Safe and Legal Migration of migrant Workers for Overseas Employment

The Ministry of External Affairs in 2016 had launched a media campaign about safe and legal migration of migrant workers for overseas employment. The campaign was released on all social media in the month of March 2017 in different regional languages like Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and Odia. We urge all Indians …

LuLu Group to distribute charity cards

LuLu Group has announced a Ramadan charity drive, in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity & Humanitarian Foundation, that will provide aid to more than 8,000 deserving families in all the seven emirates. Lulu Group highlighted the initiative at a press conference, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ibrahim …

Ramadan working hours for UAE announced

The ministry of the UAE has announced the Ramadan timings for the federal employees. According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the working hours for the government employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE. The Ramadan is likely to start from May 27 in the UAE, subject to moon sighting. …

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 …

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif shooting Tiger Zinda Hai in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert

Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently shooting their latest movie Tiger Zinda Hai in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert. The spy thriller follows on from the blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger and is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, and produced by Yash Raj Films. Word has it that a 20,000 square metre …

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 …