UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

The rules, which have been approved by the UAE Cabinet, must now be passed by the Federal National Council and signed into law by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. According to a copy of the draft law obtained by Gulf News ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai residents all smiles for happiness parade

Dubai: Smiles, sunglasses and sweat were seen on the faces of a large crowd who gathered on Saturday by the Dubai Canal to mark the International Day of Happiness. To start the whole-day happiness programme, several hundred people joined a parade the beat ... ( read original story ...)

Marissa, the nail technician with a hidden artistic talent

Dubai: When Marissa Sanchez Paulma, a 30-year-old nail artist from the Philippines, was gifted a canvas and paintbrush by one of her clients at the salon, she was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful artwork she could create. Working as a nail technician ... ( read original story ...)

UAE: Jordanian Journalist Convicted

WAM, the UAE’s official news agency, reported that the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court convicted al-Najjar under article 29 of the country’s cybercrime law, sentencing him to three years in prison and a fine of 500,000 UAE Dirhams (US$136,000). ( read original story ...)

UAE, Brazil sign three accords enhancing ties

Brasilia, March 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Brazil have signed three accords on air transport and reciprocal exemption of entry visa requirements. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and ... ( read original story ...)

UAE official says Germany can benefit from Dubai Expo 2020

reported UAE state news agency WAM Friday. Dubai, the trade and logistics hub of the UAE, will be the first Arab city to host the six-month world expo in 2020. Abdullah Al Saleh, under-secretary for foreign trade affairs at the UAE Ministry of Economy ... ( read original story ...)

UAE: Strong Partnerships Vital to Address Global Challenges

SÃO PAULO, Mar 17 (IPS) - IPS is reproducing an interview of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates with Valor Economico. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan ... ( read original story ...)

UAE tennis in need of serious re-think

To think that tennis has been struggling to survive may not exactly be the best of news for a country that boasts of two of the top international tournaments in the fortnight-long Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. But over a period of time, the reality ... ( read original story ...)

UAE posts trillion dirham revenue from non-oil trade

The year, UAE’s imports were valued at Dh803 billion, with re-exports accounting for Dh330 billion and exports Dh143 billion. (ADTerminals.ae image) DUBAI – There is life outside oil industry after all. This progressive city in the United Arab Emirate ... ( read original story ...)