Abu Dhabi now grants visa on arrival within 30 minutes

transit visa to visitors of all nationalities travelling through the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Gulf News reported. The announcement was made by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Pioneer Award: winners interviews

“It is a great honour to be awarded by the leaders of the UAE. Today’s recognition is just the beginning for more achievements to come. We are inspired by the leaders of our country who have opened the doors for us —especially among the youth ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai church to celebrate 50 years of congregation

Dubai: As the nation turns 46 ... vicar Fr Ninan Philip Panackamattom told Gulf News. “It is a big coincidence that the first congregation of the Orthodox faithful here officially began exactly two years before the federal unification of the emirates.” ( read original story ...)

Robot receptionist starts work at Smart Dubai Office

The Smart Dubai Office has a new employee unlike any other. Standing at 1.5 metres tall, Farah is the first robot receptionist in the Middle East – the result of a partnership between SDO and technology business solutions provider Nearbuy, according to ... ( read original story ...)

New restaurants in Dubai: 10 top options to try

They’ve got a neat two-course business lunch menu for Dhs130, a four hour Friday brunch package, oh, and they just won What’s On Dubai’s Favourite Newcomer award. Book a table on the terrace, it’s beautiful. Read our full review here. Dubai Opera ... ( read original story ...)

National Day holidays: Metro, Tram; free Dubai parking

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces changes to the business hours of its services in Dubai during the Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day holiday. Service outlets include customers’ happiness centres ... ( read original story ...)