Nol card can now be used to enter Mushrif Park in Dubai

Visitors to Mushrif Park in Dubai can now use their Nol cards to pay the fees for entering the public park. The Dubai Municipality on Wednesday inaugurated a ‘smart gate’ at the park that allows visitors to use their smart transport card system, under the Roads and Transports Authority (RTA), to enter the park. The …

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 …

Private sector working hours during Ramadan in UAE announced

Working hours of private sector in UAE during the month of Ramadan will be reduced by two hours per day without effect to the wages of workers, announced Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Wednesday.

UAE to impose 100% excise tax on tobacco, and energy drinks, and 50% on soft drinks

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority has announced a 100 per cent tax on tobacco products and energy drinks, as well as a 50 per cent tax on carbonated beverages, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. The announcement came following the first meeting of the board of the UAE Federal Tax Authority in Dubai, …

Ramadan Night Market 2017

The Ramadan Night Market is a haven for shoppers with ten exciting days of entertainment and incredible offers just in time to help celebrate Eid. Bigger, better and more exciting than ever, the 2017 Ramadan Night Market will feature a huge array of products and brands from around the region, including clothing, jewellery, accessories, health, …

Mega sale of up to 80% discount coming up in UAE

Another mega sale coming up in the UAE for you. Offering unprecedented discounts of up to 80 per cent, the region’s most anticipated shopping and entertainment extravaganza during the holy month of Ramadan — the Ramadan Nights — is set to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from June 15 to 30, 2017. The fair …

Dubai launches night beach

Dubai Municipality has launched a first of its kind public beach in the world in Umm Suqeim area. The smart and eco-friendly beach relies on clean energy generated by winds and sun. Now the visitors and residents of Dubai can enjoy a unique experiment of practising swimming in the night in the utmost safety. The …

50% discount on traffic fines in Ajman for Ramadan

Effective from the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (Saturday 27), Ajman Police will introduce a 50 per cent reduction in the value of traffic violation fines. The new decision comes under the directives of Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and the chairman of the Executive Council . Major …

Gold prices dip, 24k priced at Dh151.75

Gold prices edged lower on Monday as Asian stocks gained, although political worries surrounding US President Donald Trump are expected to keep supporting appetite for the metal as a so-called safe-haven asset. While 22k gold was priced at Dh142.50, 24k gold in Dubai can be bought at Dh151.75. Trump was hit on Friday by embarrassing …

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 …