The slew of new Dubai traffic rules to come into effect from July 1 usher in many advantages for motorists and among the significant changes being brought in is the matter of the renewal period of the driving licence. For expat drivers, this renewal will now be every five...
The much-anticipated launch of Mohamed Alabbar’s ecommerce venture Noon.com is “just weeks away”, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to Arabian Business. The $1bn launch, with financial backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has been beta-testing its site for the past two months and finalising launch plans. Sources suggest...
UAE’s United Nations Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh will lead the UN-Women Executive Board – being the first female Arab president since its formation in 2010. UN-Women Executive Board strives to promote equality among genders while abolishing discrimination against females around the globe. Nusseibeh, who is the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the...
Joining the ranks of women cabbies in pink scarves you see at Dubai airport, Uber Dubai got its first female limo driver yesterday. The driver Fritzie Castro, 43, a Filipina, has been in Dubai for seven years. She works the 4am-4pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2...
Dubai is known for being UAE’s vacation hotspot, and shopping and clubbing hub. A city of high-rises and awe-inspiring shopping districts has transformed itself to a destination du-jour, where people flock from all over the world to avail the biggest sales, bargains, food and fun. Dubai is popular for its...
Downtown Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – and the world’s largest mall – the Dubai Mall – is one of 160 designated areas in the emirate set to fill the night sky with fireworks galore to bring the year 2016 to an end...
One of Bollywood’s most-watched couples made an interesting choice when it came to naming their newborn baby. On Dec. 20 actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in Mumbai, naming him Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. But the name Taimur sparked a raging debate...
Dubai: The search giant Google is celebrating today the 45th UAE National Day with a "doodle" showing the United Arab Emirates flag, the national colours and the number 45. A click on the doodle leads to a page that explains the National Day (Arabic: اليوم الوطني‎‎; Yawm al watani), celebrated...
The UAE National Day Celebrations celebrates the theme of 'Spirit of the Union' and promotes public participation through various events being held across the country. National Day festivities include a host of activities such as flag raising ceremonies and parades, but the main showstealer is the magnificent fireworks display in...
Sharjah: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has met the girl who mimicked one of his speeches in a video that has gone viral. Shaikh Mohammad visited the home of Mahra Al Shehi in Sharjah on Friday. On...
Each finalist team was tasked to develop a solution, present it to an audience and receive recognition for their efforts based on the effectiveness of the solution. The five finalist teams were from the New York University (Abu Dhabi), Middlesex University (Dubai), Jubail University College (KSA), Institute of Management Accountants...
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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...
Abu Dhabi: Clouds coming in from Saudi Arabia are expected to cause light rain to fall in the coastal and northern parts of the UAE over the next three days, with the worst of last week’s heavy storms seemingly over. “There are some clouds moving from Saudi Arabia and into...
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...
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...
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,...
A new 24-hour entertainment radio station targeting the Filipino community in the UAE was launched earlier this week. At 5am on June 6, 2015, Wow 107 FM launched its regular broadcast and, according to its head of programmes, the channel opened to phenomenal listener response to its launch day contest,...
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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...
The government of Punjab has announced Ch.Shafi as Chair person of overseas pakistanis to district Nankana sahib(one of the most prestigious and religious place for sikh community all around the globe) and there of he will be working closely together with the local and international community. Overseas Pakistanis have been...
Ladies understand completely that much more than the choice of the handbag is how you carry and flaunt it. Be it colored pouches, XL bags, backpacks or doctor's bag, the important thing is to either wear the handbag on your shoulder, slip it under your arm or simply between...
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...
Riot police brought in as labourers hold strike near Dubai Mall
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...
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...
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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...