UAE calls for global efforts against human trafficking

New York: The UAE has called on the international community to address the root causes of trafficking in persons in conflict situations during the UN Security Council’s open debate the subject. In her statement, Amira Obaid Al Hafeeti, second secretary ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai off-plan property sales ‘at new high’

With property prices across Dubai registering a steep decline for the past three and a half years since its mid-2014 peak, the off-plan sales are at a high, according to an industry expert. The building boom in Dubai is being matched by a buying rush ... ( read original story ...)

New speed limit on Sharjah road

Dubai: Police in Sharjah announced on Thursday that the speed limit on the Maliha- Al Faiya Street has now been raised. The road, which is located in the central region of Sharjah, had its speed limit increased after Sharjah Police General Directorate ... ( read original story ...)

Arabian Oryx programme boosts UAE’s biodiversity

Abu Dhabi: Fourteen Arabian Oryx were released into the wild in Abu Dhabi on Thursday morning as part of an Oryx reintroduction programme, a key example of UAE’s prioritisation in boosting and preserving biodiversity, a top official said. At the Qasr Al ... ( read original story ...)

‘Padmavati’ release in the UK, UAE deferred

Makers of Padmavati have said the film will not release globally, including in the UAE and the UK, until the it gets clearance in India. The news comes even as reports circulated that the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has given the clearance ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai executes Jordanian convicted of raping, killing child

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai has executed a 50-year-old Jordanian man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old boy. The government-run Dubai Media Office announced the execution on Thursday of Nidal Eisa Abdullah. It says Abdullah ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai private schools to be fully inclusive by 2020

Dubai: Students with determination, or those with special education needs, may enroll in any mainstream private early childhood learning centre, school or university in Dubai without the risk of rejection by 2020, officials assured on Thursday. The ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: work starts on $6.8bn 30,000-home Dubai mega project

UAE-based Azizi Developments has started construction of its AED25 billion ($6.8 billion) Azizi Victoria mega project in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District Seven in Dubai. Spread over a construction area of 33 million square feet ... ( read original story ...)

UAE and Grenada sign MoU on visa exemption

New York: The UAE and Grenada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to exempt Emirati and Grenadian nationals carrying ordinary passports from obtaining pre-entry visas. The MoU was signed by Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the UN ... ( read original story ...)