I, robot, build your home

Revolutionary factory-built smart homes, which are expected to make their debut in the UAE in less than a year, will be inspired by the innovative design and robotic production technology used to make the much-acclaimed Tesla electric cars. KEF Holdings ... ( read original story ...)

UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

The rules, which have been approved by the UAE Cabinet, must now be passed by the Federal National Council and signed into law by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. According to a copy of the draft law obtained by Gulf News ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Central Bank raises rates in line with US Federal Reserve

The Central Bank of the UAE raised interest rates on its certificates of deposit by 25 basis points on Thursday, in line with the US Federal Reserve move on Wednesday to increase the Federal Funds rate by the same amount. Markets had expected the increase ... ( read original story ...)

How UAE's property sector may be impacted by 5% levy

The UAE's Ministry of Finance has yet to issue specific guidance in relation to VAT on residential and commercial property. A five per cent value-added tax (VAT) on property transactions is expected to impact only big-ticket investors and those dealing ... ( read original story ...)

UAE hikes interest rates: How will it impact your EMI?

The United Arab Emirates central bank said on Wednesday that it was raising key interest rates by 25 basis points, effective on Thursday, in response to the rate increase by the US Federal Reserve. Rates on certificates of deposit issued by the UAE central ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai residents all smiles for happiness parade

Dubai: Smiles, sunglasses and sweat were seen on the faces of a large crowd who gathered on Saturday by the Dubai Canal to mark the International Day of Happiness. To start the whole-day happiness programme, several hundred people joined a parade the beat ... ( read original story ...)

Marissa, the nail technician with a hidden artistic talent

Dubai: When Marissa Sanchez Paulma, a 30-year-old nail artist from the Philippines, was gifted a canvas and paintbrush by one of her clients at the salon, she was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful artwork she could create. Working as a nail technician ... ( read original story ...)

UAE: Jordanian Journalist Convicted

WAM, the UAE’s official news agency, reported that the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court convicted al-Najjar under article 29 of the country’s cybercrime law, sentencing him to three years in prison and a fine of 500,000 UAE Dirhams (US$136,000). ( read original story ...)

UAE, Brazil sign three accords enhancing ties

Brasilia, March 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Brazil have signed three accords on air transport and reciprocal exemption of entry visa requirements. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and ... ( read original story ...)

UAE official says Germany can benefit from Dubai Expo 2020

reported UAE state news agency WAM Friday. Dubai, the trade and logistics hub of the UAE, will be the first Arab city to host the six-month world expo in 2020. Abdullah Al Saleh, under-secretary for foreign trade affairs at the UAE Ministry of Economy ... ( read original story ...)