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UAE grants paternity leave for private sector employees

UAE grants paternity leave for private sector employees

31 Aug 2020

Private-sector workers are now entitled to more parental leave after an order from President Sheikh Khalifa on Sunday.

Under the new law, private companies should give male and female employees five days of paid parental leave, to be taken within six months of the child's birth.

Previously, UAE law did not require private sector companies to provide the leave to male staff, although companies could include paid paternity leave at their discretion.

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Ulysse Nardin Releases Four-Piece Blast Watch Collection

Ulysse Nardin Releases Four-Piece Blast Watch Collection

29 Aug 2020

A bold, new timepiece bursts onto the scene, inspired by the turbulent forces of nature.

Emblazoned with the luxury Swiss watchmaker’s signature “X” emblem, the Blast watch combines a rock-solid frame with smooth, geometrical lines. The result calls for a crisp design that gets the job done stylishly and efficiently. Taking its cues from the volcanos and ice glaciers that drove the design—Blast merges seemingly opposing elements, such as a satin-finish case and a rugged openwork face... Read More

The DSS Final Sale – Packed With Super Promotions and Family Activities

The DSS Final Sale – Packed With Super Promotions and Family Activities

26 Aug 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020: As another successful edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) comes to a close, the citywide celebration of shopping, winning and entertainment has saved the best deals, family fun and promotions for last!

With the seven weeks of super sales, exciting promotions and fun-packed activities almost over, DSS presents its eagerly awaited grand finale – the DSS Final Sale! Taking place from Thursday, 27 August to Saturday, 29 August, the mega... Read More

Abu Dhabi schools to charge full fees regardless of the mode of attendance

Abu Dhabi schools to charge full fees regardless of the mode of attendance

25 Aug 2020

Students will need to pay tuition fees in full, regardless of the mode of attendance and reopening model followed by the school, according to a new set of guidelines issued by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) on Monday.

The 21-page document, viewed by Khaleej Times, outlined an extensive list of guidelines for parents preparing their children for the new school term, after Covid-19 restrictions shut educational facilities across the country in March.

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Residents must get 'green' ICA message before returning to UAE

Residents must get 'green' ICA message before returning to UAE

23 Aug 2020

Travel agents have advised UAE residents returning to the country to thoroughly check requirements before booking their air tickets. This includes getting a negative Covid-19 PCR test result and checking the validity of travel on a Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website (https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae).

The advice comes after some residents were reportedly stranded at Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports on Monday. On August 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster... Read More

Etihad Airways has signed a partnership agreement with AccesRail

Etihad Airways has signed a partnership agreement with AccesRail

21 Aug 2020

Etihad Airways has announced the expansion of its partnership with AccesRail, the world’s leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions.

The partnership allows Etihad to use AccesRail's expertise to enable its customers to book train and coach tickets in Europe in conjunction with their air fare using the airline’s online booking platform, or through their travel agency, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

Etihad’s guests can connect to and from their international... Read More

Emirates to operate special flights to 5 Indian cities

Emirates to operate special flights to 5 Indian cities

20 Aug 2020

Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates will operate repatriation flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram from August 20 until August 31. The special flights will facilitate travel for Indian citizens in the UAE wishing to return home, and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.

The airline will operate repatriation flights to India on the following dates:

Bengaluru: August 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30

Kochi: August 20, 22, 24, 27, 29... Read More

BY FAR reveals new designs exclusive to Level Shoes in The Dubai Mall

BY FAR reveals new designs exclusive to Level Shoes in The Dubai Mall

20 Aug 2020

Fashion insiders’ go-to footwear label BY FAR is excited to reveal new designs exclusive to Level Shoes in The Dubai Mall. In tune with the up-coming Ramadan and Eid celebrations, the collection leans into the vibrant side of BY FAR. Think: gemstones in an array of rainbow hued brights littered across heeled mules, disco-style evening bags, and iridescent summer sandals.

“The capsule collection we create specially for Level Shoes reimagines our iconic styles with a touch of sparkle... Read More

Protests in Belarus continue, more than 6,000 arrested

Protests in Belarus continue, more than 6,000 arrested

13 Aug 2020

Authorities in the former Soviet republic responded by arresting thousands of people in the first night of unrest, periodically shutting down internet access and employing what the European Union called a "disproportionate" use of force.

At least 50 journalists have also been detained or injured during street protests, Belarus' Press Association said in a statement Wednesday.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the violence in a... Read More

The Russian government sent to Beirut five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors

The Russian government sent to Beirut five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors

07 Aug 2020

The Russian government sent five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors to set up a field hospital in Beirut to help the city in the aftermath caused by Tuesday's explosion, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Wednesday.

The ministry also sent a team trained for search and rescue operations and a mobile laboratory to identify cases of COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.

At least 150 people have died and more than 4,000 were wounded in Tuesday’s... Read More

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