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Dubai Expo allows free entry to nannies, housekeepers

Nannies and housekeepers will be allowed free entry to the Dubai Expo 2020, the organisers of the mega fair have confirmed.

UAE

Eleventh hour decision helps Indian man bag AED 1 mn in UAE's Mahzooz draw

An impulsive decision reportedly helped a Dubai-based Indian expatriate win AED 1 million in the 44th weekly Mahzooz draw.

UAE

With three COVID-related deaths, Dubai Expo revises fatality count to six

Expo 2020 Dubai, the delayed world fair which opened last week, yesterday said three workers on the project had died after contracting...

UAE

Delayed Expo 2020 kicks off in Dubai

After a one year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai's six-month long Expo 2020 kicked off with participation from over 190 countries.

Global

Dubai-based Indian philanthropist awarded UAE’s 10-year golden visa

An Indian social worker and philanthropist based in Dubai was awarded UAE’s coveted 10-year golden visa for humanitarian efforts.

UAE NRI Stories

Indian actor Mohanlal visits UAE nurses, COVID frontline workers

Indian actor Mohanlal has kept his promise of visiting the UAE and paying his tribute to the country's frontline warriors, who have fought...

Entertainment

Dubai: Two Indian expatriates become Mahzooz millionaires

Two Indian expats, one who went home to see her ailing father in Kerala and another whose lucky number is ‘7’ have won AED 1 million...

UAE

UAE to host six-team T20 cricket tournament in January 2022

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has set the dates and unveiled the tournament logo for its own professional T20 League.

Cricket

Dubai: Woman gets 10-yr sentence for trying to smuggle banned narcotics

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an African-origin woman to a 10-year jail term followed by deportation to her home country after she was...

UAE

Two passenger jets brush past at Dubai airport, no injuries reported

Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air were reportedly involved in a 'minor collision' on the taxiway...

UAE

Heavy rain lashes central and eastern UAE

Unsettled weather hit the UAE's east and more rain is forecast for the weekend. The National Centre of Meteorology yesterday reported...

UAE

UAE gives nod to emergency registration of Moderna's vaccine

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid-19

COVID cases in Dubai spiking as authorities clamp down but refuse to lockdown

COVID cases in Dubai spiking as authorities clamp down but refuse to lockdown

UAE

Emirates and Etihad suspend flights following UK’s travel ban on UAE, Burundi and Rwanda

Emirates and Etihad suspend flights following UK’s travel ban on UAE, Burundi and Rwanda

UAE

UAE extends 10-year Golden Visa system to more professions

Holders of doctorate degrees, medical doctors as well as computer, electronics, programming, electrical and biotechnology engineers are now...

UAE

Dubai allows face mask exemption for medical reasons: COVID 19

Dubai allows face mask exemption for medical reasons as it eases COVID 19 measures

UAE

UAE’s Hope Probe goes further from Earth as it heads to Mars

UAE has successfully launched the Hope probe to Mars, the first in the Arab world to do so, after a memorable and historic Arabic countdown.

UAE

UAE becomes first Arab nation to launch space mission to Mars

“Hope” is expected to begin transmitting information back to Earth in September 2021, with its data available for scientists around the...

UAE

UAE counts down to being first Arab country to launch Mars probe

T minus less than 12 hours till the UAE Mars Hope Probe lift-off!

UAE

Making a Move to Sharjah? Here are Some Facts You Might like to Know

Every year many Indians move to United Arab Emirates (UAE), followed by Dubai, Sharjah is a big favourite.

UAE

Emirates reverses suspension of passenger flights decision, initiates salary cuts for employees due to COVID 19

Emirates announces suspension of passenger flights but later reverses the decision and initiates salary cuts for employees due to COVID 19.

UAE

Touring Dubai from the comfort and safety of your home

Visit several sites of interest across Dubai while sitting in the safety and comfort of your home through an online platform offered by the...

Covid-19

14-day quarantine for travellers to India from UAE and other GCC countries

The Indian Ministry of Health extends compulsory quarantine of a minimum of 14 days for all passengers coming in from and transiting through...

Covid-19

The UAE bans prayers at all places of worship, including mosques, to break COVID19 spread

Prayers at UAE mosques, temples, churches and all other houses of worship will be suspended for four weeks to break the spread of...

Covid-19