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VAT move to boost tourism: FTA
ABU DHABI: The Cabinet decision to implement a system that returns Value Added Tax (VAT) to tourists will cement the UAE’s status as a premier global tourist destination, asserted the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). In a press statement issued on Saturday, the FTA explained that the Cabinet decision has set clear standards branded with transparency and accuracy in returning VAT refunds to tourists visiting the UAE. The authority re
   
Ramaphosa trip a new chapter
ABU DHABI: The State visit of Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, to the UAE on July 13, 2018, marked the beginning of a new chapter in the long standing relations between South Africa and the UAE, according to a joint statement issued in Abu Dhabi at the end of Ramaphosa’s visit to the UAE. The joint statement reads: At the invitation of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Cyril Ram
 
 
We have the biggest heart: Croat
MOSCOW: Croatian soccer fans streaming into Moscow for Sunday’s World Cup final between Croatia and France are hoping their team can settle an old score with the French dating back to the 1998 tournament. That year, Croatia’s World Cup dreams were cut short as France clawed back from a goal down in the semi-final to beat Croatia 2-1, going on to win the tournament. “They are fighting all the time,” Croatian fan Nikola Kresic said
   
Man jailed for robbing owner
DUBAI: A labourer who stole seven ACs, 13 aluminium doors and two water tanks from a businessman’s farm over unpaid chores must see out his one year jail term. The Asian man, 21, with the help of two unidentified cohorts stormed the farm in Al Lisaili at night. They smashed its gate’s lock with metal cutters and disappeared with the valuables. He was arraigned on April 1. During the Dubai Criminal Court’s questioning he admitted
 
 
Heavy rain makes RAK areas cooler
RAS AL KHAIMAH: Heavy showers lashed the Shouka area in Ras Al Khaimah and a number of neighbourhoods on Saturday afternoon. The rain that lasted almost a couple of hours caused temperatures and humidity to noticeably decrease. It also led to surface runs-off in the southern areas. According to a resident living in Shouka, named Mosbah Hashel, this rain is known as “Al Rawaieh” which cause temperatures to decrease and irrigate the
   
RTA plans to upgrade road
DUBAI: The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in Dubai has awarded a contract for upgrading the Al Qudra-Jebel Ali Lehbab Roads Junction. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, who chaired the session, said, “The junction will be upgraded to a multi-tier flyover providing free traffic movement in all directions. The project will ease the
 
 
French fantasy or Croatia’s call?
While France are preparing themselves for the prize required to really mark a generation, the Croatia players are primed for the kind of opportunity that only comes along once in a lifetime. This is the primary deference between the two sides at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, and that is the eternal difference of a World Cup final. As the sporting occasion that goes beyond so many more borders than any other, and captures

 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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