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A new rise in rents in the UAE
ahmed atef - 1 day

Normally, residents of Dubai who wish to reduce their rent might think about relocating to Sharjah or Ajman; but, due to an increase in demand, prices in these two neighboring emirates are currently rising.

The UAE issues a new decision regarding renewing residency and the possibility of doing a medical examination
ahmed atef - 4 days

Do you belong to the group of people who are extremely busy and lack the time to attend for a medical examination required for the renewal of your resident visa? Don't worry.

UAE issues a decision regarding green jobs for residents and citizens of the country
ahmed atef - 4 days

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization disclosed that the rise in "green jobs" to over 11% of all private sector jobs in the nation was primarily responsible for the labor market's decline in unemployment rates to their...

UAE issues a new decision regarding resettlement and a worker’s permit
ahmed atef - 5 days

As part of its efforts to unify the government bureaucracy zeroing project launched by the UAE government, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization announced the introduction of enhancements in the "worker permit cancellation"...

The UAE provides new scholarships for resident and foreign students
zahraa ahmed - 6 days

The digital government in the United Arab Emirates announced new scholarships for resident and foreign students who wish to enroll in public and private universities in the country.

The UAE announces start issuing the UAE passport with a validity of 10 years
zahraa ahmed - 6 days

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship and Customs in the United Arab Emirates stated that the issuance of the new Emirati passport will officially begin for those aged 21 years and above, starting on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh Air reveals new cabin crew uniforms at Paris fashion event
asmaa - 1 week

In anticipation of next year's flights, Riyadh Air has introduced a breathtaking line of uniforms for flight attendants.

Saudi Arabia Urges Immediate Evacuation of Citizens from Lebanon
asmaa - 1 week

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Beirut is keeping a careful eye on the developments in southern Lebanon as tensions continue to rise.

Air Arabia Launches Sharjah to Athens Flights to Enhance UAE-Greece Connectivity
asmaa - 2 weeks

Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) and Air Arabia have jointly announced the launch of a new air route connecting Sharjah to Athens, the capital of Greece, marking a significant addition to Sharjah Airport's expanding network of direct travel...

Saudi Arabia: Over 13,440 Arrested in Residency and Labor Operations Last Week
asmaa - 2 weeks

Saudi Arabia conducted extensive enforcement operations last week, resulting in the arrest of over 13,440 individuals as part of efforts to curb violations related to residency, labor laws, and border security.

Dubai: RTA Launches New Bus Service to Damac Hills 2 Starting July 1
asmaa - 2 weeks

Starting July 1, residents of Damac Hills 2 in Dubai will gain access to a new public bus service aimed at improving local transportation options.

UAE: Emirates announces pay hike, education allowance, & longer leaves for staff
asmaa - 2 weeks

In a recent email to its employees, Emirates Group announced a comprehensive enhancement of employee compensation and benefits, set to take effect in July 2024.

UAE: Residents Evacuated After Fire Erupts in Sharjah Residential Building
asmaa - 2 weeks

A fire erupted in a residential tower on Jamal Abdul Nasir Street in Sharjah one Sunday afternoon, leading to the immediate evacuation of the entire building. Prompt response from civil defence, ambulance teams, and police was crucial in managing the...

UAE announces New Taxi Fare in Ajman Amid Fuel Price Adjustments
asmaa - 2 weeks

On Sunday, the Ajman Transport Authority announced the updated taxi fare rates that will come into effect in July.

UAE announces Petrol, diesel prices for July 2024
asmaa - 2 weeks

New prices for gasoline and diesel were published by the United Arab Emirates fuel price committee for the month of July 2024. The updated rates will be in effect starting from July 1. To bring local prices in line with global market trends, these...

UAE fines Several trucks 3,000 Dirhams for illegally transporting sand
asmaa - 2 weeks

Ajman fined multiple companies' trucks for illegally transporting sand.

UAE: Ajman Introduces Paid Parking on Three key Roads Starting June 29
asmaa - 2 weeks

In a bid to streamline traffic and address parking challenges, Ajman authorities have announced the introduction of paid parking on three significant roads, effective June 29.

Abu Dhabi Police Launch a New Initiative with a 35% Discount on Traffic Fines
asmaa - 2 weeks

Abu Dhabi Police have recently rolled out the “Badir and Benefit” initiative, aimed at encouraging drivers to promptly settle their traffic violations through a range of incentives and discounts.

Dubai: Japan Halts E-Visas; Residents Plans Disrupted by Appointment Rejections
asmaa - 2 weeks

UAE residents hoping to fulfill their dreams of a holiday in Japan are facing significant obstacles due to recent changes in the visa application process.

Dubai court sentences woman to six months in prison for stabbing boyfriend
asmaa - 2 weeks

In a troubling incident on August 20, 2022, at their shared apartment in Dubai’s Al Muraqqabat area, a woman was sentenced to six months in prison for stabbing her boyfriend. The altercation arose from a dispute over his mobile phone, marking a...

