Dos and dont’s of Japanese dining rituals

Abu Dhabi: In Japan, dining etiquette has a very defined place in society, said Midori Sato, 44, yoga instructor living in Abu Dhabi. “It’s best that guests do not turn up very late, as it’s considered rude. They’re expected to take their shoes off ... ( read original story ...)

UAE condemns terror attack on Christians in Egypt

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a bus that was carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery in Minya Governorate in Egypt, which resulted in deaths and injuries to a large number of people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... ( read original story ...)

Dh500m projects to make Dubai’s air quality the best

Dubai: Dubai Municipality has launched the Air Quality Strategy for the emirate of Dubai for 2017-2021, for which it has developed several plans and initiatives to implement over the next five years at a cost of more than Dh500 million. The strategy, the ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai residency offices to work till 6pm during Ramadan

Dubai: All offices of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) will open from 9am to 6pm during Ramadan and only two branches will have a night shift, from 10pm to midnight. To offer best services to the public ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai parking timings changed for Ramadan

Dubai: The Saudi Supreme Court has already called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the Holy Month of Ramadan on Thursday, May 25. In its announcement, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by ... ( read original story ...)

UAE establishes new waste-to-energy firm

Bee’ah is Sharjah’s environmental management company while Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. EWEC’s first project will be a multi-fuel waste-to-energy facility in Sharjah. The plant will be the region’s first and will treat ... ( read original story ...)

Mohammad greets people of UAE on advent of Ramadan

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ... success stories, and the latest news. Under volunteerism, several initiatives are already under way, including the establishment of the ‘National Volunteer Platform’, a database that ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai metro and tram timings for Ramadan 2017

The Dubai Tram will offer service from Saturday to Thursday starting from 6:30 am up to 1:00 am (of the following day), and on Friday the service timing would be from 9:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day). ( read original story ...)