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UAE
Dubai Mall Introduces Paid Parking from July 1 with Salik Boards Near Entrances
1 week

Boards displaying the distinctive grey and white Salik branding have recently appeared at various entrances of Dubai Mall, signaling the imminent introduction of paid parking for visitors.

UAE
Dubai announces plan to add 32 new metro stations by 2030
1 week

Dubai's Metro service is set to significantly expand in the coming years following the approval of a development plan by the emirate's Executive Council.

UAE
Dubai Targets $177bn FDI by 2033 with Major Metro Area Developments
1 week

Dubai has set an ambitious target to attract AED650 billion ($177 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2033, supported by the Dubai Executive Council.

UAE
UAE announces 5-Year Penalty for Revealing Work Secrets
1 week

The Criminal Information Center (Wa'i) of the UAE's Public Prosecution recently brought attention to the consequences of sharing confidential company information on social media, with the undercurrent of "Work secrets are trust."

UAE
Dubai seized 1,274 drug shipments last year, including heroin, meth & marijuana
1 week

Dubai Customs reported 1,273 seizures of illicit drugs at land, sea, and air ports across the emirate as part of efforts commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

UAE
UAE Petrol Prices Decline Once More for July 2024
1 week

The UAE has announced a reduction in petrol prices for July 2024, marking the second consecutive month of price decreases across the country.

Business
Dubai Real Estate Sector Reports $4.3 Billion in Transactions Last Week
1 week

Last week, Dubai's real estate sector saw a remarkable surge in transactions, with a total value exceeding AED15.9 billion ($4.3 billion), according to data released by the Dubai Land Department.

UAE
UAE Takes Action Against Counterfeit Goods with 620 Violations Recorded in 2023
1 week

Since the beginning of 2023 through the first half of the year, the UAE's Ministry of Economy has conducted 4,444 inspection tours across local markets. These efforts target cases of commercial fraud, imitation, and trademark counterfeiting,...

UAE
UAE Sets 6 New Rules from Fines to Paid Parking, Changes Effective July
1 week

As we approach the midpoint of 2024, the UAE has been abuzz with significant developments that are set to impact daily life and financial planning across the Emirates.

UAE
UAE police arrested Hundreds in overnight crackdown on cybercrime syndicates
1 week

In a sweeping overnight initiative across the UAE, significant cybercrime networks were disrupted, marking a pivotal moment in law enforcement's ongoing battle against digital crime.

World
A strong Earthquake of magnitude 6 hits Peru
1 week

According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), a significant earthquake measuring 6.0 on Saturday occurred off the coast of Peru. The earthquake's epicentre was 24 kilometers below ground.

World
Philippine President Marcos plans UAE visit in November, confirmed by first lady
1 week

In a landmark announcement, Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is slated to visit the UAE in November, marking a significant event for the Filipino community abroad.

UAE
Dubai schools top global rankings in financial literacy and creative thinking
1 week

Dubai’s private schools have once again affirmed their global standing by achieving impressive rankings in financial literacy and creative thinking in the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for...

UAE
UAE: Four New Mosques on Famous Square Corners Wow Residents
1 week

Sharjah has constructed four new mosques with traditional Islamic styles that really reflect Arab culture and Islam.

UAE
Sharjah Summer Sale: 75% Discounts and Gold Prizes Starting July 1 in UAE
1 week

On July 1, Sharjah's much awaited massive summer sale returns promise for large bargains, spectacular events, and raffle prizes of Dh3 million.

UAE
UAE introduces Safety Tips to Prevent Cars from Catching Fire amid Summer heat
1 week

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are warning drivers to check the condition of their vehicles to reduce the likelihood of fires when temperatures surpass 50 oC.

UAE
UAE Experts warn of WhatsApp job scams and "smishing" targeting residents
1 week

Residents of the UAE are being warned to be extra vigilant and aware of the signs that should raise red flags, as the number of fraudulent job offers on WhatsApp continues to rise.

UAE
UAE: Emiratisation checks begin July 1; fines to be enforced
1 week

Starting July 1, UAE authorities will assess whether private sector companies have achieved their Emiratization targets for the first half of 2024.

UAE
UAE: Scammers impersonate officials, bully victims for UAE Pass OTP details
1 week

Authorities in the UAE are alerting residents to a new wave of sophisticated vishing (voice phishing) scams.

Business
Qatar Real Estate Sector Achieves $110 Million in Weekly Transactions
1 week

Qatar's real estate sector recently witnessed a bustling week of transactions, amounting to more than QR398 million ($109.4 million) from June 9 to 13, 2024, according to official data from the Ministry of Justice's Real Estate Registration...

