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Mohammed visits ATM 2015
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Monday visited the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism exhibition, that is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Sheikh Mohammed stopped at several national pavilions and stands, where he was briefed on the new developments and plans for tourism which...
 
 
 
Saudi considers faster delivery of aid to Yemen
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes against rebels in Yemen to allow for aid deliveries, Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Monday. The kingdom will consult members of the coalition on “finding specific areas inside Yemen... where all air operations will be paused at specific times to allow for the delivery of aid,” Jubeir said. The Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes in...
   
Consult Schengen advisory, MoFA tells travellers
ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has called on UAE citizens who plan to travel to Europe to access and follow the tips and travel advisories listed on the citizens’ affairs page on the ministry’s official website, as a prelude to the impending official announcement of the exemption of the Schengen Visa for UAE citizens this month. The awareness campaign comes within the ministry’s mandate in facilitating travel...
 
 
Did you know this about the Brits?
Q: The Brits love their traditions, even for elections. The British elections are traditionally held on which day of the week? A: Thursdays. However, this is only a convention, as the British Prime Minister is free to choose any date or day that he pleases. One theory about its origins is that people were not paid until Fridays, and so holding polls on Thursdays ensured they were not too drunk to vote. Q: In the history of...
   
Reckless driver to pay Dhs500,000 for damaging road
DUBAI: A young Emirati man will pay Dhs500,000 to fix the road that he damaged by driving recklessly and performing dangerous stunts, a top police official said on Monday. Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Dubai Police chief, said the 20-year-old man needs to learn a lesson and such behaviour is not acceptable. The amount was in addition to the fines the man was issued. The car was also impounded. “The amount was estimated...
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
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