Cartons and sacks not banned at Abu Dhabi airport

The fake circular said the move was to avoid breakdown of conveyer belts. In response to an enquiry, Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement issued to Gulf News on Wednesday evening: “There has been a statement circulating in public domain stating that ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai owners asked to clean up their pets’ waste on streets

Dubai: Pamper your dog, but do not forget the cleanliness of your city. This is the message pet owners in Dubai were given as part of a recent cleanliness awareness drive. The Veterinary Services Section in the Public Health Services Department of Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

Volunteering in Dubai made easy through ‘Day For Dubai’ app

Dubai: After challenging the city to devote 30 minutes every ... an official from the developer of the app, Watani Al Emarat, told Gulf News. Volunteering opportunities include events related to patients at hospitals, the elderly, people of determination ... ( read original story ...)

Record-setting Da Vinci painting headed to UAE

NEW YORK -- A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record US$450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday. The 500-year-old ... ( read original story ...)

Not for faint-hearted: Dubai unveils new sky-high zip line

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world’s longest zip lines. The 170 metre-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai’s Marina neighbourhood. For an entire ... ( read original story ...)

Regional developments ‘to impact Dubai real estate’

Recent geopolitical developments on the regional front and new residential legislation in Dubai - with prime focus on affordable housing - are both likely to impact the emirate’s property market, according to leading international real estate consultancy ... ( read original story ...)

UAE start-up makes life child’s play for parents

My experience from the corporate world has been invaluable building the business, as has my journey as a mother. What gap in the market were you initially trying to fill? Hire4Baby.com considers itself an ancillary service to UAE tourism, and the intention ... ( read original story ...)

$450m ‘Leonardo painting’ heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media captionThe painting has been cleaned and restored from the image on the left to the one on the right A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. The newly ... ( read original story ...)

$450m ‘Da Vinci painting’ heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media captionThe painting has been cleaned and restored from the image on the left to the one on the right A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. The newly ... ( read original story ...)