UAE
UAE Pensions Announce Increase in June 2024 Payouts & Beneficiary Numbers
1 week

A large increase in pensioners, beneficiaries, and total pension payouts was noted by the UAE General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) in June 2024.

UAE
UAE advises Pakistani expats to use official channels for remittance
2 weeks

In 2023, more than 230,000 Pakistanis chose to migrate to the UAE in pursuit of better opportunities, a trend expected to boost remittance flows significantly.

Arab News
Bahrain announces outdoor work ban starting July 1, with fines reaching $2,650
2 weeks

Bahrain's prohibition of outdoor work under the midday sun will commence on Monday, July 1, lasting for two months.

UAE
UAE and Georgia launch CEPA with a $1.5 billion trade target
2 weeks

The UAE and Georgia have launched a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) aimed at significantly boosting their economic collaboration and expanding non-oil trade.

UAE
UAE: Expat loses Dh1.8 million in scams targeting all four businesses
2 weeks

Several companies, including Digital Genius Technologies, Daemo International, Noor Al Sidra Trading, Fair Words Goods Trading, and Wahat Al Rayan Trading, have disappeared after defrauding multiple victims through bounced post-dated cheques.

UAE
UAE cautions against risks posed by unreliable workshops & untrained workers
2 weeks

Officials in the automobile trade sector have issued warnings regarding the risks associated with maintaining and repairing electric vehicles in unreliable garages or by untrained workers.

Business
UAE: "Emirates Airlines" and "Flydubai" schedule 4.36 Mn seats for June flights
2 weeks

Data from OAG reveals significant growth in seat capacity for Emirates Airlines and Flydubai ahead of their summer flight schedules. Together, these airlines will offer approximately 4.36 million seats on international flights departing in June 2024....

UAE
UAE police: 29 traffic accidents as a result of fatigue and drowsiness in 2023
2 weeks

There were 29 accidents caused by motorist fatigue and drowsiness in traffic departments across the country last year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior.

UAE
UAE banks do not provide compensation for card hacking incidents during travel
2 weeks

Experts in the banking industry stress the importance of customers being careful with their money while they travel.

UAE
UAE experiences temperatures exceeding 50°C this week as peak summer approaches
2 weeks

As temperatures soar, residents are advised to stay hydrated, avoid direct sunlight, and minimize outdoor activities during mid-day.

UAE
Dubai: Burjuman Metro Station now offers commuters a workspace; Check details
2 weeks

WO-RK, a co-working space developed in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has just debuted at Dubai's lively Burjuman Metro Station.

UAE
UAE: motorists experienced 33-hour traffic congestion in Dubai within 2023
2 weeks

In 2023, motorists across the UAE experienced a significant increase in traffic congestion, with delays ranging from 8 to 33 hours.

UAE
UAE banks initiate infrastructure rollout for Jaywan card cash withdrawals
2 weeks

UAE banks are actively preparing to integrate the forthcoming Jaywan debit card into their existing infrastructure, marking a significant leap forward in the country's payment ecosystem.

UAE
Dubai offers summer sale with chances to win Dh500,000, gold, luxury deals
2 weeks

This summer promises excitement and rewards for both UAE residents and visitors alike with the launch of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). Starting this weekend, this annual extravaganza will feature a plethora of prizes, shopping discounts, and enticing...

UAE
Dubai recorded 30 fatalities in traffic accidents during the summer of 2023
2 weeks

The Dubai Police General Command has issued a stark warning regarding road safety during the summer season, citing alarming statistics from the previous year.

UAE
Ajman to Implement Building Classification System by July 1 to Boost Real Estate
2 weeks

Starting July 1, 2024, Ajman’s Department of Land and Real Estate Regulation will launch an extensive building classification initiative across the emirate.

UAE
UAE Summer Travel: How to Skip Airport Check-In Lines for Free amid travel rush
2 weeks

Every year, airports in the UAE experience significant congestion at airline check-in counters during the two-month summer vacation period.

Business
UAE: First-class football clubs exempt from Dh5-million fines in recent decision
2 weeks

The UAE Football Association (UAEFA) has announced a significant initiative to support First Division clubs by waiving all accumulated fines totaling Dh5 million from previous seasons.

Arab News
Kuwait Announces Ban Lift on Work and Entry Visas for Filipinos
2 weeks

After more than a year of restrictions, Kuwait has lifted its ban on entry and work visas for Philippine nationals, once again allowing the recruitment of experienced Filipino domestic workers who have previously worked abroad.

World
US East Coast Heatwave Extends to West, Bringing Dangerous Temperatures
2 weeks

Over 100 million people across the United States found themselves under heat warnings on Sunday as a sprawling heat dome extended its grip from the East Coast to the West Coast, bringing record-breaking temperatures to cities on the eastern seaboard....