A UAE court fined a company Dh20,000 for dumping waste illegally in Ajman
asmaa - 2 weeks

Dumping public rubbish and building materials in prohibited areas led to a Dh20,000 penalties for an Ajman enterprise. This shows how serious the enforcement procedures are to avoid future infractions of the same kind.

Dubai Courts to close Al Barsha Mall branch starting June 30
asmaa - 2 weeks

Dubai Courts has announced that its Al Barsha Mall branch will cease operations starting June 30.

Saudi Arabia Reduces Friday Sermons Duration until Summer ends
asmaa - 2 weeks

Saudi Arabia has announced that the sermons preceding the Friday noon prayers at Islam's two holiest mosques will be shortened until the end of summer to alleviate the burden on worshippers amidst the kingdom's extreme heat.

UAE Shortens Friday Sermons to 10 Minutes Amid Summer Heat
asmaa - 2 weeks

From June 28 until October, authorities in the UAE have implemented a new policy to limit Friday sermons to 10 minutes.

Saudi Arabia Introduces E-Visa for Esports World Cup 2024 Ticket Holders
asmaa - 2 weeks

Saudi Arabia announces a 90-day visa program for attendees of the Esports World Cup 2024, aiming to boost tourism and the gaming sector.

UAE detained Man in Ajman for distributing fake automotive oil from known brands
asmaa - 2 weeks

An Asian national was apprehended by the Ajman Police during a recent investigation on suspicion of dealing in and stockpiling knockoff lubricants bearing the names of well-known brands around the world.

UAE introduces 8 visa types allowing entry into Emirates for different durations
asmaa - 2 weeks

The UAE's digital government outlined in a recent report that residence visas for foreigners are granted upon legal entry into the country via entry permits, enabling them to reside and work for specific periods, extending up to 10 years...

UAE clarifies entry permit application process post residence visa cancellation
asmaa - 2 weeks

Expatriates residing in the UAE often find themselves traveling frequently for business and personal reasons, sometimes extending their trips beyond six months.

IndiGo launches expanded service connecting Jeddah and Mumbai in the Middle East
asmaa - 2 weeks

Beginning on August 15, IndiGo will offer more direct flights per day between Mumbai and Jeddah. In response to rising demand for flights between India and the Middle East, the low-cost Indian airline made the statement.

UAE: petrol prices set to change in July 2024
asmaa - 2 weeks

The UAE is gearing up to announce the latest adjustments to petrol prices for June in the coming days, following a notable decline in costs for motorists after four consecutive months of increases earlier this year.

Dubai Residents may face up to Dh4,000 extra yearly costs with new paid parking
asmaa - 2 weeks

Residents are reassessing their monthly budgets, and mall visitors should be cautious of how much time they spend shopping as well.

Fujairah Authority cautions Against Leaving Vehicles Running in Enclosed Space
asmaa - 2 weeks

The Civil Defense Department in the Emirate of Fujairah has issued a stern warning about the dangers of leaving vehicles running in enclosed spaces.

UAE: Al Ain Zoo to Temporarily Close for the Summer Season Due to Extreme Heat
asmaa - 2 weeks

Al-Ain Zoo, a popular tourist destination, will temporarily close from July until the end of August. This closure, announced via a post on X, is due to scheduled maintenance and construction work.

Dubai RTA Launches Eco-Friendly Hydrogen Bus Trial on Roads
asmaa - 2 weeks

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has partnered with Swaidan Trading Company to introduce and test an eco-friendly hydrogen bus within the city.

UAE announces free entry for children at Dubai Crocodile Park
asmaa - 2 weeks

During the summer vacation, when schools are closed, the Dubai Crocodile Park has granted free entry to children aged 11 and under in July and August.

UAE introduces five essential tips to stay safe, healthy in soaring temperatures
asmaa - 2 weeks

As the summer season commences in the UAE, with temperatures soaring close to 50 °C, medical experts are advising the community to take necessary precautions to safeguard their health and well-being.

Flydubai Expands UAE-Pakistan Routes, Introducing Flights to Lahore & Islamabad
asmaa - 2 weeks

On Monday, June 24, Flydubai announced the commencement of flights to Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, starting July 1, 2024.

Abu Dhabi offers free measles vaccination at 60 health centers across the city
asmaa - 2 weeks

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Center has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide free measles vaccinations across 60 health centers and hospitals throughout the Emirate.

UAE: Police urge public to secure homes and property before travel in Abu Dhabi
asmaa - 2 weeks

The Abu Dhabi Police General Command has issued a crucial advisory as part of its "Safe Summer" campaign, urging citizens and residents to prioritize the security of their homes and possessions, particularly in anticipation of the summer...

Dubai Mother Develops 24-Hour Baby Monitor to track Vital Signs and Alerts
asmaa - 2 weeks

In 2018, Dr. Rula Sharqi faced a daunting challenge when her son, Joseph, fell ill with the seasonal flu.