UAE Exchange has announced the launch of its summer promotion

UAE Exchange, a leading remittance brand in the country, has announced the launch of its summer promotion, starting May 24. The grand prize winner will win a brand new home in Dubai worth Dh500,000 while 25 lucky customers will win Dh10,000 each. “UAE Exchange is a home-grown brand that believes in empowering people. To celebrate …

Dubai announces Metro, parking timings for Ramadan

RTA has announced the timing of its services during the holy month of Ramadan spanning metro, tram, marine transit means, customers’ happiness centres, public parking, public buses, and strategic partners’ centres. Metro services “As for the Dubai Metro services, the Red Line stations will run service in Ramadan from Saturday to Wednesday from 05:30 am …

For Ramadan, UAE School hours reduced to 5

School timings have been reduced to a maximum of five hours for Ramadan, Arabic newspapers reported on Monday, quoting the Ministry of Education. Starting Sunday (May 28), boys’ schools will start at 8am while girls’ schools and pupils in kindergarten will start at 9am. According to the reports, schools have also been asked to suspend …

New paid parking zone in Sharjah

Sharjah City Municipality had yesterday announced that a few new parking spaces in the emirate will become paid parking areas starting this week. Sharjah Municipality has introduced new paid parking zone in streets in Umm Al Tarafa area in Sharjah to ensure availability of parking spaces. The municipality announced that the parking fees will be …

Gaining weight in UAE? Here’s why

That extra flab you have suddenly put on after shifting base to the UAE has many villains: Unhealthy lifestyle, frequent food takeaways and lack of exercise being the biggest ones. “It’s not just one reason but a combination of things including high carbohydrate diets, high sugar intakes, sugary or carbonated drinks, processed food, late dinners, …

Things to do in Dubai on May 3

100th anniversary of Indian one-rupee note The Indian one-rupee note completes its century, an exhibition of 100 different Indian one-rupee notes, issued from 1917 to 2016 is displayed at the Numisbing Gallery, Maktoum Street, Deira, until May 14. Call 04-2952578 Maifest Traditional German celebration that marks the arrival of spring. Dance and sing along to …

Massive sale in Dubai – For three days from May 18 to May 20

For three days — May 18 to May 20 — shoppers will be able to enjoy 30-90 per cent discounts across Dubai, VisitDubai said on its website. “Get ready for more savings in May, just in time for the start of school holidays and Ramadan. Retailers across the city will slash prices, knocking 30-90 per …

To get a residence visa for your parent in UAE

A sizeable chunk of the working population in the UAE lives away from their family. Most of them come to the country leaving behind their parents, and some even have to leave their wives and children behind. While sponsoring the immediate family to the UAE is a relatively inexpensive affair, many residents think twice when …

Indian expat conducts free awareness sessions to help compatriots combat financial woes

For some, K.V. Shamsudheen is the lifeline that brought them back to their lives from the edge of suicide. For many others, he is the guiding star that led their lives to a brighter future. All that Indian expatriate K.V. Shamsudheen does to make these wonders is lending a sympathetic ear to the depressed souls …

For the long weekend, visit these 5 Theme parks inside the city

Dubai Parks and Resorts is offering a special rate for UAE residents during the entire April. For a long weekend, you might want to consider the plethora of theme parks that are available in the city. IMG Worlds of Adventure The park is divided into four zones which include Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley – …