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Immigration boss makes Eid visit to Dubai airport
DUBAI: The Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai), Maj. General Mohammed Al Marri, made a snap visit to Dubai International Airport during Eid Al Fitr as a routine of assuring travellers of safety and fast services. He said by doing so, the GDRFA was translating into action the vision and direction of the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,
Dubai matchless choice for holidaymakers
DUBAI: Dubai is a magnet for tourists. The glamorous city always remains on top of the foreigners’ choice list to celebrate their holidays. The way Dubai has transformed itself from a desert to a dream city in a short span of time is tremendous. In fact it is the city of man-made marvels. Beautiful beaches, splendid shopping malls, skyscrapers, luxury hotels, cultural festivals and huge infrastructure are the attractions that
Charity distributes food baskets in Philippines
DUBAI: As part of the Ramadan Iftar project, the Dubai Charity Association, under the supervision of the UAE Embassy to the Philippines, has distributed 184 food baskets in Rajah Sulayman district of the southern coast of Manila. Expressing their gratitude, the recipients said that the aid had helped ease the burden of living during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ahmed Mesmar, Secretary of the Dubai Charity Association, praised
Dhs20 taxi fare row at Appeals Court
DUBAI: A one-year-old dispute between a cabbie and women he locked up inside a taxi for refusing to pay Dhs20 fare has reached the Dubai Appeals Court. The Asian cabbie, 27, locked both Arab women inside his taxi at around 4.30am on May 27, 2016 when they insisted they would not pay him the fare on the grounds he had failed to run the meter. He was first referred to the Dubai Criminal Court on December 20, 2016.
Man survives drug case punishment
DUBAI: A visitor who arrived in the UAE with psychoactive pills has survived a jail term of up to seven years and a Dhs50,000 fine following his argument. The Egyptian man, 26, was at the Criminal Court on suspicion of illicitly coming to the UAE with 30 sachets stuffed with 300 Pregabalin capsules on February 22, as per records at the Dubai International Airport. “While in Egypt, I contacted an acquaintance, Abdulla, to find
Orphans mentored in entrepreneurship
SHARJAH: The Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre), a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE, has launched a Ramadan Giving Programme where the Sheraa team and other participants introduced orphans supported by the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation to the world of entrepreneurship. The initiative is the result of a collaboration with “The Mawada Project”, an organisation aimed at creating opportunities for
Abu Dhabi Police monitor Eid traffic congestion
ABU DHABI: The main roads in Abu Dhabi are witnessing the traffic congestion during Eid Al Fitr, the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Directorate General of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police has said. As part of “Your Safety Our Happiness” awareness campaign, it called on motorists to abide by the traffic laws to ensure safety. Brigadier General Ahmed Al Shehhi, deputy director of the directorate, advised drivers
Fire guts 12 warehouses
SHARJAH: The Civil Defence in Sharjah contained a fire which erupted in 12 warehouses that contained wood and other items in Industrial Area No.13. No casualties were reported, according to Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqabi, Director General of the Civil Defence. The Civil Defence Department received a call at 12.18pm on Monday reporting a fire had erupted in a number of warehouses located in the industrial area.
UAE stresses anti-drug stance during International Drug Abuse Day
ABU DHABI: The UAE participated in observing the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the General Commands of Police nationwide organised various activities on this occasion. The activities highlighted the problems associated with drug use, and the risks they pose to individuals and communities. Exhibitions were organised to raise the awareness of the
Fire damages two cars, cause unknown
UMM AL QUWAIN: For reasons currently unknown, a parked vehicle caught fire. The conflagration completely damaged it and the car next to it. The Operations Room of the Civil Defence Department in Umm Al Quwain received on Monday morning at 6.50 a tip-off that a car had caught fire at the old popular area in Umm Al Quwain. civil defence teams Colonel Hassan Ben Saram, Director of the Civil Defence Department of Umm Al Quwain,
Kiev airport hit by cyber attack, delays possible
KIEV: Kiev's main airport has been hit by a "spam attack" that could c..
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UAE leaders congratulate Djibouti's president
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Sharjah realises international position in writing, culture
SHARJAH: Habib Al Sayegh, Chairman of the Emirates Writers Union and S..
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Thousands rescued from boats in Mediterranean
ROME: Three migrants died in the Mediterranean on Monday night, a Germ..
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China lodges protest, asks India to withdraw troops
BEIJING: China on Tuesday said it has complained to India about Indian..
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Iraqi forces set sight on Old City riverside
MOSUL: Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul'..
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50,000 Delhi cloth shops down shutters to protest GST
NEW DELHI: Around 50,000 wholesale cloth shops were shut in the nation..
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100-year-old Emirati saved from colon emergency
DUBAI: A team of medical doctors from Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital in Dub..
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World’s first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday
LONDON: Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way peo..
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Germany moves to crack down on vehicle emissions
BERLIN: Germany will discuss a national plan to cut pollution from die..
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