Heavy fog engulfs both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, delaying flights

Fog also engulfed Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. At Dubai International Airport, home to the long-haul carrier Emirates, flights were delayed by up to an hour. Delays also hit Abu Dhabi's international airport. The UAE's National ... ( read original story ...)

2017 Gulf News calendar features UAE’s unique jewellery

Dubai: The rich heritage of Emirati women’s jewellery that tells a compelling story of UAE’s trade links in the past and the influences they brought with them has been captured in the Gulf News 2017 calendar. Called the ‘Glittering Treasures of the ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi to Permit Short Selling in Attempt to Boost Liquidity

Abu Dhabi is poised to introduce services facilitating short-selling next year as it seeks to boost trading volume and attract foreign investors to the illiquid market. ADX, as the local exchange is known, is conducting meetings with brokerages in the ... ( read original story ...)

UAE ranked 28th happiest country in world

Dubai: The UAE is ranked the 28th happiest country in the world and the first among Arab countries, according to the World Happiness Report 2016. The report, released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is based on an opinion survey ... ( read original story ...)

‘Year of Giving continues charitable tradition’

Abu Dhabi: Charitable foundations in the UAE have praised the announcement by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declaring 2017 as the Year of Giving, and said that this initiative would continue the UAE’s long-held tradition of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Metro and Tram record zero crime rate

Dubai: Dubai’s ever-expanding transport network, including the metro, tram, buses and ferries, recorded a zero crime rate over the last eight years, Dubai Police revealed on Sunday. According to a senior Dubai Police official, a special police force ... ( read original story ...)

213kg of hashish seized in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Customs seized nearly 213 kilograms of hashish and foiled an attempt to smuggle the drug into the country through the border port. The suspect, an Asian driver, hid the hashish inside the truck and tried smuggling ... ( read original story ...)

How life is moving on for Abu Dhabi cancer survivor

Abu Dhabi: As reported by Gulf News, the 46-year-old Indian’s misfortune began four years ago, when he lost his eldest child, a daughter, to leukaemia. The following year, his wife delivered a son, but the couple was devastated to learn that he suffers ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai student fights cancer and is happy to be back in Dubai

Dubai: In March 2016, Gulf News carried a story about a Dubai student who was fighting for his life in a hospital in Manila, Philippines, as a result of a 6cm tumour in the centre of his brain. Parents of the 10-year-old Filipino student, Randolph Palomer ... ( read original story ...)