UAE News

UAE moves weekend days to Saturday-Sunday, makes Friday a half-day

UAE moves weekend days to Saturday-Sunday, makes Friday a half-day

07 Dec 2021

The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.

The "national working week" is mandatory for government bodies from January 1 and bucks the regional norm of a full day-off on Friday for Muslim prayers.

While becoming the only Gulf country not to have a Friday-Saturday weekend, the resource-rich and ambitious UAE now... Read More

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort hosts internationally renowned Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort hosts internationally renowned Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs

06 Dec 2021

Celebrating the UAE’s Golden Jubiliee of the country’s 50th anniversary, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort hosted the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs on Friday, November 26, 2021. Bringing together VIPs, hospitality leaders and key members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs guild.

The black-tie event paid homage to the UAE and the growth of its sustainable agricultural endeavours, animal husbandry and sea farming. The gourmet menu featured items grown and produced in the UAE.

In line with... Read More

Expo 2020 records 5.66 million visits up to 5 December

Expo 2020 records 5.66 million visits up to 5 December

06 Dec 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai has seen a staggering 5,663,960 visits up to 5 December, since it first opened on 1 October, with recent figures buoyed by the UAE’s Golden Jubilee festivities, as well as a raft of spectacular sport, music and cultural performances. During October and November, a total of 5,383 government leaders, including ministers, presidents, prime ministers and heads of state, have graced the Expo site to speak at official events or celebrate their nation’s Expo National Day, with Expo... Read More

The New Breitling Super Avi lands at Dubai Watch Week

The New Breitling Super Avi lands at Dubai Watch Week

28 Nov 2021

Breitling CEO, Georges Kern, visited Dubai Watch Week to unveil the brand’s new Super AVI collection for the first time in the Middle East. The latest watch series from Breitling was unveiled to over 80 guests including press, VIPs and watch enthusiasts. The collection celebrates aviation history with designs inspired by the original 1953 “Co-Pilot” Ref. 765 AVI aviator’s watch.

Speaking at the event Breitling CEO Georges Kern said, “After the successful global launch of the Super AVI... Read More

Spectacular celebrations at Global Village to mark UAE Golden Jubilee

Spectacular celebrations at Global Village to mark UAE Golden Jubilee

28 Nov 2021

The month long National Day festivities are still going strong at Global Village to celebrate UAE’s Golden Jubilee and will peak from 1st to 4th December.

The UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, attractions and entertainment, Global Village, started off the month-long festivities on Flag Day by offering exciting activities and entertainment for the entire family.

Celebrations over the National Day weekend on December 1, 2, 3... Read More

Dubai Watch Week Returns in 2021 as a pivotal platform of the Horology Industry

Dubai Watch Week Returns in 2021 as a pivotal platform of the Horology Industry

21 Nov 2021

Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Watch Week will see the global watch industry reunite for the fifth edition of the event from 24th to 28th November 2021.

Founded by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in 2015, the largest and most prominent non-commercial watch event in the Middle East has confirmed the presence of over 45 leading watch brands — the highest number... Read More

Dubai Land Department signed a memorandum of understanding with EMCT

Dubai Land Department signed a memorandum of understanding with EMCT

20 Nov 2021

In line with 'Principles of the 50,' and its keenness to emphasise the human element as the main engine for future growth, as well as based on its continuous efforts to enhance the high professional and administrative capabilities of its human cadres, Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Management Consultants and Trainers (EMCT) to set the general framework for joint cooperation in the field of exchanging information,... Read More

Abu Dhabi on its way to becoming a world-class tourism destination

Abu Dhabi on its way to becoming a world-class tourism destination

15 Nov 2021

Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi H.E. Ali Hassan Al Shaiba shared his insight on how do they keep on developing the Emirate to impress foreigners.

Abu Dhabi is a truly extraordinary tourism destination. What makes it so unique for travellers?

Abu Dhabi is truly one of a kind: we offer a multitude of experiences in one emirate. In other countries, you may be able to enjoy top-notch cultural institutions, but you’ll need to travel some distance to get to... Read More

UAE residency visa for retired expats

UAE residency visa for retired expats

13 Nov 2021

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the Cabinet meeting at Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Today, we approved the conditions for granting residency to an expat retiree… We welcome everyone to our country,” Sheikh Mohammed said in a tweet.

As per the amendment, if the retiree fulfils one of the following criteria, he/she will be eligible for retirement residency. The criteria are: a single property or... Read More

Open Flame Kitchen leads the way in Dubai’s experiential dining scene

Open Flame Kitchen leads the way in Dubai’s experiential dining scene

13 Nov 2021

Enjoy internationally inspired grilled dishes from around the world in a contemporary-chic Burj Khalifa ambience with a spectacular outdoor terrace.

As we move into the post-pandemic era and cooler winter months, restaurants in Dubai are upping their game for the new season, exploring new ideas and innovations to continue to provide evocative experiences for each and every guest. OFK, an immersive upscale dining restaurant located in the iconic Fashion Avenue of The Dubai Mall, is... Read More

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