UAE residents to pay VAT on electricity, water bills

Residents in the UAE will soon have to watch how much energy they consume as their electricity and water bills will be subject to the value added tax (VAT) being introduced from next year. Starting from January 1, 2018, water and electricity bills in the ... ( read original story ...)

Foundations laid for UAE’s Expo 2020 pavilion

The foundations of the futuristic falcon-inspired UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai were laid down on Sunday by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and CEO of ... ( read original story ...)

The UAE breaks ground on iconic pavilion at Expo 2020

Dubai: The UAE has broken ground on its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, laying the foundation at a ceremony on Sunday. The event also included the signing of the ... ( read original story ...)

Taking off: The 2017 Dubai Airshow

Dubai to Sydney and Dubai to Hong Kong with flight duration around 2.6 times shorter than conventional aircraft. Tickets will cost about the same price as conventional business class at $4,000-$5,000, he said, and the CEO claimed new turbofan technology ... ( read original story ...)

Keralite youth on visit visa found dead in Sharjah

Sharjah: A Kerala youth, who was in Sharjah on a visit visa, has been found dead near his residence. The youth has been identified as Unnikrishnan, 33, son of Kaladi Ambattuveettil AK Sugathan from Ernakulam. Unnikrishnan came to Sharjah along with his ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi hospital conducts UAE’s first full heart transplant

said in comments published by state news agency WAM: "What we have accomplished today is a historic accomplishment that adds to the long list of UAE achievements. It is a clear indication of the qualitative shift in Abu Dhabi’s healthcare under our wise ... ( read original story ...)

For Afridi, returning to Sharjah is like ‘homecoming’

Speaking at length to Gulf News on his batting style and career, Afridi said: “It’s always been great to play cricket in Sharjah. I have been able to play some good knocks here and the people here have always supported me. This time, I am inviting ... ( read original story ...)

That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The painting depicts “Christ as Savior of the World, facing the viewer, and dressed in flowing robes of lapis and crimson,” the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism said in a recent news release. He holds a “crystal orb” in one hand and ... ( read original story ...)