UAE’s Federal Tax Authority announces full VAT supplies list

The UAE Cabinet is expected to issue a decision to identify the government bodies and non-profit organisations that are not subject to VAT. The below table outlines all supplies that will be subject to the 5% Value Added Tax, as well as zero-rated supplies ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Central Bank gold holdings top $307 million

The UAE Central Bank's reserve of gold bars amounted to Dh1.129 billion ($307.3 million) by the end of October 2017, a growth of 11.2 per cent from Dh1.015 billion by the end of 2016. The month of April 2017 saw the Central Bank resuming gold holdings ... ( read original story ...)

Cartons and sacks not banned at Abu Dhabi airport

The fake circular said the move was to avoid breakdown of conveyer belts. In response to an enquiry, Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement issued to Gulf News on Wednesday evening: “There has been a statement circulating in public domain stating that ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai owners asked to clean up their pets’ waste on streets

Dubai: Pamper your dog, but do not forget the cleanliness of your city. This is the message pet owners in Dubai were given as part of a recent cleanliness awareness drive. The Veterinary Services Section in the Public Health Services Department of Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

Volunteering in Dubai made easy through ‘Day For Dubai’ app

Dubai: After challenging the city to devote 30 minutes every ... an official from the developer of the app, Watani Al Emarat, told Gulf News. Volunteering opportunities include events related to patients at hospitals, the elderly, people of determination ... ( read original story ...)

Record-setting Da Vinci painting headed to UAE

NEW YORK -- A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record US$450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday. The 500-year-old ... ( read original story ...)

Not for faint-hearted: Dubai unveils new sky-high zip line

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world’s longest zip lines. The 170 metre-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai’s Marina neighbourhood. For an entire ... ( read original story ...)

Regional developments ‘to impact Dubai real estate’

Recent geopolitical developments on the regional front and new residential legislation in Dubai - with prime focus on affordable housing - are both likely to impact the emirate’s property market, according to leading international real estate consultancy ... ( read original story ...)

UAE start-up makes life child’s play for parents

My experience from the corporate world has been invaluable building the business, as has my journey as a mother. What gap in the market were you initially trying to fill? considers itself an ancillary service to UAE tourism, and the intention ... ( read original story ...)