Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font

Dubai's Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum said he ... a move HRW said showed "complete intolerance of peaceful dissent". The UAE's official news agency, WAM, said Mr Mansoor had been held "on suspicion of using social media sites to publish ... ( read original story ...)

Dh7m in prizes given at Shaikh Zayed Book Awards

Abu Dhabi: The 11th Shaikh Zayed Book Awards awarded Dh7 million in prizes to eight winners, for their cultural contribution to society at a ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair on Sunday. Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al ... ( read original story ...)

Technology-loving Dubai unveils its own typographic font

Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more: its own typographic font. The forward-looking Mideast business hub unveiled the new font designed with Microsoft's ... ( read original story ...)

UAE launches new Soft Power Council

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has launched a new council designed to boost the country’s standing globally. The UAE Soft Power Council will introduce a new national ... ( read original story ...)

UAE increases fuel prices for May

The UAE will be increasing fuel prices in May, the energy ministry announced on Sunday. Petrol prices have been hiked by an average of 3.2 per cent from April while diesel prices are up by 1 per cent. In May, the prices per litre of fuel will stand at ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia top connected countries in region

Dubai: The UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia remain top “adopter ... and nations in this cluster experience the biggest GDP growth from ICT (information and communications technology) infrastructure. Sami Nashwan, vice-president for strategy consulting ... ( read original story ...)