Indian billionaire to pay for expat prisoners’ tickets

A Dubai-based Indian billionaire will be setting aside a financial aid every month to pay for the return tickets of expatriate prisoners who have been released. Firoz Merchant, founder and chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers, has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE’s Faraj Fund, a charity initiative that seeks to promote the …

Five Dubai schools that are offering ‘sibling discounts’

The words ‘mega sale’ may be associated with the retail industry, but fierce competition among Dubai’s private schools is witnessing a trend here, with many schools offering ‘sibling discounts’ as a way of keeping and attracting enrollments. Come September, Dubai’s private schooling sector will add 10 new schools to its already growing portfolio. A move …

10 new schools to open in Dubai from September

Ten new schools offering British, Indian, IB, French, Canadian and American curriculums are set to open across Dubai from September, it was announced on Saturday. As well as varying curriculums, the schools will have different price points. Among the 10 new schools, the Newlands School in Al Warqa, which will follow the UK curriculum, will …

14 year-old Tanisha becomes youngest India Club UAE Open women’s singles winner

The India Club UAE Open Badminton tournament’s objective of spreading the game among youngsters got a big boost with Tanisha Crasto, a 14-year-old ninth grade student at the Indian High School, winning the women’s singles title. Tanisha created history in the 40th edition of the Henna Speedy UAE Open Badminton Tournament by becoming the youngest …

Indian sisters, Fatima Mohtisham and Ayesha Mohtisham, win at Dubai Quran competition

Indian sisters Fatima Mohtisham and Ayesha Mohtisham were among a handful of non-Arab participants at the 12th annual Quran competition organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural and Social Understanding (MBRCCSU), where Fatima topped in one of the categories defeating dozens of competitors from different nationalities, while Ayesha grabbed the second prize. The siblings …

India to promote ayurveda in UAE

Ayurveda practice in the UAE and other Gulf countries is set to get a boost with the Indian government planning to conduct awareness programmes on the benefits of the traditional ayurvedic treatment method here. The Indian Consulate in Dubai will work in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha …

Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo dead

Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away here following a cardiac arrest early on Thursday morning, a family source said. The 59-year-old Marathi TV and stage actress breathed her last at a private hospital where she was rushed shortly after midnight. The actor was famous for playing the ‘mother’ in both movies and television. Her …

one-time use phone charger is now banned in Dubai

Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality has issued a decree banning the sale and circulation of one-time use phone chargers in Dubai. These small, portable charging devices can be used for one-time charging and the user can discard the charger after use. Dubai Municipality took to Instagram to share this update today. …

Sewa clarified confusion among the residents over utilities bill

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) clarified confusion among the residents over utilities bills, following its launching of a new billing system which include four cycles. Residents who spoke to Khaleej Times couldn’t figure out the changes in the billing system, as some of them received two bills at a time. Dr Rashid Al …

Dubai’s 3-day super sale starts today

Dubai residents are gearing up to make the most of the last weekend before the holy month of Ramadan starts. And the Dubai Tourism made it more exciting by offering the three-day Super Sale – that begins today – and will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30-90 per cent off on an array of …