UAE condemns ‘act of terror’ in Mogadishu

Abu Dhabi: The UAE condemned the explosion that erupted outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday as an act of terror. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the UAE’s denunciation of such acts of terror ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police caught 3,220 wanted suspects so far this year

Dubai: Dubai Police arrested 3,220 wanted suspects and recovered Dh2.5 billion in criminally obtained property from them in the first two months of 2018, officials said on Thursday. These most-wanted people were involved in financial crimes, Col Saeed Al ... ( read original story ...)

Mother of the Nation Festival opens in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: The third annual Mother of the Nation Festival officially opened in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, with the festival highlighting the empowering role of Emirati women in society and their work in the development of the UAE. Organised by the Department o ... ( read original story ...)

Pakistani student in Dubai wins $77,000 scholarship

Dubai: Following a spell of uncertainty, a Dubai schoolgirl has got a chance to pursue university studies after her parents had to move back to Pakistan for her father’s cancer treatment. Suman Ansari, 19, a final-year student at Deira International ... ( read original story ...)

Virgin Mobile set to close UAE auction on coveted phone numbers

Virgin Mobile has started an online scramble in the UAE for the best mobile numbers and plans in its new 0585 range. The company announced an online auction of some of the most coveted numbers to become available in the UAE for years. Virgin Mobile said ... ( read original story ...)

77% of UAE firms forecast rise in trade volumes in next year

Sunil Veetil, regional head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for HSBC MENAT said: “Although oil prices have impacted the GCC’s economies over the last year, the UAE’s push for diversification is bearing fruit. "As we get closer to Expo 2020 ... ( read original story ...)

Banking wallets see a tough time ahead

Dubai: Among the mobile wallets ... I think while most banks are coming out with their own wallets, it is going to a tough journey for the banking wallets or bank-specific wallets to differentiate in the market and that is the reason why Apple Pay or ... ( read original story ...)

How the UAE secures its future water needs

In late February, Minister of State for Food Security, Mariam Al Muhairi, said that water security is the biggest challenge in the UAE and added that it can only be met through innovative solutions and technologies that are both adaptive and innovative. ( read original story ...)

Sharjah real estate deals rise 20% to $8.1bn in 2017

The emirate's real estate regulator expressed satisfaction with the performance of the sector, which it said is growing steadily year after year, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday. UAE citizens dominated deals in Sharjah's property sector with ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Holding appoints new CFO in management reshuffle

“Dubai Holding is in a significant phase of its corporate evolution as it addresses legacy liabilities and reshapes its business model to drive further growth,” he said. “Dubai Holding will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity and there are no ... ( read original story ...)