Wednesday, June 20, 2018

People & Culture

Abu Dhabi follows Dubai in cutting tourism and municipality fees at...

Abu Dhabi's Executive Council has announced plans to encourage investment in the emirate by reducing the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at...

Saudi TV drama creates controversy

A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom's "modern past" -- and...

Saudi Arabia football team face ‘punishment’ when they return from World...

Saudi Arabia players are facing punishment when they return home from the World Cup after their disastrous opening-day defeat by hosts Russia, according to their...

Abu Dhabi municipality fees more than double

Municipality fees in Abu Dhabi will rise to up to 7.5 per cent in the case of residential villas, according to the website of...

Abu Dhabi introduces 30% alcohol tax 

Abu Dhabi today introduces a 30 per cent tax on alcohol sold in off-licence outlets.Retailers have received a circular informing them about the introduction...

Top Dubai hotel sacks celebrity chef over ‘Anti-Islam’ tweet

Celebrity chef Atuf Lochhar has been sacked by top hotel JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, where the chef lends his name to popular Indian...

US rejects repeated UAE requests for military help

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has rejected three separate requests from the United Arab Emirates for military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition attack on...

The two faces of the World Cup: Glamorous Russians share stands...

Football fans contrasted enormously as they cheered their teams in Moscow during Russia’s demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the World Cup. In the...

The two faces of the World Cup: Glamorous Russians share stands...

Football fans contrasted enormously as they cheered their teams in Moscow during Russia's demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the World Cup. In the...

Saudi confirms Eid Al-Fitr on Friday; Shawwal moon sighted

The crescent of the Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening by the moon-sighting committee. Therefore, Friday will be the first...

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