New era in UAE as VAT takes effect

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia has taken the pioneering step ... impact on the economic growth and inflationary pressures. As for business that are integrating VAT into their invoicing, accounting and auditing systems, it is likely to come with some ... ( read original story ...)

Veteran Egyptian journalist dies in Dubai

He was 83. He was suffering from cancer and underwent surgery in Dubai, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (mena) reported. Born on January 12, 1934 in the Egyptian city of Suez, Nafae became the editor of Al Ahram in 1979, a post he held until 2005. ( read original story ...)

Dubai rings in New Year with laser spectacular

Dubai (AFP) - Dubai celebrated the New Year Sunday with a spectacular midnight laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world. As the clock ticked to midnight the 828-metre (2,716-foot) tower was lit up with the green, white, black and red ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi celebrates New Year with fireworks and concerts

Abu Dhabi always makes very nice fireworks shows when New Year comes, so it’s very exciting and fun to watch. The shows are always different and it’s a nice experience to watch it along with my friends,” he told Gulf News. Chloé Ramamonjisoa ... ( read original story ...)

Tunisia demands formal UAE apology over women ban

Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country. On Friday, the UAE-owned carrier stopped accepting Dubai-bound female passengers from Tunisia. ( read original story ...)

Good news: clear skies expected for New Year’s Eve

Dubai: Weather is not expected to spoil your revelry for New Year’s Eve. Even though fog is forecast for early Monday morning, a spokesperson from the National Centre of Meteorology told Gulf News it is not expected to form around midnight. ( read original story ...)

Dubai signs deal to set up kidney dialysis centre

SRG Holdings will fund the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre, state news agency WAM reported. The centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms, and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients, who are ... ( read original story ...)

No New Year cheer for UAE property market

Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Arab News takes a look at how the two markets are looking this year. Dubai: A mixed bag with hopes of a “bottoming out” in 2018 According to a report by property consultancy Cluttons, the three years up until winter 2017 were “ve ... ( read original story ...)