7 things to do in Dubai this week

Not sure this requires much explanation beyond the title, does it? This is a pre-Ramadan mini shopping festival in which the majority of stores across Dubai will be offering discounts of between 30 and 90 percent from select lines in their stores. ( read original story ...)

Parents dread fee hike after Dubai school…

Back in February, schools in Dubai were given the go ahead to increase their tuition ... Filipina mother-of-two May R. received news last week that her son's school, rated 'good', would be raising the fees as per the fee frameworks structure. ( read original story ...)

Mashreq CEO foresees branchless future for UAE bank

Dubai headquartered Mashreq could become a branchless bank thanks to new automation and self-service technology, said its CEO Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in a speech this week to mark the bank's 50th anniversary. An announcement about a new digital only spin-off ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Economy sees 12% increase in licenses issued in Q1 2017

Dubai Economy saw a 12% increase in business licenses issued during the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, indicating remarkable optimism among investors and stability across industry sectors. Total number of licenses issued in ... ( read original story ...)

Gulf News readers’ generosity saves girl’s future

Abu Dhabi: Thanks to the generosity of Gulf News readers, more than Dh30,000 of unpaid school fees were settled for a struggling family in Abu Dhabi in just a week. The public support came after Gulf News reported the emotional pleas of a mother of four ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai expat who couldn’t speak English gets into Harvard

Alessandra Canta didn't know a word of English four years ago when she first moved from Italy to Dubai. Today, she has been accepted into Harvard University and is planning on becoming a neurosurgeon. She was rejected by two different US ivy league schools ... ( read original story ...)