UAE News

Hala China establishes Board of Directors, announces first strategic partnerships

Hala China establishes Board of Directors, announces first strategic partnerships

16 Aug 2018

The Hala China initiative, jointly launched by Meraas and Dubai Holding earlier this year, has announced the signing of its first strategic agreements at a press conference at Bvlgari Resort Dubai. The event was organised by Meraas, with support from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, and also saw the establishment of a new Hala China Board of Directors.

Dubai-based Emirates Airline was appointed official carrier for Hala China, with plans to develop... Read More

Film review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is an emotional ride featuring a stellar cast (Video)

Film review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is an emotional ride featuring a stellar cast (Video)

16 Aug 2018

Who says romance is dead? Crazy Rich Asians, the film adapted from the 2013 bestselling novel of the same name by Singaporean-American author Kevin Kwan, tells the tale of a New York University economics professor who goes to meet her boyfriend’s family in ­Singapore but is unaware of just how rich her significant other actually is.

Even though it seems a bit strange these days (especially with the internet and social media part of our daily lives), it is plausible if she really doesn... Read More

First 100 per cent humidity: now UAE hit by dust storms, rain, wind and hail

First 100 per cent humidity: now UAE hit by dust storms, rain, wind and hail

16 Aug 2018

There are plenty of people who think there are only two seasons in the UAE - hot and even hotter.

But while the summer has been just as scorching as ever - dust storms and blasts of heavy rain, wind and hail have made the weather anything but predictable.

Just a day after humidity levels hit a shirt-drenching 100 per cent in parts of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, residents have been hit by a fresh spell of unseasonable conditions.

Many needed to reach for an umbrella as well as... Read More

UAE tourists' delight as Turkish currency crash means bargain holidays

UAE tourists' delight as Turkish currency crash means bargain holidays

15 Aug 2018

Tourists from the UAE are cashing in on the currency crisis in Turkey, taking advantage of holidays and retail prices at a fraction of the normal cost.

Families are hitting the shops in force to maximise on the lira’s record low.

Since the start of this year, the lira has lost nearly 45 per cent of its value because of rampant inflation and mounting concerns over Turkey’s deteriorating relations with the United States.

On Tuesday, Dh1 was worth 1.78 lira as opposed to... Read More

UAE humidity levels hit 100 per cent

UAE humidity levels hit 100 per cent

15 Aug 2018

The windows have steamed up, the air is sticky and it’s enough to drench a shirt within seconds — it's that time of year again.

Humidity levels have hit 100 per cent in some areas of the UAE, including Ashaab in Abu Dhabi and Margham in Dubai, the National Centre of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

A 100 per cent reading means the air is totally saturated and no longer able to absorb moisture, even human sweat, and this disrupts our cooling process.

On days like these, it's... Read More

Genoa bridge collapse: 'at least' 35 dead (Video)

Genoa bridge collapse: 'at least' 35 dead (Video)

15 Aug 2018

A section of the giant Morandi motorway bridge, located in an industrial area in the west of the city, collapsed shortly before 12pm on Tuesday, with tens feared dead and dozens injured in what Italy's transport minister said was an "immense tragedy."

Unofficial report from firefighters at the scene has put the death toll at "at least" 35, with a ten year old child among the victims.

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday that "around 30" people have been killed... Read More

Eid Al Adha 2018 holiday for UAE's private sector announced

Eid Al Adha 2018 holiday for UAE's private sector announced

14 Aug 2018

Private sector employees will have three days off mid-week for Eid Al Adha this year.

The holiday begins on Monday, August 20, and ends on Wednesday, August 22, with employees returning to work on Thursday, August 23.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the holiday along with Eid greetings to the UAE's Rulers and residents on Tuesday.

On Saturday, the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources said the public sector would have a week off for... Read More

New name for Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station

New name for Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station

14 Aug 2018

It's all change at Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station - which now has a brand new name.

The Dubai metro stop - one of 29 stations in the emirate spanning more than 50 kilometres - will now be known as DMCC.

The name represents Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, the free zone which is home to more than 15,000 companies.

It is the latest in a long list of stations to be named after brands or companies rather than their locations, such as Nakheel, Sharaf DG and First Abu... Read More

Dubai court awards Dh800,000 to siblings who lost parents in flydubai crash

Dubai court awards Dh800,000 to siblings who lost parents in flydubai crash

14 Aug 2018

A Dubai court has ordered flydubai to pay Dh800,000 in damages to the children of a Russian couple, who died in a crash involving one of its planes in the Russian city of Rostov-On-Don in 2016.

The ruling is the first to be issued by a Dubai civil court regarding compensation to the families of the crash that claimed 62 lives. The airline has also been ordered to pay a legal interest of nine per cent per year (a cumulative interest for the delay in granting the due compensation when... Read More

Emirates launches destination sale to over 70 global destinations

Emirates launches destination sale to over 70 global destinations

13 Aug 2018

Emirates have launched one of its biggest sales yet with special fares to over 70 global destinations within its network. Passengers can still plan a short getaway before the summer season ends to destinations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and the Far East. The offer applies to bookings made today until 20th August 2018 for travel between 1st September 2018 and 31st March 2019.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to Beirut starting at AED 945, Mumbai starting at AED 995,... Read More

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