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Over 2 million visitors in Italy check out 3D replica of Syria’s historic Palmyra Arch of Triumph made with UAE support
Over two million spectators have visited the 3D replica of Syria’s historic Palmyra Arch of Triumph in just two days as it made its fourth stop in the Italian city of Arona, Sicily, on the sidelines of the G7 summit, where it remains on display until July 30, 2017.... Read more
WhatsApp video and voice calls become operational in UAE
Out of the blue, WhatsApp video and voice calls have been enabled in the UAE, catching residents and visitors by surprise as until now these two services on the popular instant messaging service had been blocked by authorities as it is a VoIP service. Expats in the UAE woke... Read more
Enjoy Eid Al Fitr with free higher-speed Wi-Fi in UAE
Go ahead and reach out for your smart device as WiFi UAE is offering its hotspot users complimentary higher-speed Wi-Fi for seven days (June 20-27, 2017) across the UAE at over 400 locations on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr this year and to celebrate World Wi-Fi Day on... Read more
Sandooq Al Watan wants the next Goggle or Tesla to come from the UAE
Sandooq Al Watan, a national initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen to support research projects in the UAE, has announced a new initiative titled ‘Our Future’. The initiative aims to prepare the UAE for a post-oil era by supporting the establishment of world-class Emirati start-ups and growing them into... Read more
Sacha Modolo gets a podium finish in Tour de Suisse leg
The curtain was drawn on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse on June 17, with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian sprinter Sacha Modolo crossing the finish line in second place behind stage winner and world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Modolo’s teammate Rui Costa, maintained... Read more
UAE private sector gets 2 days’ paid holidays for Eid Al Fitr
Private sector employees in the UAE can well look forward to a total of four days off next week as the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has just announced that the first two days of Shawwal 1438 (Islamic calendar) will be official paid holidays for all workers... Read more
Eid Al Fitr holidays for public sector in the UAE announced
As the Holy Month of Ramadan reaches its climax next week in the UAE the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal ministries and authorities in the UAE will begin on Saturday, June 24, 2017, the 29th day of Ramadan,... Read more
Midday break rule comes into effect from June 15 in the UAE
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has ordered 18 inspection teams to observe the level of the midday break rule compliance across the country by utilising a smart inspection system this summer. The midday break prevents work under direct sunlight between 12:30pm and 3pm, starting from Thursday, June... Read more
Get a free car AC checkup at PAL Auto Garage until June 30
With the mercury throughout the UAE currently in the high 40s, motorists are being reminded that high temperatures can take their toll on cars as a lot of strain is put on engines during the harsh summer months and which can cause engines to overheat, leaving drivers and their... Read more
Sunscreen for summer: What you should know
Applying sunscreen is one of the most common ways to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, and it should be a regular act one does, most especially in summer. But are you really protecting yourself, or are you just causing more harm to your skin? In recent news, there... Read more