33 arrested over phone scam in UAE

Dubai: Dubai Police have busted a large telemarketing racket that conned people into parting with their money in return for “prizes” purportedly from telecom companies. In separate raids on their hideouts in Deira and a neighbouring emirate, 33 Asian ... ( read original story ...)

Drug smugglers caught at Sharjah airport

Sharjah: Three smugglers were arrested at Sharjah International Airport for attempting to smuggle in 30kg of hashish and 10gram of marijuana concealed in shipments of food items. Lieutenant Colonel Majid Al Assam, head of the anti-narcotic department at ... ( read original story ...)

UAE embassy hosts iftar honouring Special Olympics athletes

WASHINGTON, DC: Diplomats from the UAE hosted an iftar at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC for local Special Olympic athletes and their families. Many of the athletes in attendance will travel to Abu Dhabi in March 2019 to compete in the World Games. ( read original story ...)

Dubai to screen genetically modified food

Dubai: The Food and Environment Laboratories Section in the Dubai Central Laboratory of Dubai Municipality has developed a new screening service for genetically modified food items to ensure that the product conforms to the description on the label. The ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police organise the longest iftar table

Dubai: Dubai Police have broken a Guinness World Record for organising the ‘longest iftar table’ in the world stretching 6km. More than 12,830 workers benefited from the longest iftar table, which was held in Dubai Industrial Park in Jebel Ali. The ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai features prominently on global competitiveness map

DUBAI, 9th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai is ranked first in the Arab world for government budget as a percentage of GDP and third globally in public finance, according to the Competitiveness Report 2018. Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director General of the ... ( read original story ...)

Over 12,800 jaywalkers fined in Sharjah

Lieutenant Saud Al Shaiba, spokesperson for the Traffic and Patrol Department, told Gulf News that Sharjah Police issued fines to 12,871 people who were caught jaywalking in the emirate till May this year. However, only five people have been fined since ... ( read original story ...)

DWTC events drive Dh12.7bn in economic value for Dubai

“DWTC’s priorities are firmly aligned with UAE Vision 2021, the nation’s economic diversification strategy and the 2017 Economic Impact Assessment is testament to DWTC’s success as a MICE entity that enhances the value of business tourism to Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

UAE universities on the rise in new global ranking

As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited graduate and undergraduate programs through nine colleges - Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law ... ( read original story ...)

UAE starts negotiations for more Emirates flights to Canada

At the time, it was alleged that the request was rejected due to lobbying by flag carrier Air Canada over fears that Emirates Airlines, in particular, would engage in predatory business behaviour that funnels travellers to connect through Dubai on their ... ( read original story ...)