Sunday 19 November 2017

RTA to operate e-abras at Dubai Global Village

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the management of the Global Village, has endorsed a plan for operating electricity-powered abras to serve visitors of that popular leisure destination.   The deployment of abras on the Water


UAE announces four-day public holidays

The UAE has announced a four-day holiday for employees of ministries and federal government departments, beginning November 30 until Sunday (December 3) to mark Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday, the National Day, and the Commemoration Day, reported state news agency Wam. Th


UAE President awards Order of Unity to Bill Gates

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Order of Unity on Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for his substantial efforts in humanitarian work and initiatives across the world.   While presenting


Alliance to bolster dispute resolution service in UAE

RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have partnered bolster effective and best-in-class dispute resolution services within the UAE. This is a significant milestone and development in the coll


Da Vinci painting sold for record $450m

A painting of Christ by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci was sold for $450 million at an auction in New York, becoming the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.    The painting, Salvator Mundi, depicts Christ as ‘Saviour of the World&rsquo


Abu Dhabi Ports in tie-up with Food Security

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Food Security Centre in Abu Dhabi, to enhance the development of food industry on both ends, a report said. The MoU was signed between Khalifa Al Ali, managing director of Food Security Centre, and Ca


Manama best city for expats in the world

Manama, the capital of Bahrain, takes the first place in this year’s Expat City Ranking that lists the best cities for expats in the world.   The survey mirrors Bahrain’s overall lead in the Expat Insider 2017 survey published earlier. 


Takaud analyst Bhandarkar is world scrabble champion

Takaud, a specialist provider of pensions, savings and investment solutions for the Mena region, has announced that its senior investment analyst Akshay Bhandarkar has won the World Scrabble Championship. Bhandarkar, an Indian national and life-long resident of Bahrain, won the grand p


Abu Dhabi’s Al Forsan opens three new cafés

The Al Forsan Village Town Square in Abu Dhabi, UAE has now created a destination for food and coffee enthusiasts as it has opened three different cafés namely Illy Café, Coffee Club, Street 9 Café and Oregano restaurant. According to Euromonitor Internationa


Over 300 killed as quake rocks Iran-Iraq border area

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing over 328 people and injuring 3,950 others and triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, said a BBC report. Tremors were felt all over the region, including the Gulf countries

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