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If you're a writer, should ChatGPT worry you?

The relationship between writers and AI is more nuanced and potentially symbiotic than it first appears. This article aims to offer a comforting yet realistic exploration of how ChatGPT is reshaping the writing landscape, backed by data and expert insights. [...]

Ain Dubai Guide: Tickets, Experiences & Other Details

See Dubai from completely new heights at Ain Dubai, the world's tallest observation wheel. Standing at 250 meters, it's an unmissable activity that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Here's your guide to the venue. [...]

Banish Summer Tan Lines: Top Detanning Treatments in Dubai

Whether you seek quick fixes or comprehensive solutions, these top de-tanning treatments will help you banish those summer tan lines and achieve a flawless, even complexion. [...]

Gulf Islamic Investments Group Backs Gems Education with Major Investment

Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has announced its participation in a consortium led by Brookfield Asset Management to acquire a stake in Dubai-based Gems Education. [...]

Maximize Your Savings: How to Travel Smartly This Summer

As summer reaches its peak, many residents are faced with the dilemma of whether to book their vacations amid soaring travel costs. [...]

HONOR Unveils 200 Series in Middle East: Revolutionizing AI Portrait Photography

HONOR, the global technology brand, unveiled the HONOR 200 Series at a grand event in Dubai, introducing the HONOR 200 Pro and HONOR 200. [...]

UAE to Build Global Network of 10 Hospitals in 10 Years to Address Healthcare Disparities

The UAE has unveiled a groundbreaking programme under the Zayed Humanitarian Legacy Initiative, aimed at addressing critical healthcare disparities worldwide. [...]

RTA Wins SAS UAE Award for Innovative AI Use in Transportation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been honoured with the SAS UAE Award for Innovative Transportation AI Use Cases. [...]

ADCB Reports Robust Q2 Financials, Net Profit Soars 30%

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (ADCB) has announced impressive financial results for Q2’24, highlighting significant growth driven by strong UAE economic fundamentals. [...]

Vietnam's E-Commerce Market Leads Southeast Asia in Growth

Vietnam has overtaken the Philippines to become the third-largest e-commerce market in the region. [...]

Korea Among Top Spenders Globally on Splurge Purchases: Deloitte Report

Korea stands fourth among 20 major countries for average monthly splurge purchases, largely on premium alcoholic beverages, according to a Deloitte report. [...]

Discover the New iOS 18 Passwords App: Simplified Password Management for Enhanced Security

Apple has introduced a standalone Passwords app in iOS 18, making it easier to manage login and password information. [...]

'Sizzling Summer Eats': Enjoy Up to 30% Off at 100 Restaurants Across Dubai

Culinary enthusiasts are in for a treat this summer as Dubai introduces its inaugural Sizzling Summer Eats festival, running until August 15. [...]

ADNOC and Nafis Initiative to Create 13,500 New Jobs for UAE Nationals by 2028

ADNOC, in collaboration with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC) through its Nafis leadership programme, has announced a strategic partnership aimed at generating 13,500 new private sector jobs for UAE Nationals within ADNOC’s supply chain by 2028. [...]

Thailand Launches 60-Day Visa-Free Entry for 93 Countries to Boost Tourism

Starting July 15, 2024, Thailand allows citizens from 93 countries to stay visa-free for up to 60 days, aiming to boost tourism. [...]

Government News
RTA Wins SAS UAE Award for Innovative AI Use in Transportation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been honoured with the SAS UAE Award for Innovative Transportation AI Use Cases. [...]

ADNOC and Nafis Initiative to Create 13,500 New Jobs for UAE Nationals by 2028

ADNOC, in collaboration with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC) through its Nafis leadership programme, has announced a strategic partnership aimed at generating 13,500 new private sector jobs for UAE Nationals within ADNOC’s supply chain by 2028. [...]

Dubai International Chamber Supports Kilimanjaro Energy's Expansion into China

Dubai International Chamber, part of Dubai Chambers, has facilitated Kilimanjaro Energy's expansion into China through a pivotal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Skyworth Photovoltaic Technology, a Shenzhen-based solar energy solutions provider. [...]

