Tunisia demands formal UAE apology over women ban

Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country. On Friday, the UAE-owned carrier stopped accepting Dubai-bound female passengers from Tunisia. ( read original story ...)

Good news: clear skies expected for New Year’s Eve

Dubai: Weather is not expected to spoil your revelry for New Year’s Eve. Even though fog is forecast for early Monday morning, a spokesperson from the National Centre of Meteorology told Gulf News it is not expected to form around midnight. ( read original story ...)

Dubai signs deal to set up kidney dialysis centre

SRG Holdings will fund the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre, state news agency WAM reported. The centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms, and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients, who are ... ( read original story ...)

No New Year cheer for UAE property market

Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Arab News takes a look at how the two markets are looking this year. Dubai: A mixed bag with hopes of a “bottoming out” in 2018 According to a report by property consultancy Cluttons, the three years up until winter 2017 were “ve ... ( read original story ...)

Robot volunteer joins Dubai Police

Dubai: A robot has joined Dubai Police to raise awareness about dangers of drug abuse. Called ‘Amal the volunteer’, the robot will interact with public in different areas and gatherings to raise awareness about drug abuse. Social media accounts of ... ( read original story ...)

Skype blocked in UAE? Here are the alternatives

Dubai: The festive season is in full swing and as expats have either gone back home to celebrate the holidays, or chosen to stay in the UAE, the free internet calling app Skype was used by many to connect with friends and family. Until now. Over the ... ( read original story ...)

Solar Park R&D investments to hit Dhs500m by 2020

Investments at the research and development centre in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will reach Dhs500m ($136m) by 2020, according to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. During a visit to the centre, DEWA’s CEO and managing director Saeed ... ( read original story ...)

Celebrating New Year in Downtown Dubai? Watch this

Dubai: As many as 1.5 million visitors are expected to visit Downtown Dubai to usher in the New Year, leading authorities to issue a cautionary message on what pathways should be taken for bachelors and families. As illustrated in the video, certain ... ( read original story ...)