British man held in Dubai for raising middle finger

These are external links and will open in a new window A British man who raised his middle finger at another driver in Dubai could face jail after he was arrested for "offensive behaviour". Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, from Leicester, said he reacted "in ... ( read original story ...)

Why Dubai roads are decked up with Saudi flags

Dubai: Major roads here next to some of most iconic buildings are decked up in green and the UAE colours. Saudi and UAE flags together adorn a long stretch of the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Street, named after the Saudi monarch. The street-level gesture ... ( read original story ...)

UAE shares festive spirit of Saudi National Day

Abu Dhabi: The UAE is sharing the festive spirit of the Saudi National Day (September 23). The 87th National Day of the sister Gulf nation will be commemorated with two-day celebrations across the UAE, with fireworks displays adorning the skies of Dubai in ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi targets IPOs worth $5 billion ahead of Saudi Aramco

DUBAI/ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi is hoping to fast-track at least $5 billion (3.7 billion pounds) of stock market listings by state-backed companies next year before Saudi Aramco’s planned $100 billion IPO dominates investor demand. Like ... ( read original story ...)

UAE launches Gender Balance Guide for workplace

vice-president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, told Gulf News. Gender balance progress will be measured through a number of national indicators, including two key performance indicators (KPIs) outlined in the UAE Vision 2021 – the Social Cohesion ... ( read original story ...)

Japan appoints defence attache in UAE for first time

Abu Dhabi: Japan has appointed a defence attache at its embassy in Abu Dhabi for the first time, reflecting growing defence ties with the UAE, a top Japanese diplomat said on Monday. Kanji Fujiki, Japanese Ambassador to the UAE, formally announced the ... ( read original story ...)

Fake gold traders busted in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police confiscated 27kg of fake gold jewellery in the local market of the Capital involving 26 gold jewellery showrooms. The jewellery was inscribed with fake internationaltrade marks, the police said. All 26 jewellery showrooms were ... ( read original story ...)

Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- At Dubai's Black Tap restaurant, the Americana doesn't stop at the hamburgers cooking on the grill or hip hop pumping from the speakers. It's also being poured out, one pint at a time. The new restaurant stocks Dubai's most ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: Top 10 schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai: An independent UAE-based institute has announced the top 25 schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. – a sister site to – revealed the names of winners on Monday. James Mullan, founder of ... ( read original story ...)

Common elements bind Mexico and UAE

Ortega told Gulf News that he would stay on for another three weeks to work on an important project. He will travel across the UAE and shoot pictures for a project titled ‘Inside the heart of the Emirates’. Those pictures will be exhibited in Mexico ... ( read original story ...)