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Look: Dh75m for this Dubai Hills villa, priciest deal in 2020

Dubai Hills is now a favoured destination for investors seeking uber-luxury A Dh75 million price gets you 42,000 square feet and more of living space... and a lot of open spaces. Dubai Hills has become a favoured spot for high-rollers...

30% of UAE companies plan to cut workforce, 10% reduce salaries: Survey

While the general market forecasts a 2021 salary increase of 4 per cent, industry figures vary significantly. The direct impact of Covid-19 on the compensation and benefits landscape is less drastic than initially feared. Even though 10 per cent of...

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ to partner LuLu in $1b investment drive into Egypt

Alliance to develop 30 hypermarkets and 100 mini-stores in major push into key market Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi's ADQ will be supporting hypermarket operator LuLu International's Egypt expansion through a newly struck non-binding agreement, with an investment of up to...

UAE Space Agency signs Artemis Accords for international space cooperation

The UAE is committed to the advancement of space exploration Abu Dhabi: The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) on Tuesday was among the first signatories of NASA’s Artemis Accords at the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), running between October 12 and...

Embassies issue warning as Dh315 a week fines introduced for expired UAE visas

Officials said some jobseekers stayed on beyond the amnesty in the hope of finding work Embassies on Sunday urged their citizens to ensure their UAE residency visas were valid, because the grace period to renew had ended. Officials said some people...

Man tried to bribe Dubai police officer with Dh50,000 in cash, a Mercedes and Rolex

The officer was promoted for his honesty in dismissing the bribe and reporting it to his superiors A man tried to bribe a Dubai police officer with Dh50,000 in cash, a Mercedes, Rolex watch and a monthly payment of Dh20,000...

UAE charity funds prosthetic leg to give shop worker new lease on life

Hashan Ali, from Bangladesh, had his leg amputated after a flesh-eating infection destroyed his muscles A shop worker who had to have his leg amputated was fitted with a prosthetic and had his physiotherapy funded by a UAE charity and...

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Benjamin Netanyahu discuss co-operation in phone call

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Israel's prime minister talk about regional stability, coronavirus and empowering young people The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi spoke to Israel's prime minister about co-operation and stability in the region. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, also...

Former US hostage accuses Qatari bank of funding field hospitals for terrorists

Matthew Schrier, kidnapped and tortured in Syria, accuses Qatar Islamic Bank of bankrolling charities which financed Al Qaeda A former US hostage is suing a Qatari bank for allegedly funding terrorism and helping to bankroll Al Qaeda field hospitals where...

Nobel Peace Prize winner World Food Programme: Chief David Beasley’s videos from the famine frontline

Organisation’s hands-on chief reveals scale of world hunger problem in series of tweets The World Food Programme (WFP) has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The United Nations organisation, the 101st winner of the prestigious award, was praised for its efforts...

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Steinreich bags UAE-Israel Business Council deal

The UAE-Israel Business Council was established to help foster shared opportunities. The UAE-Israel Business Council, comprised of business leaders from...

22 Salik services added on Dubai Drive app

The new batch of services include nine main services and 13 subsidiary ones. The latest update on Dubai Drive app has included 22 new services...

Invest in post-graduate education from Curtin University Dubai

The COVID19 pandemic has had an unprecedent impact on the global economy. Across the world, unemployment has reached record levels and consumer confidence has...

3 scammers to pay Dh350,000 each for using others’ Emirates ID to encash cheques

The defendants were also convicted of criminal complicity, fraud and attempted fraud. Three men have been sentenced to two years in jail and fined Dh350,000...

Saudi Aramco and SABIC reassess crude-oil-to-chemicals project

The decision comes as oil companies globally re-assess energy projects to conserve cash Dubai: Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries have decided to re-evaluate their...