Business And Technologies


State of Green Economy Report 2018 launched

The UAE is taking steady strides towards achieving its goal of becoming the global hub for a green economy, according to the State of Green Economy Report 2018 launched on Thursday that details the UAE’s success stories for others to replicate or scale up. The State of Green Economy Report 2018, with the theme ‘Youth … Continue reading “State of Green Economy Report 2018 launched”

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WhatsApp will not work on these phones starting December 31

Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed. The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an report published on Monday. “We will no longer actively develop … Continue reading “WhatsApp will not work on these phones starting December 31”

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UAE paves way for zero-carbon electric cars

The road to acquiring zero-carbon electric cars just got a little wider and smoother for the general public thanks to new incentives launched by UAE and Dubai Government departments. With the race now on by car manufacturers around the world to provide cleaner, eco-friendly electric vehicles (EVs), consumers in the UAE are getting a little … Continue reading “UAE paves way for zero-carbon electric cars”

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Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak inaugurates new hospital for women and children

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has officially opened the Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, part of United Eastern Medical Services.  Sheikha Fatima unveiled a memorial plaque during the inauguration. “The UAE leadership has built the infrastructure needed to provide high quality care, specifically for women and children, through specialized hospitals … Continue reading “Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak inaugurates new hospital for women and children”

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Twitter Introduces Expanded 280-Character Tweet Limit for all Users

San Francisco: on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter announced they doubled the limit for tweets to 280 characters in a bid to attract more users and boost engagement at the social network. The expanded limit will be rolled out to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean – where cramming is not an issue because … Continue reading “Twitter Introduces Expanded 280-Character Tweet Limit for all Users”

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Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban

It claims that iPhones using chips by…

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Fujairah sees highest rainfall, weather to settle down in UAE

The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has announced that unsettled weather conditions have ended on Wednesday, with less cloud and less likelihood of rain. The Centre confirmed its warning of poor visibility during periods of fog formation as parts of the UAE woke up to light fog this morning. In a statement, NCM added that … Continue reading “Fujairah sees highest rainfall, weather to settle down in UAE”

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Rain, wind and hail across UAE keep residents on alert

No injuries or missing persons have been reported following heavy rain in the UAE, according to the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA). The authority said that 167 Emiratis from Kalba have been sheltered in a hotel in Fujairah. A total of 28 families consisting of 558 people were also provided with shelter in … Continue reading “Rain, wind and hail across UAE keep residents on alert”

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Unstable weather: Abu Dhabi sets up emergency hotline

As the UAE braces for rain in the days ahead, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has said that residents can contact the authorities through the 0569939930 WhatsApp number to report any emergencies. They can also email the municipality at to report street-side ponds, broken trees, collapsed walls and debris on the roads, the … Continue reading “Unstable weather: Abu Dhabi sets up emergency hotline”

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Entertainment News


Sale in UAE: 80% discount for 4 days

All the year-end retail traffic is set to get diverted to Sharjah as a first-of-its-kind winter clearance fair opens on Thursday at Expo Centre Sharjah. Winter Clearance Sale 2017 will bring together leading retailers in the country at a single place to offer the biggest bargains and the finest shopping experience for residents and visitors … Continue reading “Sale in UAE: 80% discount for 4 days”

5th Sharjah World Music Festival from January 12 to 19

The fifth edition of the most anticipated annual music event in Sharjah is back to entertain UAE residents beginning January 12 to 19. The Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF), presented by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in a strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Al Majaz Amphitheatre, will offer … Continue reading “5th Sharjah World Music Festival from January 12 to 19”

Two weeks of free entry to Dubai Safari

The UAE’s much-awaited wildlife park Dubai Safari will be officially open to the public in January, a top official announced during the soft launch of the Dh1-billion facility on Tuesday. For two weeks until then, visitors will be given free entry, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News. He said the date … Continue reading “Two weeks of free entry to Dubai Safari”

Iconic Arab singer Abu Baker Salem dies aged 78

Abu Bakr Salem, an iconic Saudi singer whose songs warmed hearts and stirred emotions throughout the Arab world, has died at the age of 78, following a long struggle with the disease. He leaves behind him a rich legacy of poems, songs and works of literature that spanned six decades. He has a rich repertoire … Continue reading “Iconic Arab singer Abu Baker Salem dies aged 78”

Dubai miracle garden unveils new attractions

Dubai Miracle Garden that reopened last week has a number of exciting attractions including live shows, hammocks and floating beds to offer in its new season. It is the world’s largest natural flower garden, it has almost 50 million plants in 120 flower varieties. The number of flowers this year has increased by more than … Continue reading “Dubai miracle garden unveils new attractions”

Free entry to Dubai parks for 2 companions with people of determination

Dubai Municipality will exempt those accompanying ‘people of determination’ from entry fee for public parks in Dubai. The facilities include public parks in the emirate, Children’s City, Dolphinarium and Dubai Safari Park, which is set to open in December. The entry for people of determination to these facilities is already free. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general … Continue reading “Free entry to Dubai parks for 2 companions with people of determination”

Sports News


Venus Williams ‘drove lawfully’ in fatal car crash in Florida

Surveillance video obtained by Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida shows Ms Williams’ vehicle entering an intersection on a green traffic signal…


Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer in action on day six

Serb Djokovic is second on Centre Court with the world number four and second seed facing Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. Switzerland’s Federer, a seven-time…


Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea & Man Utd both offer £75m for Everton striker

Senior United sources told on Thursday that they had made a bid for the 24-year-old Belgium international. And it has now emerged Chelsea moved…


England v South Africa: Moeen Ali & Stuart Broad give hosts edge in first Test

Off-spinner Moeen and seamer Broad each took two wickets to reduce the Proteas to 104-4. Temba Bavuma (48 not out) and Theunis de Bruyn (48) added…


Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton to receive grid penalty for unauthorised gearbox change

Teams must run a gearbox for six consecutive events but Hamilton’s was changed before that period had expired. Stewards have not confirmed the penalty but…


Jason Livermore: Jamaican Commonwealth Games gold medallist tests positive

Livermore, 29, won 4x100m gold – with Usain Bolt, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade – and individual 200m bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games…


from the desk

  • LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

    The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called “strong force” which holds the centres of atoms together. The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified. The details of…

  • BepiColombo: Joint Mercury mission ready for ‘pizza oven’

    This joint European-Japanese venture has been in development for nearly two decades, but should finally get to the launch pad in 15 months’ time. The two spacecraft will travel together to the baking world but separate on arrival to conduct their own studies…

  • Petya victims given hope by researchers

    A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer. The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine. The potential solution only works if the ransomware secured…



VAT in UAE: Tax authority defers date to file returns

45 warnings issued to salons and beauty centres

Seven Emirati soldiers honoured with Medal of Valor



Employee sacked for embezzling Dh42,000

Woman gets jail for offering bribe to pass driving test in UAE


Editors Column

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