FTA to open online registration for businesses’ VAT in mid-September this year
The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that it will open online registration for tax purposes for businesses in mid-September this year, providing an integrated system to serve the country’s business sectors as per the highest international standards. The announcement was made at a media briefing held in... Read more
Tobacco products and caffeinated drinks will be taxed 100% and 50% respectively in the UAE from October 1, 2017. What do you think?
Tobacco products and caffeinated drinks will be taxed 100% and 50% respectively in the UAE from October 1, 2017. What do you think? • Your comment and name will be published in the print edition of Read. next week. Read more
Watch out for spectacular Perseid meteor shower this Friday and Saturday
If you want to watch a spectacular celestial event for free this weekend then you are in luck as the annual Perseid meteor shower will pass the skies over earth with as many as 40-50 meteors per hour expected to streak by. And, the good news also is that... Read more
As you drive this summer are you rolling on safe tyres?
With the temperature on the rise across the UAE, there are ever increasing cases of tyre bursts on roads and highways. Tyre bursts on busy highways can cause major accidents, which is why it is very important to get your tyres checked, especially during summer, to prevent danger on... Read more
Etisalat and du offer UAE senior citizens discounted telecom packages
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with Etisalat and du, has launched special data and calls’ packages for UAE senior citizens, which include 50% discount on Etisalat’s data packages and customer service facilities as well as up to 50% discounts on du’s postpaid packages and 100% additional... Read more
UAE public warned to be on guard against fake enhancement supplements
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued 11 warnings against the use of fake pharmaceutical products marketed as food supplements and sexual enhancement products for men. The products contain undeclared ingredients and pose a high risk to patients with heart disease, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and those taking... Read more
Second daily Emirates flight to Brussels sprouts later this year
Emirates announced today (July 5, 2017) that it will introduce an additional daily flight to Brussels, complementing the airline’s existing schedule and providing a double-daily service from October 27, 2017. The new scheduled flight will be added to meet the growing demand for travel on the route. Emirates has... Read more
You can now avail of cheaper rates using Careem Kids service from today
Careem, the Dubai-based private ride-hailing app, has reduced the rates for its Careem Kids service to coincide with the new UAE federal regulations involving child car seats. Since 2014, Careem Kids offers parents a pre-installed universal child car seat, suitable for infants up to 30kg and a driver who... Read more
You can now carry your laptop and tab on board flights to the United States from Abu Dhabi – again
The several months’ long laptop ban on all flights to the United States, from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has been lifted in view of the close cooperation between the UAE and the US Government and the Department of Homeland Security. According to Abu Dhabi Airports, operator of Abu... Read more
Take note as RTA will implement new driver licence stipulations from July 1 onwards
With effect from July 1, 2017, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will start implementing the new Executive Regulation of the Federal Driving & Traffic Law as revised by the Ministerial Resolution (177) for 2017 (Article 84 governing the issuance and renewal of driver licences) in the UAE.  ... Read more