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Great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her

Struggling for gift ideas? How about a new watch or a gift card that can take you all over Dubai? Emaar Gift Card Trying to choose the perfect present for your other half can be a delicate task, but help is at hand with the Emaar Gift Card. Redeemable at a wide range of shops, …

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Get a ‘furrever’ friend this Valentine’s Day

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the British Veterinary Hospital is promoting the idea of gifting pets. It got several canines together and put colourful ribbons on them to show how they can make the perfect present for your loved one. “If you love pets, have the money and the time to take care of them, then …

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Waiting time at RTA customer centres dips to 3 mins

Customer waiting periods at the Roads and Transports Authority’s (RTA’s) care centre has been reduced to three minutes as part of its efforts to receive a seven-star rating, said a senior official. Ahmed Mahboub, director of Customer Service Department at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said the authority’s Customer Happiness Centres received 320,350 customers …

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Now, roll the dice to buy Burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it has launched Dubai-Opoly, a new recreational game as part of its efforts to promote Dubai as a global hub for business and trade. Modelled after the world-famous Monopoly board game, Dubai-Opoly will soon hit store shelves in the UAE and GCC region, and feature …

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New parking tickets in Abu Dhabi take effect

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport’s (DMAT) Integrated Transport Center announced the new modified parking violations regulations in Abu Dhabi as part of its plans to offer the best services and improve the Parking Division (Mawaqif) as the tickets costs are discounted. Mohammed Hamad Al Muhairi, Mawaqif Director stated that illegal parking in residential …

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5 businesses you can start in Dubai for Dh999 or less

While everyone is busy looking for jobs around Dubai, there is actually an untapped reservoir for setting yourself up as an entrepreneur in the city. What we’re trying to say here is that why compete in the rat race when for only a couple of hundred dirhams you can set yourself up with some freelance …

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Now you can ride a traditional abra on Dubai Water Canal

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the operation of a traditional abra on the Dubai Water Canal as part of the plan of the Marine Transport Department for expanding the delivery of tourist services, and the deployment of modern transit means at various tourist attraction points. The step is taken in the context of …

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Most Indian schools in Dubai rated ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’

Indian schools in Dubai have been rated mostly ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’, with two out of a total of 30 inspected schools deemed ‘Outstanding’, while four have been found ‘weak’ this school year. The findings were announced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on Wednesday. There are 33 Indian schools in Dubai, and 30 …

money

Indian rupee touches 18.16 against UAE dirham

The Indian rupee slipped from its initial gains, currently trading down by 3 paise to 66.88 against the greenback in late morning trade on bouts of dollar demand from importers amid bullish US currency overseas. It touched 18.16 against UAE dirham. The rupee resumed higher at 66.81 per dollar as against the yesterday’s closing level …

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Dubai gold price slips down to AED149.50

Gold fell on Friday on a firmer dollar after US President Donald Trump promised a major tax announcement and as economic data boosted expectations of a US rate hike. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,225.42 per ounce by 0326 GMT. On Wednesday, it touched its highest since Nov. 11 at $1,244.67. US gold …