GCAA Partners with GANS to Enhance Air Traffic Controller Training

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a contract with Global Air Navigation Services (GANS) for the provision of training services for Air Traffic Controllers. [...]

UAE Declares July 18 as 'Union Pledge Day' to Commemorate Founding Milestone

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 18th July as "Union Pledge Day". [...]

UAE: How to Recover Funds from a Client After Multiple Cheque Bounces?

Business owners in the UAE can take decisive legal action when faced with repeatedly bounced cheques from clients, leveraging recent legal provisions to expedite the recovery of owed funds. [...]

Dubai Revolutionizes Disaster Aid with Real-Time Dashboard

Dubai Humanitarian (DH), formerly known as the International Humanitarian City, has revolutionized disaster response with its innovative dashboard. [...]

DFWAC Launches Second Phase of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programme

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has inaugurated the second phase of its animal-assisted therapy programme under the slogan "Family: The Foundation of Our Nation," in alignment with Dubai Social Agenda 33. [...]

UAE and Indonesia Sign MoU to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation in Payment Systems

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Bank Indonesia (BI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in payment systems. [...]

Dubai Customs Launches Intellectual Property Summer Events 2024

Dubai Customs has officially launched the Intellectual Property Summer Events 2024 under the theme "Innovate, Protect." [...]

Salik Joins UN Global Compact, Strengthens Commitment to Sustainable Future

Salik Company PJSC (Salik), the exclusive toll gate operator of the Emirate of Dubai, has taken a significant step forward in its sustainability journey. [...]

Dubai Centre for Family Businesses Launches ‘Sample Family Constitution’ Toolkit to Boost Governance and Sustainability

The Dubai Centre for Family Businesses, which operates under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, has published an informative new toolkit titled ‘Sample Family Constitution.’ [...]

DEWA Approves Over 59,000 NOC Applications in H1 2024 Under Soqoor Programme

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has approved an impressive 59,058 No Objection Certificate (NOC) applications in the first half of 2024, a significant achievement under its Soqoor programme. [...]

GPSSA Records 17,304 New Registrations Following Introduction of Federal Pension Law

The General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) announced that 17,304 contributors have registered since the announcement of Federal Law No. 57 of 2023 on pension and social security. [...]

RTA Completes New 4.5 km Cycling and E-Scooter Tracks in Hatta

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has successfully completed a series of projects aimed at enhancing mobility and infrastructure in Hatta. [...]

Economic News
UAE supermarket introduces UPI payments across outlets countrywide

A UAE-based business conglomerate, Al Maya Group, has begun accepting India's Unified Payment Interface (UPI) across its outlets. The first UPI transaction took place at Al Maya Supermarket, attended by Deputy Consul General of India in Dubai, Yatin Patel. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, emphasized that UPI will enhance convenience for [...]

UAE considers building a second nuclear power plant

The country of some 10 million people has become a proponent of nuclear power, a low-carbon energy source, as it seeks to diversify its economy and attract foreign investment. Its first plant started commercial operations in 2021. [...]

Dubai crown prince named UAE defence minister

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has appointed his son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as the UAE's defence minister in a cabinet reshuffle. Sheikh Hamdan, 41, is the second son of Sheikh Mohammed and has held the title of crown prince of Dubai since 2008. [...]

Indians can now pay via UPI in Qatar

Indians visiting Qatar will soon benefit from the convenience of making payments via UPI, thanks to an agreement signed between NPCI International Payments (NIPL) and QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa. This initiative aims to simplify transactions for the large number of Indian tourists in [...]

Prominent Indian businessman Ram Buxani dies at 83 in UAE

Prominent Indian businessman Ram Buxani, known for his leadership in the UAE's Indian community, passed away at 83. He was chairman of ITL Cosmos group and renowned for his philanthropy. India's Ambassador to the UAE, Sanjay Sudhir, expressed deep sorrow, calling Buxani a guide and role model. Known for his [...]

UPI payments will now be available in UAE, as NPCI International joins hand with Network International

The introduction of UPI payments in UAE through NPCI International and Network International aims to provide seamless payment experiences for Indian travelers and NRIs. The initiative reflects the growing global acceptance of UPI, with partnerships established in various countries for faster digital payments. [...]

