Dubai to host the Middle East’s next biggest shopping mall

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The UAE is welcoming yet another addition to its landmark of record-breaking structures. Set to be the biggest in the Middle East, property developer Nakheel said that the construction of Deira Mall will commence in the first quarter of this year, reported Gulf News. The shopping hub will cost nearly $1.7 mln (AED 6.1 mln) and is set to be completed in 2021. The structure will be based on Deira Islands. The mall is expected is expected to have 4.5 mln square feet of gross leasable area, the ...

EXCLUSIVE: The nuclear future of the Middle East

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The middle east is going nuclear. The UAE will be launching its first reactors by the end of this year while Egypt and Kuwait are both in discussions to build their own. Saudi Arabia is looking to build 16 reactors in the kingdom and will also be signing contracts soon. According to the director general of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), Christer Viktorsson, there are 440 nuclear reactors operating around the world in 30 countries. Currently Egypt is planning to ...

Camel milk-based baby formula to hit shelves in Dubai

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk.The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products, or “Camelicious”, on Monday unveiled the product at Gulfood 2018, an international food and beverage trade event which runs from February 18 to 22 in Dubai.The milk, which it says is suitable for children ages one to three, primarily targets infants allergic to ...

When an entire UAE city became family of a Jordanian girl awaiting burial

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Over 3,000 mourners on Monday turned up to attend the funeral prayer and burial of 14-year-old girl Dana al-Jarrar who died in a car accident in the UAE city al-Ain, the al-Bayan news site reported. The Jordanian girl was with her family when the accident happened on Dubai-al-Ain road. Her family is in critical condition at the Rashed Hospital and weren’t in a position to bury their daughter. This is when the al-Ain community received the news and converged in large numbers at the Bin ...

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani and his accompanying delegation.The visiting delegation was hosted at Al Bahr Palace on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed, welcomed Sheikh Sultan to the UAE, affirming the deep fraternal and historic ties that ...

Egyptian man blackmails flight attendant with private pictures to get Dubai job

Monday, 19 February 2018

A 30-year-old clerk stood trial in a Dubai court for threatening an airhostess of sending private photos of her to her boss and ex-husband if she does not get him a job at the airline company she works for, the Khaleej Times reported.The woman, 33, said that the defendant started harassing and stalking her when she refused his marriage proposal. They had met at a telecommunications company branch in 2016 and became romantically involved until she broke up with him in 2017, according to the ...

Kuwaiti expat in Dubai gets conned for over $350,000

Monday, 19 February 2018

A Kuwaiti expat in Dubai found over $350,000 missing from his bank account upon his arrival from his holiday on January 14, the Khaleej Times reported. The 75-year-old said that he filed a complaint when he found that his phone line had been disconnected and his bank account emptied. "When I checked with my telecom provider, I learned from them that my number had not been disconnected but another SIM card had been issued in my name as a loss replacement," he told the newspaper. ...

Qatari Emir says crisis with Gulf states ‘useless’, UAE says Emir is ‘confused’

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Following the speech of Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, before the Munich Security Conference, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said that he hopes the Emir will “return to his senses” and stop supporting terrorism. During his speech, Sheikh Hamad said that the crisis between his country and other Gulf states, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, is “useless”, adding that Qatar is “stronger than ever ...

Eight-year-old’s dream of becoming UAE policeman comes true

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Dubai Police and UAE-based Make A Wish Foundation turned the wish of an eight-year-old boy into reality where he became a policeman for a day. The UAE national, Saif al-Ketbi, got dressed up in the full Dubai Police uniform and took a tour of the different police departments and luxury cars used by the force. Coincidentally, his father is also a policeman, according to Khaleej Times. This comes as part of Dubai Police’s community work, where they support the Make A Wish Foundation in ...

As temperatures touch 30°C and up, UAE bids goodbye to winter

Saturday, 17 February 2018

If as usual you set out of the home or office in warm clothes in the UAE, you would immediately notice that winter has almost receded. The weatherman also seems to confirm this. Temperatures across the UAE are up climbing near or past 30°C on Saturday as the heat continues to rise with the changing season. The UAE newspaper The National reported that “the interior will experience the hottest temperatures, peaking at 35°C, while the coast will be slightly more comfortable with a ...

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