Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

The video was published on a YouTube channel run by Emirates news site UAE 71. This is a complete turnaround from last year when Sheikh Abdullah appeared out of nowhere as a significant player in the political feud pitting the Saudis and Emiratis against ... ( read original story ...)

Mystery over ‘detained’ Qatari sheikh in UAE

“Sheikh Mohammed bears full responsibility for anything that happens to me.” The UAE denied that Sheikh Abdullah was being held against his will, with state news agency WAM reporting he was in the country “at his own behest”. “Sheikh Abdullah has ... ( read original story ...)

Qatar exile says he’s held by UAE; Abu Dhabi denies claim

The video, immediately aired by Doha-based news network Al-Jazeera, shows Sheikh Abdullah saying he was invited to Abu Dhabi as a guest of "Sheikh Mohammed." Sheikh Abdullah appears to refer to Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Economy Issues 19,877 New Licenses in 2017

As Dubai retained its attractiveness as a competitive and sustainable business hub in 2017, the Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in Dubai Economy witnessed 288,878 transactions, including 19,877 new licenses, during the entire year ... ( read original story ...)

11 great cafes in Dubai to get your work done

This little cafe is a hidden gem in the usually crowded Dubai Mall. It has great views of the fountains, as well as tons of natural lighting. The menu has a nice selection of coffee, juices and soft drinks. The most important thing is that the Wi-Fi is free. ( read original story ...)

UAE shops told to give correct change after VAT

Read: UAE consumers to pay 25% more for some products This meant a customer buying an item for Dhs1 could potentially pay Dhs1.25 instead of the Dhs1.05 after VAT was added. The new instructions issued on Saturday mean shops have instead been instructed to ... ( read original story ...)

Special report: How child-friendly is Dubai?

“During my maternity leave, I noticed that Dubai is a great city for babies/kids — there is a lot to do, with many events and classes to attend but we, as parents, barely know about [many of them],” Rabeiz told Gulf News. “As a mum of two, I ... ( read original story ...)

Number of road deaths decrease by 25.7% in Dubai

The total number of serious cases reported to the police fell by 15 per cent in 2017 as compared to 2016. The number of traffic deaths on Dubai roads has decreased by 25.7 per cent in 2017, according to a top official of the Dubai Police. Major-General ... ( read original story ...)

Time Out DXB launches at Dubai International Airport

From February 2018, passengers passing through all terminals at Dubai International will have real-time access ... By downloading the app, using the airport’s free wi-fi, they will receive curated information based on their travel status – with users ... ( read original story ...)