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  • Dubai deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan, prominent horse racing figure, dies Mar 24, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Dubai deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan, prominent horse racing figure, dies

    Sheikh Hamdan, 75, was the brother of Dubai’s current ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. He had been unwell for months and had surgery abroad in October.

  • As Gulf competition grows, Dubai ruler announces government shake-up Mar 23, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    As Gulf competition grows, Dubai ruler announces government shake-up

    The restructuring announcement comes as Gulf countries seek to secure investment and boost their international status as the importance of oil declines.

  • No proof of life yet of Dubai's princess Sheikha Latifa: UN Mar 05, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    No proof of life yet of Dubai's princess Sheikha Latifa: UN

    The United Nations Human Rights Office had asked for evidence about the daughter of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum after the BBC broadcast a video shot by Latifa saying she was being held captive and feared for her life.

  • Dubai cultural visas: All you need to know Mar 03, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Dubai cultural visas: All you need to know

    Here are the details for all you need to know about who is eligible, how to apply and what documents are needed

  • Dubai princess’ backers seek Joe Biden help to win her freedom Feb 18, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Dubai princess’ backers seek Joe Biden help to win her freedom

    The case of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum made international headlines on Tuesday after the BBC released excerpts from video diaries she said were recorded in a locked bathroom inside the Dubai villa where she was being held. Sheikha Latifa was detained by commandos off the coast of India in 2018 after she tried to flee Dubai in a yacht.

  • Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic Feb 15, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

    For months as the travel industry collapsed worldwide, Dubai’s massive airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of shuttered shops. But recovery gained momentum in December as the city promoted itself as a pandemic-friendly vacation spot for tourists fleeing tough restrictions back home.

  • Indian nationals advised against visiting Dubai consulate amid spike in COVID-19 cases in city Feb 12, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Indian nationals advised against visiting Dubai consulate amid spike in COVID-19 cases in city

    Dubai has witnessed a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past weeks.

  • In Dubai’s COVID vaccine scramble, Sikhs serve doses to all Feb 08, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    In Dubai’s COVID vaccine scramble, Sikhs serve doses to all

    The Sikhs of Dubai have traded their spiced rice and dal for what has become a coveted prize: 5,000 shots of the Chinese-made vaccine offered to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Dubai blamed for coronavirus cases abroad; questions swirl at home Jan 29, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Dubai blamed for coronavirus cases abroad; questions swirl at home

    The World Health Organization said that before the pandemic, the UAE had nearly 13,250 hospital beds for a country of over 9 million people.

  • Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners Jan 25, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

    Diners must show proof of inoculation, such as a medical certificate, to get the discount.

  • Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment as COVID-19 cases surge Jan 21, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Dubai cancels non-essential surgery, live entertainment as COVID-19 cases surge

    Dubai's health regulator said in a circular published on its website on Wednesday that the decision, which takes effect on Thursday and could be extended, was aimed at ensuring the preparedness of health facilities to manage COVID-19 cases.

  • Escaping coronavirus lockdowns, tourists flock to Dubai Jan 18, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Escaping coronavirus lockdowns, tourists flock to Dubai

    While mask-wearing and social distancing are strictly enforced, life in the tourism-reliant emirate looks much like normal, with its restaurants, hotels and mega-malls open for business.

  • Expo 2020 unveils key pavilion in Dubai as pandemic surges Jan 16, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    Expo 2020 unveils key pavilion in Dubai as pandemic surges

    The 25,000 square-meter pavilion boasts immersive experiences of forests and oceans as well as interactive exhibits guiding visitors through the history of environmental decline and dangers of overconsumption.

  • GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports sign MoU to bring 'HYDXB-VAXCOR', a vaccine air freight corridor Jan 04, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports sign MoU to bring 'HYDXB-VAXCOR', a vaccine air freight corridor

    According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GMR Hyderabad Pradeep Panicker, "HYDXB-VAXCOR" is being offered for global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

  • Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy Dec 27, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy

    The emirate, which depends heavily on tourism and retail services, closed its border for several months due to the pandemic, resulting in a 10.8 percent GDP plunge in the first half of the year.

  • Dubai to begin inoculations with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from today Dec 23, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Dubai to begin inoculations with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from today

    The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention registered the Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for emergency use on the request of Pfizer, the state news agency WAM reported, citing the ministry.

  • Dubai's solar power plant hires Swedish firm to turn desert heat into electricity Dec 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Dubai's solar power plant hires Swedish firm to turn desert heat into electricity

    The Swedish firm's technology will be used for Phase 4 of the project which is jointly owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund.

  • Emirates' free hotel stay offer at Dubai: Who is eligible, how to book and other details Nov 25, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    Emirates' free hotel stay offer at Dubai: Who is eligible, how to book and other details

    Flyers will get a complementary night stay at a four-star or five-star hotel along with airport ground transfers, free meals at the hotel, and assistance with the UAE visa on arrival if their Dubai layover is between 10 and 24 hours.

  • Dubai grants Gold Visa to daughters, parents of murdered Indian couple Nov 24, 2020 11:42 AM IST

    Dubai grants Gold Visa to daughters, parents of murdered Indian couple

    The decision to grant the two daughters the Gold Visa is aimed at helping them continue their education in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Emirates turns to Dubai to see it through crisis after $3.4 billion loss Nov 12, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    Emirates turns to Dubai to see it through crisis after $3.4 billion loss

    The Dubai government would support the airline on its recovery path, said Sheikh Ahmed, who is also a senior member of Dubai's ruling family and holds senior positions in government.

  • CAS turns down PCB's request to conduct Umar Akmal's hearing in Dubai Sep 27, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    CAS turns down PCB's request to conduct Umar Akmal's hearing in Dubai

    Earlier this year, Akmal was banned by the PCB for three years for failing to report corrupt approaches, following which its own independent adjudicator reduced the suspension period to 18 months.

  • Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum COVID-19 importations into India: IIT study Sep 27, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum COVID-19 importations into India: IIT study

    According to the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, COVID-19 got induced into Indian states mainly due to international travels.

  • Indian expat to travel home after two decades; gets $204,195 waiver in overstay fines Sep 23, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Indian expat to travel home after two decades; gets $204,195 waiver in overstay fines

    Thanavel Mathiazhaagan, 56, arrived in the UAE in 2000 through a recruitment agent on the promise of a job.

  • Indian expat Laxmi Venkata Tata Rao Grandhi wins $1 million in Millennium Millionaire Promotion Draw Sep 10, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    Indian expat Laxmi Venkata Tata Rao Grandhi wins $1 million in Millennium Millionaire Promotion Draw

    Grandhi shifted to Dubai a year ago after bagging the job of a software engineer at a local firm.

  • Dubai seeks to attract wealthy foreign retirees as expats leave Sep 03, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    Dubai seeks to attract wealthy foreign retirees as expats leave

    Important sectors of the Dubai economy such as tourism and transportation have been severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis and firms have been cutting jobs to save costs.

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