Demand for skilled blue-collar workers from India goes up by 25 pc in UAE: Report

The report by Huntr is based on quantitative surveys with qualitative interviews with 1,00,000 blue workers enrolled on the platform from May 2023-April 2024 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. It further stated that the UAE's thriving industries, such as technology, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, and logistics, are [...]

Indian delegation holds talks with key entities in UAE on IMEEC

Indian delegation visits UAE to discuss the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEC) within 3 months of signing the Framework Agreement. Both sides prioritize cooperation and empowerment for the strategic project aiming at efficient supply routes, cost reduction, job creation, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [...]

Abu Dhabi, once an untapped desert city, sees its first brewery open as UAE relaxes its alcohol laws

In 2018, Chad McGehee opened Side Hustle Brews and Spirits, an Abu Dhabi-branded brewery and distillery. The company initially produced its hoppy India pale ale in the US before importing it to the UAE for sale. However, Abu Dhabi has since overhauled its laws to allow micro and craft breweries, [...]

Indian businessman makes statement with Kerala-plated Range Rover at Burj Khalifa

An Indian businessman, Dileep Heilbronn, parked his Kerala-registered Range Rover outside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, creating a viral sensation. Shared on Instagram, the video has attracted significant attention, amassing over 490,000 views. Heilbronn's journey from Kerala to Dubai, where he built a successful contracting business, adds an inspiring backdrop [...]

India-UAE CEPA celebrates two years marked by robust growth in bilateral trade

Implemented on 1 May 2022, the UAE-India CEPA offers numerous trade benefits, including the elimination and reduction of tariffs, an open trade environment, and enhanced market access for service providers across various sectors. It also addresses technical barriers and provides access to government procurement opportunities. [...]

India, UAE discuss ways to deepen Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra met with UAE's Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy in New Delhi to enhance the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The officials discussed strengthening bilateral relations. The recent inauguration of the first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi and the signing of a Comprehensive Economic [...]

Buying a home in Dubai? Do a FEMA reality check

Navigating property purchases in Dubai can be a regulatory maze for Indians due to foreign exchange laws. Deals offering easy payment plans with instalments over years may violate FEMA. Regulations permit remittance of $250,000 per individual annually for property purchases abroad. However, transactions involving 'instalments' create obligations in foreign exchange, [...]

Dubai ruler approves new $35 billion airport terminal

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum approves a new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International airport, the world's largest with 260 million passenger capacity, 400 terminal gates, and five runways. [...]

Dubai plans to move its busy international airport to a $35 billion new facility within 10 years

Dubai International Airport will move to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, costing $35 billion. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's announcement highlights Emirates' importance in Dubai's economic recovery. [...]

A week after unprecedented floods, Dubai Airport operating at full capacity again: CEO Griffiths

Dubai International Airport, world's busiest, overcame unprecedented floods caused by heavy rainfall in the UAE. Operations restored, including normal flight schedules, despite challenges like diverted flights and logistics issues. Guest welfare remained a key focus during the crisis. [...]

After the deluge, resilience, recovery, and damage assessment in Dubai

Dubai recovers slowly after rains. Flight cancellations, relief efforts, and heroic deeds unfolded. UAE's tourism sector impacted. Indian embassy advises rescheduling travel. Emirates Airline halts local check-in to support operations recovery. [...]

UAE reels for a third day after record-breaking storm

The storm that hit the United Arab Emirates earlier this week continues to have a significant impact on the country. In Dubai, the airport operations are still struggling to return to normal after the runway was flooded during the storm, leading to flight diversions, delays, and cancellations. While inbound flights [...]

Here's why experts don't think cloud seeding played a role in Dubai's downpour

Meteorologists and climate scientists said the extreme rainfall is akin to what the world expects with human-caused climate change, and one way to know for certain that it was not caused by tinkering with clouds is that it was forecast days in advance. [...]

Dubai roads, airport reel from floods after record rains

Dubai's giant highways were clogged by flooding and its major airport was in chaos as the Middle East financial centre remained gridlocked on Wednesday, a day after the heaviest rains on record. As sunny skies returned on Wednesday, a day after torrential downpours and rolling black clouds, stories emerged of [...]