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 expat community show support to family after husband dies on Emirates flight

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The UAE’s expat community has come together in a time of need after a young British family residing in the country lost a husband and father onboard an Emirates Dubai-bound flight.The late man, a New Zealand resident, died on a flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18, reported The National. Accompanying him was his wife and children.The family currently awaits autopsy results at a hotel in the emirate. Upon hearing the news, social media platforms buzzed calling for support to the ...

Dubai’s Future Blockchain Summit to unlock multibillion dollar opportunities

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

In line with the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of The Executive Council, which mandates that Dubai becomes the world’s first-ever government to execute all applicable transactions using blockchain technology by 2020, the first official Dubai government-hosted event, the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit, was announced Tuesday.Taking place from May 2-3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the ...

WATCH: UAE breaks ground on world's biggest solar power project

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, broke ground on the 700MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the biggest Concentrated Solar Power /CSP/ project in the world. The start of the new project advances the UAE's global leadership in the use of clean and renewable energy. He said that developing the UAE's infrastructure is top priority for the leadership and vital to raising the country's global competitiveness. ...

UK teacher wins whopping $1 mln in Dubai Global Teacher prize ceremony

Monday, 19 March 2018

Andria Zafirakou, a UK teacher based in the inner city borough of Brent, has won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize award which includes a whopping $1 million for being the “best teacher in the world”. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, presented her the award at the ceremony on Sunday which is considered the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize. The foundation focuses on improving the ...

UAE man bids nanny of 36 years farewell, invites her to return as family member

Sunday, 18 March 2018

A video of an Emirati man bidding farewell to a Sri Lankan woman who had been his family’s nanny for 36 years after news of her husband’s death back home has gone viral with over 230,000 views. According to Khaleej Times, the man was the first to receive the news of Sally’s husband’s death. So as not to upset her, he booked her a plane ticket to Sri Lanka saying that she should return to tend to her sick husband, not mentioning that he had passed away. The video of the ...

Dubai ruler helps European family after car gets stuck in sand

Saturday, 17 March 2018

In a Superman moment, Dubai Ruler and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has come to the rescue of a European family after their car got stuck in the sand on Saturday. Emarat Al Youm newspaper’s twitter handle shared pictures of the ruler trying to drive the car back onto the main road. He also took a picture with the adventuring family.  

Emotion-filled joint funeral in Turkey of bridal party who died in jet crash

Friday, 16 March 2018

Crowds of mourning family members, friends and civilians came together at a funeral in Turkey on Thursday after a group of eight women died in a private jet crash that was flying from Dubai to Turkey. Three all-female crew members also died in the crash. Among the deceased was 28-year-old Mina Basaran, the daughter of a Turkish business tycoon and a bride-to-be who was due to wed in April. The Basaran family published a death notice in the local paper, where the mourning mother said: “My ...

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