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Emirates takes fight to the skies to save threatened wildlife

04 Nov 2015

Emirates airlines took the fight against illegal wildlife trade to the skies this week, unveiling two of its A380 jets dressed in livery depicting threatened animals.

4 November 2015

Giant tigers, lions, gorillas, rhinos, bears and elephants covered both sides of the planes’ fuselages. The livery is part of the airline’s support for a global transport industry awareness campaign on illegal wildlife trade.

The campaign is part of Emirates’ partnership with United for... Read More

From November 15 onwards only original documents will be accepted for GDRFA visa transactions

04 Nov 2015

From November 15, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs will not exempt anyone from new visa transaction requirements, officials said on Tuesday

4 November 2015

Last month, the GDRFA introduced new procedures for visa transactions, which are applicable to all UAE, GCC nationals, expatriates and residents of Dubai. All visa transactions are now required to go through a new system called ‘Vision.’

Photocopied documents will no longer be accepted for... Read More

Credit card fee at petrol stations abolished

04 Nov 2015

Abu Dhabi: Credit card fees charged at petrol stations for buying fuel has been abolished by the Ministry of Economy’s Higher Committee for Consumer Protection, it was announced on Tuesday.

4 November 2015

The committee called the practice unjustifiable and directed all petrol stations not to add the fee.

A fee of Dh2 was being charged for every transaction at petrol stations.

The Ministry of Economy has discussed with several petrol stations working across the... Read More

Biggest-ever Sharjah book fair opens today

04 Nov 2015

Over 1.5m books and 500 authors, celebrities and speakers taking part

4 November 2015

Sharjah: A galaxy of books and authors are descending on Wednesday for the annual 11-day Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which returns this year with a record-breaking 1.5 million titles.

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah; and Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Adviser to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Governor... Read More

20th Century Fox inks deal with Al Ahli Holding to create Fox World theme park

04 Nov 2015

Dubai: A stretch of land on the Dubai-Al Ain highway — and next to Dubai Outlet Mall — will play host to the Simpsons and the Aliens for the first theme park in the Middle East inspired by characters owned by 20th Century Fox.

4 November 2015

This follows a wide-ranging deal signed by Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, part of the group owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch. (A Fox theme park is currently being built in Malaysia and which... Read More

Bologna becomes Emirates' new Italian connection

04 Nov 2015

Emirates launched its daily service to Bologna - the fourth destination in Italy after Rome, Milan and Venice

4 November 2015

When the big bird, the Emirates' Boeing 777-300ER, glided down on the tarmac at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, every single ground staff had a camera (or a smartphone) in hand, clicking photos furiously. The Eagle had landed.

Emirates launched its daily service to Bologna - the fourth destination in Italy after Rome, Milan and Venice - on Tuesday at... Read More

Flydubai launches two flights to Astana

04 Nov 2015

New services expand airline’s footprint in Kazakhstan to three destinations

4 November 2015

Dubai: Flydubai said on Monday it has launched two flights a week to Astana, Kazakhstan. The airline now offers two flights a week to both Astana and Almaty and one flight a week to Shymkent, it said in a statement, adding that flydubai is the first Dubai-based carrier to provide a direct link to the Kazakhstan capital. The Dubai-based carrier has launched services to 16 new destinations... Read More

Mohammad Bin Rashid hoists UAE flag

03 Nov 2015

Today we raise the UAE flag with love and appreciation for the president’s continuous national efforts, Mohammad Bin Zayed tweets

3 November, 2015

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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, raised the UAE flag at 12pm Tuesday in Creek Park in the presence of more than 5,000 students from more than 100 different nationalities.

Speaking on the occasion marking UAE Flag Day, Shaikh... Read More

UAE ranked 30th most prosperous nation in the world

03 Nov 2015

3 November 2015

The UAE has been ranked the 30th most prosperous nation in the world as it improved its performance in healthcare, education and governance.

The 2015 Prosperity Index from London-based think tank The Legatum Institute showed that while the UAE’s economy ranked as high as 21st globally, it has dropped from its 10th place last year amid falling oil prices and increasing regional instability.

Its education sector, a key policy area for the country, moved up... Read More

Join the ‘Flags Garden’ initiative

03 Nov 2015

Thousands of flags at to be hoisted at the Kite Beach, Jumeirah, to mark UAE Flag Day

3 November 2015

Dubai: In response to the call of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to celebrate UAE Flag Day on Tuesday, 3 November, Brand Dubai, a subsidiary of the Government of Dubai Media Office, is organising "Flags Garden", an innovative initiative to mark the national occasion.

Brand Dubai will... Read More

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