UAE launches national volunteering platform

Dubai: A newly launched “UAE Volunteers” platform will create an integrated, sustained system to promote volunteerism as one of the most important pillars of a cohesive society, it was announced on Thursday. A stronger UAE fabric is one of the national ... ( read original story ...)

UAE’s tolerance can counter radical ideology: Lubna

Sharjah: The UAE’s culture of tolerance should be strengthened and spread in order to counter extremism and violence, Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the second session of the Sharjah Ramadan ... ( read original story ...)

Robocop joins Dubai police to fight real life crime

If the "Robocop" experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the unarmed robots to make up 25 percent of its patrolling force by 2030. Clad in the colors of the Dubai Police uniform, the life-size robot, which can shake hands and perform a ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi residents to pay more for taxis from Thursday

Abu Dhabi: Travelling by taxi is going to cost more in the capital ... and commuters who are forced to use taxis to get to and from work told Gulf News this will greatly impact their budgets. “I pay around Dh7.5 to get from my office in Al Markaziya ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi index leads regional losses on selling in banks

Dubai: The Abu Dhabi index fell more than 1.5 per cent weighed by selling in First Abu Dhabi Bank and Aldar Properties. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange closed 1.65 per cent lower at 4,427.30. First Abu Dhabi Bank closed 3.65 per cent lower at Dh10.55 ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai property marketing permit procedures must be followed

I have a question with regards to the new law recently introduced, mandating that real estate brokers must now obtain a permit prior to advertising any property for rent or sale. Furthermore, my understanding is that the broker must submit a copy of the ... ( read original story ...)

UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the UAE. ( read original story ...)

Dubai unveils strategy to fight cyber threats

Dubai: The Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched on Wednesday to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security and manage cyber security risks among establishments and residents in Dubai. The strategy was launched ... ( read original story ...)

Worshippers get parking relief near mosques in Dubai

Dubai: Worshippers rushing to the mosques following iftar can breathe a sigh of relief as they get a grace of 45 minutes from the time of Maghrib Azaan (dusk prayers), Gulf News can confirm. A Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) spokesperson told Gulf News ... ( read original story ...)