‘Padmavati’ release in the UK, UAE deferred

Makers of Padmavati have said the film will not release globally, including in the UAE and the UK, until the it gets clearance in India. The news comes even as reports circulated that the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has given the clearance ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai executes Jordanian convicted of raping, killing child

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai has executed a 50-year-old Jordanian man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old boy. The government-run Dubai Media Office announced the execution on Thursday of Nidal Eisa Abdullah. It says Abdullah ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai private schools to be fully inclusive by 2020

Dubai: Students with determination, or those with special education needs, may enroll in any mainstream private early childhood learning centre, school or university in Dubai without the risk of rejection by 2020, officials assured on Thursday. The ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: work starts on $6.8bn 30,000-home Dubai mega project

UAE-based Azizi Developments has started construction of its AED25 billion ($6.8 billion) Azizi Victoria mega project in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District Seven in Dubai. Spread over a construction area of 33 million square feet ... ( read original story ...)

UAE and Grenada sign MoU on visa exemption

New York: The UAE and Grenada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to exempt Emirati and Grenadian nationals carrying ordinary passports from obtaining pre-entry visas. The MoU was signed by Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the UN ... ( read original story ...)

Car crashes halt Dubai traffic

Dubai: Motorists faced heavy delays on Thursday after multiple accidents broke out on a number of busy roads in Dubai. Commuters from Sharjah to Dubai were the first ones to face tailbacks of traffic when an accident was reported on Emirates Road near the ... ( read original story ...)

New abras replacing water buses in Dubai

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is replacing its water buses with new air-conditioned abras as part of improvements to its marine transport service, it said on Wednesday. The initiatives of the RTA’s Public Transport Agency ... ( read original story ...)