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  • 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.

  • Residence visa holders returning to Dubai require GDFRA approval, Air India Express informs flyers Aug 13, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    Residence visa holders returning to Dubai require GDFRA approval, Air India Express informs flyers

    Dubai had last month announced its decision to allow foreign nationals holding residency visas to return to the UAE starting July 22.

  • This airline will pay for medical expenses, quarantine costs for free if you catch COVID-19 during travel Jul 29, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    This airline will pay for medical expenses, quarantine costs for free if you catch COVID-19 during travel

    If the passenger does not survive, Emirates will pay €1,500 (Approx Rs 1,31,660) for the funeral.

  • Dubai hospital waives Rs 1.52-crore bill of COVID-positive Telangana labourer Jul 17, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Dubai hospital waives Rs 1.52-crore bill of COVID-positive Telangana labourer

    Odnala Rajesh recovered from COVID-19 after 80 days of treatment at Dubai Hospital. The bill amounted to 7,62,555 Arab Emirate Dirham (Rs 1 crore 52 lakh).

  • Dubai World makes final repayment to creditors of $8.2 billion Jun 30, 2020 04:09 PM IST

    Dubai World makes final repayment to creditors of $8.2 billion

    The company made the payment using funds from a new $3 billion loan from Dubai Islamic Bank, asset sales and dividend payments, it said.

  • Dubai, Mumbai tops wish-list of most Indian travellers post COVID-19 crisis May 18, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Dubai, Mumbai tops wish-list of most Indian travellers post COVID-19 crisis

    The top domestic destination for Indian travellers is Mumbai, followed by Goa, New Delhi, Lonavala and Bengaluru, a survey by digital travel company Booking.com said.

  • Built for a global economy, Dubai now threatened by coronavirus May 13, 2020 06:17 PM IST

    Built for a global economy, Dubai now threatened by coronavirus

    Dubai's dedication to global trade is memorialized in the first sentence of the first article of its 50-Year Charter, something created last year by its ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has overseen much of the city's growth.

  • Dubai turns world's tallest building Burj Khalifa into coronavirus charity box May 12, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Dubai turns world's tallest building Burj Khalifa into coronavirus charity box

    Each of the tower's 1.2 million external lights was 'sold' for 10 dirhams ($2.70), enough to buy one meal. As donations came in, the tower 'filled up', and people could also bid to claim the light at the very top.

  • Emirates launches first rapid coronavirus test for passengers Apr 15, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Emirates launches first rapid coronavirus test for passengers

    The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the country, but no incoming passengers are allowed.

  • Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as coronavirus shuts down bars Apr 09, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as coronavirus shuts down bars

    “Luxury hotels and bars have been the worse impacted within the sector and this had a direct impact on the alcohol consumption ... in the United Arab Emirates,” said Rabia Yasmeen, an analyst for market research firm Euromonitor International.

  • Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars Apr 09, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars

    This skyscraper-studded desert metropolis on the Arabian Peninsula has long been one of the wettest places in the Mideast in terms of alcohol consumption, its bars and licensed restaurants serving tourists, travelers and its vast population of foreign workers.

  • Dubai's Emaar sells 80% stake in cooling system for $675M Apr 06, 2020 01:54 PM IST

    Dubai's Emaar sells 80% stake in cooling system for $675M

    The sale to Tabreed, also known as the National Central Cooling Co., had been rumoured for months amid the property market slowdown.

  • ONGC sells June-loading Russian Sokol crude at record discount: Sources Apr 06, 2020 09:58 AM IST

    ONGC sells June-loading Russian Sokol crude at record discount: Sources

    Demand for crude grades like Sokol, which yields more middle distillates such as jet fuel and gas oil after refining, has weakened sharply.

  • Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, threatened former wife: UK judge Mar 05, 2020 10:44 PM IST

    Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, threatened former wife: UK judge

    Haya fled to London on April 15 last year with the children, Jalila, 12, and Zayed, 8, fearing for her safety amid suspicions that she had had an affair with one of her British bodyguards.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Indian girl in Dubai tests positive for COVID-19 Mar 05, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Indian girl in Dubai tests positive for COVID-19

    The girl tested positive for the COVID-19 after she contracted the infection from her father who travelled overseas, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was quoted as saying by the report.

  • Indian cleaner arrested in Dubai for stealing watches worth $2 million Feb 20, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    Indian cleaner arrested in Dubai for stealing watches worth $2 million

    The man, who worked as a cleaner, has gone on a trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he was accused of stealing the valuables from a watch and jewellery shop the famous Gold Souq, the Khaleej Times reported.

  • Politics | INSTEX is an ineffective grouping which will silently wrap up Dec 05, 2019 03:31 PM IST

    Politics | INSTEX is an ineffective grouping which will silently wrap up

    The INSTEX cannot solve Iran's own economic inefficiency, it cannot facilitate any meaningful commercial exchanges and it cannot resolve Iran's acute liquidity crisis.

  • SpiceJet, Emirates sign codeshare agreement Nov 25, 2019 03:08 PM IST

    SpiceJet, Emirates sign codeshare agreement

    "The codeshare agreement means travellers from across the globe can book a single ticket with attractive fares to any of Emirates' nine points across India and connect onwards to 172 domestic routes that are part of SpiceJet's network," the Indian budget carrier said in a press release.

  • Indians lead top 10 nationalities investing in Dubai's gold sector May 26, 2019 04:03 PM IST

    Indians lead top 10 nationalities investing in Dubai's gold sector

    The report includes statistics on the number of companies operating in Dubai, the activities of the gold market sector and the distribution of the companies across the emirate.

  • London top choice for Indian investors with record investments in 2018: Report May 03, 2019 09:37 AM IST

    London top choice for Indian investors with record investments in 2018: Report

    The UK emerged as the top most country to attract Indian FDI with 52 projects, ahead of the US (51) and the UAE (32), in 2018, said London & Partners (L&P), the Mayor of London's promotional agency, in the new analysis released here on Friday.

  • Indian-origin girl, 9, becomes millionaire after winning jackpot in Dubai lottery Apr 19, 2019 10:28 AM IST

    Indian-origin girl, 9, becomes millionaire after winning jackpot in Dubai lottery

    The girl also won a McLaren Coupe in Series 1513 when she was 3 years old.

  • Dubai economic growth at its slowest since 2009 debt crisis Mar 27, 2019 06:56 PM IST

    Dubai economic growth at its slowest since 2009 debt crisis

    Dubai, which has a diversified economy that focuses on tourism and international business services, has been hurt by a rough patch amid a downturn in its real estate market.

  • IMF stands ready to support Pakistan, says Christine Lagarde after meeting Imran Khan in Dubai Feb 11, 2019 07:52 AM IST

    IMF stands ready to support Pakistan, says Christine Lagarde after meeting Imran Khan in Dubai

    Khan is paying a day-long trip to the UAE to take part in the 7th edition of the World Government Summit on the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

  • Special status for Andhra Pradesh if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi tells workers in Dubai Jan 11, 2019 03:05 PM IST

    Special status for Andhra Pradesh if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi tells workers in Dubai

    "You helped India, Indian states and the poor people and you worked to make this city of Dubai, which is great in the whole world. I want to say thank you heartily," he said.

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