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Air Arabia from Kuwait to UAE was diverted to a UAE military airbase after a passenger warned plane explosion

An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The aircraft was boarded after landing at the al Minhad airbase by the authorities who resolved the situation using “appropriate standard procedures”, ...

Dubai Smart Govt launches UAE Govt’s first LinkedIn company page in Arabic

Dubai Smart Government has become the first UAE Government body to launch an official company page in Arabic on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet with more than 347 million members across the world. Ahmad bin Humaidan, Director General of the Dubai Smart Government, said, “This step is in support of the vision of His Highness Sheikh ...

28 have been fined or jailed for alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht

Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht. The Court of Misdemeanors sentenced two men and three women to one year each in prison for having sex outside of marriage, theKhaleej Times reported. According to the 7 Days newspaper, the two men were policemen. All defendants were fined 2,000 dirhams ($550) each for “getting ...

Dubai builder Arabtec lifted the mood of investors in UAE stock markets

A rebound by Dubai builder Arabtec lifted the mood of investors in United Arab Emirates stock markets Monday, while other bourses in the Middle East moved very little as oil once again halted its advance. Brent oil slipped 0.2 percent and traded near $55 per barrel after Saudi Arabia indicated it was pumping near a record high of 10 million barrels per day, adding to concerns about global ...

UAE said to expel 120 Lebanese within the next few weeks

The United Arab Emirates has ordered some Lebanese to leave the country in the latest wave of deportations from the oil-rich state, Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry and a former deportee said Friday. The ministry said in a statement that Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil called his Emirati counterpart to ask about the issue. “The Lebanese in the Emirates fully merge into ...

Abdullah bin Zayed condemns Sydney terrorist act

ABU DHABI, 16th December 2014 (WAM): the UAE Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a statement strongly condemning the terrorist act, targeting innocent citizens, that took place in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney yesterday. “This ugly act,” he said, “strengthens our commitment to confront the phenomena of extremism and terrorism, which ...

Support swells for UAE’s Show Compassion campaign

Donations continue to roll in for the country’s Show Compassion campaign. The Ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, has ordered the Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation for Charity to provide 4,000 jackets and 2,000 blankets to help Syrian refugees in the Levant cope during the winter season. The aid will be delivered in coordination with Emirates ...

Young Emiratis learn the business of art

Twenty young Emirati dancers, painters, writers, filmmakers and photographers are learning to transform their skills into viable businesses thanks to an 18-month vocational training course. The Cultural Excellence Fellowship Programme, run by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (Admaf) in partnership with the British Council, requires the students to attend one-day business focused workshops every other weekend. Each seminar ...

Egyptian President: Relations with UAE are excellent and will remain special

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his country’s relations with the United Arab Emirates are “excellent,” and “will remain special,” during his first official visit to the Gulf state on Sunday. In an interview with the Abu Dhabi TV Channel, Sisi described Egypt’s relationship with the UAE as “strong and balanced since it was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed ...

UAE second most expensive place in Gulf to live

ABU DHABI // After Qatar, the UAE is the second most expensive country in the Gulf to live, a price comparison survey had found. According to Numbeo’s global survey, which measured the cost of living in 119 countries, Oman is the cheapest place in the region to live. Numbeo claims to be the largest database of user contributed information about ...

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