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Landlords in Dubai open to multiple rent cheques

Residential tenants in the UAE have benefitted from falling rents and a growing willingness by landlords to accept multiple cheques in recent years. But an expected real estate recovery could again spur property owners to demand fewer installments from renters. A decade ago, putting down an entire year’s rent upfront was the norm and those …

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India’s Federal Bank to open at DIFC

Federal Bank, a leading Indian private sector bank, said on Sunday that it would launch full-fledged wholesale banking services for catering to trade and industries from the Dubai International Financial Centre this year. Ganesh Sankaran, the newly-appointed executive director of the lender, said the bank would also make its debut in Bahrain this year. The …

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How to save on electricity bills in Dubai

Is your electricity bill burning a hole in your pocket? We bring you some tips that can help you save energy and slash your electricity bills. Follow the tips below: 1: Cooling appliances: While using an air conditioner, keep the thermostat set at 24°F; or higher, and on “auto,” not “on”. This can help you …

Pet shops may be allowed to register animals and buyers via app

Dubai Municipality is considering allowing pet shops to use the Aleef app to register details of pets and pet owners so that they can be added to the database of the app. The app handles records of pets, owners, pet adoption, registration, treatment and pet care. Heba Al Shehi, head of Applications Development Section in …

Don’t answer your phone when someone asks this question

Scamming has certainly gone hi-tech with a new phone scam that swindles money from its targets. According to Daily Mail, a major phone scam involving phone calls from an unknown number has been spreading across the US. The scam tricks users into saying ‘yes’ before editing the answer to steal money. Experts warn that the …

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Fly from Sharjah to India for just Dh69

Sharjah-based low-cost airline Air Arabia is offering tickets to India for as low as Dh69, the airline announced on its website. According to promotions running on the carrier’s website, passengers can book one-way tickets to Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram for just Dh69. Tickets include all surcharges, but airport taxes are not included. The journey to Kozhikode …

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This weekend activities, you’ll absolutely love

This weekend is set to exciting – well, appetizing to be exact as Dubai Food Festival kicks of today and runs throughout March. Here are some of our picks of activities you should check out this weekend. Celebrate Kuwaiti National Day When: February 24, Friday Where: Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa This is a free event …

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These sectors are hiring in UAE

Employers in the UAE have revealed that they are planning to start hiring new employees very soon, particularly in the real estate, banking, hospitality, public relations, and entertainment fields. Nearly seven in 10 employers in the UAE have said that they are planning to hire in a year’s time, the latest Middle East Job Index …

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Is UAE eating too much butter? The worrying truth

Think twice before spreading that extra scoop of butter on your bread or paratha. A recent study has linked the consumption of 12 grams of butter per day to increasing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (T2D) by twice. This study might be of concern for the residents of United Arab Emirates as more …

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Enjoy free barbecue facilities at Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow, which opened to the public last November, will offer free barbecue facilities for visitors during March. Mohammed AbdulRahman Al Awadhi, Director of Horticulture and Public Parks Department at Dubai Municipality, said barbecue equipment will be provided free of cost. During March, visitors will be able to buy chicken and other raw materials …