Abu Dhabi launches student support programme

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has launched the second phase of the Student Support Programme, which aims to prepare Emirati Grade 12 students to pass college placement tests in English, Arabic, and Mathematics by taking part in various ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, India hold strategic dialogue

Dubai: Top Indian and UAE officials held their first strategic dialogue in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Friday ahead of the visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE ... ( read original story ...)

UAE national participation at Dubai Marathon up

Dubai: The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon has witnessed an ... the event General Coordinator and President of the UAE Athletics Federation, has revealed to Gulf News. He said: “We are happy by the increase in participation every year which means ... ( read original story ...)

Teen with deformity refused admission in Dubai schools

The wheelchair-bound Indian boy was refused admission on the grounds that he was too old to be in grade five, his father, Mohammad Nasrul Haque Ansari, told Gulf News. Ansari, who works in Dubai and has to commute every day for hours, says for the last two ... ( read original story ...)

UAE-India ties hailed at social event

Dubai: The close relationship between the UAE and India was highlighted during a social event in Dubai on Wednesday, held ahead of the upcoming 68th Republic Day of India, which falls on January 26. The gala dinner, hosted by the Indian Business and ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Marathon road closures this Friday

Dubai: Parts of Umm Suqeim, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Jumeirah streets will see temporary closures for traffic to make way for Dubai Marathon on Friday morning. The closures will be effective between 6am and 12 noon, gradually opening as the marathon ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai's International Humanitarian City to Triple in Size

Decision made in response to sharp rise in demand for emergency aid IHC to expand a further 300,000 square feet of space for aid provisions /CNW/ - HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Government staff to get three-month paid maternity leave

Dubai: Dubai Government employees will get three-month paid maternity leave as per a new policy approved on Wednesday. The policy, approved by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai: student jailed for groping hairdresser in street

Dubai: A student, who took a hairdresser by surprise and groped her while she was accompanying her workmate to a bus stop, has been jailed for three months. The 19-year-old student from Comoros Islands walked behind the 23-year-old Filipina hairdresser and ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Marathon will see road closures on Friday

Dubai: Parts of Umm Suqeim, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Jumeirah streets will see temporary closures for traffic to make way for Dubai Marathon on Friday morning. The closures will be effective between 6am and 12 noon, gradually opening as the marathon ... ( read original story ...)