Etisalat to offer iPhone SE in the UAE on April 5, starting from AED 75 per month Even as several e-commerce portals in the UAE claim to have already sold hundreds of Apple’s hot new iPhone SE smartphones, the official availability starts tomorrow. Apple’s online UAE store has been accepting...
Live Stream of NYE 2016 Burj Khalifa Popularity of Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display has remarkably gone up in the past few years and that's probably one of the reasons to put Dubai as the top city in the world to ring in the New Year. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFKuId98eqQ&w=560&h=315] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5lDpn0QJw0&w=420&h=315] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYyeYIjY_Mw&w=560&h=315] source:...
A long weekend awaits UAE residents in early December as Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3, will be paid holidays for the private sector on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day and the 44th UAE National Day, the Ministry of Labour has announced on Monday. The holiday was announced...
Pakistani tech company Inov8 Limited has been valued at $108 million in its first round of fresh funding. The company made the announcement on Oct. 29 following an equity injection of $5.4 million from Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the minister of culture, youth, and social development of the...
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, on Sunday issued a circular to all Federal Ministries and institutions regarding the Islamic New Year, 1437 Hijri, which may fall on Wednesday October 14, to be transposed, or compensated, to...
There is a serious obsession with the hijab in the Muslim community, and it needs to end. In one way or another, we have all witnessed or experienced the way a veiled woman is perceived as devout and respectable, while her unveiled sister is supposedly disconnected from God, and least...
Sitara Brooj Akbar is just 15 years old, but oozes confidence rare for children her age. Home-schooled and self-taught as she had to leave school for "asking too many questions", Sitara will be mentoring Pakistani kids here via a platform that has been set to help children excel. The platform,...
The pictures of the ‘mythical’ wedding ceremony, as widely prescribed, went viral on social media, particularly as precious diamond rings were gifted to the list of upper class audience. Shaikh Fahad bin Nasser bin Sabah Al Ahmad, the grandson of the Emir of Kuwait, wedded the daughter of a famous...
Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com, backed by investors including Tiger Global Management LLC, is seeking $300 million (Dh1.1 billion) for expansion, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The fund-raising would value the business at about $1 billion, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information...
Joseph Ghossoub has resigned as chairman and CEO of media giant MENACOM with immediate effect, Arabian Business has learned. Ghossoub – often dubbed “The Godfather” of advertising, has been one of the most prominent figures in the region’s advertising and media industries for the past four decades. MENACOM (part...
Saudi Arabia waged early Thursday “Operation Decisive Storm” against the Houthi coup in Yemen and in support of legitimate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A Saudi air campaign was launched overnight which has already resulted in the elimination of several Houthi leaders. Yemen air space is currently under full control of the...
A private real estate investment fund company founded by UAE businessman Mohammed Alabbar, will spearhead the development of Egypt’s new $45 billion capital project, which will include a landmark tower similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Capital Cairo project (pictured below) will be led by the Egyptian Ministry...
A group of Palestinian ladies have turned traditional embroidery into a source of income with a modern twist, World Bulletin reported Monday. The six sisters, who live in the Gaza Strip, call themselves “The Six Flowers” and started learning the art of embroidery in school. “We wanted to have our own...
A group of labourers demanding bonuses held a strike near Dubai Mall on Tuesday morning. Riot police were brought in to control the hundreds of striking workers who had gathered in the Festival Road and Boulevard area of Downtown Dubai, halting traffic. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5axVizFCA?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=653&h=380] Dubai Media Office confirmed the strike in a...
In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.
Not long to go until Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off where The Next Galaxy will be unveiled. The event would run over the course of four days, 2-5 March 2015, in Mobile World Capital Barcelona as the city prepares to host the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress where Samsung has...
Rami Al Ali has revealed his 2015 bridal collection in Dubai. The collection consists of seven-pieces, made in a palette of off-white, beige, and champagne. The fabrics are Al Ali’s signature choices: satin du chez, tulle, and silk. As for the styles of the dresses, they include off the...
Asking for a salary increase is never an easy task. Most people, no matter how much they struggle financially, hesitate to do it considering that money is a very delicate subject. Besides, they don't want to come across as someone very greedy or pushy. According to a new survey by...
Participation at the Emirati Youth Forum has revealed that Emirati graduates fresh from university expect to rake in more than Dh20,000 as starting salary. And despite their high salary expectations, a large majority are hesitant to start their own business. Over 100 Emirati university students from across the UAE took...
Emma Watson has gone from speaking on wizardry to speaking to world leaders. The Harry Potter star once again gave a speech on gender equality that could be the most inspiring thing you see all day. Watson, the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, spoke at the World Economic Forum in...
DUBAI // New mothers working for a company in Dubai are to benefit from a new six-month maternity leave agreement. Pioneering employers at the agency MediaCom are believed to be the first big company in the region to increase the allocated time off from the 45 days that is statutory...
Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in South Asia are concerned about the rise of the jihadist...
Fees for the UAE tourist and visit visa have been increased, and the option of extending the stay by 10-days or 30-days have been cancelled. “From January 1, 2015, the option to extend tourist visa by 10 days has been cancelled,” a representative at the General Directorate of Residency and...
We’ve always had Generation. Even when prêt wasn’t all the rage, ready-to-wear outlets weren’t dotting every nook and cranny and we were still making routine visits to our no-good dilly-dallying tailors, there was always the one store where a girl could go and just buy clothes, right off the...
Sports has become an essential part of our society, with everyone looking to stay fit and healthy not only because sports helps our physique but also helps relax our mind and boosts confidence by helping us look good and feel good at the same time! Nowadays sports is no longer...
The news is finally out and this is for good. The young professionals all over the world who wish to have a better life and earn better than their native places, can now expect a lot from Gulf now. Amongst the developing as well as the flourishing economies in...
Dubai—All expat occupants of rented and freehold residential properties in Dubai are now being charged the housing fee, with the system of levying civic charges through utility bills covering all areas in the emirate by the end of 2014. This means all expat tenants are now charged a five percent...
World leaders are gathering in Paris to mark the murder of staff and police at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as well as those killed in the hostage situation at a kosher supermarket. France’s prime minister said the people would “cry out their love of liberty.” And...
The pop singer has removed an Instagram post in which she exposes her lower leg. Selena Gomez's trip to Abu Dhabi has provoked anger, accusations of impropriety and now a deleted Instagram post, after the pop star exposed her ankles during a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque earlier...
Live Stream Link http://www.youtube.com/user/DowntownDubai Catch the Burj Khalifa New Year's Eve spectacle -- from your tablet or laptop -- anywhere in the world. No matter where you are on earth, now you can catch the New Year's Eve countdown and fireworks display on the world's tallest building. That's because Emaar, the UAE-based developer...