UAE’s battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

Juma Ali Khalaf al-Hamiri, a senior Emirati military official, said in a statement on the state-run WAM news agency. Media in Colombia have also reported that Colombian nationals working as mercenaries serve in the UAE's military. In 2014, the UAE ... ( read original story ...)

How the UAE immigration landscape impacts business mobility

According to statistics from the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, more than 22,000 business licenses were issued in 2015, representing a 17.4 per cent growth from 2014 despite the challenging economic environment. This growth highlights the ... ( read original story ...)

Taj targets The Palm for third Dubai property

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces will be opening a Taj hotel in Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, marking its third landfall in the city, with its existing Taj hotel in Downtown Dubai and upcoming Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Vivanta by Taj property, Taj Dubai general ... ( read original story ...)

Emirati teenager releases second book at book fair

Abu Dhabi: With Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF ... so to have the sequel now just feels really amazing,” Al Naqbi told Gulf News. “The first book ended with a cliffhanger so that provoked me even more to write the second part,” she said. ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Catholic parish church marks 50 years

Dubai: History is usually told in the written form. On Thursday night, the story of St Mary’s Catholic Church parish's 50 years in Dubai was told not only with words but — in the city's typical innovative fashion — with a computer-driven laser light ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai gears up to operate flying taxis by 2020

The statement comes after Uber at its inaugural Elevate Summit in the US announced Dubai as one of the two partner cities for the project, the other being Dallas, Texas. Speaking to Gulf News, Chris Free, the general manager of Uber UAE, shared more detail ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai tourism sector banks on “smart travelers”

Dubai is the first Arab city to introduced free WiFi on public transport like on buses and the driverless Dubai Metro as well as at popular tourist spots and in public beaches. Moreover, smart phone users can charge their devices at public Smart Palms ... ( read original story ...)