How Dubai reunited a Pakistani driver with his parents after six years

Saturday, 24 March 2018

After coming to the UAE at the young age of 21, leaving behind family and friends, a Pakistani driver saw his mother and father for the first time in six years. In light of the International Day of Happiness and Mother’s Day, the UAE’s General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs helped to reunite the longing family. The driver, Tahir Ayoub, has been unable to return to Pakistan due to lack of funds, reported Khaleej Times. Luckily, Ayoub’s parents were transiting in ...

Dubai ruler’s Rolex watch sold in competitive auction for $130,000

Saturday, 24 March 2018

An auction organized by Christie’s Auction House witnessed a competitive bid on a Rolex watch which was designed and made for Dubai Ruler and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. The auction was held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Friday. The watch, made from rare stainless steel, was sold for $130,000, which equates to Dhs 466,360, reported The National. Another watch which was in competition with the Rolex make, was one belonging to Egypt’s late King ...

VIDEO: Dubai Crown Prince spreads joyful African spirit during Tanzania visit

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum has shared a short video from his recent trip to Tanzania which highlights the bright spirit among the country’s people. In the Instagram post, the crown prince can be seen encouraging a local woman dressed in her colorful traditional clothing to sing. Throughout the clip, the woman was unable to hold her laughter embracing both the viewer and the crown prince with her warm infectious smile. Accompanying Sheikh ...

UAE rejects three transgender Emirati women’s bid for gender status change

Friday, 23 March 2018

Three Emirati women who underwent hormonal and surgical operations in Europe to alter their gender have been denied a bid to legally change their status in the UAE. The request had been turned down by the UAE’s Federal Appeal Court. It was also rejected by a medical committee appointed by the court. According to the women’s lawyer, Ali al-Mansouri, the basis behind opting for a surgical change was not an ‘elective’ one but a ‘corrective’ decision. According to ...

Woman goes into labor during Sharjah traffic, police come to the rescue

Friday, 23 March 2018

A woman went into labor while being stuck in notorious Sharjah traffic in the UAE, but Sharjah police quickly came to the rescue upon receiving a call from her husband.According to the National, the couple were en route to the Zulekha Hospital after the woman went into labor early Thursday morning.Upon receiving the call for help, the department of traffic and patrols in Sharjah sent a patrol car to the location and issued an immediate order for other vehicles to clear the roads for them to lead ...

Sharjah goes to Paris, strengthens UAE ties with France through culture

Friday, 23 March 2018

The distinction bestowed to the UAE by Paris is a matter of great pride for us. In the City of Light, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, led over 40 writers, intellectuals, poets and artists whom he invited to visit the Paris Book Fair to participate in the signing of their books which have been translated from Arabic to French by the Sharjah Book Authority, as per His Highness’ instructions.Sharjah is participating as ...

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Dubai completes $2.45 bln project financing for metro extension

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The government of Dubai has completed a project financing worth about $2.45 billion for the extension of the city's metro rail system, Dubai's Department of Finance said on Wednesday. The project envisages a 15 kilometre (9 mile) extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line, from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station up to the site of the World Expo, which the city will host in 2020. The metro extension is one of a number of significant infrastructure projects linked to the ...

Dubai Ruler commemorates Mother’s Day, visits Emirati widower

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Dubai Ruler and the Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, commemorates Mother’s Day this year by visiting an Emirati widower. The woman, Fatima Ibrahim bin Suleiman, was the wife of philanthropist Obeid Al Helou. The ruler chose to visit Suleiman after hearing about her dedication to the UAE community. Suleiman has upheld her husband’s mission in serving the UAE from conducting humanitarian work to starting various community initiatives. The ruler shared ...

Emirati man becomes cat hero after Dubai highway rescue

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Melting the hearts of social media users across the country, an Emirati man in the UAE has become a cat hero after rescuing the fluffy soul which was stranded on a bustling Dubai highway. The man, Ahmad al-Qasimi, rescued the cat on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road using a piece of cloth then places it in a pet carrier. The video was first posted on his Instagram page @ahmed_alqasimi. Accompanying his post was the following explanation: “Last week in Dubai, I rescued this little guy off the ...

UAE releases prisoners in happiness initiative

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

In light of the International Day of Happiness, the UAE’s Sharjah police released 11 prisoners from various nationalities, giving them the opportunity to resume a normal life.Any debt the prisoners owed was settled by the Ayadi Committee and Sharjah Charity Association, reported Gulf News.According to the newspaper, the prisoners thanked the police for their gesture.

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