Dubai ranks second globally for ease of issuing building permits

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai’s civic body, said that this great achievement emphasises the leading role played by the UAE in international competitiveness, according to UAE state news agency WAM. The World Bank Ease of Doing Business ... ( read original story ...)

Six Lankan jailed for stealing Dh1.1m in Dubai

Six Sri Lankan guards of a security company in Dubai have been jailed for three years each for robbing Dh1.19 million from a cash transfer van. The six Sri Lankans earlier admitted in the Dubai Court of First Instance to the charge of theft of the funds ... ( read original story ...)

Breaking Travel News investigates: Fairmont Dubai

“My friends say if I get more than a mile from a Fairmont, I get a nosebleed,” jokes a guest sitting next to me in the Gold Lounge at Fairmont Dubai. A colourful example, maybe, but a neat illustration of the dedication the brand can inspire. ( read original story ...)

Breaking Travel News investigates: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Speaking to Breaking Travel News in London earlier this year, Dubai Tourism chief executive, Issam Kazim, explained that the emirate was seeking to diversify its tourism offering. While not rejecting the luxury hospitality roots that have made the emirate ... ( read original story ...)

Flying from London Heathrow to Dubai with Emirates

Flight time: Six hours 30 minutes. On time: Departing, yes. But at Dubai we sat on the tarmac for about 45 minutes waiting for a gate to become available. This delay added stress to an already tight connection. Seat: 19D, a Business Class suite which turns ... ( read original story ...)

NYU journalism department cuts ties to NYU Abu Dhabi

NEW YORK – The journalism department at New York University is cutting its ties to NYU's Abu Dhabi campus over two professors being denied work visas by the United Arab Emirates. The majority of senior faculty at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police break record of most burpees

Dubai: Dubai Police have broken the Guinness World Record for most people performing burpees as part of the 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge. The new record saw 1,455 policemen from Dubai Police perform burpees simultaneously to break the earlier record ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi eyes 10 pc growth in Indian visitors in 2017

Abu Dhabi had received 3,36,024 visitors from India in 2016 ... as the purchasing power is phenomenal in these cities," Dinshaw said. AKT SBT Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for ... ( read original story ...)