parking in Sharjah for 3 days

Public parking in Sharjah will be free from December 1 and will resume on December 5, according to Sharjah Municipality. Image Credit: Gulf News Sharjah: Residents will be able to enjoy free parking during the holiday weekend to mark Commemoration…

Want to have fun in the sun while enjoying your favourite snacks? Just talabat it!

Order your favorite treats from talabat Image Credit: Supplied Do you love winters in Dubai? So do we! There’s nothing better than spending time outside and enjoying the cool weather while indulging on your favorite snacks and dishes. Visiting the…

UAE National Day 2020: 49 amazing facts about the UAE for its 49th year

Image Credit: 1. Dubai is home to two of the worlds’ largest dancing fountains the world. The Dubai Mall. Fountain and The Palm Fountain. 2. Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE. 3. The UAE has a literacy rate…

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai Leaders programme

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday launched the “Dubai Leaders” programme. “The aim is to ensure that there are qualified leaders who are able…

70,000 expats aged 60 to leave Kuwait in 2021

More than 70,000 expatriates aged 60 are set to leave Kuwait next year in implementation of a decision stopping renewal of residency permits for migrant workers who reach this age. File picture used for illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: File…

Meet three of UAE’s wonder kids

Three-year-old Advit Golechha can identify 195 countries and their capitals by their flags. Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: A three-year old boy who can identify 195 countries and their capitals by their flags; a girl who is already a published author…

Vaccine hopes improve view on Indian economy, markets

Brokers busy at a firm in Mumbai. Amid raging doubts on how soon India’s economy would stage a comeback, the news of vaccines and hints of slightly better economic data were improving an earlier grim outlook for the country, while…

The most awaited cars of 2021 could be yours

The all-new 2021 Mercedes S500 goes to one of the winners of the National Bonds Grand Draw to be held on January 3 next year Image Credit: Supplied Highlights From the all-new 2021 Mercedes S500 and the new design BMW…

Ban on overnight beach camps, caravans stays: Sharjah

File photo: Family day out on Sharjah beach Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Sharjah: A ban on overnight beach camps and caravans remains in place in Sharjah, the emergency and crisis management team here confirmed on Friday. The ban on…

Expat stabbed to death with fruit knife in Dubai’s Satwa

For illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Pixabay Dubai: A Dubai-based Pakistani expat has been accused of murdering his countryman by stabbing him with a fruit knife following a dispute. The Dubai Court of First Instance was told on Thursday that…

All 144 floors of Abu Dhabi’s Mina Plaza Towers demolished in 10 seconds

Abu Dhabi: The Mina Plaza Towers in the Mina Zayed araea in Abu Dhabi were successfully demolished in 10 seconds this morning (November 27). Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a tweet on Friday: “As part of the second phase of the…

Win six months’ worth of LEGO DUPLO sets for your toddler

Image Credit: Supplied When it comes to shopping for your little one, the trick is finding the right balance between a gift that appeals to them and one that goes beyond fun and games to truly stimulate their minds in…

UAE: What changes you should be making to your everyday finances when working from home during COVID-19

What changes you should be making to your everyday finances when working from home Image Credit: Seyyed Llata | Senior Designer, Gulf News Dubai: Hundreds of companies worldwide are quickly embracing a work-from-home culture that began during the start of the…

Goodbye Maradona, doctor who treated the legend at a Dubai hospital pays tribute

Dr Yassir Jassim Mohammad with Maradona Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: Dr Yassir Jassim Mohammad, specialist urologist and head of the department of Urology at the Canadian Hospital Dubai, cannot forget the day he operated on football icon Diego Armando Maradona.…

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