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  • COVID-19 | Dubai's yachts offer socially-distanced luxury Jun 14, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Dubai's yachts offer socially-distanced luxury

    "It's more private, you're with only family and friends, and it's the ideal outing during a pandemic," said Nada Naeem, a 36-year-old Saudi citizen living in Dubai.

  • UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas intensifies Jun 09, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas intensifies

    The Gupta brothers - Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta - are accused of using connections with Zuma to win contracts, misappropriate state assets, inappropriately influence cabinet appointments and siphon off billions of rand in state funds.

  • UAE extends suspension on flights from India till June 30 May 31, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    UAE extends suspension on flights from India till June 30

    The ban was initially imposed on April 25, after a surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

  • IPL will tentatively start in 3rd week of September, 10 doubles-headers in three-week window May 25, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    IPL will tentatively start in 3rd week of September, 10 doubles-headers in three-week window

    The final might be held on October 9 or 10. The three-week window will be enough for the league to complete its remaining 31 games for the season, a win-win scenario for all the primary stakeholders including the BCCI, franchises and broadcasters.

  • UAE says it is ready to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace efforts May 23, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    UAE says it is ready to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace efforts

    The UAE, which last year normalised ties with Israel, "is ready to work with all parties to maintain the ceasefire and explore new paths to reduce escalation and achieve peace", state news agency WAM cited Sheikh Mohammed as saying.

  • Indian company in UAE halts making CNG cylinders to prepare oxygen containers for India: Report May 05, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    Indian company in UAE halts making CNG cylinders to prepare oxygen containers for India: Report

    In March and April, the company — a subsidiary of Everest Kanto Cylinder Limited in India — shipped about 6,000 oxygen cylinders and in May the number is likely to go up to 7,000.

  • UAE extends suspension of entry for travellers from India May 04, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    UAE extends suspension of entry for travellers from India

    The statement did not specify a date to lift the suspension, which was first announced on April 22.

  • #StayStrongIndia UAE landmarks light up with tricolours to support India's fight against COVID-19 Apr 26, 2021 10:53 AM IST

    #StayStrongIndia UAE landmarks light up with tricolours to support India's fight against COVID-19

    World’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, was lit up with the Indian flag and the message ‘Stay Strong India’ as India battled the gruesome war against COVID-19.

  • Tata Steel receives blockchain-enabled transaction from UAE firm Apr 21, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Tata Steel receives blockchain-enabled transaction from UAE firm

    "Tata Steel and HSBC successfully executed a blockchain enabled transaction, a global first for the steel industry. This transaction was executed on Contour''s blockchain platform," a statement said.

  • S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties, economic recovery post-COVID with UAE counterpart Apr 19, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties, economic recovery post-COVID with UAE counterpart

    S Jaishankar arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with a focus on boosting bilateral economic cooperation. His visit to the United Arab Emirates comes amid evolving geo-political developments in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.

  • UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022 Apr 14, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022

    The UAE -- made up of seven emirates including the capital Abu Dhabi and freewheeling Dubai -- announced in September 2020 that it planned to launch the "Rashid" rover by 2024.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China  Mar 24, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China 

    As consumption demand rises after a tough financial year, importers are desperate to visit China to stock up on new inventory. Their plans of transiting through a third nation to reach the Big Dragon and India's unique travel restrictions continue to hit a wall. Moneycontrol discovers the long list of hurdles impeding travel - tough vaccination rules in most countries, low availability or lack of approval for Chinese vaccines and the high cost of insurance

  • UAE mediation led to India-Pakistan thaw : Report Mar 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    UAE mediation led to India-Pakistan thaw : Report

    India and Pakistan on February 25 surprised everyone by issuing a joint statement on 'strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors'.

  • 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.

  • Britain says UAE should show that Dubai ruler's daughter Sheikha Latifa is alive Feb 17, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Britain says UAE should show that Dubai ruler's daughter Sheikha Latifa is alive

    BBC published a “deeply troubling” video in which Sheikha Latifa said she was being held against her will in a barricaded villa.

  • The newest diplomatic currency: COVID-19 vaccines Feb 12, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    The newest diplomatic currency: COVID-19 vaccines

    India, China, the UAE and others dole out donations in countries where they seek sway. In some cases, they are sending COVID-19 vaccine doses despite pressing needs at home.

  • United Arab Emirates says it will grant some foreigners citizenship: Report Jan 30, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    United Arab Emirates says it will grant some foreigners citizenship: Report

    While the UAE is home to 9 million, only a tenth of its population are citizens.

  • PM Modi holds talks with Abu Dhabi crown prince Jan 28, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    PM Modi holds talks with Abu Dhabi crown prince

    The two leaders shared their confidence that the COVID-19 crisis would soon be overcome, and looked forward to meeting in person in the near future.

  • UAE lowers age requirement for COVID-19 vaccines to 16 Jan 17, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    UAE lowers age requirement for COVID-19 vaccines to 16

    The UAE, made of up seven emirates, is offering all residents and citizens free of charge a vaccine manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.

  • Unemployed Indian man Navaneeth Sajeevan wins $1 million in UAE raffle draw Dec 21, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Unemployed Indian man Navaneeth Sajeevan wins $1 million in UAE raffle draw

    Sajeevan, a native of Kasargod in Kerala, is presently serving his notice period at his company. He was laid off last month as part of cost measures at his firm in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan Dec 21, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan

    Following a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed “the temporary nature of recent restrictions imposed on the issuance of visas due to the outbreak of COVID-19,” the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported on Sunday.

  • Ramesh Pokhriyal, his UAE counterpart discuss bilateral cooperation in education sector Dec 09, 2020 08:49 PM IST

    Ramesh Pokhriyal, his UAE counterpart discuss bilateral cooperation in education sector

    Pokhriyal invited students from the UAE to India under the Study in India Programme and invited more number of faculties to India for taking short-term courses in Indian universities under the GIAN in Higher Education.

  • UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says Dec 06, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    UAE target of cyber attacks after Israel deal, official says

    The UAE in August broke with decades of Arab policy when it agreed to forge ties with Israel in a move that angered Palestinians and some Muslim states and communities. Bahrain and Sudan have followed suit.

  • UAE finds its voice within OPEC, complicating oil diplomacy Dec 01, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    UAE finds its voice within OPEC, complicating oil diplomacy

    The unusual move highlights the UAE's growing role within OPEC as it seeks to boost production in the years ahead to gain market share.

  • 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.

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