Dubai’s mega sale of up to 90% discount kicks off on May 18

Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the three-day Super Sale will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30-90 per cent off on an array of merchandise including apparel, bags, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion accessories and home furniture. This not-to-be-missed retail …

The different types of visa ban rules in UAE

A visa ban prohibits a person from entering the country or taking up a new job. It is important to know the dos and don’ts to make sure you avoid getting a ban. Permanent residency ban: This type of ban is applicable to any serious labour offense considered illegal or absconding. The federal department keeps …

Salman Khan to visit Arabian Center in Dubai on May 16

Salman Khan fans in Dubai will have much cause for joy as Arabian Center will host the heartthrob of Bollywood live in action on May 16 for a meet-and-greet session at 7.30pm. Khan will make his first ever public appearance in the UAE region, at Arabian Center, for the worldwide launch of his song from …

How to get UAE residence visa for your parents in Dubai

Here’s how to get a residence visa for your parents; Who can sponsor parents? UAE expatriates, holding valid resident visas having a minimum salary of  Dh20,000 or a monthly pay of Dh19,000 plus a two-bedroom accommodation can get one year renewable resident visas for their parents or parents-in-law. Both or none As per new regulations, …

New traffic rules in UAE

On July 1, UAE motorists should stay on the alert as the cost of traffic fines will dig deeper into their pockets. Once the new traffic fines are implemented, overtaking on the hard shoulder will be worth Dh1,000 and six black points, blocking traffic will incur a penalty of Dh1,000 while sudden swerving will cost …

Dubai gold touches Dh149.25

Gold prices inched up on Monday as weaker-than-expected economic data from the US and a missile test by North Korea over the weekend pressured the dollar. 22k gold was priced at Dh140 today, while 24k touched Dh149.25. Spot gold was up 0.1 at $1,229.81 per ounce at 0321 GMT. The yellow metal rose about 0.3 …

Get 25GB for Dh30 with Etisalat’s new offer

Etisalat today announced a special offer of 25GB free data with the subscription of mobile add-ons enabling its business customers to stay up-to-date, connected with their clients at all time and increase business efficiency. Business customers can subscribe to any mobile add-on of choice starting Dh30 per month and avail the offer. The free data …

New UAE traffic rules take effect from this July

Motorists in Dubai have once again been urged to refrain from activities that distract from driving as UAE prepares to roll out new penalties and rules to improve road safety, starting July 1, 2017. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Saif Al-Zafin, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police for Operations Affairs and Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council, …

Indoor nature museum floated

Residents and tourists in Dubai will be treated to a new kind of entertainment as Majid Al Futtaim, a retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has inaugurated the Orbi Dubai, a game changing multi-sensory experience and a first-of-its-kind in the Middle-East. To celebrate the launch of the unique nature attraction, …

‘Fawri’ to ease Emirates ID replacement

Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) announced that it would provide an urgent service known as “Fawri”, to replace invalid or lost ID cards within 24 hours. EIDA noted that in 2016, it issued 91,304 in lieu of lost or damaged cards. The authority explained that a person who loses his ID card must inform the authority …