Iconic projects taking distinctive shapes in Dubai

Dubai: Two major projects in Dubai, the Museum of the Future and Mohammad Bin Rashid Library, are progressing fast, with their distinctive shapes now becoming obvious. The Museum of the Future, coming up in front of Emirates Towers on Shaikh Zayed Road, is ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah to launch summer festival

Sharjah: A summer festival will be launched for the first time in Sharjah on July 10, and will last for two months. Khalid Jasem Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), announced that the first edition of the ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah Ruler receives journalists

Sharjah - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received on Tuesday journalists from across the UAE. In a lecture at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Dr Shaikh Sultan spoke about the roots of Arabic ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai gym fees second highest in the world

DUBAI: A monthly gym membership in Dubai is the second highest in the world, next only to Tokyo, a leading international bank has found. According to reports, the findings by Deutsche Bank are part of its annual “Mapping the world’s prices” survey ... ( read original story ...)

New scam using fake Dubai hospital targets jobseekers

Dubai: At first blush, and even at second, Maris Hospital ticks all the right boxes: multi-specialty clinics across key locations in Dubai, state-of-the art facilities, glowing patient testimonials, tie-ups with leading insurance providers and a team of ... ( read original story ...)

UAE retailers rule out shortage of vegetables

Dubai: Retailers have allayed fears of a shortage of fruits and vegetables popular among the expat community of Keralites following a ban on their imports from the Nipah virus-hit Indian state. The UAE on Tuesday announced the ban on imports of fresh ... ( read original story ...)

Report: UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

The Dubai-based Gulf News reported on Wednesday that the defendant, identified as "AMS" by his initials, will also be under probation for three years after prison. Gulf News says Mansoor, who had a court-appointed lawyer, was convicted on Tuesday of ... ( read original story ...)

UAE import ban hits 100 tonnes of Kerala produce

Shortly after the ban was announced, Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri told Gulf News that the embassy has taken up the matter with the UAE. “We have taken up the matter with the relevant authorities in the government of UAE who have ... ( read original story ...)