UAE to establish new fatwa council

The UAE cabinet has approved the formation of a new Fatwa Council in the country. The council will serve as the official reference for fatwas in the country and will organise the work of government authorities, institutions and individuals related to ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai World Trade Centre cuts licensing fees

They follow other government measures designed to reduce the cost of doing business in Dubai across a number of industries and improve the city’s global competitiveness. Read: Dubai to cut municipality fees at hotels, restaurants “DWTC’s commercial ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Creek among nominees for Unesco heritage list

Gulf News More than a hundred years ago, it was the centre of harbour-based trade, where boats, dhows and barges passed through to bring cargoes into Dubai. An aerial view of the Dubai Creek with Deira in the foreground. The Creek is lined with sites of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai likely to host Kabaddi World Cup in 2019

Argentina Kabaddi Federation president Ricardo Acuna also hinted that Dubai has "high possibility" to host the World Cup. (File photo) DUBAI: Dubai is all set to host the fourth edition of the Kabaddi World Cup in 2019. This will be the main agenda of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai to be canvas for series of art workshops

Dubai: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children (AJCCC) in Dubai yesterday announced the launch of its Art Summer Series workshops, which will be held from July 7 to August 30. Twenty-eight artists will participate in the initiative by offering workshops for ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai private schools earn over $2bn in tuition revenue

Dubai’s private schools earned AED 7.5 billion ($2.04 billion ... Of the students, the vast majority – 59.3 percent – are enrolled in business programs, which also accounted for 53 percent of the year’s 7,227 graduates from free zone universities. ( read original story ...)

Gamers in UAE find mental disorder tag ‘offensive’

Some gamers in the UAE "feel offended" that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has labelled addiction to gaming as a mental health disorder. Khaleej Times spoke to gamers in Dubai who said they find gaming as a way of "escaping" from personal or real ... ( read original story ...)

Boy dies in Sharjah swimming pool accident

a Sharjah Police official told Gulf News. The incident took place on Saturday evening. Police said the family was residing in a flat on the seventh floor. The son went alone to the swimming pool located on the third floor without the knowledge of the parents. ( read original story ...)

Dubai ensures fugitives have no getaway

Dubai: The extradition of suspects wanted in criminal cases to their home countries by Dubai Police rose by 108 per cent in the first quarter of the year, a senior police official said. Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief ... ( read original story ...)