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Organizers hoping to replicate last year’s ‘fabulous’ response
May 24, 2017 - 19:01 GMT
Organizers hoping to replicate last year’s ‘fabulous’ response
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May 24, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 1,014 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Ramadan.
The parties discussed key aspects of the event which brings together top Arab female athletes competing in nine games, including recently added Karate.
May 24, 2017 - 15:45 GMT
The UAE National Olympic Committee, NOC, has reviewed the key aspects of the 4th edition of Arab Women Sports Tournament, which will be held in Sharjah in February, 2018.
The Emirati, who made his name at Emaar, also has several other e-commerce plays going after acquiring a large stake in regional venture capital fund MEVP last Thursday. (File photo)
May 24, 2017 - 14:29 GMT
Emaar Malls has acquired a 51 percent stake in Namshi - the latest move by Emirati billionaire Mohamed Alabbar.
Filipino low-cost airline Cebu Pacific is suspending operations to and from Kuwait, Riyadh and Doha, claiming that these routes are no longer viable. (AFP/ Jay Directo)
May 24, 2017 - 13:49 GMT
Filipino low-cost airline Cebu Pacific said they will be suspending their GCC flights.
Qatar said Wednesday it had begun an inquiry into an unprecedented security breach by hackers who posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues. (AFP/ Marwan Naamani)
May 24, 2017 - 13:17 GMT
The cyber attack, which hit Qatar's official news agency website and Twitter account, caused ripples inside the Gulf state and across the Middle East.
The UAE can now submit films for Oscar consideration. (GN)
May 24, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Emirati films can now be submitted for consideration at the Academy Awards.
The UAE and Qatar have announced reduced working hours in Ramadan for all employees. (File photo)
May 24, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Working hours will be reduced for the holy month of Ramadan.
The film shot in the UAE for 22 days; the capital city was dressed up as Afghanistan
May 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Brad Pitt's "War Machine" filmed in Abu Dhabi for 22 days.
The fake statement mentioned a number of sensitive issues including Iran's role in the region, Islamist groups Hamas and Hizballah, and the US President Donald Trump. (AFP)
May 24, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
State run news agency 'QNA' published a fake statement attributed to Emir Tamim about a number of very sensitive regional issues including Iran's role in the region, Hamas and Hizballah.
Bayzat has raised $3 million in new funding, after it raised $3.5 million in November last year in a round led by BECO Capital. (YouTube/ Bayzat)
May 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The investment follows $3.5 million raised by the firm in November last year.
Then French President Francois Hollande (L) and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron at a special ceremony at the Jardin du Luxembourg, on May 10, 2017. (AFP/ Eric Feferberg)
May 23, 2017 - 21:00 GMT
A senior French diplomat has said that Saudi Arabia is France’s largest market in the Middle East.
Ajman is offering a 50 percent reduction on the most improbable thing. (Pixabay)
May 23, 2017 - 16:47 GMT
Ajman is offering a 50 percent reduction on the most improbable thing.
The emirate of Abu Dhabi seeks to rationalize 50 percent of the water used in mosques by replacing normal taps with other more efficient ones. (Shutterstock)
May 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Abu Dhabi is working to reduce the consumption of water at mosques by half.
Taking place in Dubai on 22-23 May, the Arab Luxury World 2017 forum features an agenda of speeches and panel discussions by more than 70 speakers. (Arab News)
May 23, 2017 - 14:12 GMT
Will e-commerce replace brick-and-mortar luxury retail? It is a question that panelists at the Arab Luxury World forum in Dubai sat down to discuss.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurates the RTA's Enterprise Command & Control Centre (EC3) on May 22, 2017. (Dubai Media Office)
May 23, 2017 - 09:23 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates a state-of-the-art traffic control centre in Dubai.