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The Modern ‘Joint’ family in Dubai

Has economics pushed people to live in a new kind of joint family system? Life is not easy on your wallet, from the constantly increasing rents to daily expenses, everything has to be carefully budgeted to make sure you still have something left to add to your savings account every month. To cope with this, …

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Best ways to save money in Dubai

When I decided to come to Dubai, this was my plan: I will go to Dubai, work there for 5 years, earn a lot of money, save money, come back home and retire into my cosy lifestyle and be happy forever! It’s been 10 years in Dubai for me, I earn comfortable living, saved a …

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8-yr-old Indian girl hears first time after surgery in UAE

An eight-year-old Indian girl in the UAE born with hearing impairments can now hear again after a successful cochlear implant procedure, a media report said. After a two-week break to recover from the operation, Nafiya returned to a hospital for a follow up where the cochlear implant was activated for the first time by senior …

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Why this New Year’s Eve will be one second longer

Dubai: This year, time will give us all a second to say goodbye to 2016. Scientists at the Paris-based International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) have added an extra second on December 31, to compensate for the slowing of the Earth’s rotation. According to timekeepers, this means that the world’s clocks will go …

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3D-printed kidney helps save patient with tumour

Dubai: Doctors in Dubai have removed a tumour from a patient’s kidney with the help of a cutting-edge aid — a custom 3D-printed organ to help plan the complex surgery. While 3D printing technology has been used alongside medical operations for several years, the procedure is the first of its kind in the Middle East. …

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Firms with More Women Are More Profitable

Relevant studies concluded that women’s presence on a company’s boards of directors could bring benefits that include higher profits. But so far, women’s participation on board of directors are very limited in the Gulf region and the rest of the Arab countries. “The fact is that women represent less than 1 per cent on board …

A customer walks past an advertisement for a foreign currency exchange facility at a bank in Mumbai August 19, 2013. India should use foreign exchange reserves to help stabilise the rupee, World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu said in a lecture in New Delhi on Monday, after the currency hit a record low of 62.46 against the dollar on the same morning. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTX12QJA

Indian Embassy in UAE issues advisory for travelers

Abu Dhabi Travellers to India are advised to carry international credit and debit cards given the prevailing currency crunch in India, Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said on Monday. In a surprise move on November 8, the Indian Government demonetised 500 and 1000-rupee notes that constituted 85 per cent of the total currency notes in …

Things to Know Before Moving to Dubai

Dubai is strategically located between the developed western world and the Indian sub-continent, and is a hub for many global businesses and expats. For more than two decades, Dubai has been a go-to destination for Indian professionals. A majority of them were either blue-collar workers or professionals employed in traditional industries such as banking, retail, …

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Watch: 10 mistakes Dubai drivers should avoid in RTA road test

Do you dread the RTA road test? Here are the top 10 reasons why people fail their driving licence test in Dubai. Driving your own car on Dubai’s roads is everyone’s dream, but getting a driving licence is often thought of as a nightmare. This is mainly because people dread sitting next to an examiner, …

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Top 10 Indians Who Shaped The UAE

The UAE’s success in such a short time is often credited to its citizens. Many of the country’s high-flying achievers and future-makers have hailed from India. From computers, to telephones, to schools and hospitals, prominent Indians have shaped and enriched the everyday lives of all who live in the UAE. Here we reveals 10 of …