375,000 Abu Dhabi students head back to school on Sunday

Abu Dhabi: More than 375,000 public and private school students will start Term 2 on Sunday after a three-week mid-break, announced the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec). Adec will also announce the results of the secondary school exams on Tuesday. ( read original story ...)

UAE gold: Prices unswayed by import duty changes

Dubai: The UAE jewellery retailers will not rush to revise prices ... retailers to pass on their higher cost of acquiring jewellery to their consumers. Gulf News spoke to multiple retailers, who said they will try and absorb as much of this as possible. ( read original story ...)

Kayakers reach UAE on expedition from Kuwait

Abu Dhabi: Kayakers who set off from Kuwait reached the shores of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as part of an expedition to raise awareness of protecting the marine environment. The team of three kayakers — Kayak4Kuwait — began their journey from the coast of ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, UK outline cultural exchange programme in 2017

... Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the Prince of Wales. Robin Mason, Pro-Vice-Chancellor International of University of Birmingham, told Gulf News that as one of the key partners, the university will help ... ( read original story ...)

United Arab Emirates' leader goes abroad on 'private visit'

... Arab Emirates – The leader of the United Arab Emirates, who has rarely been seen since suffering a stroke nearly three years ago, has left his country for a "private visit" abroad. The state-run WAM news agency announced Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ... ( read original story ...)

UAE outlaws keeping wild animals as pets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has outlawed the keeping of wild animals ... and ownership of "all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals," the Gulf News reported. These animals can now only be kept in zoos, wildlife parks, circuses, and ... ( read original story ...)

35 Abu Dhabi Police services on app

Speaking to Gulf News, Major Mohammad Obaid Al Obaidly from the IT department at Abu Dhabi Police, said the team working on the revamp of the website and application focused on making it easily accessible and straightforward for the public. “We designed ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police’s ‘Report A Crime’ receives 6,669 reports

Dubai: More than 6,669 reports were made through the ‘Report A Crime’ service offered by Dubai Police throughout 2016, showing a 10 per cent increase compared to last year, a senior officer said on Wednesday. The crimes were reported through the Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai to build the Middle East's largest marina

As well as increasing tourism in Dubai, it is anticipated that the project will create new employment opportunities and substantial investments. This announcement is pretty great news if you own a neighbouring property, as it’s likely to increase its value. ( read original story ...)

Video: How Dubai's newest megaproject looks like

Dubai: The Dubai Media Office has released a two-minute video of what you can expect from Dubai Harbour once the megaproject is completed. The video, which was posted online on Monday, reads: “A world-class waterfront destination that adopts a culture of ... ( read original story ...)